Sacramento Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Sacramento, California - CA, USA)

Sacramento is situated in central California and although it is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, it boasts a profusion of attractive green areas and has many leafy streets. In Sacramento city there are attractions for everyone, along with plenty of museums and galleries, shopping malls, restaurants and historic sights, while the surrounding area is loaded with opportunities for recreational activities.

The city of Sacramento has excellent transport options for getting here and away, while the city's plentiful tourist information offices make for an easy stay.

Tourism and Tourist Information

Sacramento has many visitors' bureaus and tourist information centers where finding anything from travel-related material to the city's top attractions is a breeze. In addition, tourist information centers can provide visitors with maps and brochures as well as helping you with accommodation reservations. Your hotel will also be able to help you with these basics.

Sacramento, California Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Address: 1303 J Street, #600, Sacramento, (CA), 95814, USA
Tel: +1 916 264 7777


There are literally hundreds of languages spoken all over America due to the large Hispanic, Chinese and Japanese communities and other ethnic minorities. The most common spoken language in Sacramento, California and throughout America is English.


Prior to your arrival in Sacramento, always check with your nearest consulate or embassy for information about whether you require a visa for travel to Sacramento and the USA. Visa applications should be made well in advance.


A number of different categories of non-immigrant visas are available for those wishing to work in Sacramento and the USA temporarily. Working without a visa is against the law in America and harsh penalties are enforced. Those intending to work in Sacramento should apply for the relevant working visa in their home country and may need a letter or documentation from their prospective Sacramento employer.


Currency in circulation today in Sacramento, California, is typical of the United States of America. The American dollar is the official currency of the USA, and is commonly known as buck. Dollar bank notes in Sacramento are usually called bills and come in denominations of $1, $2 (unusual), $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The dollar is divided into 100 cents and coins in Sacramento come in denominations of 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime) and 25 cents (quarter) and a 1 dollar coin.


Tipping is generally expected around Sacramento and in many cases required, unless service has been somewhat poor. Restaurants in Sacramento usually expect a tip of between 10 to 20 percent, together with the city's taxi drivers. Bars in the city also appreciate some kind of gratuity and often have special tips trays on the counter. Hotel staff in Sacramento also expect a small tip, which may be as little as a dollar.


When dining in Sacramento, you will find many restaurants operate a strict 'no smoking' policy. Smoking is now also not allowed on public transportion in Sacramento, which include bus and train travel. Before smoking in public areas in Sacramento and California, check with those around.