Sacramento Attractions


Old Town Sacramento – Delta King River Boat Hotel

Attractions abound in Sacramento, affectionately known as the “River City” or the “City of Trees.” Many of the attractions pay homage to Sacramento’s Gold Rush roots and its legacy as the western terminus for both the Pony Express and the First Transcontinental Railroad.

A trip to Sacramento isn’t complete without a stop in Old Sacramento, a one-of-a-kind 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park, where you’ll find yourself immersed in shopping, dining, entertainment, museums, and all the old-fashioned candy the elastic in your pants will allow. 

Sacramento Events


Jazz Festival

Not surprisingly, many of Sacramento’s most well-known events – including the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee and Gold Rush Days – take place in the streets of Old Sac. But you might also want to time your visit to include such events as the Amgen Tour, Eppie’s Great Race, Second Saturday Art Walk. … The list goes on, but the point is: In Sacramento, there’s always something special happening – something guaranteed to delight the senses. 

Sacramento Restaurants


One Juicy Burger

Top-notch events aside, there’s no need to be ruled by the calendar. Any time is a good time to visit Sacramento, if only for its renowned restaurants. Several nationally and internationally recognized chefs have capitalized on the capital’s proximity to the region’s agricultural bounty, turning simple, wholesome foods into culinary masterpieces. But if you’re feeling more like a hamburger, well, nobody beats Sacramento at supplying the messiest, meatiest creations you’ll ever sink your teeth into. Ditto for dessert: Can there be anything more delectable than donuts or ice cream from mom-and-pop shops that have served as hometown icons for generations? 

Sacramento River Rafting


American River Rafting

By now you’re probably wondering how to work off all those calories. Simple. Sacramento tourism offers recreation opportunities second to none, be it the 23-mile American River Parkway, where you can bike or jog amid views of painting-worthy nature, or Sacramento river rafting. (Take your pick: a laid-back meander in serene waters or a rollercoaster-like romp through roiling rapids.) Whatever you do, don’t forget to consult a Sacramento map. The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau has several good ones available.

Sacramento Lodging


Delta King Riverboat – Waterfront Hotel

It’s tempting to spread your stay in Sacramento over several days, so by all means, go for it. Overnighting in Sacramento is easy with a wide variety of lodging options to choose from. Wallow in luxury at The Westin on the river or The Citizen Hotel in the heart of downtown, or enjoy the quaint charm of a bed and breakfast such as the Amber House. If you’re on a budget, you can sleep on the cheap at any of several national chains with locations around the city. 

Sacramento Car Rentals

Need wheels? Not a problem – Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, all the big names in car rentals are here, and conveniently located at Sacramento International Airport and around the metro area.

Sacramento Day Spas

When it’s time to relax, Sacramento tourism has got you covered – in luxurious skin scrubs and soothing wraps, that is. Day spas in Sacramento are every bit as good at pampering as the ones in the Napa Valley, sometimes at a fraction of the price. Massage-loving divas know to go straight for the good stuff, Dream Day Spa (in Folsom) and Spa LaLe ranking high on the list. 

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