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  • downtown Sacramento's building reflect off of the riverSacramento skyline and the Tower Bridge at night.
  • a bright white capitol buildingCalifornia's State Capitol Building.
  • two white carriages and white horses travel in front of buildingsTwo horse drawn carriages waiting for tourists to go for a ride around Old Town Sacramento.
  • two paddle boats float on a riverSteamboats at the Sacramento River docks.


Not only is Sacramento the capital of California, but it is also home to the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento International Airport, just a 90-minute drive from Chico. The seventh largest city in California, the downtown’s modern architecture retains a smaller-city feel. But don’t let that fool you; Sacramento also has thriving industry and a lively nightlife.