Cheap Flights To Sacramento
Situated at the junction of the American River and the Sacramento River, after which it is named, this city has a proud history. The capital of the state of California was once a major distribution point in the Californian Gold Rush. Here, you can step back in time with a visit to Old Sacramento to experience the Gold Rush-era for yourself, particularly during the annual "Gold Rush Days".
Today, the city is the Farm-to-Fork capital of America. With an abundance of farms, ranches and vineyards nearby, restaurants in the area avidly promote using fresh, local ingredients. With plenty of award-winning chefs and restaurants, you can be assured of a great dining experience here. The region also produces a wealth of fine wines, many of which have garnered international reputations, so you can enjoy an excellent local wine with your meal. Wine-tasting tours are also popular.
The American River Parkway boasts fantastic bike and walking trails as well as opportunities for fishing, kayaking and tubing. For the more adventurous, white water rapids are also close by.
Plan your trip to catch one of the many annual festivals and city-wide events including the Gold Rush Days festival and the popular Sacramento music festival with its range of live music acts and colourful parades.
Things To Do
With an abundance of things to do within the city and its surroundings, there is plenty to keep you entertained. If you want to venture further afield, San Francisco and the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge are just a few hours' drive away.
The American River Parkway is a picturesque wildlife and recreation area that stretches for 37 km. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in this beautiful setting, where you can choose from a range of activities including golf, cycling, rafting and guided tours.
The region boasts some of the oldest wine-producing vineyards in California. With more than 200 vineyards nearby, you can learn about the intricacies of the wine-making process that is explained with passion by the winemakers themselves. Most of the wine tastings here are free.
Old Sacramento lets you have a taste of life as it was back in the Gold Rush-era that started in 1849. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, this eight-block section of Downtown offers world-class museums and tours, as well as railroad and carriage rides.
Calendar Of Events
Boasting on average 269 sunny days per year, this city is ideally suited to host a range of outdoor as well as indoor events.
California State Fair. A great family day out, this state fair is held over three weeks of July every year. With an array of lives performances as well as funfair rides, animals, motocross displays, horse racing and shopping, there really is something for everyone.
Gold Rush Days. Taking place over Labour Day weekend, this free festival takes you back to the 1850s. Watch costumed performers re-enact gunfights, try panning for gold, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or listen to one of the many music performances.
Sacramento Music Festival. During Memorial Day weekend in May each year, you can join the locals for a four-day live music festival featuring a range of musical talents and genres. Street dancing and parades contribute to the lively atmosphere.