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What you should know about Elk Grove

Founded in 1850 as a stage stop on the trail between Sacramento and San Francisco, Elk Grove remained a small rural community until the 1980s. As neighboring Sacramento boomed, Elk Grove became a popular suburb for commuters. Today, the district prides itself on having something for everyone, and is an open, peaceful community with the old town at its heart. Green spaces abound and Californian wildlife can be discovered along the river. Elk Grove makes the perfect base for a California vacation.

Hotels in Elk Grove

Most hotels in Elk Grove are from big-name brands, offering comfort and convenience. They have spacious rooms and 2- to 3-star services with easy access to I-5 and I-99. Extended Stay America is a 2-star hotel in Elk Grove. The hotel suites include fully equipped kitchens with access to a guest laundry service and free WiFi, making it ideal for families. Elk Grove hotel reviews praise the quiet neighborhood and comfortable rooms. Another option is the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn, featuring an outdoor pool and business facilities, and it’s away from the main highways. There are also 2-star motels in Elk Grove which are perfect for travelers on a budget.

Things to see in Elk Grove

Take a trip back in time to Old Town Elk Grove, along Main Street, which has been lovingly restored in an 1850s style. This pedestrian street boasts historic buildings, independent stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Old Town Plaza often hosts community events and arts fairs. Elk Grove is dotted with over 93 parks of various sizes. One of the largest is Elk Grove Regional Park, where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the great outdoors—walking, cycling, or horseback riding along the marked trails, swimming in the lake, or enjoying an outdoor performance. The park is also home to Elk Grove Bike Park, featuring free BMX courses for adults and kids, amateurs and professionals. Marvel at the skills on display, and then join in! There are places to rent bikes around Elk Grove. Laguna Creek Parkway is a haven for nature lovers. This 13-mile waterway is home to an array of fish and birds attracted by these wetlands—explore it on walking and riding trails.

Good for families and business travelers

Elk Grove is the perfect place for families on a California vacation. Stay in a family-friendly hotel in Elk Grove and have easy access to the city’s many outdoor activities in a safe, quiet suburban environment. Elk Grove is within easy reach of Sacramento, home to the California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento Zoo for day trips. Elk Grove organizes regular community events, including a Charles Dickens Faire and Pumpkin Festival, so there’s sure to be something going on when you visit. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to Sacramento (20 minutes’ drive) and San Francisco (1 hour 40 minutes away) and excellent Elk Grove hotel deals.

How to get to Elk Grove

Sacramento International Airport is approximately 25 miles north of Elk Grove and is served by major domestic airlines. The easiest way to get from the airport is by hiring a car—it takes 40 minutes to reach Elk Grove from the airport. Suburban Elk Grove is designed for cars and parking is readily available. If you want to use public transportation, you can take bus 42A from Terminal A and ride it into Sacramento, then take one of the regular buses out to Elk Grove on this popular commuter route in less than 2 hours total. The e-Tran bus system is another convenient way to get around Elk Grove.