Hi friends. This is Marcos again, taking you down memory lane to the time when I visited Sacramento, yet another beautiful city and the capital of California during my visit to the West Coast. Sacramento is not as big as New York or Los Angeles, but it is a city where you feel good as it is not very crowded and also easy to commute.
Capitol Building and Capitol Park
Undoubtedly, the Capitol Building is the most important in Sacramento. It is the seat of the government of California, one of the most impressive buildings in Sacramento. Capitol Park houses not just the Capitol Building but also several museums and the magnificent city park with a mindboggling variety of trees. There is also a majestic rose garden and the lush garden inside the park. I spent several hours walking in the park and found the Capitol Building mesmerizing. You will fall in love with Capitol Park if you are a political buff.
California State Railroad Museum
I have never seen anything like this museum in Sacramento. Spread over a massive area of 100000 sq ft, this railroad museum houses locomotives and coaches belonging to different eras. The railroads used to travel from Sacramento and through Fair Oaks where a tree service Fair Oaks company took down all the trees for the railroads. Mind you; these are not a replica but real engines where you can not only watch them from close quarters but also go inside many of the wagons. I went there during summer, so I was fortunate to get a chance to ride a steam train that gave us a joyride along the Sacramento River.Continue reading “Adventures in Sacramento and Fair Oaks”