Hotel at a Glance: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento
Located right off the I-5 highway, the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento is just a quick drive from all the attractions of California’s capital—Sacramento. Before you head into the city, take a trip to the nearby 302-acre Discovery Park, where you can spend the day biking 32 miles of trails or casting a line in the American and Sacramento Rivers. Once you’re ready for more urban attractions, hop on the highway to head into downtown, which is less than 2 miles from the hotel.The most important meal of the day—breakfast—is complimentary for all hotel guests. Leave the car keys at home; instead, use the hotel’s free shuttles to local attractions to get around. Catch a show at the nearby Golden 1 Center, which regularly hosts big names artists such as Janet Jackson and Jay-Z. See the history of the Golden State: As the capital city of California, Sacramento has plenty of ways to learn about the state with museums such as the California State Capitol Museum and the California Museum. Unwind after a long day of sight-seeing with a soak in the hotel hot tub. No hassle travel: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Sacramento International Airport. Sacramento, California: Old-West-Style Town with Rich Gold-Rush History
Sacramento—the present-day capital of California—made a name for itself in the mid-1800s when the first traces of the state’s rich gold deposits were discovered in nearby Coloma. Remnants of the iconic gold-rush era can still be found in Old Sacramento, a designated National Historic Landmark that spans eight blocks. Here, 19th-century buildings and wooden boardwalks line cobblestone streets punctuated by old-fashioned hitching posts. Pop into the River City Saloon for a pint of sarsaparilla beer, or dive into the candy-filled wooden barrels at Munchies Salt Water Taffy.
At the north end of Old Sacramento is the 100,000-square-foot California State Railroad Museum. Among the museum’s holdings are 21 massive, restored locomotives, some of which date back to the Civil War. Nearby, the Crocker Art Museum—founded in 1885 by the widow of a railroad magnate—is one of the oldest continuously operating art museums in the western U.S. Permanent exhibits range from an extensive collection of regional California art to international ceramics and classical European paintings.
Due to the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers downtown, Sacramento is also known as River City. Bicyclists and joggers flock to the American River Parkway, a 23-mile paved trail that hugs the waterway.
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