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Sacramento

Travel Guide
Sacramento featuring heritage architecture and an administrative building

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
3.5 out of 5
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA
The price is AU$178 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arden Fair Mall and Cal Expo Race Track. California State University Sacramento and Discovery ...
3.6/5Good! (933 reviews)
"Loved pool, spacious hallways, gift shop, and full gym"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
4 out of 5
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA
The price is AU$237 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in Downtown Sacramento, this hotel is steps away from Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and K Street Mall. California State Capitol and Sacramento Convention ...
4/5Very Good! (915 reviews)
"Very comfortable!"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
4 out of 5
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$328 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Downtown Sacramento, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Father Junípero Serra Statue, California State Capitol and K Street Mall. Golden1Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (913 reviews)
"Location is awesome. Staff upon check-in were friendly and helpful. Room was a nice size and immaculate. It's really convenient to have on-site parking."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
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.
Mini Suite With Attached Bath non Smoking
Mini Suite With Attached Bath non Smoking
5216 Jilson Way, Elk Grove, CA
The price is AU$171 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Situated in Elk Grove, this holiday home is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Stone Lake State Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of SURF XTREME and Sutter Medical Group. Laguna ...
4.1/5Very Good! (21 reviews)
Staycation Review
"My boyfriend and I were attending a wedding in town and decided to make it a staycation for the weekend. This property was quiet and tucked away; the perfect size for our needs, and very cozy. There were a lot of food and shopping options less than 10 minutes away. Sunny was a great host and very ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2021

Mini Suite With Attached Bath non Smoking
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
2.5 out of 5
1784 Tribute Rd, Sacramento, CA
The price is AU$183 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (786 reviews)
"The staff was really nice & helpful…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Roseville Sacramento
Home2 Suites by Hilton Roseville Sacramento
2.5 out of 5
1900 Freedom Way, Roseville, CA
The price is AU$266 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of William Jessup University, @the Grounds and Fountains at Roseville. Westfield Galleria at Roseville ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (238 reviews)
"Easy to access and convenient location."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Roseville Sacramento
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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