Sacramento's new Entertainment and Sports Center

Demolition has begun! Sacramento is building a new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) in downtown. Deemed an organizational priority by the SCVB for more than a decade, the SCVB believes that the new facility will greatly enhance and grow Sacramento’s convention and tourism industry. "In the meetings industry, convention... Read more »

You Can't Beat Summertime in America's Farm-to-Fork Capital

Summertime in Sacramento is a special thing. While I would never call myself a “foodie,” I’m certainly an enthusiastic eater. And there’s lots of eating to be enthusiastic about during a Sacramento summer. As everyone knows by now, Sacramento is known as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Of course, I’m well aware that... Read more »

Sacramento Student Travel Itinerary Teaches Gold Rush and California History in a Fun Way

Fourth-grade student travel groups coming to Sacramento get a wealth of information from overall California history to Gold Rush history. A comprehensive two-day trip gives an exciting real-life experience of otherwise dusty topics in history books. Arriving at Sacramento International Airport or in Downtown Sacramento,... Read more »

Stay in Sacramento Grand Prize Winner

In 2013, we asked followers of our newsletters and blogs to submit their favorite tourism experiences in Sacramento.  We received responses from all over the nation as well as some international submissions.  People told us about their experiences at Sacramento museums, attractions and hotels.  From family travel to... Read more »

6 Ways to Use the SCVB’s Partner Relationships to Maximize Your Group Tour

When you send a group tour to Sacramento, we know you want to give them the best experience possible.  And sometimes, you need hotels, museums and other attractions at your destination to work with you to make your itinerary “click.”  Your itinerary might not fit into a 9-5 schedule.  Or you need a little something extra to... Read more »

Travel Trends: Voluntourism

A growing trend in leisure and business travel across the country is volunteer travel. Voluntourism is the act of travelers doing voluntary work to contribute to the community in which they are visiting. According to a recent United Nations report, the idea of combining vacations with volunteering has been increasing... Read more »

Sacramento Tourism's 2013 Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is almost over, but the calendar and the volume of holiday candy in my office don’t lie. It has certainly been a whirlwind of a year. In Sacramento, the year was dominated by food. As “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital,” we enjoyed our local bounty in new ways and put Sacramento in its rightful spot... Read more »

5 Regional Festivals To Add To Your Itinerary

Sacramento is a great home base for those wanting to visit a number of festivals that take place throughout the region. Whether you’re looking to unleash your inner hippie, sample some great wines, or listen to the hottest new music, there’s an annual event that’s just a short drive away. Check out this list for a sampling of... Read more »

Planning Ahead: 12 Annual Sacramento Events

We know that our tour operator clients plan their itineraries several months to a year in advance.  Sacramento has several events that happen around the same time every year.  We have compiled a list of 12 annual events that your groups will love.  All of these events are group-friendly and are sure to be a hit with your group... Read more »

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramento Student Travel

What attractions can my group visit in Sacramento? Gold Rush historic sites including The California State Railroad Museum, Sutter’s Fort and Old Sacramento.  Sacramento also has more than 25 museums throughout the region, including the Crocker Art Museum, The Aerospace Museum of California and the California Museum, to name a... Read more »