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SMF

A December 1996 trip to Sacramento by panda2

Quote: Sacramento is just another stop to rest.

SMF

Overview

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Old Sacramento, Convention Center, the State Capitol, Railroad Museum, Sutter's Fort, Crocker Art Museum, Town Ford Museum, Discovery Museum, Fairytale Town, and the zoo.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

The Amtrak station is in old Sacramento. Driving is best, and the public tram or the bus is next best thing.

Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas

Hotel | "Marriott Residence Inn"

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We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in a very nice and spacious room. Our room had a kitchenette and a dataport phone, and some come with a fireplace and there is an optional high speed dataport for an additional $10 a day. There was a fitness center, with volleyball/basketball courts, an outside barbecue, and an outdoor swimming pool, but no treadmills. The hotel did not charge for local calls and there was a breakfast buffet included in the price of the room (one night, I went to Safeway and bought some frozen strawberries and canned whipped cream to put on the waffles the next morning). There were complimentary drinks and ba...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 14, 2003

Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas
2410 W EL CAMINO AVE
Sacramento, California 95833
916-649-1300

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Jumbo Seafood Restaurant was recommended to me. There was plenty of parking once I found the place.

There's white-tablecloth service in this clean and light restaurant. I didn't try their specialty -- seafood -- instead, I ordered short ribs with pepper sauce. My meal was good, but I've tasted better in Oakland.

They offer lunch specials Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm, and there are set family dinners for two or more people that are under $10. There are also economical rice plates available for around $5. The seafood is expensive, with shark fin soup at $25 and abalone with sea cucumber at $25.

Open daily 11am-midnight.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2003

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
5651 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, California 95822
(916) 391-8221

The Bread Store

Restaurant

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The Bread Store sells freshly baked bread, sandwiches, salads, drinks -- it's mainly for the lunch crowd. Queue up in line, place your order, pay, and then wait for your order to be ready. I ordered myself a half sandwich and salad combination and found myself a table to eat at. Everything was very casual.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2003

The Bread Store
1716 J St
Sacramento, California 95814
+1 916 557 1600

Teriyaki To Go

Restaurant

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Teriyaki To Go is Japanese fast food. Their chicken teriyaki over rice has a good tasting and not overly sweet sauce. You queue up in line, place your order, pay, and wait about 10 minutes for your order to be ready. You can dine in or take away. The atmosphere is clean.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 14, 2003

Teriyaki To Go
910 J St/9th Street
Sacramento, California
(916) 497-0888

New Lu-Shan Chinese Buffet & Restaurant

Restaurant | "New Lu-Shan Chinese Buffet & Restaurant"

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The buffet food at New Lu-Shan Chinese Buffet & Restaurant is only fair. It's not the best Chinese buffet I've come across. With any deep fried foods, strip off the batter coating, as it's just filler, but what's left isn't really that good either. Still, if you yearn for Chinese food in large quantities at a fixed price, it'll do.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 14, 2003

New Lu-Shan Chinese Buffet & Restaurant
403 J St/bet. 3rd & 5th Street
Sacramento, California
(916) 444-2543

Bou La : Downtown Area

Restaurant | "La Bou"

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La Bou is across from the Sacramento Convention Center and offers espresso drinks, baked goods, soups, salads, and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. You can dine in or take away.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 14, 2003

Bou La : Downtown Area
14th & J
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 448-5233

California Fats

Restaurant | "California Fat's"

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California Fat's is a large trendy restaurant nicely decorated with a large waterfall in the lower level. I ordered roasted duck with raspberry sauce and it was quite tasty, but I got only one leg and the bill came to almost $20. Granted, the atmosphere is very nice.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 14, 2003

California Fats
1015 Front St
Sacramento, California 95814
+1 916 441 7966

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The name has changed since the place got new owners. In the 1970s, it was called China Moon Café and featured an older Cantonese cuisine. Now, the food is Vietnamese and Chinese, and very good -- you'll get a good value for lunch. Lunch specials 11am-3pm. It's located in Old Sacramento near the Amtrak train station.

Free delivery $15 minimum, party facility available.

Open Sun-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Thú Dô Capitol Restaurant
425 J Street/bet. 3rd and 5th Street
Sacramento, California
(916) 442-7711

Park Plaza Cafe The

Restaurant | "The Park Plaza Cafe"

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The Park Plaza Cafe serves American and Ukrainian cuisine, serving items such as borscht, stuffed cabbage rolls, beef stroganoff, schnitzel, and pirogis. Soup or salad along with homemade bread completes the meal. The croutons are homemade as their salad dressings.

It's a no-nonsense atmosphere and very utilitarian. The food is good, plentiful, and satisfying. If you're in downtown Sacramento during the week in the daytime, give this place a try for something a little different. It's having a taste of a different culture -- not just their food, but their atmosphere.

Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2004

Park Plaza Cafe The
924 J Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 448-2925

Faces

Attraction

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Faces is a favorite dance club for gays and lesbians. It comprises several different venues on its premises: a large dance floor with dazzling lights and sound, small video room for karaoke, piano/fireplace lounge, indoor/outdoor patio. The music they play is a mix of cabaret, country, dance, techno, Latin salsa, line dance, classic disco, and piano bar. Cash only. ATM: Golden One Credit Union 2020 L St/20th St.Bus 61, 62.Open: 2pm-2am, Happy Hour 3-7pm. Telephone: (916) 448-7798email general information info@face...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2003

Faces
2000 K St
Sacramento, California 95814
+1 916 448 7798

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SMF - Sacramento International Airport has two terminals. Terminal A has 12 gates, with service from American West Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Blue, and Southwest Airlines. There are twenty-two restaurants and shops and a postbox at the bottom floor. There are also three children's play areas (one on the Delta/America West/Continental Concourse and two on the Southwest Concourse). Terminal B, with service from Alaska Airlines, Aloha Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express. There's another postbox in front of the terminal...Read More

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