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Sacramento is the state Capital and in recent years has become one of the fastest growing and most popular places to visit in the Golden State. One of the reasons being its superb central location to many other California attractions. Easy day trips take you to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the Napa Valley wine country, the historic gold country in the Sierra foothills and the Sacramento Delta. But, Sacramento has lots to offer of its own, as well. There's Old Sacramento; the original town that's been preserved as it was in the days of the Gold Rush. Ride in a horse drawn carriage along cobblestone streets, or walk the wooden sidewalks and visit interesting shops, restaurants, and museums, all along the scenic Sacramento River. Take a riverboat ride or listen to live jazz and visit a comedy club - its all available in Old Sacramento. Other Sacramento attractions include the State Railroad Museum, Sutter's Fort and the Renaissance Revival style Capitol building and rose gardens. The popular annual Dixieland Jazz Jubilee draws thousands to the city each year and outdoor enthusiasts will want to visit Sacramento's 5,000 acre American River Preserve. With over 500,000 trees, Sacramento is spectacular in summer and fall, but with its mild climate, anytime of year is a great time to visit this beautiful and historic northern California city.

Surrounding areas: Loomis, California (23.4 mi), California Delta, California (25.8 mi), Sutter Creek, California (29.1 mi), Rio Vista, California (30.1 mi), Auburn, California (31.9 mi), Cold Springs, California (34.8 mi), Placerville, California (38.2 mi)

Sacramento Vacation Rentals

Sacramento Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
BT. Collins Army Lodging8300 Santa Cruz Street Bldg #650Sacramento, CA (916) 381-1258
Best Western Expo Inn1413 Howe AveSacramento, CA (800) 643-4422
Best Western John Jay Inn15 Massie CTSacramento, CA (916) 689-4425
Best Western Sutter House1100 H StSacramento, CA (916) 441-1314
Candlewood Suites555 Howe AveSacramento, CA (916) 646-1212
Canterbury Inn1900 Canterbury RdSacramento, CA (916) 927-3492
Capitol Center Travelodge1111 H StSacramento, CA (916) 444-8880
Clarion Hotel Sacramento700 16TH StSacramento, CA (916) 444-8000
Comfort Inn And Suites21 Howe AveSacramento, CA (916) 379-0400
Comfort Suites Downtown Sacramento226 Jibboom StSacramento, CA (916) 446-9400
Congress Hotel906 12TH StSacramento, CA (916) 442-9667
Courtyard By Marriott Sacramento4422 Y StSacramento, CA (800) 321-2211
Courtyard By Marriott South Natomas2101 Riv PLZ DrSacramento, CA (916) 922-1120
Courtyard By Marriott1782 Tribute RdSacramento, CA (916) 929-7900
Days Inn Downtown200 Jibbon StSacramento, CA (916) 448-8100
Delta King1000 Front StSacramento, CA (916) 444-5464
Doubletreehotel/sacramento2001 PT West WaySacramento, CA (916) 929-8855
Econo Lodge711 16TH StSacramento, CA (916) 443-6631
Econo Lodge2912 Auburn BlvdSacramento, CA (916) 482-2300
Embassy Suites Hotel Sacramento100 Capitol MallSacramento, CA (916) 326-5000
Extended Stay America Sacramento3825 Rosin CtSacramento, CA (916) 920-8199
Extended Stay America2100 Harvard StSacramento, CA (916) 921-9942
Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas2730 El Centro RdSacramento, CA (916) 923-7472
Fairfield Inn Cal Expo1784 Tribute RdSacramento, CA (916) 929-7900
Fairfield Inn Hotel1780 Tribute RdSacramento, CA (916) 929-7900
Good Nite Inn Sacramento25 Howe AveSacramento, CA (916) 386-8408
Governors Inn210 Richards BlvdSacramento, CA (916) 448-7224
Guest Suites2264 Cottage Way Suite 1Sacramento, CA (916) 925-4247
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas3021 Advantage WaySacramento, CA (916) 928-5700
Hampton Inn & Suites2230 Auburn BlvdSacramento, CA (916) 927-2222
Hawthorn Suites321 Bercut DrSacramento, CA (916) 441-1200
Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento2540 Venture Oaks WaySacramento, CA (916) 568-5400
Hilton Sacramento Arden West2200 Harvard StSacramento, CA (916) 922-4700
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Sacramento300 J StSacramento, CA (916) 446-0100
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas2981 Advantage WaySacramento, CA (916) 928-9400
Holiday Inn Express Sacramento728 16th StSacramento, CA (916) 444-4436
Holiday Inn Northeast5321 Date AveSacramento, CA (916) 338-5800
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel2810 Gtwy Oaks DrSacramento, CA (916) 564-7500
Host Airport Hotel By Marriott6945 Airport BlvdSacramento, CA (916) 922-8071
Hotel Berry729 L StSacramento, CA (916) 442-2971
Bed & Breakfast
University Inn Bed & Breakfast340 A StDavis, CA15.1 mi.(530) 756-8648

