Quality Inn Sacramento North
3796 NORTHGATE BLVD
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 927-7117
Fax: (916) 646-1433
The J. Neely Johnson House is a beautiful home that exemplifies Greek Revival and Neoclassical styles. This house dates back to the 1850s era, and is now available for vacation rentals. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, it makes for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Coloma town forms most of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The park has a monument that pays tribute to James Wilson Marshall who is credited with unearthing gold in California. Artifacts in the Gold Discovery Museum and the buildings in the park are remnants from the times of the Gold Rush.
B Street Theater has 140 seats and provides audiences with an intimate or in-your-face experience. Founded by brothers, Buck and Timothy Busfield, the theater is dedicated to premiering diverse new works. Buck is famous for his role in Field of Dreams, Sneakers, and, more recently, TVs The West Wing. Buck has written some of the plays and Timothy directs various in-house productions. Since the plays change frequently, it is best to call for the listing of plays and times.
Located in the Arden area of Sacramento, Cal Expo hosts a variety of concerts and expo shows, a sports wagering center, and the California State Fair. Its venues (18 at the present) are also available for private party rentals. Cal Expo is also home to Raging Waters, a popular water park open during the spring/summer. Check the website for information about upcoming events at Cal Expo.
With summer temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Sacramento locals flock to Raging Waters for relief from the heat. Featuring slides of dizzying heights, an 800-foot river that lazily snakes through the park and a man-made beach replete with simulated waves, this water park has attractions for the whole family. It is located within Cal Expo and offers season passes. Check the website for dates and hours as they vary greatly from day to day.
A block north of Downtown Plaza and within walking distance of several hotels, this is an excellent location from which to begin a Sacramento visit. Within the expansive interior with chandeliers branching widely under the high ceilings and solid wooden benches lining marble floors, paintings depicting the building of the trans-continental railroad are pleasant to admire while waiting for a train. Sacramento was the western terminus of the heroically constructed first railroad to connect the east and west coasts, making this station truly historic.
California State Railroad Museum is the largest train museum in the country. Dedicated to accuracy and detail, the California State Railroad Museum, located in historic Old Sacramento, recreates the golden days of American railroading circa 1849. Adults and kids alike can wander for hours among restored locomotives, cars, bridges and railroad equipment. Indoor and outdoor displays bring to life rail travel during the Gold Rush Era.
A block from City Hall and Cesar Chavez Park, this building was renovated in 1992. This five story tall space complete with “Prismatic Coronas” a series of glass sculptures suspended from the ceiling and balconies is the centerpiece of a series of meeting spaces. The Sacramento Public Library also houses a vast fiction collection, non-fiction, magazines and a comprehensive Business Reference department. There is free Internet access at computers scattered throughout the four story main building.
The native plant landscaping would make the park's namesake, the United Farm Worker union founder, proud: a green oasis amid the concrete jungle of downtown Sacramento. This small open space has tall old palm trees, flowers and grass and is a great place to relax during the day. Many times during the year, various musicians play on temporary stages set up on the small northern meadow.
Across K Street Mall from the Regional Transit (RT) Cathedral Square train stop, is an edifice sculpted in the classic architectural mode. Patisian cathedrals such as Notre Dame inspired its theme, as evidenced by its ascending niched pillars directing worshipers' eyes upward to twin, asymmetrical bell towers. At the front entrance, a mountainous flight of stairs ascends to tall wooden doors. The interior has various saintly sculptures carved in wood, and well-worn wooden pews. A large circular, stained-glass window, crafted in Italy, illuminates the central altar.
Come catch various events at the Sacramento Convention Center, and let this attractive city enthrall you on your visit. The center has 134,000 square feet of flexible exhibit area, a ball room, a registration area, a garden terrace, a Memorial Center and a Theatre Center. Check out the various shows and performances or hold your own conventions, meetings and exhibitions here. Visit the center for award-winning catering services and sample some of the most fresh and contemporary cuisine. Book today!
Starting at the fountains and grove of dwarf palms outside the Convention Center at 13th and K Streets, the mall extends six blocks west to the Downtown Plaza. Along the way there are two specialty movie theaters (Esquire IMAX and The Crest, a renovated repertory theater), diverse shops, bars, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Through the years, artists have graced some of the old buildings with murals. A Regional Transit train periodically interrupts the life of the mall to pick up and drop off commuters and shoppers.