Besides being the capital of California, Sacramento’s got a lot going on.
Strolling through midtown, you’ll find streets lined with old Victorian and craftsman style homes, interrupted by a quirky multi-story bar here, and a delicious restaurant there.
In old Sacramento, cobbled streets line the banks of the Sacramento River and horse drawn carriages clip-clop past.
In the summer, the sidewalks are shaded from the bright sun by London Plane Sycamore and the leafy branches of many other trees.
With new restaurants, specialty pubs and cocktail lounges – plus a ton of places to go for history and entertainment – Sacramento draws tourists from all over.
Sacramento’s also conveniently just a hop skip and jump away from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and beautiful stretches of Pacific coast.
If you’re heading to Sac (as the locals call it) and will be staying longer than is comfortable in a hotel, we’ve got some great tips on finding corporate housing in Sacramento.
While the city itself is fairly walkable and bikeable, the surrounding areas aren’t.
Figuring out where you’ll be working is key, as Sacramento County is 994-square miles and the major freeways get pretty congested with commuter traffic during rush hour.
If you’ll be working primarily in one area, it’s a good idea to find housing within the vicinity.
Because Sacramento is such a popular place, it’s relatively easy to find a convenient temporary home. Both in the city itself, and the surrounding areas. Corporate housing isn’t just limited to downtown.
If you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed wondering how to find a corporate rental, you can spend time Googling individual properties online, or find a company that does it for you – a no brainer.
Travelers Haven is one of those companies. They have quite an inventory of corporate housing on their roster in the city, suburbs, and the more rural areas.
Finding the perfect place is easy when you go through them; they do the leg work for you. You let them know your budget, amenities, exactly what you’re looking for, and they take care of finding it for you.
Depending on where you’re working, or If you’ll be traveling to different sites, you will likely need a rental car in order to get around. If you’re staying in the city and have a rental or company car, make sure wherever you’re staying has a garage or other place to park.
Amenities are important, especially if you’re going to be staying at the location for a while.
Most corporate housing comes fully-furnished, but be sure to make sure that appliances, washer dryer, and access to gym or pool (especially if you’re here during the summer!) is on your list, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Additionally, if you’re traveling with a pet, you want to make sure the place is pet friendly.
And if you’re an avid jogger, why not see if you can get a place near the bike path?
The American River bike path follows the American River for 32-miles, and is an excellent place to walk, run, or ride a bike.
The point is, you want to feel at home. And you can, even when traveling for business. You just have to be specific about what you’re looking for in a home away from home.
While You’re Here
Many people aren’t fully aware of the incredibly diverse landscape that surrounds Sacramento. It literally has everything: beaches, mountains, and deserts.
Anyone who’s not from the West Coast that loves the great outdoors is in for a real treat.
No matter what time of year it is, there’s a slew of outdoor activities. The beaches are beautiful year-round, and in winter the mountains are there to ski, and in summer the peaks are there to summit.
Those who enjoy wine will love trying out the different varieties from the hundreds of wineries nearby.
If you’re going to be traveling to different locations while you’re here in Sacramento, don’t feel as though you need to stay within the city limits.
If business is taking you to places like Folsom or beyond, take advantage of everything there is to do in the surrounding areas.
You’ve probably heard the term ‘workation,’ and Sacramento offers plenty of opportunities to attend to the ‘vacation’ aspect, no matter which area you’re staying in.
Finding corporate housing in Sacramento is pretty simple, especially if you use a free service like Travelers Haven who do the bulk of the work for you.
The most difficult part lies in narrowing down the specific place you want to stay.
But rest assured, no matter which area you end up residing in, there’s always something to do nearby.