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Where is Sacramento?

Sacramento is the capital of California, located 90 minutes’ drive north-east of San Francisco.

What's the best way to get to Sacramento?

Flights connect to Sacramento directly from Los Angeles and San Francisco airports, as well as a number of other hub airports around the United States.

Alternatively, we recommend driving from San Francisco – a trip of approximately 90 minutes.

Why is Sacramento the capital of California?

Sacramento became the capital of California in 1854 during the Gold Rush thanks to its importance as a hub for nearby miners, prospectors and traders.

What is Sacramento known for?

Sacramento is an authentic Californian city known for its rich Farm-to-Fork food and rich brewing heritage. The city, and surrounding areas are some of the most fertile farm land in the U.S., growing a huge range of fresh produce.

If the city is the Farm-to-Fork capital of the USA, is there good dining options?

There certainly are! The city has a huge range of restaurants, from Michelin-starred fine-dining experiences to quick street eats. Many eateries rotate their menus daily or weekly to reflect seasonal ingredients and the freshest produce.

Will it have a "big city" feel?

Sacramento has a laid-back, authentic feel. Each part of the city has a different atmosphere, and many of the main destinations are quite close together.

The Old Town dates back to the 1800’s and is great to explore. The Capitol building is a must see, and 1.5kms away, while Midtown is filled with tree-lined streets, historic homes and culinary delights.

Is there much for kids to do there?

There’s loads for the whole family in Sacramento. Start with a tour of the state Capitol Building, with exhibits detailing some of California’s most historic events. Explore the historic Old Town and the must-visit is California Railroad Museum, and Aerospace Museum of California.

Additionally, Sacramento is one of the most bike-able cities in the USA, thanks to its wide boulevards and bike lanes.

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What's New

2019
  • Golden 1 Center and DOCO
    The Golden 1 Center, home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings, opened in 2016 and has spurred the construction of new restaurants, retail and other amenities in the Downtown Commons area (DOCO). DOCO is where the locals hang out and proudly welcomes visitors from around the globe. Following this initial launch, the area was further refurbished and extended in 2019, adding more shops, eateries and spaces for visitors.
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