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Scenic Drives Near Sacramento That'll Take Your Breath Away

Scenic Drives Near Sacramento That'll Take Your Breath Away

Lush greenery, glimmering waters, and historic landmarks will make you forget about the woes (but not the bravoes) of everyday life.


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June 07, 2021

Highway 49 passes through a number of cities that are filled with rich Gold Rush history, including Coloma, Auburn, Grass Valley, and Sutter Creek.

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