Sacramento is steeped in Californian history and the city is home to an impressive amount of iconic landmarks, open park spaces, cultural attractions, museums, and shopping facilities. There is something in Sacramento for every traveler to discover and enjoy. The big question is: where you want to start after picking up your rental car from the airport?
One of the most iconic structures in Sacramento is the gleaming dome of the California State Capitol building. The building serves as both a museum, showcasing some of the state’s history, and California’s working seat of Government.
Take a walk along the West Wing to see the past and present governor’s portraits, including that of Arnold Schwarzenegger, hanging in the corridors or wander through Capitol Park. The 40 acres of park gardens and memorials that surround the State Capitol Building are worth a stroll in the Californian sunshine.
For a touch of modern history, visit the California Museum. Walk through the California Hall of Fame and come face-to-face with The Golden State’s most celebrated personalities, like César Chávez, Mark Zuckerberg, and Amelia Earhart. Do not miss out on learning more about the culture of California Indians: Making A Difference exhibit is the first of its kind. Presented in Native voice and covering the 3,000-foot gallery, the exhibit represents over 100 tribes across California and showcases over 400 artifacts, many of which have never been on public display before.
Old Sacramento is a hub of attractions, restaurants, theatres, and museums, which will delight any visitor. The 28 acres of the waterfront was home to some of city’s most influential historical landmarks and thanks to current efforts by the State of California and local businesses, the area is a thriving shopping and entertainment district in the capital.
Sightseeing is done on the move around Old Sacramento. So, hop on a riverboat, take in the views from a horse-drawn carriage along the riverbank, or work up a sweat on a bike trek along the Sacramento River banks. Of course, the iconic Tower Bridge is just a short walk from the hustle of Old Sacramento and you can walk, cycle, or drive over the bridge that connects Sacramento with West Sacramento.
Of course, the great outdoors are never far from Sacramento. William Land Park, which is the largest park in Sacramento, is home to several neighborhoods, a golf course, The Sacramento Zoo, and Fairytale Town. In case that is not enough of an outdoor adventurer like you, drive to the beautiful Yosemite Valley. This will roughly take four hours and idyllic Lake Tahoe is just a couple of hours away, too.
Now, do you want to explore Sacramento from the comfort of your own car? We can help you find the perfect car to suit your holiday travel needs as well as budget so you can focus on exploring beautiful California the way you want. Pick up your rental car straight from Sacramento International Airport after prebooking and be on your way for an unforgettable vacation.