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Local Attractions (2015)

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City Sights

The sixth largest city in California and one of the most diverse in the nation, Sacramento has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. With fantastic weather and year-round outdoor activities, it is a great place for families and features an increasing array of cultural amenities. Here are a few highlights recommended for your stay in our wonderful city.

Image of Old Sacramento on the river courtesy of SAC CVB
Old Sacramento on the river
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Old Sacramento

Experience this unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District just a short stroll from the Holiday Inn. Located along the Sacramento River and bustling with activity, Old Sacramento is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions, and world-renowned museums set within the California Gold Rush and Transcontinental Railroad era. A variety of historic walking tours are available as well as an Underground Tour, Ghost Tour, or Classic Coach Ride.

Out on the Town

Stylish new restaurants and bars also are a walk or short taxi-ride away, specifically within the Kay District and Midtown, a historic residential community and urban center with boutiques, studios, and upscale or casual dining at every turn. The Fab 40's is also worth a look, featuring great architecture in one of Sacramento's original residential neighborhoods. As governor, Ronald Reagan chose to live here instead of at the official Governor's Mansion.

Outdoor Enthusiasts

The 32-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail winds west from Folsom, home of the prison made famous by Johnny Cash, to Old Sacramento. Also known as the American River Bike Trail, it forms a pathway used by walkers, hikers, bikers, and others.


Image of California Museum (photo copyright 2015. All rights reserved.
California Museum
Photo copyright 2015. All rights reserved.
Image of Crocker Art Museum (photo credit Brian Suhr)
Crocker Art Museum
Photo credit: Brian Suhr
Image of Sutter Fort (photo credit Lee Foster)
Sutter's Fort Historic Park
Photo credit: Lee Foster








California Museum

Inspires visitors to pursue the California dream and make their mark on history through interactive and innovative experiences as they are engaged and enlightened about the state's rich history.

Crocker Art Museum

The first public art museum founded in the western United States, was established in 1885 and is now one of the leading art museums in California.

Sacramento History Museum

A modern link to the past in a reproduction of the 1854 City Hall and Waterworks building.

Sutter's Fort Historic Park

Located in the heart of Midtown, this park captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush.

Wells Fargo Museums

Feature exhibits include an authentic 1866 Abbot-Downing stagecoach, a working telegraph line, gold specimens, documents, furnishings, and other artifacts.

For more suggestions, please visit the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau website.


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