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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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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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. The Crocker is CLOSED every Monday. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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California State Capitol and Museum
California State Capitol and Museum
This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum.
Attraction type: Specialty 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: Government Buildings; Gardens; Jogging Paths & Tracks; Parks; State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gunther's Quality Ice Cream
Gunther's Quality Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 1,969 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Biba
Biba
Ranked #2 of 1,969 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price: $20 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate
Ranked #3 of 1,969 Restaurants in Sacramento
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Ranked #4 of 1,969 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Firehouse
The Firehouse
Ranked #5 of 1,969 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hostelling International Sacramento
1.5 of 5
Hostelling International Sacramento
$32 - $119
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rancho Cordova/folsom
2.5 of 5
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rancho Cordova/folsom
$94 - $138
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gold River
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Olive Grove Suites
Olive Grove Suites
$75 - $115
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Citrus Heights

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport-Natomas
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport-Natomas
$123 - $249
Ranked #2 of 80 Hotels in Sacramento
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Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo
$119 - $235
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Sacramento
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Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Airport-Natomas
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Airport-Natomas
$123 - $226
Ranked #7 of 80 Hotels in Sacramento
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Amber House Inn of Midtown
4.0 of 5
Amber House Inn of Midtown
$182 - $236
Ranked #1 of 14 Sacramento B&B and Inns
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Hyatt Regency Sacramento
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
$190 - $459
Ranked #3 of 80 Hotels in Sacramento
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Inn and Spa at Parkside
4.0 of 5
Inn and Spa at Parkside
$181 - $292
Ranked #2 of 14 Sacramento B&B and Inns
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