Hangin’ out in California’s capital


We’ve just wrapped up our visit to Sacramento.

Yesterday, we checked out Old Sacramento, a lively district with restaurants and museums. The school house museum (pictured above) wasn’t open, but it made a nice photo.


However, the California State Railroad Museum was open. If you want to see trains, it’s the place to go. There are dozens of full-size trains, including locomotives, a sleeper car, a dining car and a refrigeration unit. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and there’s candy — lots of candy. We counted no fewer than three specialty candy stores in Old Sacramento. This shot was taken at a place called Candy Heaven. My kids are still eating the gummy bears and lollipops they scored.

Nothing like being on the road with three sugared-up children.

You can read more from our adventures soon on the Intelligent Travel blog.


Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at chris@elliott.org.

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