"Scenic Thoroughfare and commute route"
To many, the Garden Highway is just a quick shortcut from the outlying areas of Sacramento to the heart of the city. But the Garden Highway is also a lovely scenic route that follows the river and goes right by one of Sacramento's most beautiful areas: Discovery Park. This is a great place for a picnic, or to take a hike. We spend a ot of time here as a family, and I always try to take visiting friends to this area. Once the scenic areas are behind you, you will find yourself in the busier areas of Sacramento on either side, and with it comes a lot more traffic.