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What to do in Sacramento????

My sister has decided she wants to visit Sacramento.

What is there to do in Sacramento?. I didn't think this was a tourist spot. Should we stay near airport or downtown? Please help me plan a weekend.( We have visited most other cities in Calif.) visit will be in April. I really don't want to rent a car. is there bus service from the aiport area to downtown if we choose to stay near the airport. And of course hotel reccomendatios are always appreciated.

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11. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

You can easily spend two days here.

First check out Old Sac and the Railroad Museum http://www.oldsacramento.com/

There is a ton of history here. The Gold Rush, Pony Express and Transcontinental Railroad all have roots in Old Sac. The Big Four (Crocker, Stanford, Huntington and Hopkins), Millionaires of SF’s Nob Hill, all made their fortunes in Old Sac.

There is also:

State Capitol http://capitolmuseum.ca.gov/

Stanford Mansion www.stanfordmansion.org

Governor’s Mansion www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=498

Sutter’s Fort and the Indian Museum www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=486 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=485

Crocker Art Gallery www.crockerartmuseum.org

The California Museum of History, Women and the Arts. http://www.californiamuseum.org/

Old City Cemetery http://www.oldcitycemetery.com/ I know that sounds a little weird but the Cemetery has some beautiful Victorian gardens and one of the most complete collections of antique roses in the country. Would be worth a visit in April if you are here during one of their guided tours.

I would agree with the above post that the Hyatt is an excellent location, right across the street from the Capitol and its Park. The Sheraton Grand and the Citizen Hotel are also very good. A more mid range option might be the Inn at Capitol Park.

The Embassy Suites on Capitol Ave. puts you right across the street from Old Sac.

If you want to stay on a riverboat in Old Sac look into the Delta King. http://www.deltaking.com/

I would not stay north of G street between 10th and 17th or near the airport.

If you are here on the Second Saturday of the month check out the Second Saturday Art Walk. http://2nd-sat.com/ Many art galleries around Midtown and Downtown stay open late and there are bands on the streets etc.

There are a lot of good restaurants around J,K,L streets from 15th to 25th streets. For info on this area see http://sacramento.downtowngrid.com/

Also check out http:// sacramento365.com/ for events.

TJ

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12. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

As mentioned, there are a few things to see, especially historical stuff, like the State Capitol, and if you're interested, some of ther state buildings in Downtown. You probably only need a few days or a weekend to see everything. Yes, don't stay near the airport because the airport sits out in the middle of nowhere!

If you will have a car, you could also take a drive to some of the nearby sites. Lake Tahoe is about an 1.5 hours away. There's also a few casinos there on the Nevada side and you can do some gambling if you want. There are 2 pretty good shopping outlets. One in Folsom and one in Vacaville. Both about 30-45 min. away. San Francisco is also about an hour away too!

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13. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

Thanks to all for your information. I value all opinions..

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14. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

Thanks

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15. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

I agree with the recommendations on the Hyatt and the Sheraton, they truly are in great locations. I'm curious though, what your sister and you are interested in? Nightlife, Wine/Food, History, Art, etc...There have been a lot of great suggestions but perhaps if we know a little more about your interests we might be able to give you even better guidance for your trip!

You two will have a blast in Sacramento for a weekend and I agree with DaveC in saying not to listen to the nay sayers that Sac isn't a great place to visit...I've been in Sacramento for 8 years and I love it! It's casual and welcoming, there's great food and lots of things to do...Is it loaded with tourist traps and world famous attractions? No. But it's loaded with personality and I think you'll greatly appreciate your weekend here!

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16. Re: What to do in Sacramento????

thank you Calligirl..we will wonder around the city and see the capital, etc...and just be visitors and not tourist.

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