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There Are So Many Fun Things to do in Sacramento!

Explore the Best Sacramento Attractions During Your Stay at Hawthorn Suites

There is always something fun to do in Sacramento! From the Sacramento Zoo to the Cal Expo Fairgrounds, exciting attractions can be found just minutes away from Hawthorn Suites Hotel by Wyndham. Our ideal location means you are close to the California State Capitol and a host of amazing downtown attractions. Explore Sacramento’s museums, theaters, fairs, festivals, shops, restaurants, and more! We also offer complimentary shuttle service* to Old Town Sacramento, which is a favorite destination of Sacramento visitors and locals alike.

Old Sacramento

A mere 2 miles away and located on the banks of the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento is bursting with fascinating history, unique shopping, and delightful dining options. This distinctive 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is home to many of the most popular attractions in Sacramento. Travel back to the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad and experience all the   shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions, and world-renowned museums of this historic district.   LEARN MORE


Local Conventions & Arenas

Hawthorn Suites is conveniently located just a few miles from the Sacramento Convention Center, and the new Golden 1 Center opening in 2016. We are also just a short distance from Raley Field and Sleep Train Arena, home to the Sacramento River Cats and NBA’s Sacramento Kings, respectively. You’ll be able to easily attend thrilling Sacramento sporting events, rock concerts, ice shows, rodeos, and more!  LEARN MORE


Award-Winning UC Davis Medical Center

Situated only 5 miles from our downtown Sacramento hotel, the UC Davis Medical Center provides vital care to more than 200,000 patients every year. The UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center and was ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2015-16 in 10 adult medical specialties, according the annual U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” survey published in July 2015.  LEARN MORE


The Cal Expo Fairgrounds

From the Cal State Fair to Raging Waters Park, there’s plenty of fun to have at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds! Enjoy Race & Wager Happy Hours and their many seasonal Sacramento attractions. With Hawthorn Suites’ location just 5 short miles from the Cal Expo Fairgrounds, there’s no reason to miss any of the fun.  LEARN MORE


Cal State University, Sacramento

Each year, Sacramento State awards 6,000 degrees from seven different colleges, including 58 undergraduate majors and 41 master degrees. Hawthorn Suites Hotel near CSU Sacramento offers comfortable and affordable accommodations for Sac State visitors. Whether you’re visiting a student or interested in becoming one, choose us as your Sacramento State hotel. We’re only a 15-minute drive to the 300-acre campus!  LEARN MORE


Amateur Sports

Located 13 miles north of Hawthorn Suites Sacramento, you’ll find the Cherry Island Soccer Complex – featuring 16 acres of 10 soccer fields, 12 acres of wetland, and 26 acres of park. Run by volunteers, Sacramento guests can enjoy 2 covered picnic areas and 3 BBQ’s at Cherry Island. We’re located even closer to Bonney Field, South Natomas Sport & Event Area, and Sacramento Softball & Volleyball Complex!  LEARN MORE


California State Capitol

Home of the California Legislature since 1869, the Sacramento Capitol features inspiring office tours of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Governor of California. Capitol guests even have the chance to watch the legislators debate a bill or cast a vote! Guests can also view an extensive collection of historical California artifacts, artwork, and antique furnishings in the Sacramento Capitol Museum.

The historical park in Sacramento also features several memorials, including a Civil War Memorial Grove, the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and a life-sized statue of Saint Junípero Serra. Enjoy lush gardens in the surrounding Capitol Park, including trees from around the world (and outer space!), and learn about California’s great history at our State Capitol attractions in Sacramento.  LEARN MORE


Downtown Sacramento

Discover amazing new restaurants, unique boutiques, hip nightclubs, and seasonal events and festivals less than 2 miles away from our hotel near downtown Sacramento.  LEARN MORE


Family Fun Activities

You won’t want to miss the Sacramento Zoo. Only 5 miles from Hawthorn Suites, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 600 animals comprised of over 140 native, exotic, and endangered species! Fascinating exhibits, educational activities, and specialty classes and camps make this a favorite family attraction in Sacramento. After the zoo, step across the street and into the magic of Fairy Tale Town.

Make plans to see North America’s most popular railroad museum, located only one mile from Hawthorn Suites, in Old Sacramento. Sacramento’s Railroad Museum offers a little something for everyone, including lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events.  LEARN MORE


Seasonal Events

From the famous California State Fair to the Annual Sacramento Music Festival, there’s always something sensational going on in Sacramento! Browse our Sacramento event calendar and plan your adventures while staying at Hawthorn Suites. LEARN MORE

Local Favorites & Distance from Hawthorn Suites Sacramento:

  • Old Town Sacramento (1 mile)
  • Downtown Sacramento (1 mile)
  • State Capitol (1.5 miles)
  • Sleep Train Arena (Arco Arena/Power Balance Pavilion) (5 miles)
  • Discovery Park (5 miles)
  • Cal Expo Fair Grounds (6 miles)
  • Sacramento Convention Center (2 miles with free hotel shuttle)
  • Railroad Museum (2 miles with free hotel shuttle)
  • Sutter’s Fort (4 miles)
  • Sacramento Zoo (5 miles)
  • Cherry Island Soccer Complex (13 miles)
  • Sacramento Music Festival (3 miles)
  • California State Fair (5 miles)


Helping Your Business Grow in Sacramento

When it’s time to get down to business, you won’t find a more convenient and accommodating location than our deluxe extended stay Sacramento hotel. Hash out your business plan in one of our six meeting rooms. Utilize our complete food and beverage catering service to help you and your colleagues focus on business instead of unsatisfied appetites. And, work easily in your comfortable suite featuring an oversized work area, dual-phone lines, data ports, personal voicemail, and free wireless Internet access.

Local Government and Corporate Offices Include:

  • California Lottery (2 miles)
  • State government offices (2 miles)
  • Wells Fargo Corporate in Natomas (4 miles)
  • California Department of Education (5 miles)
  • California Highway Patrol Academy (5 miles)
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (6 miles)
  • CH2M Hill (2 miles)
  • Delegata (2 miles)
  • PG&E (4 miles)
  • Deloitte (4 miles)
  • 1201 K Street (6 miles)
  • Turner Construction (5 miles)
  • Greyhound Bus Depot (1 mile)
  • Amtrak Train Terminal (4 miles)
  • UC Davis Medical Center (7 miles)