The oldest city in California, Sacramento offers visitors an insight into the history of the state and the way of life that developed along with the gold rush of the mid-1800s. With much of the city preserved in its original form, scenic surrounding countryside and excellent facilities for tourists Sacramento is a great city to tour with a rental car and see all it has to offer. Auto Europe offers several car hire pick up locations in Sacramento, California, and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Sacramento is both easy and economical.
A great way to start your time in the city is by visiting Old Sacramento, a historic area by the Sacramento River. Park your hire car near the river and explore the area, which is home to over 50 historic buildings and many attractions for visitors. Here you will find the California Military Museum, horse-drawn carriages and the California State Railroad Museum home to working vintage trains. Be sure to also check out a tour of the underground, which was in fact street level until the area was filled with earth and raised due to flooding.
Drive your rental car east of Old Sacramento and visit California State Park, where you will find Sutter's Fort, an insight into life in the 1850's. During summer months, a short drive further east with your hire car will take you to Folsom Lake, the place many of the locals go to cool off and unwind, or do a spot of fishing or kayaking.
Sacramento has the benefit of being a friendly, laid-back city, within driving distance of several larger cities perfect for day trips with your hire car. San Francisco is a few hours drive to the south-west, and to the east, you can visit the vibrant city of Reno. For lovers of nature, Yosemite National Park is a few hours south-east and is home to magnificent waterfalls, rock formations and diverse wildlife.
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