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Sacramento Travel Guide

Sacramento, California is famous for its unique charm and fun things to do. It’s a highly desirable vacation spot for big family vacations, team-building activities with your colleagues, and much more.

 It can be a lot to take in, especially if you’re only in town for a few days. If you’re traveling to Sacramento this year, and especially if you’re with a big group, then you’ll benefit from some planning. Here are some of the top things to see and do while you’re in Sacramento, and some tips for getting around the city with your own private charter bus.

Sacramento State Capitol Building at sunset

Things To Do in Sacramento

There are so many things to do in Sacramento, from taking in all the outdoor views to exploring museums and historic sites. Here are just a few of the activities people look forward to when they visit the Sacramento area. These attractions are perfectly suited for individuals and large groups alike.

 Old Sacramento Waterfront

Enjoy several blocks of food, entertainment, and gorgeous water views. The waterfront is a must-see while you’re in Sacramento.

If you’re traveling with family or a big group of co-workers, this is a great place to spend an afternoon: everyone can find activities and food they’ll love.

 Sacramento Zoo

If you have kids in tow, the Sacramento zoo should definitely be a stop on your list. Even for the adults, this charming little zoo is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The zoo is a great way to break up your trip in between historic attractions and hikes.

Sacrament Tower Bridge at night with lights blurred

 Historic Tours

You can take walking, bus, and bike tours to see the most historic parts of Sacramento. This part of the country is full of fascinating stories, so no matter how you choose to get around, there are plenty of entertaining historic tours that allow you to see a variety of homes and neighborhoods. If you’re traveling with a group, you can even reserve a private tour for a more personal experience.

 River Cruises

A trip to Sacramento just isn’t complete without a trip out on the water. Book a relaxing river cruise for a totally unique view of the city. You’ll come home with epic photos of the skyline.

 California State Railroad Museum

You may not have planned to visit a railroad museum, but you won’t regret it. This museum has preserved fascinating stories from California’s history, and you’ll see plenty of antique trains and engines, too.

 Where to Eat

Sacramento has everything from 5-bar restaurants to hidden gems. No matter what type of cuisine you’re looking for, you’ll find it in this city. Here are a few options that are great for group travelers.

 The Waterboy

Call ahead to reserve a table that can accommodate everyone in your group. You can choose from indoor and outdoor seating, and enjoy delicious apps and drinks in a fun, convivial atmosphere.

 Taqueria Rincon Altena

For a no-frills atmosphere and the best tacos in town, swing by the taqueria. This is a lively, casual dining atmosphere that really captures the vibe of Sacramento.

 Yue Huang

For a Michelin-recognized experience, make reservations at this delectable Chinese joint. Try a bunch of different apps and entrees, since they’re made to share.

 Fieldwork Brewing Company

Browse through a full menu and try some craft beers. Even if local brews aren’t your jam, the pizza comes highly recommended! The comfortable, friendly space is perfect for larger groups to relax and break bread together.

 Bacon & Butter

For a brunch that everyone will remember, snag a big table at Bacon and Butter before you leave Sacramento. It’s the perfect sendoff, and allows everyone to fit in one last memorable meal before heading home.

 Where to Stay

The Westin Sacramento

Book a room with its own private balcony to truly enjoy the Sacramento landscape. The Westin Sacramento is conveniently located and offers comfortable accommodations, even if you’re planning to be in Sacramento for a week or more.


Check out the trendy Midtown neighborhood and stay in the Vizcaya hotel. Call ahead to book a full block of rooms if you’re traveling with more than 5 people.

 Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Just a few miles from many of the biggest tourist sites and attractions, the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento is conveniently located and offers all the luxurious accommodations you’d expect. The Hyatt never disappoints, and the Sacramento location is no exception.

 Short-term Rentals in Sacramento

You might choose to look into an AirBnB instead of a traditional hotel. If you’re booking for a large group, an entire home might be the way to go.

 There are a range of unique and comfortable AirBnB’s that you can rent out in the Sacramento area, giving your group a more private experience.

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 Getting Around: Sacramento Bus Rentals

The easiest way to enjoy all that the city has to offer is by renting a Sacramento charter bus – especially if you’re with a large group. You can rent a bus that accommodates anywhere from 20-60 passengers comfortably, plus luggage and any other supplies.

 A private bus rental from Motor Coach West allows you to set your own itinerary, and you won’t have the hassle of planning out car pickups or public transportation while you’re there. You’ll have a safe, reliable, and stress-free mode of transportation at the ready, wherever you want to go in Sacramento. For the sake of convenience, safety, and reliability, a private minibus or charter bus is perfect for weddings, work trips, field trips, and more.

 Reserve Your Charter Bus

Reserve the right vehicle in advance so you can focus on enjoying California – not planning out travel logistics every day. With Motor Coach, we’ll help you choose the appropriate size vehicle for your group and set you up with an all-star team committed to making your trip easier and more enjoyable. As a local company, we know how to get around Sacramento quickly and efficiently.

 Request a quote for a private charter bus today to get started. A member of our team will partner with you to learn more about your group size and any special accommodations needed, as well as your itinerary while you’re in Sacramento.

 Once your vehicle is reserved and ready, there’s only one thing left to do:  start looking forward to your trip to California.

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