Our winner is the capitol of the Golden State: Sacramento, California. Great accessible light rail service augmented by a good bus system serves this area well. In the downtown area are many sights to see and activities to do. We especially like Old Sacramento on the riverfront (easily accessible), the Capitol Building, Sutter's Fort, and especially walking across the golden Tower Bridge to Raley Field to watch the Sacramento River Cats play baseball.
See our report on this year's winner here: Sacramento Trip Report.
Congratulations to this year's winner.