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Ask A Sacramento Expert: How To Take Better Pictures With Your Phone

Not everyone has an actual camera, but most people have a smartphone. That smartphone generally comes with a camera built in and they’ve progressed to being very capable additions to the picture taking world.

05/18/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Sacramento

Memorial Day is a chance to enjoy a three day weekend, at least, and take a break, enjoy the scenery, and add to your memory bank. From the mountains to the sea, California has it all.

05/16/2015

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Best Movies Filmed In Sacramento

They film movies in Sacramento? Yes they do, not only in Sacramento but the also in the surrounding communities. If you know what to look for, you might spot your favorite spot on the big screen, right in your part of Sacramento.

04/25/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Sacramento

When you want a relaxing getaway, sitting by a lake could just about be the best thought you could think of. Fortunately there are very good choices around here. Stay in the cityscape, or head to the country side or up to the mountains. The lakes are wonderful and waiting for you to pitch your chair, sit down and relax.

04/18/2015

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Best Hotels With A View Near Sacramento

Checking into a hotel may not bring with it a spectacular view. Taking the time to explore what the views are from your hotel could make your stay much more pleasant. If it’s just an overnighter, perhaps that view is way down on the list of importance. Staying for a few days though might move the view from your room towards the top of your list. Mountains, rivers, lakes are all top the list in Sacramento.

04/04/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Sacramento

Children and play are one and the same. Anytime, anywhere, play is at the top of list, interrupted only by food and sleep. The greater Sacramento area is absolutely bursting with wonderful playgrounds for children of all ages, both inside and outside.

04/03/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Sacramento

Museums give us a look into how things used to be. They also give us a view at how things have evolved over time. The wonder is that just about everything has a museum dedicated to it, from dolls, buttons, and badges to trains, cars, and bicycles. The greater Sacramento area is graced with some spectacular museums that highlight a very rich and varied history of this part of California.

03/28/2015

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Best National Parks Near Sacramento

For a wonderful day of entertainment and history, nearby national parks are a natural for visiting.

03/14/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Sacramento For Spring Break

Spring has sprung and you and yours need to take it easy for a few days. You’ve got time to go almost anywhere but the greater Sacramento region is flush with great choices for just about anyone. All you need to do is a little planning.

03/07/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Sacramento For Families

It’s spring break time and you have about a week to wander with your family. From the Sacramento area, heading to the mountains, the ocean or the desert are all within range. Venture to the north coast, the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and more. So many choices, so little time. What will you and your family do?

02/21/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Sacramento For College Students

Spring break for students and families in the greater Sacramento area comes with an amazing bucket full of choices.

02/14/2015

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Best Luxury Hotels In Sacramento

The Sacramento area has world class luxury hotels, just waiting for you to sign in. Head downtown or up to the nearby mountains. Your stay will be well taken care of, whether it’s for business or just a fantastic exploratory expedition to this wonderful area.

01/31/2015

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