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California Dreaming

By Nancy Hendrickson Premium

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>

• The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in the historic Public Market Building is close to the convention center and just a block from the Capitol building. 1230 J St., (916) 447-1700, <www.starwood.com/sheraton>

Biba

2801 Capitol Ave., (916) 455-2422, <www.biba-restaurant.com>: Partake of pasta and other Northern Italian cuisine.

Chanterelle

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.

Moxie

2028 H St., (916) 443-7585: This restaurant’s eclectic cuisine will appeal to a variety of tastes.
 

From the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine.  

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