Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle once said, "With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live." There are few places in which this idea is so abundantly clear as West Sacramento, California, where cargo ships bound for foreign countries come and go along the deep water canal, and even humpback whales have been spotted this far inland. Book a room in one of the hotels near West Sacramento, CA and experience all the ways marine life can color a place even 80 miles from the sea.
It's hard to start the morning off on the wrong foot if you spend it fishing in the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel. Wake up early in one of our West Sacramento hotels and park yourself on the bank across from the barge docks. What better way to pass the time waiting for your line to twitch than by watching the cargo ships come and go? How strange that you can feel at such peace in the dim light of morning as the dock workers rush to and fro, efficiently packing tons of California rice into the holds of ships bound for far-off destinations. Later, slide into one of our rental cars in West Sacramento and head north to explore the city from another angle with a traipse through River Walk Park, from which the Sacramento skyline is visible. Admire the views and the verdure, and perhaps browse the offerings of the weekly farmers market on your way past.
When you spot the sunny arches of the Tower Bridge, don't hesitate: just walk across. (Well, maybe make a quick trip back to your choice of hotels in West Sacramento to drop off your bags first.) Downtown Sacramento has its own charms to explore, and Travelocity can set you up with cheap hotels in Sacramento during your stay so you can keep your focus on the incredible urban world all around you...or the sea.