Visit Sacramento

1608 I Street 95814

Why Choose Our Destination?

BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER SACRAMENTO The new SAFE Credit Union Sacramento Convention Center is getting an extreme makeover featuring a dynamic center for conventions, meetings, and cultural experiences. An expanded exhibit hall and new ballroom will enhance the usability of the space and add more options for meeting planners. This entire transformation will offer more than 240,000 square feet of programmable space, which includes 160,000 square feet of exhibit space, a new 40,000-square-foot ballroom, 37 breakouts, 79,100 square feet of meeting space, and a 15,300-square-foot outdoor activities plaza. Construction is continuing through 2020, reopening in early 2021. Sacramento is one of California’s most affordable and accessible cities, served by 150 flights daily. We are America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, which has led to the explosion of our food scene. There are more than 16,000 hotel rooms; major brands include the Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Kimpton, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy, Westin and Holiday Inn.

Getting Here

Sacramento is one of the easiest destinations to get to on the West Coast, whether you’re traveling by air, train or car. Sacramento International Airport (SMF) serves as the gateway to Northern California and was recently named fourth best airport in North America for customer service by Airports Council International (ACI). SMF offers more than 175 nonstop flights per day to over 35 destinations. Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown, it’s quick and easy to depart your flight and reach your next destination within the city.

Distance from airport

  • Sacramento International Airport

    12 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Old Sacramento Waterfront

Historical landmark
Experience a one of a kind visit to Old Sacramento. The unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, the district is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad. Old Sacramento is the site of both tragedy — fire and flood — and triumph — the raising of the streets, the founding of the Transcontinental Railroad, the terminus of the Pony Express, and the home of California’s first thriving business district, fueled by gold, agriculture and the river. Today, it is overflowing with things to see and do. From river boats to railroads excursions to horse drawn carriages and riverside bike treks, Old Sacramento is History on the Move.
1041 Second Street
Sacramento, CA, US 95814

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Historical landmark
In the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter built the Fort and his agricultural empire, was critical in the rescue of the tragic Donner Party and served as a diplomat with the Mexican government until it all came crashing down in 1848. A fascinating place to visit for history field trips, kids and adults!
2701 L Street
Sacramento, CA, US 95816

California State Capitol (Museum)

Historical landmark
At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process. Since 1869, it has served as home to the legislative branch of state government and the Governor’s office. Guided tours, informative films and recreated historic rooms and exhibits allow visitors to explore the past, present and future of California. The museum offers FREE guided tours to the public daily and to groups of ten and more with reservations. Guided tours of Capitol Park, including the rose garden and Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial are available Memorial Day through Labor Day, or upon special request.
10th & L Sts
Sacramento, CA, US 95814

California Automobile Museum

Many of the cars at the California Automobile Museum are set off in eye-catching displays, as a place to educate people about cars; to tell the story of the development of the automobile and its effect on our lives. Approximately 25% of the vehicles are currently owned by the California Vehicle Foundation and the rest are displayed by private exhibitors. Some of the cars are on loan for a month and some for five years, so the display is a constantly changing exhibit of rolling stock.
2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CA, US 95818

CA State Railroad Museum

First opened to the public in 1976, the California State Railroad Museum complex is one of Sacramento's largest and most popular visitor destinations. Over 500,000 visit the Museum annually, with guests traveling from throughout the world to experience this world-renowned facility. With over 225,000 square feet of total exhibit space, the California State Railroad Museum offers stimulating exhibits, enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents, and beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives to illustrate railroad history in California and the West. The Museum has a variety of facilities in Old Sacramento, suitable for events such as corporate meetings, receptions, dinners, and other social gatherings. The Museum Roundhouse can accommodate up to 550 standing and the historic Eagle Theater is perfect for a presentation for 150. During certain times of the year, you can catch a train ride down the Sacramento River.
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA, US 95814

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Historical landmark
Originally built in 1856 by Gold Rush merchant Sheldon Fogus, the Mansion was later purchased and remodeled by Leland and Jane Stanford. Leland Stanford served as Governor of California from 1862-1863. The Mansion served as the office of three governors during the turbulent 1860’s - Leland Stanford, Fredrick Low and Henry Haight. As a pro-Union Civil War governor and president of the Central Pacific Railroad, Leland Stanford negotiated political and business deals at the Mansion that helped complete the transcontinental railroad. Jane Lathrop Stanford gave birth to their only child, Leland, Jr., here on May 14, 1868. The couple’s new wealth enabled them to expand the mansion in 1872, creating the architectural legacy you can see today. In 1900 Jane Stanford gave the mansion to the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, with an endowment of $75,000 in railroad bonds, for the “nurture, care and maintenance of homeless children.” The Sisters of Mercy, and later the Sisters of Social Service, adapted the aging building to their needs. As decades passed, the old neighborhood gave way to state office buildings, and the cost of upkeep grew. In 1987, the Stanford Home for Children moved to new facilities in north Sacramento. In 1978 the State of California purchased the property for use as a state park. The imposing structure was listed as a National Historic Landmark in May 1987. After a 14-year, $22 million restoration and rehabilitation, the Mansion is now open to the public as a museum. It also serves the citizens of California as the state’s official reception center for leaders from around the world. The Leland Stanford Mansion is a stunning example of the splendor and elegance of the Victorian era in California.
800 N Street
Sacramento, CA, US 95814

Sutter's Fort

Historical landmark

Aerospace Museum of California

The Aerospace Museum of California is one of aviation’s greatest showcases within a spacious modern facility at McClellan Business Park in Sacramento. The Museum provides a world class opportunity to learn about and celebrate aviation’s past, present and future. The Museum has drawn over 250,000 visitors, including over 50,000 students. The Museum’s 37,500 square-foot Hardie Setzer Aerospace Pavilion includes: A massive exhibit hall with aviation and aerospace exhibits A four acre Air Park featuring over 50 historic aircraft The Aerospace Museum of California captures the allure of flight. It’s where children of all ages can explore, climb into, or imagine what it would be like to soar through the skies. Visitors can explore the many aircraft on the ramp. It’s your chance to view thrilling jets like a US Navy Blue Angels’ fighter, A-10 Thunderbolt, or a famous ‘Top Gun’ F-14 Tomcat just like the movie! Learn about space exploration and see the future of manned and unmanned flight and space exploration. Feel the exhilaration of flying in our new Morphis Simulator Ride. Come explore with us because the Aerospace Museum of California is truly a place where dreams take flight and imagination soars!
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA, US 95652

Convention Centers

  • SAFE Credit Union Sacramento Convention Center

    The new Sacramento Convention Center is getting an extreme makeover featuring a dynamic center for conventions, meetings and cultural events. An expanded exhibit hall and new ballroom will add more options for meeting planners. Opening in 2021

    • Exhibit Space160,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space520,000 sq. ft.


Additional Information

It’s our promise that you’ll receive the best possible service from the Visit Sacramento team, from securing room blocks and meeting space to assist with food & beverage to arranging site inspections. Our team brings experience from every meetings-related industry – hotel, meeting & event planning, transportation, associations, and facilities – which means they speak your language. The Convention Services & Housing department provides a variety of services to meeting planners and convention delegates. We work with our clients to “create experiences” that move beyond the usual distribution of promotional materials. The goal is to enhance delegates’ and meeting planners’ stay in Sacramento so that it’s more than attending meetings and conventions, but becomes an overall Sacramento experience. Upon your booking, the Services Department can coordinate your site tour to off-site venues and provide you with an escort through the city. From beginning to end and everything in-between, our service professionals are here to help. Consider us an extension of your planning team.