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About Sacramento

The state capital of California, Sacramento is the place to vacation if you're looking for relaxation. With friendly locals and a slower pace of life, Sacramento welcomes all visitors with open arms. Look for your Sacramento vacation rental on FlipKey to find the perfect property to stay in whilst you're there!

About Sacramento

Sacramento is one of California's most historical cities and a great place for the history buff in you!

The land was previously inhabited by Nisenan and Plains Miwok Native Americans long before the settlers came. Officially founded in 1849, you'll find remnants of Old Sacramento as you explore the town.

Gold was discovered in the nearby town of Coloma, and so Sacramento experienced growth thanks to this! The California Gold Rush that subsequently happened was the largest human migration to ever occur.

Sacramento is also California's oldest cities and is located at the junction of the Sacramento and American Rivers. Sacramento was named after the Sacramento River by Gabriel Moraga, a Spanish cavalry officer.

Sacramento got its city status thanks to John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall!

What to do

Sacramento is steeped in history, and there are many landmarks you will should to visit whilst on your vacation.

Start off by the visiting the California State Capitol. You'll be able to find a painting of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the West Wing and there are also public guided tours!

Find out more about the California Gold Rush, stories and artifacts at the Sacramento History Museum.

Be sure to check out the Sacramento Central Farmers Market that is hosted all year round with live music, and food trucks galore!

One of Sacramento's most iconic features is Tower Bridge which connects Sacramento and West Sacramento. Walk, bike or drive over this bridge and take in Sacramento's beautiful views.

Head to the Sacramento and American Rivers for a spot of swimming or enjoy waterfront dining at one of the many restaurants!

Why not round the day off at William Land Park with a picnic?

Top Sacramento travel tips

There are several ways to explore the city. Sacramento Regional Transit runs around town, and you'll also be able to use the regional Yolobus route 42B, which runs between the airport and Downtown.

Sacramento's closest airport is Sacramento International Airport.

It's best to enjoy Sacramento between May and October, as it will most likely be sunny then. During the winter, Sacramento not only has rain but also dense fogs.

Second Saturday is something of a must when you're in Sacramento. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, galleries and stores host an open house evening!

Sacramento is quickly becoming one of California's best cities, and it is easy to see why! Start looking for your Sacramento vacation rental to stay in with FlipKey!