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Sacramento is the star on the map of California, its capital city. It’s not only the seat of the state’s government, but also home to cutting-edge local restaurants, a deep wealth of American history, a rich arts and cultural scene, as well as natural beauty and a deep sense of serenity.

A Day in Sacramento

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The Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum is one of the leading art institutions in the state and boasts one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art. In addition, the Crocker has an extensive collection of master drawings, international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African and Oceanic art.

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Midtown Farmers Market

This lively and fun year-round market happens every Saturday in the middle of the city (20th Street between J and L streets). Showcasing local agriculture, prepared foods, artisans and crafters, the farmers market is the perfect opportunity to discover locally grown foods and regional specialties.

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Sports & Recreation

With Sacramento's more than 230 days of sunshine and its location bordering both the American and Sacramento rivers, cycling, running, rafting, fishing and golfing all rank in the top outdoor activities. Basketball fans will also love cheering on the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

Performing Arts

Sacramento’s performing arts groups include the Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Opera and many more. Enjoy performances at many venues, including the historic Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento and the Community Center Theater, parts of the Sacramento Convention Center complex.

Dining

Enjoy fantastic locally grown food. Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, with fine dining restaurants scattered throughout the city among world-class art galleries, bookstores and boutiques.

Museums

Sacramento’s 28 museums showcase a range of unique subjects and artifacts, including medical history, the California Gold Rush and world-class art collections.

Getting Around

Whether you want to know about getting to class or a camping adventure in one of the many nearby state parks, traveling around campus, the city, and throughout California is easy.