2014-12-152014-12-15 RV holidays in Sacramento – a classic US road trip
RV holidays in Sacramento – a classic US road trip
Sacramento is the seat of government for California, a town rich in history. Hiring an RV in California is a great way to experience the region. Tour the city then head to the bountiful farmland and wine country just out of town, or make it the start of an ultimate Californian road trip.
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Camping and motorhome accommodation spots
There are well-located options for parking your rental motorhome in Sacramento. One is Cal Expo RV Park, in the secure grounds of the Sacramento State Fair. Eleven Oaks RV Park offers weekly rates for visitors.
Sacramento cuisine, bars and restaurants
Sacramento calls itself the Farm to Fork capital of America. The region hosts more than 50 farmers’ markets. Alongside this movement is a resurgence in craft beer brewing. There is some kind of festival honouring beer most months of the calendar, including ‘Beer and Chili’ in April -that’ll certainly steam up the camper rental! Within a 40-mile radius of Sacramento are several wine hot-beds. The Amador region lies south-east and specialises in Zinfandel. Some of the wineries in the El Dorado belt have been there since the Gold Rush era.
In Sacramento, restaurants make the most of abundant seasonal produce. Mulvaney’s Building and Loan is in a restored Midtown firehouse and always delivers fresh ingredients, prepared in an open kitchen. Simply named, The Kitchen seats only 50 people per night, so has awaiting list months long. Their five-course menu rotates seasonally. A lively night can be had at the Fox and Goose, with plenty of beers on tap and live music, from Celtic to R&B -they also do great breakfasts.
Attractions: Places to go and things to do
Old Sacramento is a state historic park, featuring up to 150 restored or replica buildings. Shops and restaurants sit alongside wooden sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages travel the street. A premier event happens each Labour Day when ‘Gold Rush Days’ brings the town to life with re-enactment scenes.
The California State Railroad Museum is a unique attraction honouring the role of the locomotive in American history. There are plenty of real engines and carriages to climb aboard and explore. Over summer, excursions on a restored steam train, staffed by fully trained volunteers, are available along the Sacramento River.
Sacramento History Museum offers underground tours exploring excavations and artefacts fromdays past. They show how the town was raised during the 1800s after problems with flooding. Over the weekends, adult-only tours explore the steamier side of life in a frontier town.
For a true local experience, catch a Sacramento Kings basketball game at the Sleep Train Arena.
A unique journey from Sacramento…
You can fly right into Sacramento International Airport for handy access to the city. Sacramento is centrally located to San Francisco, a two-and-a-half hour drive away, or Yosemite National Park, at three hours driving distance. It is convenient to Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe as possible weekend diversions. A trip down to Las Vegas is also a great option, and an amazing city to visit. There are plenty of RV Rental options in Las Vegas if you are looking at beginning your roadtrip from the Nevada city.
What you need to know about driving Sacramento
Northern California has a great climate, averaging 250 days of sunshine a year. However, when it does rain, that light covering can create very slippery roads. Plus, they don’t get a lot of storm water drainage, so should the heavens open, flooding can result. In the summer it becomes very hot, over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so keep hydrated.