Where to Stay
As the state's capitol, Sacramento has plenty of hotels located in the heart of the city, as well as some quaint bed & breakfast inns around town. The following are just a few of our suggestions:
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Located across the street from the Sacramento Convention Center, and a block from the Capitol, this brand new hotel is both convenient and grand.
Hyatt Regency, Sacramento Also centrally located across from the Capitol, this luxury hotel offers excellent service and fine restaurants.
Sterling Hotel An old Victorian house turned bed & breakfast, this inn is located in the center of town and is also home to an excellent restaurant.
Where to Eat
Sacramento offers plenty of great restaurants to suit every taste.
Biba Run by local celebrity chef Biba Caggiano, this award-winning restaurant is always crowded and serves fine Northern Italian cuisine.
Tapa the World A great spot to go with friends, this Spanish restaurant serves an assortment of tapas, allowing you to make a meal of appetizers and enjoy the sangria.
Frank Fats A long-standing Sacramento institution, this downtown restaurant offers traditional Chinese cuisine, along with some new twists.
What to Do
Surrounded by both the Sacramento and American Rivers, Sacramento is full of places to raft, cruise, or paddle. The city also offers plenty of museums, art galleries, and shops. Visitors should make sure to visit Old Sacramento to experience what life was like in the days of the Gold Rush.
California State Capitol Museum Visit the Capitol building and take a guided tour, view informative films, and see historic re-enactments. This site also links you to other Sacramento museums.
American River Raft Rentals Float down the class II American River with friends or family, and hop on the free shuttle bus back to your starting point.
CalExpo Home to the annual State Fair, the exposition center also offers "The Point" for family fun including bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf, and a large arcade.
Old Sacramento Located right on the river, this old section of town allows visitors to step into the past and experience California in the days of mining for gold and the Pony Express.
How to Get Around
Sacramento offers buses, trolleys, light rail, and other forms of public transportation to make your visit easy and convenient.
Sacramento Regional Transit Access fare and schedule information for Sacramento's buses and light rail.
Sacramento Area Bikeways Sacramento is full of bikeways, paths, and trails. Get information about bike laws, view maps, and read safety tips.