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Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena

Things to Do in Sacramento

Discover all the fun things to do in Sacramento, just a walk away from our downtown hotel. Explore popular attractions, including the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Explore Sacramento

Explore Sacramento

California State Capitol and Museum

Within steps of our downtown Sacramento hotel, the California State Capitol is the seat of state government, the governor’s office, and a museum. Join a free tour to learn about the history and architecture of the 1869 building, see exhibits at the California State Capitol Museum, and witness modern lawmaking. Stroll through Capitol Park and enjoy events and performances in the Capitol Rotunda.

California Gold Rush Heritage

Experience California’s Gold Rush heritage in Old Sacramento, where the discovery of gold nuggets made this region boom in early 1849. Enjoy fascinating exhibits and train rides at the California Railroad Museum, or venture to the historic district’s great restaurants and shops.

Old Sacramento Waterfront

Discover a national historic landmark and energizing experiences at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Enjoy shopping, dining, nightlife, and attractions in this district along the Sacramento River. Find new adventures, including riverboat cruises, tours, carriage rides, and the Sacramento History Museum. Enjoy waterfront dining on the dock with restaurants with river views or a night of live music and comedy.

DOCO – Downtown Commons

Downtown Commons is Sacramento’s vibrant entertainment destination. This two-level outdoor complex offers a mix of stores and shops, local restaurants, and a movie theater. Enjoy concerts and events and Sacramento Kings basketball games at the Golden 1 Center.

Sacramento Zoo

Located in William Land Park, Sacramento Zoo is a treat for animal lovers. Enjoy close encounters with exotic animals, rides, and attractions within the scenic 4.2-acre park. Feed giraffes, hear roaring lions, and see fantastic animal habitats, including Tall Wonders of Africa. Enjoy fun activities, from ziplining to rock climbing, and jump on the zoo train for a guided tour up Big Cat Row.

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