The capital of California is Sacramento running south along the great American River. It’s the seventh largest city in the state with an estimated population of over 475,000. Located at the confluence of Sacramento River, Sacramento’s port is connected to the San Francisco Bay. The climate for Sacramento is considered mediterranean marked by hot and dry summers with only mild winters.
There are several affluent unincorporated communities such as Arden-Arcade, Fair Oaks and Gold River. Other notable communities include La Rivera, Orangevale and Vineyard. The major university in the city is California State University, Sacramento, or Sac State for short. Other four year institutions include National University, Alliant International University and the University of Sacramento.
Recreation activities include the path from Old Sacramento to Folsom Lake where people can head down the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail on bicycle or horseback. There are many momentous sites within “Old Sacramento” such as the historic buildings. As for local entertainment, residents and tourists can enjoy the various theaters like the Sacramento Convention Center and Memorial Auditorium. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission promotes the art culture through programs for local art galleries and grants to stimulate art education. In conjunction with the appreciation of arts, Sacramento has a wealth of museums to display the works of local and national collections.