From Sacramento's beginnings as the epicenter of the California Gold Rush to its status today as a major cultural, political and culinary destination, California's capital city has always been a colorful, lively and fun-loving destination. Follow the footsteps of the heroes, villains, legends and ghosts of California's rowdy Gold Rush past in the Old Sacramento historic district or see how railroads transformed the culture, communications and industry of the U.S. at the California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento is known as "American's Farm-to-Fork Capital" paying tribute to the region's 1.5 million acres of surrounding farmland and 365-day growing season that offer an abundance of food tourism opportunities. Add in nearly fifty craft breweries, beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, bicycle-friendly streets, a new Golden 1 Center, and proximity to all northern California visitor highlights and it's easy to see why Sacramento is a must-stop on any California itinerary. Sacramento is 90 miles northeast of San Francisco.