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About Sacramento

Sacramento is one of Northern California’s true ‘golden’ treasures. You’ll find a city that blends its historic landmark district; hip, modern urban core; the stateliness of the Capitol; and tops it off with the natural beauty of a riverfront to bring you the best of everything for the perfect vacation or quick and easy getaway.

The communities surrounding the Capitol offer a wide variety of attractions, activities and sights. You can establish basecamp in Sacramento and then enjoy day trips to the to the rich agricultural cities in Yolo County, 20 minutes to the west; the Gold Rush towns of Coloma, Placerville or Murphys  going east towards the foothills for 45 minutes to 1 hour; or the Central Valley city of Lodi heading 45 minutes south.


Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco; 90 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe; 383 miles north of Los Angeles.  Elevation:  17 feet.

Getting to Sacramento

The city is easily accessible from all directions.  Interstate 80 and US Highway 50 run east/west; Interstate 5 and US Highway 99 run north/south. 

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is served by all major airlines with direct flights from Europe offered by several. Nonstop service from Sacramento to the east coast is available on several carriers. A parking garage with 5,300 spaces opened across from Terminal A in late 2004 and a $1 billion expansion opened   in October 2011.


Sacramento enjoys mild year-round temperatures. Summers are dry with little humidity and an abundance of sunshine. Be prepared for cool, sometimes rainy days in December, January and February.

Average Annual Rainfall:  17.18"
Average Temperature in January:  53.5° F
Average Temperature in July:  88°

Major Events

Festival de la Familia (April)

Pacific Rim Street Festival (May)

Sacramento Music Festival (Memorial Day Weekend)

Raley’s Grape Escape & Wine & Dine Week (June)

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom (June) 

California State Fair (July)

Gold Rush Days (Labor Day Weekend)

California Capital Airshow (September)

California International Marathon (December)

New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

For a complete listing of citywide events, visit

Where to Stay

For a complete listing of hotels, click here.

Ask for a FREE Sacramento Gold Card when you check in to one of the participating hotels to enjoy discounts and savings at attractions and restaurants.