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Why visit Sacramento? The capital of California shows a very different side of the Golden State. Far from the famous beaches of Los Angeles, Sacramento is a city that swelled in the time of the Gold Rush, and its rich history is proudly displayed today. The Old Sacramento district still retains that charming Western character, with wooden sidewalks that will take you back in time. Use cheap car rental at Sacramento Airport to see the city, visit Lake Tahoe, or take a great Californian road trip. Whatever you choose, rental cars at Sacramento Airport will make it possible.

What can I see in Sacramento?

Old Sacramento, on the riverfront, is like a snapshot from a bygone age. Many of the buildings in this historic district were built during the Gold Rush. The streets are still paved with cobbles, with raised wooden sidewalks that look like something out of a Western film. Museums here tell the story of California - but even just parking your rental car from Sacramento Airport and taking a stroll through the neighborhood will give you a sense of history. You can also hop into a horse-drawn carriage for a ride down the cobbled streets.

While in Old Sacramento, stop a while in California State Railroad Museum. This fascinating museum has an enormous collection of locomotives to admire and explains how the "iron horse" system was built across the continent, connecting the East Coast with California. Kids will love it, but adults too will find it interesting. Excursion train rides are also available here.

The California State Capitol building has a museum that is worth a visit, with a lot of information about the state's history and politics. You can take a guided tour of the building and, depending on the day and time that you visit, you might even see the state legislators in action, debating or voting on bills. Check the program in advance to see what is scheduled for the day of your visit.

Day trips from Sacramento

The famous clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe are a little over two hours away, on the border with Nevada. Visit in summer to see the lake at its best, and to enjoy water sports like paddle surfing or kayaking. Pick up a cheap rental car at Sacramento Airport to make the 100-mile journey to this picturesque spot.

Far closer is Folsom Lake, just half an hour's drive in your car hire from Sacramento Airport. During the summer months, there are specific areas of the lake buoyed off for swimming. You can also rent all kinds of water sports equipment here – everything from inner tubes to jet skis!

Can I take a tour of Old Sacramento?

Yes, for something truly unique, try the Old Sacramento Underground tours, which depart from the Sacramento History Museum. The tours will take you for half a mile through the streets and underground, where you will learn about how flooding played havoc with city planning in the Gold Rush era. This is a fascinating look underground in California's capital.

Getting around Sacramento

Cheap car rentals in the United States are usually the best way to get around western cities – and Sacramento is no exception. With the exception of the historic center, this city is not walkable and has very little mass transit. Use HAPPYCAR to look at the availability of car rental at Sacramento Airport and compare deals. With Sacramento Airport car rentals, you will also be able to see more of the surrounding California countryside and visit other cities.

Which road trips can I take from Sacramento?

It won't take long to get to San Francisco, just under 90 miles away to the southwest. From there, you could continue a coastal road trip – but if your goal is to visit Los Angeles, be aware that it will take a long time to get there when you rent a car at Sacramento Airport. L.A. is almost 400 miles away, so if your vacation dreams include visiting a Disney park, plan carefully. It could be easier to just fly and rent a car in L.A. or go elsewhere with cheap car rentals from Orlando Airport SFB.

When should I book my car?

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