California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Where to rest your head and fill your belly during your research trip to the California capital.

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.