Sunny Sacramento residents and most visitors enjoy how walkable California's capital is: flat sidewalks framed by modern skyscrapers, Victorian houses, not to mention a canopy of lush green trees.
And who can resist stoppping at a sidewalk cafe? checking in at a restaurant or bar to nosh on small bites? sipping a refreshing drink? walking through an art gallery? or shopping a local boutique?
If you have limited or moderate mobility, navigating downtown Sacramento and its tourist attractions may seem intimidating -- at first. But you'll want to venture beyond your hotel.
Discover a great destination for people who walk very little, cruise in a wheelchair, or hike and bike for miles and miles. It really has something for everyone!
Seniors and people with mobility issues can still enjoy their visit from their arrival at the airport to many famous sights. Nearly all major points of interest are easy to get to without leaving pavement. Some require a short easy walk from where you park.
- Instead of moving sidewalks, the Sacramento International Airport chose to install an automated people mover. Picture a miniature monorail. Moreover, the airport is only a 15-minute shuttle or taxi ride from downtown Sacramento hotels.
- The Sacramento Convention Center and adjacent convention hotels, Hyatt Regency Sacramento and Sheraton Grand Sacramento are located within the same size footprint as a big-box hotel ... but guests enjoy fresh air and sunshine as they walk the corridors! These 4-star, 3-diamond properties certainly have ADA-rooms.
- Don't miss California's culinary showcase at many downtown Sacramento dining options. Chefs and restaurants bring the best of regional farms & ranches to you, so you don't have to get dirty. But if you want to visit them, we can arrange that as well!
- Think Rickshaw 2.0. Velocab brings together Sacramentans who love cycling and visitors who appreciate zero-emission travel. Each taxi can carry up to 3 people, plus driver. You can even reserve a guided tour with this company.
- Easily hail traditional taxicabs outside hotels and throughout downtown. Yellow Cab even offers a pre-paid TaxiCard, so you can plan your transportation budget as you plan your trip to Sacramento!
- Public transportation via Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) offers bus route #62, which runs westward on L Street, northward on 3rd Street, and eastward on J Street before it runs southbound toward William Land Park on 19th Street.