Sep 01

California has a problem of plenty. There are several large cities of which Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco tend to feature on top of every tourist’s wish list. Sacramento, the state capital, is the seventh most populous city and is one of the most interesting places to visit in California. Sacramento is one of the more diverse cities in the United States. It is better integrated than New York City and Los Angeles, both of which are also cultural melting pots. There are many interesting tidbits you may wish to know about Sacramento. For instance, it is called ‘City of Trees’, ‘The Big Tomato’, ‘The Camellia Capital of the World’, ‘River City’. ‘Sac’ and ‘Sactown’ and it is an eco-friendly city.

Sacramento Facts and Figures

Sacramento is the sixth capital California has had in over a hundred and fifty years. San Jose, Monterey, Benicia and Vallejo have been the state capitals in the past. Sacramento is not one but two cities actually. There is a massive network of tunnels underneath the foundation of Sacramento.

Sacramento has plenty of museums. California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum are among the more popular ones but there are dozens more, many of which have free admission.

Sacramento Zoo is as much of a wondrous refuge for animals as it is historically significant. The zoo dates back to 1927 and has always been one of the most frequented places in the city, among locals and tourists alike.

You should consider holidaying in Sacramento either in autumn or spring. You may want to avoid the summer months. It usually gets quite hot. You would not have to deal with a scorching sun but the weather is not ideal or even pleasant if you intend to spend a lot of time outdoor.

You ought to try cheeseburgers in Sacramento. Not at the In N’ Out or McDonald’s or Five Guys. These are great brands but the kind of burgers you can get at the likes of Squeeze Inn will compel you to forget whatever you may have held as your favorite all this while. The sheer size of the slice of cheese in their famous cheeseburger will boggle your mind.

Stay at Arden Acres

Arden Acres offers the finest specialty lodging in Sacramento. Ideal for long vacations, short stays and corporate housing, Arden Acres has different types of cabins, all tastefully decorated and well appointed with all amenities you may desire. Book your accommodation directly at Arden Acres to get the best rates.

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Aug 01

The New Sacramento Kings Stadium, also known as Golden 1 Center, is in Downtown Sacramento. The indoor arena in California replaced the Downtown Plaza shopping center. The stadium is a part of Downtown Commons, also referred to as DoCo. It is business and entertainment district noteworthy for the $250 million worth mixed-use tower scaling sixteen floors. The New Sacramento Kings Stadium is home to the NBA team Sacramento Kings. The earlier base was Sleep Train Arena. Golden 1 Center is a popular venue for concerts, entertainment events, conventions and other sports. The arena can host more than seventeen thousand people for sporting events and a concert audience of nineteen thousand.

About the New Stadium for Sacramento Kings

The arena cost more than five hundred million to construct and was partly funded by the city. The facility sports a rooftop solar array capable of generating 1.2 megawatts of electricity. The LEED Platinum certified arena is one of the swankiest and technologically advanced stadiums in the state and in the country. There is a video board that is almost as big as the basketball court, just ten feet shorter in length. There are giant screens measuring 44 feet by 24 feet with 6 feet tall message boards. The main scoreboard complements the 4K Ultra HD screens, two video screens each being 25 feet tall and six hundred high definition displays throughout the arena. Learn more here: https://www.golden1center.com/

Golden 1 Center has over thirteen thousand parking spaces within half a mile around the arena. The downtown address is well connected by public transportation including light rail. There are dedicated walking pathways and bike lanes. The New Sacramento Kings Stadium also hosts wrestling events, mixed martial arts, college basketball tournaments, high school basketball state championships and concerts. You could attend the likes of Paul McCartney, Pentatonix, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias, Common, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Guns N’ Roses, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Harry Styles among others.

Stay at Arden Acres

The New Sacramento Kings Stadium is definitely one of the star attractions in Sacramento. Arden Acres offers a fifteen minutes drive to Golden 1 Center. The property is in proximity to almost all the major things to do in Sacramento. Arden Acres is just as apt for short stays, necessary for business travelers, as it is ideal for families. Choose freestanding cottages, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the midst of natural greenery while enjoying all modern amenities at Arden Acres.

Book your stay at Arden Acres today and be within minutes of Golden 1 Center: http://www.ardenacres.net/

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Jul 15

There are plenty of attractions in Sacramento. Sutter’s Fort, Sutter’s Landing Regional Park, Boulevard Park, McKinley Park and American River are all close by. You could explore many of these attractions in one day. Sutter’s Fort is not too far from downtown so you can easily explore both on the same day.

