In town for the NCS conference, held at the Sacramento Convention Center? Visit <www.discovergold.org> for tourist information, and try these lodging destinations:
• At the Amber House Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be served a gourmet breakfast and fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies. 1315 22nd St., (800) 755-6526, <www.amberhouse.com>
• The downtown Best Western Sutter House features an outdoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast. 1100 H St., (800) 938-4774, <book.bestwestern.com>
• The Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn, located three blocks from the convention center, also is minutes from Old Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort and shopping. 700 16th St., (866) 608-9330, <www.choicehotels.com>
• Walk to shops and restaurants from the Holiday Inn-Sacramento Capitol Plaza in the heart of downtown. The convention center is 10 blocks away. 300 J St., (916) 446-0100, <www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/hd/saccp?refid=1>
2801 Capitol Ave., (916) 455-2422, <www.biba-restaurant.com>: Partake of pasta and other Northern Italian cuisine.
1300 H St., (916) 442-0451, <www.sterlinghotel.com>: A taste of history is on the menu at this eatery in the Victorian Sterling House.
• Dawson’s American Bistro
1209 L St., (916) 443-1234: Dine in the Hyatt Regency hotel’s restaurant.
• The Firehouse
1112 2nd St., (916) 442-4772, <www.firehouseoldsac.com>: Old Sacramento’s 1853 firehouse is now a dining hot spot.
From the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine.