Traveling to or through Sacramento, California, for business and attending a conference, meeting or trade show over the next few weeks? Yet wondering when you will tackle that holiday shopping list -- and where to find unique gifts for friends and family?

The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you juggle business traveling, holiday shopping, and Sacramento sightseeing. While work briefly takes you away from family and friends, it doesn't mean you have forgotten these special people. Don't bring home another magnet or spoon!

Discover gold for yourself. Shop where locals shop. Experience Sacramento tourist attractions.  

Old Sacramento national historic landmark district: upstairs dining, downstairs shopping

Located west of downtown and along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento brings to life the history of the 1849 California Gold Rush. Stately brick and mortar buildings house more than 100 businesses -- hotels, shopsrestaurants & bars, comedy clubs and theaters -- within this charming U.S. National Historic Landmark District. Don't miss the annual Theatre of Lights tradition or pedestrians in period costume who parade along the wooden boardwalks. (Ladies, mind the gaps or say, 'Adios!' to those stiletto heels.) From antiques and hand-crafted jewelry to old fashioned candies and fun educational toys, find your way around with this map

Midtown is the heart of Sacramento's art, music, and cultural scene. Amid tree-lined streets and old Victorian houses, boutiques, coffee roasters & shops, bars / lounges & nightclubs, (upscale and casual) dining, and bed and breakfast (B&Binns thrive. Just blocks away from downtown and the Sacramento Convention Center, this hip and eclectic scene starts at 16th & J streets and expands to 30th & R streets. Download these handy maps and grab this gift guide to navigate the independently owned scene.

Staying in a participating hotel? Remember to ask for your free Sacramento Gold Card to get exclusive visitor savings.