About Sutter’s Fort

Sutter’s Fort is a historic state park in California. It is located on 2701 L Street in Sacramento, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission for adults is $5 and kids aged six to seventeen is $3. Kids aged five and younger get free admission and there are special days when certain programs are organized when the admission for adults and youth can go up to $7 and $5. There are special packages for school groups and guided tours. The park has free parking for buses on L Street. There is metered parking for cars and other vehicles. You can reserve a tour if you have a group of ten people or more. Reservations must be made in advance.  Learn more here: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=485

Sutter’s Fort takes you on a historical journey, mostly of Sacramento as it stands today. From the Gold Rush to the Donner Party and more contemporary history, the tours are educational and interesting. It is not only enticing for kids but also for adults who may not know as much about Sacramento’s history. Of the many things to do in Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort is certainly one of the more satisfying experiences for a family.

The Park is named after John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant who moved to the Sacramento Valley in 1839. He had got a grant from the then Mexican government and he used the land for agriculture, naming it New Helvetia, which literally means New Switzerland. The agricultural initiatives paid off and John Sutter went on to create a business empire. John Sutter used his resources and money to provide refuge to distressed travelers, the most noteworthy event being his aid to immigrants trapped in the Sierra Nevada during a winter storm. The event came to be known as the Donner Party rescue.

Where to Stay Near Sutter’s Fort

Arden Acres is five miles north of Sutter’s Fort. It would take you less than ten minutes by car to reach Sutter’s Fort. Arden Acres is a specialty accommodation with cottages having porches and kitchens. There’s onsite parking, beautiful driveways and the whole premise is gated. The rooms have television with cable, Wi-Fi and other modern amenities and are perfect for extended stays.

Our location is ideal for guests who want a comfortable extended stay nearby Sacramento’s top attractions.  Book your cottage at http://www.ardenacres.net/

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Jun 25

The California State Capitol Building serves as the headquarters of the government of The State of California. The Capitol contains the governor’s office and has the bicameral state legislature. California State Capitol Building is in Sacramento. The building is built in a neoclassical structure dating back to 1874. Construction of the building had started in 1861 and The California State Capitol Building finds a place on the National Register of Historic Places and it is also a California Historical Landmark.

California State Capitol Building

You can visit and tour the building on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You should plan to enter the entrance at the N Street on weekends. All visitors enjoy free admission to the building. The building remains closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving. Apart from normal tours, there are group and school tours for up to thirty-five people but only available upon reservation. There should be at least one accompanying adult for every ten kids or students. The entrances have ramps and the premises wheelchair accessible.

While the building opens at 8 AM, the public tours don’t begin till an hour later. You can get all information pertaining to tours at Room B-27, the office in the basement. There is a Basement Theater where you can catch films demonstrating the highlights of the State Capitol every day. Admission to the theater is free. California State Capitol Museum is the other major attraction. The Museum is in the State Capitol, at Room B-27 on 1315 10th Street. The museum has the same timings as the building and admission is free. There are hourly tours you should sign up for. California State Capitol Building has a gift shop, cafeterias, ATMs, vending machines, public parking with hourly and daily charges as well as metered parking in the area.  Learn more here: http://assembly.ca.gov/statecapitol

Accommodations near California State Capitol Building

The California State Capitol Building is less than twenty minutes from Arden Acres by car. Arden Acres is not your typical place to stay in Sacramento. Arden Acres offers extended stay home rentals you could choose weekly or monthly rentals if you intend to stay for a while in the city. The property is ideal for leisure and business travelers. You could also plan yearly rentals at Arden Acres. There are private cottages, a gated community, parking, landscaped driveways and surroundings and much preferred seclusion. The accommodation is blissful despite being convenient to every tourist hotspot in Sacramento, the capital city of California.

Book your rental at Arden Acres today at: http://www.ardenacres.net/

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May 15

Sacramento is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the west coast. Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco may draw more tourists every year but Sacramento has its own share of star attractions. Some of the Sacramento CA attractions are the Zoo, Land Park Drive, Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary and then there are riverfront restaurants, theaters, classy bars, and museums.

Old Sacramento is a major draw as well with unique experiences at Fair Oaks, Folsom, Elk Grove and Roseville. The most visited museums in Sacramento are California State Capitol Museum, Old Sacramento Historic Foundation, Leland Stanford Museum and Crocker Art Museum.

Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street. It is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesdays to Sundays with the exception of Thursdays when it is open till 9 PM. Crocker members get free admission while nonmember adults will pay $10, college students pay $8, kids aged seven to seventeen pay $5 and seniors pay $8. Kids younger than six get free admission. Visitors can use the City of Sacramento parking space next to the Museum. You should check the events calendar before planning a visit so you don’t miss out on any special. Learn more about Crocker Art Museum here: https://www.crockerart.org/

Crocker Art Museum has a plethora of exhibits ranging from Native American artifacts to European & California drawings and Chinese tombs. You should put aside three hours or more to explore the entire museum if you don’t intend on planning two visits. Families with kids should opt for docent tours. There is a special Story Trail, which is ideal for kids. There is a Tot Land and several galleries with perennial and special artworks. There is a Crocker Cafe by Supper Club serving meals and beverages. The museum has the Setzer Foundation Auditorium for special events and cultural programs.

Finding Accommodation in Sacramento

Arden Acres is less than fifteen minutes from the Crocker Art Museum. If you are looking for housing in Sacramento or Sacramento long term rentals then Arden Acres is your best choice. Arden Acres has weekly and monthly rentals for business and leisure travelers. Arden Acres offers yearlong arrangements as well.

Arden Acres offers free standing private cottages with unique décor in a gated committee, onsite parking amidst landscaped surroundings and tree lined driveways. The secluded accommodation and privacy you would enjoy at Arden Acres is second to none and yet it is right in the midst of all major attractions in the city of Sacramento.

Book your cottage today: http://www.ardenacres.net/

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Apr 01

Those who live in California, are spoiled by some of the World’s best wines, after all it is the thriving home of the industry’s top wine growing regions. Sacramento is one of the prime locations of California and you will find Sonoma and Napa just a short drive away. The refined taste of culinary arts at Sacramento is perfectly complimented using fine wines with food recipes. You will find lots of interesting facts to explore in TheSacramento Wine Guide.

Sacramento Wineries History and Info:

Sacramento Valley was actually discovered in 1500s by Spanish explorers and it is one of the contributing factors to the History of California even since. However, it stayed virtually uninhabited till the 1849 Gold Rush of California. In the middle of 1850’s, many miners obtained new business opportunities in agriculture and in the same year first grapes were planted in the city. Irrigation was introduced in 1880s and then culture of wineries and vineyards found ripe growth opportunities. Learn more about Sacramento’s wine culture here: http://sacramentowineguide.com/

Best Wineries near Sacramento and Popular Events

Sacramento is well known as a center for about 200 well established wineries. The terrain along with diverse soil properties at Sacramento and California Gold Country helps vintners with the ability to grow wide range of wines on highly fertile grounds. This city use to celebrate lots of events and festivals to boost winemakers in the area. Learn more at: http://sacriverdeltagrown.org/events/calendar/.

Some of the most of popular Wineries Near Sacramento include: Amador, Calaveras, EI Dorado, Lodi, Northern Sierra, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo. These wineries haven’t yet capitulated to commercialism, most of the tastings are offered either with nominal fee or for free. The best part is that visitors are able to have direct access to winemakers and the typical wine making process. Lots of events are organized on monthly basis at different wineries or vineyards of the region. The list includes GIV After Dark, Annual Brazilian Carnival, Create and Taste events, Annual Paella Party, wine club anniversary party and many more.

Amador Region Winery is located about 30 miles away from Sacramento and about 600 acres of vines are 600 year old. You will find Calaveras County at 60 miles distance from Sacramento where top ranked wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. El Dorado is accessible along highway at 40 miles distance from Sacramento is it is home to about 60 grape varieties that are utilized to produce distinct wine flavours. At 30 miles distance from Sacramento, you will find popular Lodi Wine County that is popular for its full bodied type old Zinfandel wines. Yolo is one of the best wine growing regions in the Sacramento area that features delicious Tempranillo, Petite Sirah Port, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Chardonnay like wines.

Finding Accommodation at Sacramento, California:

Arden Acres in Sacramento offers outstanding extended stay and corporate housing for Sacramento lodging needs on a weekly and monthly basis. If you are planning a visit to Sacramento area wineries then consider experiencing the privacy, luxury and budget friendly environment of Arden Acres with well furnished kitchens, linens and attractive décor. Book your stay at http://www.ardenacres.net/ to enjoy our unique extended stay homes and services.

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Mar 15

Garcia Bend Park is a very popular park in Sacramento, California. The two most popular activities that draw people to Garcia Bend Park are the fishing and nature trails. The park is also a popular host for picnics and outdoor games. You will find Garcia Bend Park located at 7654 Pocket Road.

