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Unwinding in Sacramento


ROSANNE LIM
Posted 10/01/2010

In many other places, it seems that the only people you get into contact with are the travel agents. But Sacramento isn't like that! The people are very friendly and welcoming to tourists. It is a family-friendly place and the neighborhoods are impressively clean. Tourists will instantly feel at home because there are a lot of familiar restaurants that offer food items ranging from pizza, pasta, burgers, etc. I especially enjoyed The Old Spaghetti House for its unique blend of sauces in their pasta.

For kids, candy stores with a huge variety exist. For the adults, night clubs bars, and authentic restaurants are scattered all over the city. Also, the quality in buildings is unquestionably well thought out and budgeted for and simply astounded me.

What good is it to travel to cities in the North without frolicking in the snow? Nearby shops like Ground Zero Board Shop can be useful to get a quick fix on your snow gear. I find snowboarding simply thrilling especially because all I'm used to is playing sports under the heat of the sun (badminton, swimming, etc.). Then, after a long day of having tried some exciting sports, there's just nothing like the massage services back in the city. It makes it hardly believable for the spas there to be left unknown when their services literally hit the spot.

Whether it's summer or winter, something is bound to be for you. It's really hard to run out of things to do. I'd usually be indecisive with planning a trip, but with two rivers in one city, camping out or simply enjoying a long walk easily present themselves as good options. Call me typical for picking the free, time-wasting activity. The sites sure proved my family wrong.

When the season starts to get warm, public pools and local parks become all the more attractive. Public art and museums can also be found in Sacramento and tourists are usually guided towards these sites just as we were. These things were presented more casually than in most cities.

Winter seasons in the city per se do not usually allow for lots of snow, so touring the urban sites would still be a good idea no matter what the season. For spring and summer fun, rafting in the American River would be one of the best things to add in your vacation agenda. It was like kayaking back in our place, but with an awesome current making everything seems faster.

What would be the most common practice to enjoy a vacation in Sacramento? Better put, enjoying a vacation in Sacramento can be done by not having a common practice. Sacramento's diversity being offered simply encourages the spur of the moment or feeds your craving for certain food or hobbies. If you're looking for a place to get high on unwinding, Sacramento is definitely the place for you.


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