If your idea of a "one-horse open sleigh" is a ten-speed mountain bike, then San Diego may be the place for your winter holiday.
Sacramentans know that summer weather doesn't end until Halloween. That means while visiting Sacramento this fall there's still plenty of time to pretend it's July. One of the best ways to extend your holiday is to visit a favorite local spot -- Lake Natoma, where the Nimbus Dam helps with flood control and salmon come to spawn. On a hot summer day, the water is calm and cool, a perfect place for practicing your kayaking, rowing, or sailing skills.
It's no secret that San Francisco is a bicycle-friendly town. Numerous bike routes -- ranging from flat coastal stretches to leg-trembling hills -- wind through the city and out across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin, offering riders a variety of scenic trips.
Sacramento is a city rich in history, dating back to California's Gold Rush roots. Evidence of the city's influential past as an agricultural, commercial, and urban hub can still be found today in the modern downtown area, even beyond the noted landmarks.