Sacramento Tourism, California

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The city of Sacramento is the sixth-largest and capital city of the state of California. It was originally named after the Sacramento River which flows across its western border. Sacramento is a massive metropolitan area with people of all cultures and beliefs having made the city their home since ages. For this very reason Sacramento was called “America’s Most Diverse City”, which shows the unity and perseverance of the people and their will to work together no matter what the odds.

Sacramento basically rose to prominence during the period of California Gold Rush, when the city became a major hub for distribution, agriculture and a commercial center in general. Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr. and James W. Marshall were responsible for the initial establishment of the city and the presence of the Sutter’s Fort further helped in its safe and rapid growth. Since its inception, Sacramento saw good connectivity and trade because of the presence of a terminus for wagon trains, Pony Express, the telegraph system and the First Transcontinental Railroad.

In the modern era, the city of Sacramento has seen an explosion of sorts in terms of growth and sheer size. Though the main source of employment in the city is the state government, there are also a number of private institutions that are based in the city. The huge population growth is also mainly because of the very pleasant weather Sacramento sees throughout the year. For its incredible water sports, close accessibility to the coast and innumerable attractions to be seen a number of youth and families flock to the Diverse City every year, round the year.

For a tourist there are literally tons of things to do in Sacramento, right from catching a sight of the various historical buildings, museums, gorging on tasty delights at the various restaurants, supporting the hugely popular Sacramento Kings of the NBA, and just strolling through the city, soaking in the feel and infinite possibilities that Sacramento has to provide to a fun-loving, adventurous tourist. One can’t just resist the charms of the city and the hospitality of the friendly locals is a fact well known. Compared to other metropolitans, Sacramento is slow paced and laid back, which helps one get away from the usual hustle-bustle of a big city. A visit to Sacramento is sure to make you fall in love with the city. Perhaps forever!

Sacramento Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Sacramento tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: PST – UTC -8 hours ,Summer (DST) PDT – UTC -7 hours
  • Currency: American Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity and Internet: Standard output is 110-120V. WiFi connectivity is present almost everywhere and cellular connectivity provides 3G and 4G services.
  • Languages: Predominantly English speaking population.
  • Security: Dial 911 or emergencies.
  • Tipping: Tipping is highly appreciated everywhere on good service but is not compulsory.

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Facts and Stats for Sacramento*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sacramento

    Know the pollution level of Sacramento before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.86 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 24.19 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.33 (Very Low)
  • Sacramento: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sacramento for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sacramento.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.64 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.27 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.29 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.7 (Low)
    • Drug offense 59.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.96 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.27 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.65 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sacramento - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sacramento is 191.09 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.46 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.91 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.64 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.42 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.52 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 141.99 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sacramento

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sacramento

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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