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SacramentoUnited States of America

California’s capital city charms with its tree-lined Victorian streets, elegant civic buildings, and a friendly, easygoing atmosphere.

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

Old Sacramento which includes signage and heritage architecture

Old Sacramento

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

The ample dining options and beautiful river views are top of the list for many visitors to Old Sacramento. A stop by California State Railroad Museum or Sacramento History Museum might round out your trip.

Old Sacramento

Top hotels in Sacramento

Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
3 out of 5
The price is RM428 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Situated in Sacramento, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cal Expo, Cal Expo Race Track and Arden Fair Mall. California State Capitol and University of ...

4.3/5Excellent! (898 reviews)

"Everything was clean and conformed to COVID protocol. The staff was extremely nice and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas
Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas
3 out of 5
The price is RM354 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in South Natomas, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Discovery Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from American River Bike Trail. Golden1Center and California State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (872 reviews)

"The rooms were huge and clean and the staff was very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas
Hyatt Place Sacramento Roseville
Hyatt Place Sacramento Roseville
3 out of 5
The price is RM495 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fountains at Roseville and Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Diamond Oaks Golf Club and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (940 reviews)

"Nice, clean rooms. Staff taking COVID-19 precautions to keep guests safe and healthy."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Hyatt Place Sacramento Roseville
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.

Vacation Rentals in Sacramento

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
2.5 out of 5
The price is RM453 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Arden Fair Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park ...

4.2/5Very Good! (585 reviews)

"Great experience loved it"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages
Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages
3 out of 5
The price is RM520 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in Old North Sacramento, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Arden Fair Mall, Cal Expo and Cal Expo Race Track. Discovery Park and K Street Mall ...

4.2/5Very Good! (447 reviews)

"I liked it came with plates, pots, coffeemaker, cups, towels...ac worked great..easy check in / out simple loved it...."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages
Staybridge Suites Sacramento - Folsom
Staybridge Suites Sacramento - Folsom
3 out of 5
The price is RM510 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in Folsom, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Palladio at Broadstone and within 3 miles (5 km) of Three Stages Visual and Performing Arts Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)

"Very clean and quiet :) Will be staying here on our next trip to Folsom"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Sacramento - Folsom
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.

Popular places to visit in Sacramento

California State Capitol
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California State Capitol

4/5(6 reviews)

The seat of California’s government also houses an informative museum with an extensive collection of Californian art.

Sacramento Zoo
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Sacramento Zoo

4/5(1 review)

Up-close encounters with red pandas and giraffes, as well as a host of activities for children, have made the Sacramento Zoo a family favorite for over 85 years.

Sacramento Capitol Park
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Sacramento Capitol Park

4.5/5(3 reviews)

As one of the country’s most striking state capitol grounds, this inner-city haven is home to the Capitol Museum, special plants and trees and significant memorials.

Top things to do in Sacramento

The Perfect Blend—Napa & Sonoma Combo Wine Tour
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The Perfect Blend—Napa & Sonoma Combo Wine Tour

RM716
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

RM84
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of California
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of California

RM42
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California

RM42
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California

RM42
Per adult
Folsom To San Francisco airport To Folsom One Way Private Transfer
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Folsom To San Francisco airport To Folsom One Way Private Transfer

RM1,336
Per adult

Reviews of Sacramento

3.8

Guest rating

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.15384615384615%
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2 - Disappointing 7.6923076923076925%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Visit Old Sacramento

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Sep 2019

Went to Railway museum, we got there for 10am when it opened, watch the short video at 10:45, then the guided tourer follows on, both very informative. The Old Town is worth a visit, downtown is poor for a State Capital.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Jul 2019

I loved the old town. Everyone I met was very friendly and wecoming. No pressure to buy in the stores but just really helpful. I can't wait to come back!