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Popular amenities for Sacramento vacation rentals

Stay near Sacramento's top sights

Old Sacramento Waterfront111 locals recommend
Arden Fair58 locals recommend
Golden 1 Center140 locals recommend
Sacramento Zoo131 locals recommend
Old Sacramento281 locals recommend
Discovery Park37 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sacramento

  • Total rentals

    1.9K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    230 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    610 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    850 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    98K reviews

Your guide to Sacramento

Welcome to Sacramento

Smack-dab between San Francisco and Tahoe, and cut through by two big rivers, California's capital and oldest incorporated city embraces its rural past while rushing headlong into the future. Fortune-seeking Gold Rushers have been replaced by suit-wearing political strivers, but somehow this town has maintained an affable, unpretentious vibe. Upscale boutiques and farm-to-table restaurants dot the Grid — a network of numbered and lettered streets in the city center — while wooden sidewalks and historic buildings define Old Sacramento, where nostalgic kitsch rules the day.

The capitol building’s distinct copper dome dominates the Sacramento skyline, but its interior may be even more impressive, especially the 128-foot-tall ornate rotunda decorated with cast-iron grizzly bears. After touring the building, visitors pour forth into a forty-acre Victorian garden. In recent years, the dome has gotten some competition as visual mascot for the city, as Sacramento has gained recognition as a public arts hub with more than 700 murals. All of this is served among a booming craft beer and restaurant scene, concentrated in Midtown, making Sacramento an under-the-radar gem nestled in the sun-dappled environs of central California.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sacramento

Thanks to its central inland location, Sacramento enjoys hot, dry summers — perfect for tubing on the American River or gawking at the scores of migratory bats that cluster under the nearby Blecher-Freeman Memorial Causeway. Fall and winter are cooler, with winter being the wettest season, which also ushers in bouts of notoriously dense fog. Spring is mild, and a perfect time for strolling streets lined with budding trees.

Top things to do in Sacramento

Railroad Museum

Visitors are invited into a different era at this museum that is home to 19 carefully restored steam locomotives and other grand vessels that once navigated the state’s vast rail network. You can also explore a 3,300-square-foot display of 1,000 vintage toy trains zipping past doll-sized mountains and towns. Complete your experience by hopping aboard a gondola pulled by a vintage diesel engine for a round-trip excursion along the Sacramento River.

Crocker Art Gallery

Like Sacramento, this art museum is a marriage of the past and the future. Installed inside a historic circa-1872 Italianate mansion, a bold modern addition was opened in 2010. The Teel Family Pavilion — a modernist expanse of clean lines and glass — tripled the size of the museum. Inside you’ll find a vast collection of Californian art, European paintings, and one of the largest international ceramics collections in the nation. Swing by the store to shop wares made by local artists.

Sacramento History Museum Underground Tour

Back in the mid-19th century, the youthful settlement of Sacramento was frequently flooded by the nearby river. The solution? Abandon the original city, and build on top of it. Later, excavations unearthed the subterranean city, and now you can descend below the Sacramento History Museum with tour guides dressed in period garb to explore an underground ghost town.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Sacramento?

    Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Temperatures can reach 95°F (35°C) in July and August, while in the winter, they hover around 54°F (12°C). The city sees most of its rainfall from November to March.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Sacramento?

    Visitors to Sacramento often enjoy exploring the California State Capitol Museum, sailing on the American River, and getting to know the city's history at Old Sacramento State Historic Park. For art enthusiasts, perusing the collections at the Crocker Art Museum is a frequently suggested activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Sacramento?

    The most popular time of year to visit Sacramento is typically from April to June, when the weather is pleasant and outdoor activities are enjoyable. During this time, the city hosts the Sacramento Music Festival, a lively event featuring various genres of music.

  • What are the best places to stay in Sacramento?

    Travelers often choose to stay in Downtown Sacramento for its vibrancy and proximity to attractions. Midtown is popular for its art scene and eateries, while East Sacramento is known for its charming, tree-lined streets and historic homes.

  • What are the best places to visit in Sacramento?

    Sacramento is home to many popular attractions such as the Tower Bridge, an iconic symbol of the city, and the State Indian Museum, which showcases the culture and history of California's native tribes. Sacramento Zoo and the Fairytale Town children's park are also often included in visitors' itineraries.

  • What are some hiking trails in Sacramento?

    Sacramento has several hiking trails enjoyed by locals and visitors. These include the American River Parkway Trail, a scenic route along the river, and the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, which offers beautiful views and spots for picnicking.

  • What are some family activities to do in Sacramento?

    Families in Sacramento often enjoy visiting the Sacramento Children's Museum, exploring the interactive exhibits at the Powerhouse Science Center, or spending time at Funderland Amusement Park. A picnic in William Land Park is also a popular choice.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Sacramento?

    Popular day trips from Sacramento often involve exploring the wider region. This could include a visit to the Napa Valley for a taste of California's wine country, a trip to the picturesque Lake Tahoe, or a journey to historic Sutter's Mill in Coloma.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Sacramento?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Sacramento. From over 40 condo rentals to over 1,170 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sacramento?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,200 vacation rentals in Sacramento featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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