Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

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1230 J Street, 13th and J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 916-447-1700   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7072


Things to Do in Sacramento

As the capital city of California, Sacramento is known for its vibrant downtown, historic Old Town, and bustling State Capitol. Experience these popular things to do in Sacramento and much more while you enjoy your comfortable and relaxing stay at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. From the Sacramento Zoo or the many events at the Golden 1 Center to the Leland Stanford Mansion State Park and historic Old Sac Underground Tour, our front desk would be pleased to assist you in creating the perfect itinerary for your stay at the Sheraton Grand.

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What's Nearby

  1. Esquire IMAX Theatre
  2. Golden 1 Center
  3. Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
  4. Fairytale Town
  5. Old Sac Underground Tour
  6. River Cats Baseball at Raley Field
  7. Sacramento Convention Center
  8. Sacramento Zoo
  9. The State Capitol
  10. California State Railroad Museum
  11. Crocker Art Museum
  12. Governor's Mansion
  13. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  14. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  15. Arden Fair Mall
  16. Blue Diamond Retail Store

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Arts, Culture, History

Things to Do in Sacramento - Crocker Art Museum

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Crocker Art Museum

Established in 1885, Crocker Art Museum is one of the many fabulous attractions in the area. The Crocker offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections of California, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks.

216 O Street  |  (916) 808-7000

Things to Do in Sacramento - California State Railroad Museum

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California State Railroad Museum

Located in Old Sacramento, the Railroad Museum is a wonderful place to explore trains, big and small. Tour lavishly restored trains and interactive exhibits as well as play upstairs in the Thomas the Train area for tots. 

125 I Street  |  (916) 324-4950

Things to Do in Sacramento - Old Sacramento

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Old Sac Underground Tour

Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret. Today you can join thousands of residents and visitors in uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below our buildings and sidewalks. 

101 I Street  |  (916) 808-7059

Things to Do in Sacramento - State Capitol

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The State Capitol

Located two blocks from the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, The State Capitol is a must-see in Sacramento. Take a beautiful and historic free tour every hour on the hour of our State Capitol conveniently located in the downtown area. Be sure to wander around the outside grounds featuring flower gardens and memorials. 

1315 10th Street  |  (916) 324-0333

Sports & Entertainment

Things to do in Sacramento - Golden 1 Center

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Golden 1 Center

Sitting proudly in the heart of downtown Sacramento and just down the street from our hotel, the Golden 1 Center is the cities newest home to music, sports, entertainment, culture, food, and beverage. From design to sustainability to connectivity to cuisine, it’s a celebration of what Sacramento does best.

500 David J Stern Walk  |  (916) 701-5400

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Things to Do in Sacramento - River Cats Baseball

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River Cats Baseball at Raley Field

There is nothing like a beautiful delta breeze on a summer night watching the River Cats play ball at Raley Field. Regular season games run from May through the beginning of September. 

400 Ballpark Drive  |  (916) 376-4700

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Things to do in Sacramento - Sacramento Kings

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Sacramento Kings

Join "the Kingdom" in cheering on the Sacremento Kings as they take on their NBA opponents in their new home, the Golden 1 Center.

500 David J Stern Walk  |  (916) 701-5400

Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Things to Do in Sacramento - Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

As the eighth governor of California and founder of Stanford University, Leland Stanford drove the famous Golden Spike into the ground, completing the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. His 1856 mansion, which has 44 rooms, was home to three governors in the 1860s and later became the Stanford Home for Children.

800 N Street  |  (916) 324-0575

Things to Do in Sacramento - Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

As the oldest restored fort in the United States, Sutter’s Fort brings the 1800s alive with exhibits and activities for kids that recreate the past. Often there are volunteers in period costume demonstrating how settlers lived in and around the fort. 

2701 L Street  |  (916) 445-4422

Things to Do in Sacramento - Sacramento Zoo

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Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo opened its gates on June 2, 1927, as the City of Sacramento brought together an assortment of animals from various local parks. Today, the Zoo has grown in size and is committed to its efforts to provide education, conservation, and recreation for every visitor. Visit the Zoo to see exotic animals large and small, a reptile house, flamingos, and the new giraffe exhibit and viewing deck giving world-class style to the Zoo. 

3930 West Land Park Drive  |  (916) 808-5885

Things to Do in Sacramento - Fairytale Town

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Fairytale Town

A Sacramento landmark for more than 50 years. Here you will find a children’s play park where fairytales and nursery rhymes come to life. There is something magical for every child, including a pirate ship, slides, The Crooked Mile, animals, and a traditional play structure in Sherwood Forest. 

3901 Land Park Drive  |  (916) 808-7462