Bumping up against the west side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Sierra foothills are where California’s past, present, and future merge into one unforgettable destination. The Gold Rush sparked the largest mass migration in America’s history, when more than 300,000 pioneers headed west to California hoping to strike it rich. You’ll find treasures of a different kind along the historic Golden Chain Highway, which oozes Old West charm. Or leave the small towns in your rearview and head to cosmopolitan Sacramento to sample the gastronomic wonders of America’s Farm to Fork Capital.
California Welcome Centers in Gold Country
History, food & wine, outdoor adventures
Sacramento River Train
Ride along a stretch of Gold Country landscape while dining, wine-tasting, or watching a show
Sacramento is undergoing an energetic renaissance. Young professionals looking for an urban vibe are moving into this low-key city, with microbreweries, gastropubs, and trendy boutiques popping up on every corner.