Sacramento holidays - Old-worldly, cultural and fascinating
Halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, Sacramento holidays enjoy easy access to a whole host of exciting attractions, whether you are looking for a city break or an outdoors adventure in Yosemite.
Travel back in time and explore California's cultural side
Sacramento was first settled by city father John Sutter, but it was the 1839 gold rush that charged the city’s fortunes. Holidays in Sacramento cannot help but be drawn in by the Old West history that radiates from every corner of the city.
Things to do in Sacramento
From Sacramento’s beginnings as the epicenter of the California Gold Rush to its status today as a major hub for culture, outdoor recreation and great food, California’s capital city has always been a colorful, lively and fun-loving city. In the historic Old Sacramento Waterfront district, you can follow the footsteps of the heroes, villains, legends and ghosts of California’s rowdy “Wild West” past or see how railroads transformed the culture, communications and industry of the US at the California State Railroad Museum. The city’s easily walkable streets lead visitors through the beautiful tree-lined Midtown neighborhoods and their abundance of unique shops, cafes, parks and coffeeshops.
Add in over 70 craft breweries, 200 wineries, 50 miles of paved bike trails, lakes and rivers filled with recreation opportunities, a great arts & music scene, and a convenient location to explore all northern California has to offer and it's easy to see why Sacramento is a must-stop on any California itinerary.
When to go to Sacramento
Sacramento sees temperatures in summer average highs of 33.3°C in July and August and winter lows of 3.8°C in December and January.
- Festival de la Familia at the Cal Expo
- Pacific Rim Street Festival, May.
- Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Memorial Day, May
- Pacific Rim Fest, May.
- Old Sacramento historical tours
- Crocker Art Museum
- Discovery Museum of Sacramento
- California State Capitol building
- Sutter’s Fort, State Historic Park
- Sacramento King’s Arco Arena
- RiverTrain experience