This article is from the Sacramento FAQ, by David F. Prenatt, Jr. with numerous contributions by others.
Sacramento is a popular destination for tourists as the historical
seat of the 19th Century California Gold Rush and the modern day state
capital of California. As the state capital, it is the statewide
center of commerce and politics and contains the largest major city in
California (in terms of population) within 100 miles of its borders.
As a major city, Sacramento also serves the more local needs of many