One of the great things that I love about living in Sacramento is all the things to do outside of Sacramento. Don’t get me wrong, we have lots of great restaurants, the American River to raft down or take the bike trail along for so many miles and countless other wonders of this great city.
But it also has easy access to so many other great places. You can take a short 2 hour drive to Lake Tahoe for a great day trip. If you want to go to San Francisco, it’s only 2 hours away. Take a 3.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley if you want to see one of the most amazing natural wonders of our country and the start of the National Parks system. Drive 3.5 hours to Carmel and Monterey Bay (and while your there, you have to eat at Nico’s in Carmel!) if you want a tranquil getaway to the ocean. Drive 4.5 hours and camp in the Redwood National Forest if you want to see some of worlds tallest trees.
All in all, I’m very happy with living in East Sacramento and being able to get away to so many great places. My wife and I have done each of these this year and are constantly reminded that we have a great life. Returning home to our sun soaked city is never a problem at the end of a little getaway, it’s just another great opportunity to take the raft out or go for a long bike ride or hang with friends on the patio of a wonderful restaurant….
Life is good!