A trip to Sacramento gives you the chance to see a different side of California. Quieter and more relaxed than many of the state’s other cities, it’s home to a rapidly growing arts scene, some great restaurants and a number of fascinating historic attractions.
As Sacramento has warm summers and mild winters, there’s not really a bad time to visit the city. The most popular months to book tickets to Sacramento are July and August. This is when the state fair is in town bringing visitors to the city from across California and beyond. As a result, hotels and attractions are busy and Cheap Flights to Sacramento can be harder to find.
If you want to secure a great deal on your tickets to Sacramento, book your trip for April to June or September to November. During these shoulder seasons attractions are quieter but the weather is still generally warm and sunny, allowing you to enjoy the city at its best.
Winters in Sacramento are short and mild. As airfares to Sacramento are often cheaper from December to March, this can be a good time to fly if you’re traveling on a budget.
If you’re flexible about when you fly and where you fly from, you’ll find it easy to find cheap tickets to Sacramento.
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The main airport serving the city is Sacramento International. A hub for Southwest Airlines, it’s located around 10 miles from the center of the city. Many of the services that depart from Sacramento are bound for other airports in California and the western US. Non-stop flights also link the city with Honolulu, Canada and Mexico.
Buses and taxis connect the airport with Sacramento and other destinations in the surrounding area. Hire cars are also available at the terminal.
A number of major airlines offer direct flights to Sacramento from destinations across the US.
Sacramento has a good public transport network. Buses link most parts of the city and services are generally fast and regular. The quickest way to travel around is via the city’s light rail network. Lines are continuously being added and expanded, giving you an ever increasing choice of destinations.
If you’re staying in central Sacramento, you’ll find that most attractions, shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance. The city also has a popular bike share scheme and a good network of cycle routes.
One of the most popular attractions in the city is Old Sacramento. Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, it was a major commercial hub until regular flooding made the settlement impractical. The area was largely forgotten until regeneration work began in the 1960s when many of its period buildings were restored to their former glory. Enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood’s atmospheric streets and learn about California’s origins at its historic attractions.
If you want to get to know Sacramento even better, visit the imposing State Capitol. Built in the 1860s, it hosts the State Capitol Museum, an art collection and a number of important monuments.
Another side of the city’s fascinating history can be explored at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. It was here that gold was discovered in the mid 19th century, sparking the California gold rush and changing the face of the state forever. The Sutter’s Fort Museum houses a number of exhibitions dedicated to the era and an adobe house that was built by the original owner of the land.
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