Sacramento features many options for tourists, including fine dining, museums, a variety of sporting events and activities, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Other ideas for visiting Sacramento are its year-round annual festivals and events and its wide selection of parks and wineries.
Sacramento has more highly rated restaurants than any other city in northern California, with fresh seasonal food available all year round in its many restaurants. The city is also a starting point for a wine-tasting adventure, as more than 200 wineries surround the city.
The California State Capitol is a popular tourist attraction in Sacramento, with an interior of stained-glass windows, mosaics, a museum and a gallery of past governors of California. Visitors can also take a free guided tour of the State Capitol and its surrounding 40-acre garden, which features a trout pond.
Sacramento has over 30 museums, including the popular Crocker Art Museum, which was the first public art museum west of the Mississippi River when it opened in 1885. As of 2015 it is open six days a week and features African, Asian and European paintings, ceramics and other works of art. Another popular museum is the California State Railroad Museum, a 225,000 square foot museum showcasing the history of the railroad in California.