What is Sacramento Known For?

Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley, Sacramento’s estimated 2018 population of 501, 334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the United States. Downtown Sacramento is the seat of the California Assembly, the Governor of California, and Supreme Court of California, making it the state’s political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which had 2010 population of 2, 414, 783,  making it the fifth largest in California.

You’ll Eat the Best Cheeseburgers of Your Life in Sacramento

In N’ Out, Five Guys, McDonald’s….wherever you’ve had your best burger before, forget about it before you move to Sacramento. Sacramento is famous for its burgers. Don’t believe me? Pay a visit to the Squeeze Inn, which serves burgers so famous they’re known all across the state of California. Their secret is to use lots of cheese – you get a slice of cheese that’s about twice as large as the burger bun!

We Make Everyone Elses Farm-to-Fork Look Like Amateur Hour

You know how other places say, “It’s not a trend, it’s a way of life?” Well, here, it’s also our history. We’re known — and have been for a while now — as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital: Our produce is shipped all over the United States year-round andwe have around 40 farmers’ markets. 40. Four-zero.

September is devoted to farm-to-fork events and restaurants, culminating in a large gala dinner on the famous Sacramento Tower Bridge (the event is simply called the “Tower Bridge Dinner”). The locally sourced, five-course meal is served to over 800 guests, and tickets routinely sell out in seconds (if you’re interested, be sure to plan ahead!). Picture an extremely long banquet table running down the middle of the bridge, set with wine glasses, table cloths, and fresh flowers — of course it sells out. For something more accessible, check out the Farm-to-Fork Festival on the last Saturday in September. It’s a combination of chef demonstrations, local farmers selling their goods, food ready to be tasted, and live music — all on Capitol Mall.