Charles Ferris

July 4th, Celebrations, Red White and Blue

Best Fourth Of July Events In Sacramento

Fireworks are always a hit for the Fourth of July. The sky gets dark, the crowds hold their breath, and then the booms and bursts begin. There are other events on this day that emphasize other things; family, picnics, parades, and just plain, old-fashioned good times are available all over the greater Sacramento area. Here are just a few, with and without the pyrotechnics.

06/27/2015

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Art Lover’s Walking Tour Of Sacramento

Taking a walking art tour in Sacramento can be complicated, only because of the rich art environment in the city. Planning your walk ahead of time means more time enjoying the art work. Of course, some of the art is the cityscape itself, and on the walls of buildings. Museums, galleries, public art, it’s all here, just waiting for you to show up.

06/08/2015

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Best Places For Horseback Riding In Sacramento

Horses, anyone? The greater Sacramento area has a rich history of horses, riders, and wagons. There are still plenty of places to ride. If you don’t have your own steed, taking lessons or riding with a group from an area ranch works out very well. Time to saddle up.

06/06/2015

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Best Places To Honeymoon Near Sacramento

The planning took a solid year. The ceremony was everything the bride and groom envisioned. Not only that, the weather was perfect, the food spectacular, and the dancing lasted long into the night. With the bouquet tossed, the gifts collected and everyone smiling, the next thing on the list is the honeymoon.

05/30/2015

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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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