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Places to “Staycation” in Sacramento

Places to "Staycation" in Sacramento

Aaahh, summer vacation — the best time of the year to pack your bags with nothing but beach essentials and hop on board an airplane headed to a tropical oasis.

However, once you factor in the flights, rental car, hotel, restaurant meals, souvenir-buying and various adventure rentals, you are looking at quite the expensive trip.

Staycationing allows you to experience your own city in a whole new light as the less expensive alternative to vacationing. Consider one of these nearby destinations in Sacramento this summer!


A bed and breakfast just may be the best destination for a staycation. Vizcaya is a 6500-square-foot white Colonial Revival bed and breakfast featuring a Victorian tower, antique furnishings and landscaped gardens throughout the property. This elegant mansion built in 1899 is conveniently located in Midtown Sacramento.

Make your reservation for one of their eight sleeping quarters, with British-tiled bathrooms (some have soaking tubs), quiet and luxurious surroundings and a complimentary breakfast!

Places to "Staycation" in SacramentoPhotos Courtesy of Vizcaya and Carmen Salazar

The Citizen Hotel

The Citizen Hotel could not be more central to the activity in downtown Sacramento. Each stay is completely unique and full of surprises, as no two rooms are exactly alike. Go the extra mile with one of their exclusive romantic getaway specials, dinner at the Grange Restaurant & Bar, in-room champagne and pastries.

This is the perfect destination whatever the occasion — or lack thereof. In fact, pets are allowed at the Citizen at no extra cost.

The Sterling Hotel

The Sterling Hotel is a city landmark attracting guests from all over — especially for its central location in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Walk along the beautiful riverfront, catch a show at Capital Stage, or take a tour of the state’s capitol building if you have not already.

This luxurious and well-known hotel provides the perfect opportunity to take in history and the modern-day activities of Sacramento.

Amber House Bed and Breakfast

Amber House Bed and Breakfast is a Midtown historic getaway providing guests with the perfect blend of elegance, comfort and hospitality. The property includes two historic homes — a sophisticated 1895 Colonial Revival and a stylish 1905 Craftsman, each including uniquely furnished rooms.

Staying at Amber House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and experience Sacramento from a new perspective.

Places to "Staycation" in SacramentoPhotos Courtesy of Amber House Bed and Breakfast

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the city, offering contemporary and top-of-the-line features in the beautifully restored Public Market Building near the State Capitol Building. Escape your usual routine with a stay in one of their 503 modern hotel rooms and spacious suites just steps away from it all, There is even a heated indoor pool at this hotel in the heart of the city, which will make you feel like you’re truly on vacation — even if it’s the middle of the winter.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is an upscale, contemporary escape situated directly across from the State Capitol. Enjoy the vibrant downtown district outside the hotel’s walls, retreat to the wellness spa or relax by the resort-style pool with a hot tub and cabanas. Their three restaurants on site will keep you satisfied, as you enjoy lunch on the patio at Vines Cafe, dig into steak and seafood at the award-winning Dawson’s Steakhouse, and sip on a specialty cocktail at Amourath 1819.

Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages

If you are wanting a unique alternative to staycationing, Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages is your answer. This is a destination for business travelers, traveling nurses and doctors, seasonal workers, and vacationers and staycationers like you! Check into your own private cottage nestled on a landscaped lot for a week, enjoying the comforts of home in the heart of Sacramento.

Places to "Staycation" in SacramentoPhotos Courtesy of Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages

Happy Staycationing, Sacramento!

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Holly Bohnett is a content specialist for Lyon Real Estate. Holly focuses on local events and community spotlights in the Sacramento area, as well as home and design inspiration for the real estate industry.

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