Destination: Sacramento Area Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, California, 95648
40,000 sq ft
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Thunder Valley Casino Resort opened its hotel in July 2010, along with expanded entertainment and dining. The hotel resort is Northern California’s first casino offering all the elements of real Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an outstanding facility. The expansion includes a new 17-story luxury hotel with 300 well-appointed rooms including 40 suites. Inside you’ll find the 10,000 sq. ft. Pano Hall Ballroom, meeting rooms, bars and gift shop. The hotel has an expansive pool that includes private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar. The Spa at Thunder Valley features a wide variety of treatments, and features a 2,000 sq. ft. health club. Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 14 restaurants and bars highlighted by the area's only AAA Four Diamond-rated High Steaks Steakhouse. And just fifteen minutes away is the Whitney Oaks Golf Club, a spectacular setting for weddings, intimate retreats, or a fabulous foursome teambuilding adventure. Thunder Valley Casino Resort: your first resort for meetings and special events!
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 31, 2012
Northern Californians are quick to share an audacious opinion: Their region is the best in the world.
A lofty claim, sure, but there are ample facts to back it up: Where else can you find scenic coastal towns, a world-class metropolis, a political hub, the epicenter of technology and a renowned ski resort? Where else can you explore one of the world’s most heavily visited wine regions and national parks? And where else can you do all this in a famously sunny and temperate climate? The reality is, few other places boast the diverse appeal of Northern California, and few serve as such an enticing, well-rounded meetings locale. Making the decision to book in this stellar region should be easy; a better question is what to do while here.
By Samantha Durbin
November 20, 2012
The California coast boasts much of the Golden State’s glory, but with that comes heightened traffic and steep prices. A different California can be found 90 miles northeast of San Francisco in bountiful Sacramento and in Gold Country, spanning the eastern Sierra Nevada foothills. Echoes of the Gold Rush can be felt in these northeast regions of the state. Proximity to the natural wonders of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park allow for myriad outdoor adventures. Combine that great outdoors with small-town charm and Old West whimsy, and planners have a blank canvas in which to create memorable meetings.
By Sandi Cain
December 28, 2011
California is well known for its Spanish and Mexican heritage, but it also boasts roughly 70 other ethnicities, reflected in delightful museums, restaurants and cultural centers throughout the state.
By Josef Aukee
November 29, 2011
Creative retreats in California’s capital and Sierra Nevada foothills
By Nikki Gloudeman
November 29, 2010
Sacramento, California’s vibrant capital city, gets a lot of attention for some very good reasons. Thanks to its West Coast locale, it provides sunny weather and mild seasons. It is an outdoors haven with the well-earned monikers City of Trees and River City. And, of course, it has the distinction of serving as the political hub of the country’s most-populous state.
By Nikki Gloudeman
August 02, 2010
When a destination strikes a nerve, the first thing people want to do is talk about it. So it’s a good sign that, over the years, a whole lot of people have quipped about Northern California.
Learn about Sacramento Area for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 230
Total Hotel Rooms: 50,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 140
Local Convention Centers: Sacramento Convention Center
Local Airports: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Local CVB: Sacramento CVB , Sacramento CVB
The Gold Rush may have originally brought people to Sacramento, but the state’s capital city has been holding its own ever since. Sacramento, the state capital, is chock full of history, and one of the best places to experience it is at the California State Railroad Museum. Located along the cobblestone streets of Old Sacramento, the museum is fun for groups, especially for devoted rail fans—or “foamers” as they’re called—who can climb aboard giant steam engines, like the million-pound Southern Pacific articulated cab-forward No. 4294. The museum offers train rides during spring and summer, and can accommodate several thousand attendees for outdoor events.
Sacramento also prides itself on its family friendly attitude to tourism. Rife with history, a lot of Sacramento’s attractions are centered on that rich history, and on making it fun for all ages! Get a lesson in the Gold Rush at the Sacramento History Museum, check out Old Sacramento a preserved part of the city representing its original gold rush state, or take a tour of the State Capital and walk through the halls where history is being made today.
Experience the best of the old, and the new. Step from the conference room into the past and offer your attendees more than just great meeting.