Sacramento – one of the oldest cities in California, as well as being the U.S. state capital of California – is also the fastest growing city in California. It’s a thriving urban area with great restaurants, outdoor fun, and exceptional museums.
Flights to and from Sacramento are offered seasonally. Dates may vary.
Why Go To Sacramento
Sacramento offers the best of a vacation to California: a perfect climate for outdoor pursuits or just strolling, outstanding farm-to-table cuisine, and a small-enough-yet-large-enough downtown that is easily walkable and packed with sights to see and things to do.
Old Sacramento is an historic area now filled with shops and restaurants.
What To Do
Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, this eight-block National Historic Landmark District got its start in the mid-1800s with the start of the Gold Rush and is just as lively today with more than 125 shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions.
With more than 250 days of sunshine a year, Sacramento is the perfect place for outdoor fun. Enjoy more than 30 miles of dedicated bike lanes including the beautiful American River Bike Trail. The Sacramento and American Rivers are also popular spots for kayaking and rafting. And just two hours away is the outdoor playground of Lake Tahoe with its water-based fun and exceptional hiking.
Numerous history museums include the California State Capitol Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum, and the Wells Fargo History Museum. For art lovers, there’s the Crocker Art Museum with its premier collection of California art, as well as European paintings, and international ceramics.
Trendy boutiques can be found in Midtown, and Old Sacramento is good for truly novel gifts and one-of-a-kind collectibles.
Due to the area’s abundance of local produce and the many restaurants that showcase this cornucopia, Sacramento justifiably calls itself “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”. There’s even a Farm-to-Fork festival every year in the summer, which at last count, attracted more than 80,000 people. There’s local wine, too, from more than 200 wineries in the area. Most restaurants are in downtown, Midtown, and the Old Sacramento area.
Top-caliber performing arts and theatre, as well as a rich cultural scene reward the visitor to Sacramento. For more laid-back pursuits, there are more intimate music venues, wine bars, and more than 15 breweries in the area.