Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "The past, the present, and the future are really one: they are today." As a wise wanderer, you sense this thesis in every destination you explore, absorbing the lessons and experiences imbued in the very walls of historic monuments, appreciating the refreshing newness of contemporary delights, and treasuring it all at once in the limited time you have to spend in each new place. The richly historic city of Woodland, California, is a destination that embraces its past, offering to you its beloved odes to days gone by in memorabilia-packed museums, pretty Victorian mansions, and still-imposing relics of its 19th-century aspirations. Book hotels in Woodland, CA today, and in your near future you'll tread the entire timeline of its heritage with every step you take down its storied streets.
Choose a Woodland hotel close to the city's Downtown Historic District, and you'll be steps from such landmarks as the circa-1885 Woodland Opera House. It's the first such institution in the Sacramento Valley and the pride of a culture-embracing community. The unfussy red-brick exterior of the building belies the grandeur of the immaculately restored playhouse inside, its horseshoe-balcony seating and heavy, red velvet curtain reminiscent of the days when long white gloves, brass opera glasses, and the finest of hats were the expected attire of patrons. Skip forward in time to the 1950s and visit Reiff's Antique Gas Station Automotive Museum, where gleaming chrome pumps and boldly colored signs plant you in a retro scene from a different era. The glories of mid-century car culture are long gone, but you can enjoy the comforts of a contemporary ride when you pick up one of the Woodland rental cars to continue your travels to nearby Sacramento. Book Sacramento hotels, and you'll have plenty of time to travel back to the days of the Wild West with a visit to Old Town.
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