Background Information

Garcia Bend Park offers its visitors several amenities and a variety of ways to please all types of visitors. The park is broken into four group areas. Some of these areas offer tables and gazebos which can accommodate twenty to fifty people. Barbequing is designated in certain areas, so there is no need to worry that you won’t be able to cook up your own feast at the park.

Visitors to the park are most interested in fishing and the nature trails. Though the park is large enough to host hundreds of people simultaneously, weekends are usually very busy and record a substantial footfall of locals. At certain points throughout the day, unreserved facilities may become slightly overcrowded on Saturdays and Sundays. This is especially so during Spring Break. However, parking is ample and need not be something about which to worry. One awesome thing about Garcia Bend Park is that there are locations throughout the park which offer fitness gear and equipment for seniors and the disabled.

Hiking Garcia Bend Park offers a wonderful adventure. The four-mile long trail is blissfully green, and the trail running along the Sacramento River makes it all the more amazing. In addition to the picnic areas and hiking trails, there are several other options provided at this park. There are tennis courts, play structures, a soccer field, and a levee at which you can ride your bike, run or enjoy a leisurely stroll.

Fishing at Garcia Bend Park is a popular activity for locals along the trails. The scenic adventure that are the trails in this park offer fun, frolic, and music. There are many families with their children, seniors and the youth, all of whom come together to have fun on a clear, sunny day to enjoy the lush setting and the fine weather that Sacramento generally offers. There are plenty of places along the trail where you can pause and take some rest, refresh and start exploring again. You should decide beforehand if you want to walk, run or bike so you can prepare accordingly.

A Place to Stay in Sacramento

Garcia Bend Park in Sacramento, California is a very popular park for visitors and locals alike. If you are a local, surely you know of this park. If not, however, we highly recommend that you visit it during your time in town. Arden Acres is about a thirty-minute drive away from Garcia Bend Park, which offers a bit of respite from the busy urban environment of Sacramento. We recommend that you check out this public park during your stay. Book your stay at Arden Acres today!

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Mar 01

Sacramento is the Capital City of The State of California and one of the nicest cities to visit on the US west coast. Mild Winters and warm Summers make Sacramento a comfortable travel destination, although it is often overlooked by many tourists. The City has many attractions and points of interest, including the historic Pony Express Terminal.

The Pony Express Terminal

The Pony Express was a historic mail service functioning between towns of St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. This mail service started its operations in the mid-1860s, though it operated for only a year and a half. In Old Sacramento, you will find two historic sites of the Old Pony Express – the statue of Pony Express and the B.F. Hastings Building. The B.F. Hastings Building was the end point of the mail service that operated in the 1860s. Today this building belongs to the Old Sacramento Historic Park, which is a National Landmark. The terminal has been a US Historic Landmark ever since 1966.

Today, the B.F. Hastings Building is a home to a famous museum that represents Wells Fargo Bank’s history. At this museum, you will find a re-created office of Wells Fargo Express Company from the 19th century, old artifacts from the Gold Rush era, and many interesting exhibits from Sacramento`s rich past.

Things to Do In Sacramento

There are plenty of interesting and exciting things to do in Sacramento. With over two hundred sunny days per year, Sacramento is a wonderful city to explore and enjoy outdoors. The warm California Sun has blessed the region around Sacramento with plenty of wineries where you can go on wine tasting tours. There are also plenty of beautiful picnic spots, but outdoor fun is not the only thing you can enjoy in Sacramento. Top-class museums, live music events, sports activities and other family-related activities are always available in California`s capital city.

The main place for tourist activity is the Old Sacramento district. There you will find plenty of museums, restaurants, parks and you can enjoy some splendid river views. California State Railroad Museum is located here, a must-see attraction for visitors of all ages. This museum is the second-largest railroad museum in The World and regularly attracts millions of tourists each year. The museum spreads over one-hundred thousand square feet and is divided into six sections – Railroad Life, American Icons, Making America, Transcontinental Railroad, Travel by Train, and Small Wonders. History lovers can visit downtown Sacramento to visit Sutter`s Fort and the Capitol Park, while families will love Fairytale Town and the attractive Sacramento Zoo.

Place to Stay in Sacramento

Undoubtedly, Sacramento is a unique American city with plenty of charm for every visitor. The variety of options, when it comes to entertainment and sightseeing, promise that you will have a truly unique experience in Sacramento. If you need an excellent place to stay, then consider a stay at Arden Acres, proving extended stay apartments which are perfect for families or business travelers visiting the Sacramento area.

