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Best of Sacramento Guide

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Sacramento
California's capital city is often overlooked by tourists seeking out better known destinations in other corners of the state. Look again: Sacramento offers a range of exciting, educational and historic attractions sure to entertain all. Families will want to check out the cheetahs, jaguars and crocodiles at the Zoo while political buffs should head to the state Capitol, which features a park and museum on California history, or the Governor's Mansion. Anyone with an interest in trains will enjoy the Railroad Museum's massive collection of antique locomotives. Everyone will enjoy the restaurants and shops of historic Old Sacramento on the city's lovely waterfront.

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California State Railroad Museum
California State Railroad Museum
North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Crocker Art Museum
Crocker Art Museum
Owner description: The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of... more Owner description: The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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American River Bicycle Trail
American River Bicycle Trail
Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
Attraction type: Biking Trails
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Capitol Park
Capitol Park
This popular park, surrounding the California State Capitol, has trees from around the world and memorials to significant state events.
Attraction type: State Parks; Government Buildings; Jogging Paths & Tracks; Parks; Gardens

All places to eat » Places to eat

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate
Ranked #1 of 1,829 Restaurants in Sacramento
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Dinner
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Ranked #2 of 1,829 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
Good for: Doing business, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 1,829 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price:
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gunther's Quality Ice Cream
Gunther's Quality Ice Cream
Ranked #4 of 1,829 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price:
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Biba
Biba
Ranked #5 of 1,829 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price: $20 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sacramento International Hostel
1.5 of 5
Sacramento International Hostel
$33 - $99
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rancho Cordova / Folsom
2.5 of 5
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rancho Cordova / Folsom
$99 - $117
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gold River
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport - Natomas
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport - Natomas
$113 - $223
Ranked #1 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
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Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
$122 - $198
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
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Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas
$123 - $215
Ranked #6 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Amber House Bed and Breakfast Inn
4.0 of 5
Amber House Bed and Breakfast Inn
$205 - $274
Ranked #1 of 12 Sacramento B&B and Inns
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Inn and Spa at Parkside
4.0 of 5
Inn and Spa at Parkside
$208 - $251
Ranked #3 of 12 Sacramento B&B and Inns
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Hyatt Regency Sacramento
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
$180 - $332
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
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