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Whilst many visitors to California flock to LA, San Fran, or the other better-known cities, the state’s vibrant capital certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. From vintage locomotive rides to its immaculately preserved old district, Sacramento is steeped in pioneer history, whilst a flourishing art and cultural scene keep things firmly in the present. Surrounded by verdant farmland, the city’s also a foodie’s delight, with fine restaurants serving up delicious farm-to-fork cuisine. After hours, you can party in a trendy club, or play it cool in a craft cocktail bar.

Things to see

Set beside the gently rippling river, Old Sacramento lives and breathes the past, with its 1800’s architecture, boardwalk-style sidewalks, and horse-drawn carriages trundling with tourists. Alongside restaurants and souvenir shops, the district also boasts the Sacramento History Museum, which thoroughly details the city’s past, from its disastrous fire to the famous gold rush. A must-see for any train enthusiast, the California State Railroad Museum is also located on-site. Featuring over 20 historic locomotives and railroad cars, the captivating museum is also home to a replica of the 1870’s Central Pacific Railroad station. During the summer visitors can take a scenic 45-minute ride along the Sacramento Southern Railroad, in one of several vintage passenger cars. Nearby in the heart of downtown, the California State Capitol building sits grandly among 40-acres of lush and leafy gardens. The hub of California’s government, the 1800’s neoclassical masterpiece features an equally lavish interior, which is available for tours.

Hotels in Sacramento

Whether you’re here for work, play, or a balanced blend of both, the hotels in Sacramento can accommodate any type of stay. Those with a taste for the finer things will find them in quintessentially luxuriant Californian style, in chandeliered manors, luxury high rise establishments, and even a historic riverboat. The more modest hotels in Sacramento often come in the form of chain name lodgings, many of which feature swimming pools, business centers, and fitness facilities. In-room, you can expect plush bedding, WiFi and cable television. For a cheaper stay you’ll find no shortage of cost-effective crash pads, though they usually place you out of the downtown buzz.

Where to stay

A cluster of multistory towers beside the gentle Sacramento River, Downtown Sacramento is the city’s beating heart. Alongside a cornucopia of gourmet restaurants, it’s where you’ll find the opulent California State Capitol building, and Downtown Plaza – an open-air shopping haven, packed with big name stores. A hotel in Sacramento’s downtown also puts you just east of the attraction-packed Old Sacramento, with its many museums and historical monuments. North Sacramento is home to many of the cheaper brand name hotels the city has to offer, as well as the Arden Fair Mall if you want to blow your savings.

How to get to Sacramento

Sacramento International Airport is the city’s closest gateway, situated just 10 miles from the vibrant downtown district. It provides year-round connections to many major US cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and New York, as well as flights to Mexico. When you’ve arrived getting into the city is a piece of cake, with plentiful taxis and Bus 42A providing a cheap link from the airport to the city’s core. Sacramento is also served by the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus, whilst drivers will find the city at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 80.

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