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The Midtown area of Sacramento is known for being the hippest and fastest-growing district in the California capital. The neighborhood is located roughly from E Street to R Street and 16th Street to 29th Street. Originally a large residential neighborhood, it's home to more than 600 businesses ranging from trendy bars to boutique retail shops. Residents and visitors alike also enjoy the burgeoning nightlife scene.

Midtown is also the epicenter of Sacramento's arts scene and is home to many eclectic galleries and opportunities to see local live music. The neighborhood hosts Second Saturdays — when businesses and galleries open their doors for free from 6 to 9 p.m. for an art walk that's unique to Sacramento. Summer brings in concert series and street vendors for the event.

For more information about the happenings in Midtown, check out the Midtown Business Association's website. To learn more about Second Saturdays, view the website

For more information about the happenings in Midtown, check out the Midtown Monthly's website.

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Capitol Park has been home to the California state government since 1869. In addition to being the state's seat of government, the neoclassical Capitol building also houses a museum with state artifacts and the Capitol Art Program that holds a collection of artistic depictions of California, plus antiques, murals and governors' portraits.

After you've explored the Capitol building and museum, take a stroll through the rest of the park that's home to memorials marking significant events in state history, including the Civil War Memorial Grove, the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the California Veterans Memorial and a life-size statue of Junípero Serra, who colonized the state.

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