Author Archives: Nick

April 11

Sacramento Fun Guide – 1960s

My mom found this Sacramento “Fun Guide” from the 1960s in between the pages of a library book…which is really where all the best things are found. She passed it on to me on account of that whole “I’m the Director of Tourism” thing. Flipping through the ol’ Fun Guide provided a great opportunity for […]

March 10

The Water Tower Controversy

So I work for Visit Sacramento which is the major destination marketing organization for California’s capital city. We raised a bit of a stink this week when – without hardly any notice – we changed the words on the big water tower off I-5 from reading “City of Trees” to reading “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” Now […]

March 08

Mystery Mail

So I got a mysterious package in the mail at work. It was a big envelope full of postcards. According to the two return labels, it came from a woman who I don’t know who lives in Minnesota. The postcards are from various Northern California destinations, but none of them are from Sacramento. So right […]

March 07

How Many Breweries?

It’s Beer Week in Sacramento so I got the bright idea to see how many breweries I could visit in one day. With over 50 breweries in our area, I was thinking I could get maybe a couple dozen in easy. Obviously, I didn’t really think this plan through. Visiting a bunch of breweries is […]

March 02

We’re Officially Visit Sacramento

I’m sure your social media feeds were blowing up with the news, but if somehow you missed it, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is now officially known as Visit Sacramento. This is clearly the biggest news of 2017….or maybe late 2016…or whenever it happened. I work here and I can’t even remember, but trust […]

February 16

Sacramento Soundtrack

Wherever I go people are always asking me for one thing: More songs about Sacramento. I mean, sure, people also like songs about lesser cities like New York, Chicago, Paris and LA, but mostly people like songs about Sacramento. And if there’s one thing I like to do it’s giving the people what they want. […]

January 31

Sacramento Twitter Check

I’ve decided to do a Twitter search for “Sacramento” and see what the top 10 posts currently are. I’m not sure what algorithm Twitter uses to determine the “top,” but  I’m not faking this, so I’m hoping nothing embarrassing pops up. Here we go: 1. “Slamson” is the lion mascot for the Sacramento Kings basketball […]