Sacramento is the star on the map of California - where you will find cultural attractions to inspire you, cutting-edge cuisine to impress you, history to enrich you and surprises to put a smile on your face. Venture out in any direction and you'll see why we're so fond of saying, "California begins here." Old Sacramento is a 28-acre historic riverfront district with more than 125 boutique shops, restaurants and attractions. The State Capitol and the accompanying Capitol Park is alive with California's colorful political past and historic achievements. Sutter's Fort is the last remaining structure from the days before the Gold Rush. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is the original site where gold was discovered and can still be found. The American River Parkway is a biking/walking trail surrounded by natural, protected habitats, scenic bridges, acres of parks, fishing spots, kayaking and tubing areas. White water rapids of every class are just minutes from Sacramento. The Delta is thousands of miles of popular boating and recreation areas. It is home to hundreds of species of birds, fish and other wildlife.