Meet our Neighbors: The Popsicle Maker

People are the essence of Sacramento, California. In particular, we like residents and visitors mingling together. Meet another creative neighbor who brightens our days -- and your next holiday in Sacramento: THE POPSICLE MAKER, Jaymes Luu In 2005, she began selling Fat Face gourmet popsicles from a cart at the widely popular... Read more »

Déjà Vu: Meeting Planners Win Big with Multi-year Contracts

Do you plan an annual event? And do you want to minimize production costs? There are several benefits to hosting your annual event in Sacramento year after year. Ask yourself if building a long-term relationship with destination experts like us helps your association, reunion or sports tournament. Major benefits of routinely... Read more »

Park to Plate Lunch Ideal for Tourists, Team Building

Read part 1 of the story. After Chef Oliver Ridgeway's personal tour of the farmers market at Cesar Chavez park, our 'Follow the Chef' entourage was seated adjacent to the open-plan kitchen, allowing half of our party to watch back-of-the-house activities while we mingled. The rest enjoyed comfortable banquette seats allowing... Read more »

Farm to Fork Tour begins at Farmers Market

May 2 marked the return of Wednesday certified farmers markets and 'Follow the Chef' tours to downtown Sacramento, namely Cesar Chavez Plaza, the park that faces Grange and The Citizen Hotel.  Since Chef Oliver only unpacked his knives and settled into Grange in November, he introduced himself in a casual California way that... Read more »

Size Matters: Tablets Clear Airport Security Faster

Attention frequent travelers (or passengers who want to look like road warriors), our friends at Sacramento International Airport share this tip: Tablets are proving their worth in gold as they clear airport checkpoints faster. Reports show TSA still requires laptop computers to be removed from bags & placed in bins. Tablets... Read more »

Sole Food 2: Men in Heels Help Women's Shelter

Last year, the Sacramento's very own Nick on the Town (second from right) raised awareness about social issues like domestic abuse that affect our neighbors in the capital community. Local hospitality partners -- Chef Patrick Mulvaney and downtown real estate developers -- weren't shy. In fact, they recruited more friends to... Read more »

Meet our Neighbors: The Coffee Roaster

Are you ready for experiences that connect you with the essence of Sacramento and its people? When you're traveling, sometimes it is comforting to stop into a Starbucks and get a "tall half-skinny half-one- percent extra hot split quad shot (two shots decaf, two shots regular) latte with whip" that tastes exactly like it does... Read more »

Visitors Prioritize In-N-Out Right Behind Baggage Claim

The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau has the privilege of hosting meeting planning professionals and conference delegates from throughout the United States. Shortly after their flight arrives and luggage claimed, one of the most common requests we've received from out of state visitors is 'Where is the nearest... Read more »

Sacramento Boosts Sports Tournament Directors

Do you depend on booster clubs, parents and fans when it comes to the success of your team -- on and off the home field or home court? Could you use a reliable boost of support to help you plan and execute a well-run tournament? It's no surprise that tournament directors and competition organizers recruit the Sacramento... Read more »

Even Teens Enjoy Family Travel to Sacramento

Have teens who want to avoid family vacations like the plague? Maybe they'll change their minds after hearing about downtown Sacramento tourist attractions that cater to them... and parents won't have to hear complaints! Sports and Fitness Cruise the capital in style. See the City of Trees from the seat of a bicycle.... Read more »