Home is where the heart is at
The heart of any city can be found in its downtown core. While others travel to find excitement, living in Downtown Sacramento means having arts, culture and award-winning dining right outside your front door.Explore
From Capitol Park to Cesar Chavez Plaza, get lost in one of Downtown's urban landscapes
Downtown offers dozens of choices for sipping, dining and celebrating!
Enjoy an afternoon experiencing our local and national treasures
Capitol Mall is a premier destination for doing business in Sacramento with sweeping views of the river and State Capitol. The Greens on Capitol Mall are a popular venue for the region’s festivals, races, concerts and farmers’ markets.
The Civic Center is distinguished by the historic architecture of landmarks such as Elks Tower, Historic City Hall, and former U.S. Post Office. It is also a major entry point into Downtown with Amtrak’s Sacramento Valley Station, access to major freeways and the gateway to The Railyards.
The Entertainment District is at the heart of Sacramento’s urban revitalization. As the future site of the Golden 1 Center, this area will be a catalyst for our city. DOCO, Macy’s, Holiday Inn, and several historic high-rise properties are also located within this exciting district.
By day, The Kay buzzes with activity from the mix of mid-rise and high-rise office buildings. After dark, The Kay draws its energy from a diverse mix of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment venues. The Kay District is eclectic and a study of contrast. Residents can dine in a sleek modern restaurant with historic landmarks in the background or catch a live show in one of Sacramento’s historic vaudeville houses.
Old Sacramento’s distinctive architecture, cobblestone streets and boardwalk bring Sacramento’s gold rush era to life. Old Sacramento boasts the highest density of locally owned retail shops, restaurants, and bars in Downtown Sac. Sacramento’s signature events take place here including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Theatre of Lights and the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular.
From Broadway shows to live blues, the Theater District is where Sacramento comes together. The Sacramento Convention Center, historic Memorial Auditorium, and the Community Center Theater anchor this 8-block district. A popular spot for locals and visitors, this area is known for its dynamic mix of nightlife venues, restaurants, and countless cultural and convention events.
Downtown Sacramento offers a variety of housing options including charming bungalows, urban lofts and condos, and historic Victorian homes—all steps away from farmers’ markets, museums, theatres, bars and restaurants.LEARN MORE