SACRAMENTO – California Begins Here!
Sacramento is the star on the map of California – where you will find cultural attractions to inspire you, cutting-edge cuisine to impress you, history to enrich you and surprises to put a smile on your face. Venture out in any direction and you’ll see why we’re so fond of saying, “California begins here.”
With more than 230 days of sunshine annually, Sacramento is the perfect place to explore the outdoors, soak up the California sun, go wine tasting or attend sporting events. But the things to do here aren’t limited to the outdoors. World-class museums, performing arts groups and other family fun activities make every day unique in California’s capital. Sacramento is the capital of California – the star on the map. Some of the best museums in the state are located here, and the California State Railroad Museum is often labeled as the best railroad museum in North America.
Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and that means it has fantastic food. There are more restaurants with high Zagat ratings in Sacramento than anywhere else in Northern California. Fine dining restaurants are nestled in historic buildings on blocks with art galleries, bookstores and mom-and-pop shops. But it’s not all about the high-end eats. Ask any five Sacramentans where to get the best pizza or burger, and they’re all likely to give you a different answer – and you can bet it will be good.
See the government at work on a tour of the California State Capitol, and take a walk through the gorgeous Capitol Park while you’re there. The 28-acre Old Sacramento State Historic Park is a must. The Gold Rush-era buildings have been beautifully restored, and it’s a hive of shops, eateries, comedy clubs, nightlife and historic sites and museums.
How to Get There
Sacramento is one of California’s most accessible major cities. Arrive by air, rail, highway and even water. Located just 90 miles from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and just 50 miles from Napa. Find complete Sacramento maps and transportation options at visitsacramento.com.
Sacramento International Airport is located just 10 to 15 minutes from downtown and offers direct or convenient connecting flights to more than 50 cities. Twelve major airlines and regional carriers feature a diversity of schedules to fit virtually any travel plans, including 125 non-stop flights and dozens of direct flights daily. Sacramento International Airport ranked as one of the top four airports in the country for customer satisfaction.