Ready to experience the capital city of California like never before? Sacramento is a sprawling metropolitan area, and a perfect starting point for a Northern California jaunt. With a car or truck rental, you can dash away to the many sites and attractions around this fantastic city.
From SMF to Sacramento
When your flight lands at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), you’ll only be 12 miles north from downtown. Before your arrival, reserve a vehicle from a Sacramento car rental agency to ensure your adventures can begin the moment you hit the ground. Traveling with a significant other? Drive 57 miles west and enjoy a beautiful day in the wine country of Napa Valley. Spend the afternoon at one of dozens of wineries, treating your palate to food and wine pairings. After filling up on pinot noir and cheese, see Napa Valley from above with a hot-air balloon tour. Are you traveling with a party to wine country? Look into renting a van during your Northern California getaway.
If a day in the big city is more your style, keep heading southwest in your car rental from Sacramento until you get to “The City by the Bay.” Stroll the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown--the oldest one in the country. Duck into an authentic restaurant for plates of chop suey and dim sum. You’ll probably be craving dessert next, so take the trolley over to Ghirardelli Square for some of the finest chocolate around. Enjoy the view of Alcatraz across the bay while gorging on these delicious treats.
Explore the Last Stop on the Pony Express
Sacramento and its surrounding cities are a great choice for your next getaway. Check out Travelocity’s list of hotels and pick the one that best suits you. Feel like getting behind the wheel of something spicy after you land? We also have a great selection of car rentals in Sacramento. Your capital adventure awaits.