Sacramento, CA

Travel Guide
Sacramento featuring heritage architecture and an administrative buidling

Go gold panning, admire historic architecture and explore fascinating museums in the capital of California, a city constructed on the funds from boomtown fortunes.

Politicians and lobbyists congregate in Sacramento to debate state legislation. Step outside the imposing California State Capitol building, however, and you’ll soon discover an elegant, almost European-style city that enjoys a gentler pace of life than many of its Californian neighbors.

Stroll along riverside boardwalks in the Old Sacramento district, where horse-drawn carriages and fine Victorian architecture preserve the atmosphere of a booming city that was once at the center of the world’s biggest gold rush.

At Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, retrace Sacramento’s pioneering history from its days as a small trading wharf on the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers. The region’s pre-European roots are also honored just across the road in the State Indian Museum where arts, tools and stories of California’s many indigenous tribes are displayed. Climb aboard the enormous transcontinental steam trains that opened up America at the California State Railroad Museum.

Sacramento’s location in the fertile Central Valley makes it a food and wine lovers paradise, and an ideal base from which to explore California. A two-hour drive will have you hiking or skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains by morning, or swimming off the San Francisco coast in the afternoon.

Closer to home, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and its lakeside Granite Bay Beach are two of the most popular outdoor destinations. Within the city you’ll find tranquil moments aplenty at Cesar Chavez Park, while the manicured grounds around the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park are perfect for picnics.

The city also offers year-round festivals, a thriving arts scene, stunning gardens, quality produce and craft beers all on tap.

Sacramento has never really stopped booming, and one of the downsides of the city’s growth is the traffic. Take advantage of the efficient bus routes and light rail system to explore the diverse neighborhoods. The city’s flat layout and progressive attitude to cycling makes biking a breeze too.

Where to stay in Sacramento

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dixon, CA - UC Davis Area
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dixon, CA - UC Davis Area
3 out of 5
155 Dorset Drive, Dixon, CA, 95620
Fully refundable
The price is ¥16,238 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dixon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"The room was very nice and clean. The location is very close to many shops and restaurants. I enjoy my stay there. I plan to stay there again in the future."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dixon, CA - UC Davis Area
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
4 out of 5
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA, 95814
The price is ¥20,438 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sacramento. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,234 reviews)
"This is a beautiful hotel. I can’t wait to go back."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Wyndham Garden Sacramento Airport Natomas
Wyndham Garden Sacramento Airport Natomas
3.5 out of 5
2298 Terracina Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95834
The price is ¥20,786 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sacramento. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (778 reviews)
"Very clean, check-in was easy, room was great. My only complaint was warm shower water. I can handle low water preasurw if its hot. Otherwise, good stay."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Wyndham Garden Sacramento Airport Natomas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Urban living at its finest
Urban living at its finest
West Sacramento, CA
The price is ¥9,289 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this vacation home in West Sacramento. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Golden 1 Center and Discovery Park are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"I loved the walk around the property its very close to town. It was hard to tell what we could use and what we couldn't like extra blankets or pillows, and there wasn't extra toilet paper."

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Urban living at its finest
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
2.5 out of 5
1784 Tribute Rd, Sacramento, CA, 95815
The price is ¥15,245 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Sacramento. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (942 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Lake Minden RV Resort-Campground
Lake Minden RV Resort-Campground
2 out of 5
1256 Marcum Road, Nicolaus, CA, 95659
Stay at this beach campground in Nicolaus. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Discover genuine ...
3.8/5 Good! (10 reviews)
"The property was nice and peaceful. I had a cottage and it was perfect! I enjoyed myself."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Lake Minden RV Resort-Campground
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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