Sacramento, as the capital of California, likes to say it is a star on the map, and we'd like to agree. Its nicknames include "The City of Trees", thanks to its tree-lined streets and over 200 parks; "The Camellia Capital of the World", for the abundance of this gorgeous Asian flower; and "River City", for the two rivers that meet here and provide scenic views year-round.
The city also has the distinction of consistently being named one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. This diversity, combined with the laid-back atmosphere, mild Mediterranean climate, and long list of amenities also places the city on more than one "most livable cities" list. If that weren't enough, Sacramento is also the Farm-to-Fork Capital of the U.S., with nearly 8,000 acres of boutique farms in the region, more than 50 regional farmers markets, and a multitude of restaurants that proudly serve local foods. Now that we've piqued your interest, let's delve a little deeper into the workings of California's sixth largest city.