Discover a selection of 344 vacation rentals in Sacramento, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Sacramento. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

State capital panache in Sacramento

California's state capital is a characterful introduction to The Golden State. It's packed with homey American diners and quirky art galleries that come to life with each Second Saturday Walk – an organized monthly evening stroll through the thought-provoking exhibitions and displays. It's got folksy farmers' markets next to grand Capitol architecture. It's got the Wild West-esque remnants of Old Sacramento – the historic district of saloons and steam trains and adobe homes dating to the age of the great pioneers. Sacramento vacation rentals are your ticket to all that and more.

Things to do

Touring the old gateway to the west in Old Sacramento

Head down to the meanders of the Sacramento River to discover the designated historic district that is Old Sacramento. Once trodden by American pioneers and cattle farmers in the 1800s, this is where you'll find the chugging locomotives of the California State Railroad Museum, and the fascinating Gold Rush tales of the Sacramento History Museum. Meanwhile, the California State Capitol is the place to get the camera out, and the immersive reenactment-style exhibitions of Sutter's Fort rarely fail to transport you back to the frontiersman days of yesteryear.

Activities

Sacramento balances art and culture with the great outdoors

Sacramento is a bustling state capital, packed with historic sights and the grandiose Capitol buildings of California. Once you've seen them, you could enjoy the lively jazz joints and country bars that pepper the downtown area, or head out to the surrounding Californian wilderness for whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and oodles of other outdoorsy things to do. Or, you could look for Sacramento vacation rentals in thriving Midtown, where the Second Saturdays Art Walk is one of the main activities, taking you through all the independent local galleries in just a single evening.

Weather

Summertime enjoyments in Sacramento

There's no question about it – the most popular time to go in search of Sacramento vacation rentals is during the summer. Between May and September each year, the town not only enjoys dry days and scorching sun, but it's also when most of the main events come through the state capital. The early summer has jazz festivals and some of the best art walks, while July is when the State Fair erupts in the nearby Cal Expo grounds in a medley of rodeo, rancher food stalls, and country and western tunes.

Natural features

At the confluence of 2 rivers in Sacramento

The defining geographical feature of Sacramento's cityscape is the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, which occurs just to the north of Old Sacramento district. Follow the first of those north, and you'll enter the greater Sacramento Valley, where the rugged tops of the Siskiyou Mountains command the horizon and the Sierra Nevada loom with their sun-scorched ridges to the east. The land there is largely given over to citrus fruit orchards and prune farms, occasionally interspersed with interesting geological features like the extinct volcanic cones of Sutter Buttes. Walking, wine tasting, and river rafting are all possible activities.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sacramento

Fly into Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), which is 35.9 mi (57.8 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Sacramento Valley Station. It's easy to get around Sacramento by catching a ride on the metro at Cathedral Square Station, St Rose of Lima Park Station or 7th and Capitol Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sacramento, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 344 vacation rentals around Sacramento. From 171 house rentals to 56 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Sacramento?

If you love staying near all the action, you might like to consider booking somewhere central. Vrbo has 31 city center rental properties available. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 13 town vacation rentals.
  • 8 rural vacation rentals.
  • 7 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Sacramento?

If you want to live like a local and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 190 houses available on Vrbo. Prices start at $29 a night. If that doesn't fit with your family's style, we've got a number of other property types to choose from, such as:

  • Hotel: 97 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Apartment: 31 vacation homes. Prices start from $76 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 12 vacation homes. Prices start from $120 per night.

Can I stay in Sacramento in a large group?

Nothing compares to catching up with old friends or spending time with extended family in a sensational new place. And what's best, Vrbo has options big enough for the whole crew. House vacation homes are the favorite option for big groups of guests, with 38 listed here. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the vacation rentals that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 114 vacation homes just right for that size. Stay a night for as little as $83.
  • Need somewhere for 8 guests? We have 68 that will work well. You can get one for as low as $119 a night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We've got 43 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $72 a night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you organize your Sacramento travels with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Sacramento?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Look through our affordable rentals now and ensure everybody in your group has enough room to spread out. When it comes to looking for a terrific deal, the first place you look ought to be American River Canyon. Here, Vrbo has 3 rentals at an average price of $138 a night. Arden Park Vista is another good option. Vrbo has 5 rentals here, and the average price is around $143 per night.

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