Gold Country (Sacramento)
Gold Country is a region in the central and northeastern part of California famous for its mineral deposits and gold mines that attracted floods of immigrants during the 1849 California Gold Rush. Gold Country is home to the state capital, Sacramento, as well as countless festivals, landmarks and museums that highlight the area’s rich history. Nowadays you can still pan for gold in local rivers, which are also notorious for their fishing, kayaking and rafting opportunities. The region’s climate is perfect for growing grapes, and with over 100 wineries, wine is one of its primary industries.