Best of Alternative Holiday Activities in SacramentoEven the grumpiest of Scrooges will have a tough time being a curmudgeon with all the spirit-lifting activities offered throughout Sacramento over the next few weeks.
Guide to Horseback Riding in the Sacramento RegionGiddy-yap as you learn to ride or take your skills on nature filled trails. Even enjoy wine tastings with a horse. From first-timers to experts everyone will have fun.
Everything Is New Again at the Sacramento Antique FaireAs their website proclaims, time spent at the Sacramento Antique Faire is “part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt.” The best advice is to make sure you arrive early, bring single dollar bills and something to transport your newfound riches home in.
Guide to Calaveras County WinesStriking it rich was what brought many to this region starting in the mid 19th century. 162 years later seekers of riches now know it is the fermented liquid of crushed grapes that puts Calaveras County on the map of exploration for wine lovers of all levels.
Back in the Saddle Again at the Tack Warehouse Saddle ShopIf you are looking for anything related to saddles and tack, and it cannot be found at the Tack Warehouse Saddle Shop, then chances are the item just does not exist!
Guide To Amador County WineriesAh… Amador. The mere mention of the county’s wine has oenophiles salivating and makes newbies to wine tasting curious. Known primarily for its big flavored Zinfandels and Barberas the wines are grown and produced by mainly small family-run operations.
A Shining Gem: The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art MuseumThere is a small artistic gem tucked into a rather nondescript office complex at the corner of 24th Street and Florian Roads. Like other Sacramento art museums, the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum’s collection shines brightly.
Guide to Art Walks in the Sacramento RegionMoveable feasts of art can be found in and around Sacramento at monthly and seasonal art walks. Galleries and businesses, filled with artistic endeavors of professionals and amateurs, invite aficionados and the uninformed to wander, wonder and buy.
Great Art Inspiration SpotsGathering inspiration from the bounty of vineyards, orchards and flowering fields in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills is easy. However, painting, sketching or taking photos where inspiration strikes is not.
Guide to Former Mansions of Wealthy Lake Tahoe VisitorsLake Tahoe first attracted vacationing millionaires in the late 19th century. Several former summer mansions, elegant with a rustic veneer, are open for tours.
Top List of Placer County WineriesFrenchman Claude Chana was a lucky 49’er who actually mined a fortune. Then he focused on fruit. Peaches, apples and plums were among the harvests, but it was his 200 grape vines that first gave Placer County its rich heritage in winemaking.