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Shopping Villages in California

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Men bored shoppingListed on this page are California cities and towns that are well known for their shopping – downtown villages, boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, shopping plazas, factory outlets, malls and restaurants.

Road trip weekends, all local – for super unique Christmas presents or romantic Valentine’s gifts.

Gold Rush Days

Streets were covered with dirt to re-create the Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days
Old Town Sacramento

2014: due to drought conditions, traditional Gold Rush Days activities cancelled for 2014

The Old Sacramento historic district covers the streets with dirt, hides all things modern and transforms into a legitimate Old West town every Labor Day weekend. Costumed actors, gunfights, musicians, buffalo soldiers and Pony Express riders highlight this popular festival.

Annual event; Labor Day Weekend

Sacramento, CA

JB Ranch Water Wagon 1

Gold Rush Daze 6

Covered Wagon with 2 Horses 1

Fiesta Hermosa Beach


Fiesta Hermosa

Hermosa Beach Street Fair

This long running beach block party event is held 2 times in the summer months. Once on Memorial Day weekend in May & the other is Labor Day in late summer. 3 days of live music, art, food & fun.

Bi-annual event; May & September



Hermosa Beach, California