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In Sacramento we recommend the following car hire offers

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Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

Economy
e.g. MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
7 Days from 14.08 - 21.08.2024
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from 77 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. CHRYSLER PACIFICA
7 Days from 14.08 - 21.08.2024
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from 57 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Mitsubishi Mirage Aut. 4dr A/C
7 Days from 14.08 - 21.08.2024
Example vehicle

Sacramento is the sun-kissed capital of California, USA, quietly tucked away in the state's Central Valley. It’s a city alive with history, having been at the heart of the gold rush in the 19th century, and now, it's a bustling hub, home to inspiring museums, a vibrant arts scene and a tasty farm-to-fork food culture.

Driving in Sacramento

Speed Limits and Traffic Rules

In general, the speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph (about 40 km/h), which is almost similar to the 30mph limit in the UK. Whereas on highways, the maximum speed limit is typically 65 mph (around 105 km/h), which is higher than the UK’s 70 mph.

Remember that Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road – a major difference from the UK where driving is on the left. Also, right turns during a red light are generally allowed unless stated otherwise.

Parking

Parking in Sacramento is generally available with metered street parking and multiple parking garages throughout the city. On Sundays, parking is free. However, always be sure to read parking signs carefully, as restrictions can apply.

Car Class Recommendations

A compact or economy class car would be ideal for city driving, due to their ease of parking and fuel efficiency. If you're planning to explore the wider California area, a vehicle with plenty of space such as an SUV, may be more suitable.

Attractions

Sacramento is a treat for history buffs. Old Sacramento, with its cobbled streets and historic buildings, is not to be missed. The California State Railroad Museum and the fascinating State Capitol Museum are other must-visits. For art lovers, the Crocker Art Museum offers an extensive collection of California art. And let’s not forget the tempting farmers' markets and the increasingly renowned local wineries.

Mobility

Renting a car in Sacramento provides optimal mobility. This is allowing you to explore the city at your own pace, and also venture out to nearby attractions like Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, or the Napa Valley vineyards.

Airport

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the main hub serving the city. It’s a mere 10 miles (16km) from the city centre and offers car rental services from major providers located directly at the airport.

Climate and Best Times to Visit

Sacramento basks in a Mediterranean climate, with over 260 sunny days each year. Summer can be hot, so if you prefer milder weather, visit in spring or autumn. Winter is chilly but snow-free, ideal for off-peak travel.

So whether you're here for the history, the food, the sunshine, or the driving experience itself, Sacramento will sure leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Happy exploring!

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