Downtown is home to the city's major cultural attractions and entertainment venues, as well as a host of restaurants, bars and shops. Highlights include the California State Capitol, which sits at the heart of the 40-acre Capitol Park with its beautiful gardens and thought-provoking memorials. The nearby California Museum is worth a visit, along with the prestigious Crocker Art Museum’s fine Californian artworks.
The beautiful Old Sacramento neighbourhood has to be one of the brightest jewels in the city's crown. This river-front district takes you back in time to gold-rush era California: tour restored and recreated buildings, explore fascinating museums, wander the wooden boardwalks, take a carriage ride and interact with living history characters. History buffs will love immersive museums including the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum, and should also head to ‘Old Sac’ on Labor Day weekend to experience Gold Rush Days, a lively celebration of the city’s origins. Alternatively, travel 50 miles out of town to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, where the first discovery of gold in California was made – a find that led to the largest migration in human history.
Californians love the great outdoors and Sacramento is no exception. Within an hour of Downtown, you can kayak or white-water raft on the American River or cycle the 32-mile-long American River Trail, which links the heart of the city with the Folsom Lake in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The lake itself is a great place for a spot of fishing or watersports. Further afield, but still within a couple of hours' drive, is the breathtaking Lake Tahoe, a year-round playground and premier winter sports destination.
California's Central Valley is the state's agricultural heart, so it should come as no surprise that the farm-to-fork movement is widely embraced in Sacramento. Whether you're shopping at a farmer's market or dining in a local restaurant, you can be pretty sure the food has been created using ingredients sourced from local, high-quality farms. Pair your meal with a glass or two of local wine – there are some fantastic varieties produced around the city.
Sacramento is home to a selection of prestigious hotels, including The Citizen Hotel – a luxury property with an old-world ambience – the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and the ultra-modern Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. For something a little more bijou, there's The Sterling Hotel, a charming boutique hotel with just 16 rooms, and the 10-room Amber House Inn of Midtown.
The city is served by the Sacramento International Airport to the northwest and the Sacramento Executive Airport, which is just a 15-minute drive from the heart of Downtown. Simply contact our team Contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Sacramento, California.