Sacramento has always had a bit of a chip on its shoulder for being California’s fourth-remembered city (after Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego), but it’s that small-town charm and spirit that sets it apart from other well known California cities. Sacramento offers an engaging mix of small-town friendliness and state capital politico energy. There’s also a wonderful blue-collar vibe to the city, thanks in part to the large construction industry. This city has fought to keep its NBA team, the Sacramento Kings, and be recognized as a power player, yet it is leafy-green, friendly and filled with beautiful public parks. On any given morning, you may see a legislative aide wearing a crisp shirt and tie riding a bike to work alongside college students heading to one of the two nearby state universities. From its tenured history forged in the early days of the California Gold Rush to the current day-to-day political happenings within the state capitol, Sacramento shines with a Californian richness and demeanor all its own.