Sacramento Weather & Climate

The North-Central Valley of California has weather that is hot and dry in the summertime, and wet and cool in the wintertime. Summers consist of low humidity levels, and occasional temperatures that climb above the 95-degree mark. In the Delta Area, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet, humidity is a little higher. Thunderstorms are possible anytime of the year, but they are usually light and infrequent. Rain is almost non-existent in summertime in the valley. In winter, the Pacific high that keeps storms at bay in summer retreats southward, bringing widespread, moderate precipitation to the area. Also in winter, a shallow layer of ground fog, known as "tule fog," frequently forms at night and can persist for two or three weeks. Flooding in winter results when rain is heavy over a period of one or two days.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 41°F 4.18 in. -
February 62°F 44°F 3.77 in. -
March 67°F 47°F 3.15 in. -
April 73°F 49°F 1.17 in. -
May 81°F 54°F 0.60 in. -
June 88°F 58°F 0.18 in. -
July 93°F 60°F 0.05 in. -
August 92°F 60°F 0.05 in. -
September 88°F 59°F 0.37 in. -
October 79°F 53°F 1.00 in. -
November 64°F 45°F 2.59 in. -
December 55°F 40°F 2.76 in. -

Sacramento Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sacramento Executive airport (SAC) located about 3 miles southwest of Sacramento, the Mc Clellan Airfield (MCC) located approximately 8 miles northeast of Sacramento, and finally the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located roughly 9 miles east of Sacramento.

Sacramento Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderwoodsLodiCA31.3 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA50.2 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA52.8 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA56.5 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA67.7 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA82.6 mi.
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA84.2 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA87.1 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USASacramentoCA 
Waterworld USAConcordCA50.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA74.0 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA87.2 mi.
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV114.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Bing Maloney Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Bradshaw Ranch Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Campus Commons Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Champions Golf LinksSacramentoCA 
Cordova Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Foothill Golf CenterSacramentoCA 
Haggin Oaks Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Teal Bend Golf ClubSacramentoCA 
Wildhawk Golf ClubSacramentoCA 
William Land Park Municipal Golf CourseSacramentoCA 
Ancil Hoffman Golf CourseCarmichaelCA8.9 mi.
Cherry Island Golf CourseElvertaCA11.1 mi.
Lawrence Links Golf CourseAntelopeCA11.7 mi.
Emerald Lakes Golf CenterElk GroveCA12.0 mi.
Antelope Greens Golf CourseAntelopeCA12.8 mi.
Wildhorse Golf CourseDavisCA14.2 mi.
Davis Golf CourseDavisCA16.6 mi.
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf CourseRosevilleCA17.8 mi.
Empire Ranch Golf ClubFolsomCA18.0 mi.
Folsom Lake Golf CourseFolsomCA18.0 mi.
Whitney Oaks Golf ClubRocklinCA20.7 mi.
El Dorado Hills Golf CourseEl Dorado HillsCA22.8 mi.
Indian Creek Country ClubLoomisCA22.9 mi.
Dry Creek Ranch Golf CourseGaltCA23.8 mi.
Rio La Paz Golf ClubNicolausCA24.4 mi.
Catta Verdera Golf ClubLincolnCA25.0 mi.
Lincoln Hills ClubLincolnCA25.0 mi.
Turkey Creek Golf ClubLincolnCA25.0 mi.
Forest Lake Golf CourseAcampoCA25.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA74.7 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA76.1 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA77.6 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA79.5 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA79.8 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA79.8 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA80.8 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA83.3 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA84.3 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA87.4 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA87.4 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA90.7 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV93.8 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV111.5 mi.
State Parks
Negro Bar State ParkCA17.5 mi. 
Mormon Island Wetlands State ParkCA21.5 mi. 
Gold Discovery Site State ParkCA35.5 mi. 
Crocker Art MuseumSacramentoCA(Art)
Golden State MuseumSacramentoCA(History)
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA52.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Lindsay Wildlife MuseumWalnut CreekCA55.3 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA 
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA31.3 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA52.8 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA67.7 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA74.6 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA74.6 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA87.2 mi.

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