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As much as we love to travel, there's nothing quite like taking the time to enjoy the gems in our hometown. I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon appreciating the beauty of Sacramento's (or West Sacramento's, depending who you ask) Tower Bridge.

I travel across the golden structure on a very regular basis. Heck, I've even run a half marathon over this beauty!

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Opened to the public at the end of 1935, the Tower Bridge has a vertical lift section allowing large boats to pass underneath. The 737-foot span connects the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento (and Sacramento and Yolo Counties) over the beautiful Sacramento River. Due to its architectural significance, the structure was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It's sure easy to see why.

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I highly recommend checking out the Tower Bridge. Not only is the bridge a stunner, but there is also so much to do and see within walking distance. Here are a few photos that may help you get your bearing, if you're not familiar with the area:

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As a Sacramento native and a supporter of our Farm-to-Fork movement, I'm also incredibly excited about the Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner coming up in September (the weekend after my birthday, ahem). The plan is hold the dinner on the Tower Bridge. Awesome, right?

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Any of my local friends been enjoying our lovely Tower Bridge lately? How about that Farm-to-Fork dinner? Will we see you there?

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