Although the Gold Rush ended more than 150 years ago, there's still a wealth of fun to be had by making a quick dash to California's state capital. Whether you're here to take the kids for a spin in historic Old Sacramento or to catch a show at one of the city's many performing arts venues, you'll find plenty to do with your discount Sacramento rental car.
Foodies will enjoy the wealth of local produce. Did you know that California farmers grow upwards of 15 percent of the nation's fruits and veggies? You can enjoy the literal fruits of their labor at the Sacramento Farmers Market. Because of the high growing standards in the Golden State, the food you buy here is nothing short of spectacular.
To go a little old school, take a drive in your SUV to the Old Sacramento Historic District. This charming square offers something for visitors of all ages -- dozens of local antique shops, underground tours, Gold Rush-era architecture and museums.
Outdoor adventurers, rejoice. There are more than five rivers in the area that offer whitewater rafting. Ranging in class (that's difficulty level for you newbies) from I to IV, you're sure to find the perfect paddling conditions whether you're a novice or well-seasoned rafter. Many rafting options are a short drive from the city.
While the Gold Rush is one for the history books, there are still many great finds in California's capital city. To get started, book a cheap Sacramento rental car on Hotwire, home to some of the best travel deals around.Find more discount rental cars »