Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tour the Capitol? How much does it cost?
Yes, you can tour the Capitol which is open everyday, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The State Capitol Museum conducts free guided tours on the hour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The office is located in the basement and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also tour the Capitol on your own.
How can I see Governor Schwarzenegger?
There aren’t any formal ways to meet him. But, he’s frequently seen around the city at some of the downtown restaurants. The next best thing to seeing the Governor is to visit his office in the Capitol where you can take pictures of his outer office and see his name above his main door (the first governor to put his name on the door). And, who knows, you may get lucky and catch a glimpse of him if he happens to be walking the halls of the Capitol on that day.
What are the closest hotels to the Sacramento Convention Center?
There are several hotels in different price categories. In alpha order, within a one-mile radius, they are Best Western Sutter House, Embassy Suites, Clarion Hotel Mansion, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Regency, Inn Off Capitol Park, Quality Inn, Marriott Residence Inn at Capitol Park, Sacramento International Hostel, Sheraton Grand Sacramento, Vagabond Inn-Old Town
Are there bus/guided tours of the city?
No, unfortunately, there are no bus tours. However, there are Segway Tours and guided walking tours. Plus, the city’s downtown and midtown core are neatly arranged on a grid with short blocks, so walking and exploring with a map is easy to do and highly recommended.