California Dreaming

By Nancy Hendrickson Premium

In town for the NCS conference, held at the Sacramento Convention Center? Visit <> 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, <>

• The downtown Best Western Sutter House features an outdoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast. 1100 H St., (800) 938-4774, <>

• 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, <>

• 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, <>

• 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, <>


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


1300 H St., (916) 442-0451, <>: 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, <>: Old Sacramento’s 1853 firehouse is now a dining hot spot.


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.