Some of your best traveling memories take place beyond the queues and crowds of the biggest cities, and you know that adventures come to life in the retelling. When you reach Sacramento, it won’t take long to find yourself collecting new tales to tell and relishing in the cobblestone streets and quiet riverside neighborhoods. Amid its rich history, downtown Sacramento is also a thriving arts district where you’ll get caught up in the graceful movements of the Sacramento Ballet and the touching stories performed at the Jean Runyon Little Theater. Stay in our best downtown Sacramento hotels for a getaway to California’s unassuming state capital.
Explore centuries past in Old Sacramento, nested right along the downtown riverfront. The excitement of the untamed West will catch up with you as you stroll down wooden sidewalks and nostalgia will meet you in sweet shops where your great grandpa could have picked up a bag of treats for a penny. Take a moment to look around at the old rail station and Huntington & Hopkins Hardware—this is the California people dreamed of before starlets ever lit up the silver screen in SoCal. To reminisce on the memories you’re creating and curating, book hotels in Downtown Sacramento’s historic quarter and hang your hat in these cobblestone streets.
Speaking of streets, cruise in the California sun in one of our rental cars in Downtown Sacramento. Roll out to the edge of downtown to see the Governor’s Mansion, built in 1877. Drive slowly or you might miss this understated Victorian beauty through the trees. Listen closely as you stop by the grounds—perhaps the Governor will tickle the ivories of the 1902 Steinway.
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