Though once reputed as a farming community, Sacramento is starting to find its stride. Here's my perfect day in this easy-to-navigate city.
8am: Sojourn to Temple Coffee for the best latte and pastries in Sacramento.
9:30am: Wander through the Capitol Gardens and peek inside the Capitol at the art gallery, selected by Senators.
11am: Grab a picnic lunch at the Sacramento Co-op (www.sacfoodcoop.com) and then head to the Sacramento River to swim and eat alfresco.
2pm: Venture to the California State Railroad Museum (www.csrmf.org) to see the greatest collection of trains in the State.
4pm: Head over to Midtown's Grid neighborhood to stroll past boutiques and enjoy happy hour at one of the dozen outdoor patios.
6:30: Reserve well in advance at The Kitchen for a true dining extravaganza. (Note: this is a bit pricy, so if you are counting your dollars, head to Biba instead).
9:30pm: Return to the Grid neighborhood to bar hop late into the evening.