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Feb 15

California is a beautiful state. You can easily get lost in one of its cities, and the beautiful sights of nature. The capital of this country is the city of Sacramento. It’s a really big city, inhabited by millions of people. You can explore for months without ever feeling that you have seen everything the city has to offer. But if there’s something that you should visit once you’re here, it’s the Midtown area of Sacramento. There are many things to do in the Midtown area of Sacramento, as you’ll see this from our following blog post. So, let’s get to it.

At the Core of Midtown Area, Sacramento

First of all, we have to mention that the Midtown area of Sacramento, CA is a busy place. It’s the center of the cultural and artistic life of the entire area. You can expect to find many bars and pubs there for starters. You can go with your friends to have a good time, or perhaps even go on your own and make some new friends.

Also, there are quite a few art galleries within the area. If you like art, then you’ll have a blast as well. You’ll be able to personally see some of the greatest works of art of the modern times.

The entire area is very pedestrian friendly. Chances are that you have become bored stiff with the usual traffic problems in big cities. Nobody really likes to be stuck in traffic, and nobody wants to be a pedestrian in the streets full of cars. Well, this place is also bike friendly, so you can get a bike and drive anywhere in the area, really quickly. There are bike tracks all over the place, and the tracks are neatly organized so as to create for you a really efficient way of transportation. And the best thing about it is that the city is nearly pollution-free because of this practice.

The Midtown area of Sacramento, California is known for the liberal, progressive views of its inhabitants. It has really favorable views towards the LGBT community, and there’s an entire section of the area inhabited by people of this group.

If you want food, as most of us do, you’ll do well to go in this area as there are many restaurants where they serve top notch food to people. Pick one of them and you won’t be sorry.

Places to Stay

There are many hotels near Midtown area of Sacramento. Rest assured, you can find one easily. If you want the best possible accommodation at the lowest price, you can freely contact us at Arden Acres. And then the rest is up to you. You can go in the Midtown area, or go someplace else. Sacramento is, after all, a really big city, and you can find hundreds of things to do on any given day or night. So, enjoy your stay – we hope that you will like it here!

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Jan 31

Sacramento is the capital city of California and one of the most visited cities in this state. Everywhere you go in and around Sacramento, you will find interesting places and exciting things to do. But, whatever you are doing, you will need to eat in order to get energy for all of these activities you’ve planned. Downtown Sacramento is the most important business district in this region. Many of the attractions that make Sacramento a popular holiday destination are located in downtown Sacramento. Some of these attractions include the Sacramento City Hall, Westfield Downtown Plaza, and the California State Capitol. In recent years, more and more people have become interested in this area because of the incredible restaurants found here. In this article, we will discuss the best places to eat in downtown Sacramento.

Best Sacramento Restaurants (Downtown Sacramento Edition)

Mother

This restaurant, with a simple and beautiful name, is focused on vegetarian foods. This means that you can find and enjoy a wide range of meatless meals. The friendly staff of this restaurant will help you experience the best foods based on South American cuisine. Chile Verde, Smoked Cheddar Biscuits, and Garlic Potatoes are some of the things that you can try in this restaurant. The pleasant atmosphere and the delicious vegetarian food will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Il Fornaio

The list of best Sacramento restaurants would be incomplete without Il Fornaio. This fancy restaurant in downtown Sacramento provides semi-private and private dining areas. In this restaurant, you can find many different Italian dishes. Aside from their tasty dinner, lunch and dessert options they also offer special children’s and gluten-free menus. This guarantees that Il Fornaio aims to please every guest with its incredible meals.

Ella Dining Room & Bar

Ella Dining Room & Bar has been open and in business for over two decades. It is a nice family restaurant which offers fresh and delicious meals suitable for every category of visitors. What makes Ella Dining Room & Bar special is the fact that it supports sustainable and local ranchers and farmers by buying all their produce locally. The cuisine styles found there can be described as a mixture of French- and American-style foods such as fresh salads, pasta, steak, seafood and decadent homemade desserts. Folks looking for a drink with their mean can also try some of the unique cocktails they serve.

Café Bernardo

Café dining can be even more interesting and exciting if you select the right café for an experience like this. Café Bernardo, which is located in downtown Sacramento, reflects this European tradition in the best way. You can eat quality food like salads, soups, sandwiches, steak, fish, burgers and chicken at an affordable price.

Finding a Hotel in Sacramento

With all of these interesting dining options Sacramento has to offer, it’s no surprise why you want to visit this popular destination. The tasty food from all the popular restaurants in downtown Sacramento will match the needs of the pickiest gourmands. In case you are looking for Sacramento CA hotels, take Arden Acres hotel into consideration. We are a modern accommodation and we offer spacious rooms, various amenities, and perfect impeccable services for all our guests.

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