7 Reasons to Visit Sacramento!

Looking for a unique city with lots of diversity that also happens to be California’s capital? 😉 Look no further than Sacramento! While I have just spent an afternoon in this town, I am so excited to be returning for a weekend in the new year, compliments of The Amber House Bed & Breakfast. I decided to do some searching on fun facts about “Sac Town” & here’s what I found so far:

Mark Twain was hired as a special news correspondent with the now-defunct Sacramento Union newspaper in 1866, chronicling some of the raucous early days of the region. The Missouri-born Twain started his writing career with the paper penning travel articles, and the Union published his musings about the far-off lands of Hawaii, Europe and the Holy Land.

The Pony Express originated in California’s capital city. The 1,980-mile mail delivery service began in 1860, and traveled from Sacramento to St. Joseph, Missouri. The operation required 200 relay stations, 80 riders and 500 horses to complete the 10-day ride.

Sacramento is ranked as the 23rd “Most Fun U.S City” in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city’s budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors. Sacramento was also a finalist in the National Civic Leagues prestigious “All-America City Award”.

The Amber House B&B
The Amber House B&B

There’s loads of shopping. Check out this web-site. Need I say more?

Its Gluten Free friendly. I already have come across a bunch of places I want to find, like this all gluten free grocery store.

They have a well-beloved zoo. In 1927, “The little zoo in the park” was founded, & its since turned into a full-fledged operation, with a giraffe as one of their newest additions!

Their only AAA 4 Diamond B&B wants you to stay at a discount! The Amber House of Sacramento is offering 25% off their Gift Certificates & they make the perfect Stocking Stuffer or Secret Santa. Or, perhaps are you planning your next romantic getaway? Well then, give the gift we all want and need: relaxation and pampering at Amber House! Gift certificates do not expire, have no blackout dates and can be used towards any Amber House room and for room extras (except existing reservations, massage, theater tickets, car service, restaurants and any other 3rd party services). Gift Certificates may be conveniently purchased online at Amber House Gift Certificates or by calling them at 1- 916-444-8085; this 25% off deal will only go on till December 25th, so hurry & take advantage & be sure to tell them you heard about this on Along Comes Mary!

Have you ever been to Sacramento? What are some must-see’s for our trip? 🙂 xo

(*A special thanks to The Amber House B&B for hosting me, next month!)




  1. Susan Cooper

    December 4, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Wow! Looks like you had a great time. Would loved to meet up while you were in town. 🙂

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Hey Susan! I don’t go til January, so lets try!! 😉

  2. Anita Utami

    December 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I love Sacramento! Thanks for the info, Mary :)The Amber House of Sacramento looks very comfy.

  3. Jamie

    December 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Sacramento is such a fun city! I love driving through it… lately I’m driving through it more than spending time in it though.. always love seeing their bridge as I come in off the freeway..

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

      I didn’t know they had a bridge?? 🙂 Cool!

  4. Mohit

    December 9, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Awesome post which contain very useful information about 7 Reasons to Visit Sacramento! Very interesting and informative article. I liked it. Thanks for sharing views. Have a great week ahead.

  5. Wendy Byde

    January 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This looks so cute! I want to go back and visit more and stay there too!

    1. AlongComesMary

      January 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I cannot wait to have more info & pix after our stay! 🙂

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