Take a break from the blistering heat of Phoenix, Arizona, and escape to the charming city of Sacramento, California. While both cities offer plenty of sunshine year-round, Sacramento boasts of mellow sunshine in moderate temperatures. Orbitz.com offers convenient and discounted flights from Phoenix to Sacramento.
The city of Phoenix is served by the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona’s largest and busiest airport. It offers direct flights to Sacramento through US Airways, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. The airport is just three miles from the city center. A free-to-ride silver-and-black shuttle bus operates between the airport and the station in 44th Street and Washington Metro light rail stop and travels to all three terminals of the airport. The Greyhound bus line also has a terminal in front of the airport. Sky Harbor provides plenty of parking spaces for travelers who prefer to use their own vehicles to get to the airport, and there is a starting parking fee of $4 per hour. Parking for individuals with special needs and family-friendly parking spaces are also available.
Travelers coming from Phoenix will arrive at Sacramento International Airport, a state-of-the-art airport with an artistic twist. Arriving passengers can take the Yolobus, which operates between the airport and downtown Sacramento on an hourly basis. Taxi reservations and on-airport courtesy calls are also available at the airport. All taxis can be found at the ground transportation area next to the baggage claim area. Rates start at $3 with additional $2.50 for each succeeding mile. Summers in Sacramento are hot and sunny with an average high of 92°F. Winters are foggy and comfortably cool and chilly. The weather is pleasantly mild throughout the year except in the mountains where extreme conditions occur. Sacramento is considered to be a gateway to several world-class tourist attractions, but there is so much that the city has to offer. Travelers who love outdoor activities can try biking or walking on the 33-mile American River Bike Trail that winds through the beautiful foothills of Gold river and the adjacent parks. Don’t miss the city’s offering of tasty delights that include a myriad of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Fairytale Town and Funderland are must-see attractions, and they have a pirate ship, enigmatic round table, carousels, and teacups. Other notable landmarks include the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Zoo, and Crest Theatre.
The low humidity keeps Sacramento’s weather pleasant and mild all year round. It is indeed a nice escape from the arid heat of Phoenix. Enjoy air ticket discounts and other great deals when your book your flights from Phoenix to Sacramento on Orbitz.com.
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