Downtown Sacramento has an energy that is incomparable. This is where landmark legislation for the state is born. As the region’s largest employment center, this is where business gets done. Downtown is home to the region’s top cultural attractions, restaurants and events. This is where Sacramento makes connections.
The Kay District encompasses J Street to L Street between 7th St. and 13th St. and offers a variety of both daytime and nighttime attractions including a diverse array of lunchtime and coffee options for office and construction workers, and a mix of hotels, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment venues for visitors and residents.
Annual Visitors: 1,100,000
Notable Events Held in District: Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, Nightingale Block Party
The 19-block Civic Center District includes the stretch of H, I and J St. between Interstate 5 and 13th St., and represents the seat of City, County, State, and Federal government. In addition to its distinguishing architectural features, the Civic Center District is also a major entry point into downtown via Amtrak’s Sacramento Valley Station, access to major freeways, the entrance to Old Sacramento Waterfront, and the gateway to The Railyards neighborhood.
Annual Visitors: 618,000
Notable Events Held in District: Concerts in the Park, Bodega Days Market
The Old Sacramento Waterfront encompasses I Street to N St. between the Sacramento River and Interstate 5 and attracts more than 3.3 million visitors annually. The six-block historic waterfront district is Sacramento’s original business district and is home to the city’s top museums and includes distinctive architecture, cobblestone streets, and boardwalk bring Sacramento’s Gold Rush era to life.
Annual Visitors: 852,000
Legacy Events Held in District: Theatre of Lights, Movies Under the Stars, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mardi Gras Parade, Sunday Brunch Market, Waterfront Yoga, Dance on the Edge
The Capitol Mall district encompasses L St., Capitol Mall, and N St. between 2nd St. and 7th St., and is one of the most sought-after business addresses in Sacramento with sweeping views of the Sacramento and American Rivers and the California State Capitol. With a total of 29 Class A office buildings totaling more than 9 million square feet, Downtown Sacramento represents more than one-third of the Class A space in the entire Sacramento region.
Annual Visitors: 395,000
Legacy Events Held in District: Certified Farmer’s Market
The eight-block Entertainment District encompasses J St. to L St. between 3rd St. and 7th St., and is comprised of the Downtown Commons (DOCO), a newly redeveloped area that opened in 2016. At the heart of DOCO is the Golden One Credit Union Center (G1C), an award-winning top tier stadium that features over 130 concerts and events every year, and is also home to the Sacramento Kings, Sacramento’s NBA team.
Annual Visitors: 1,900,000
Legacy Events Held in District: Sacramento Kings NBA Games, Concerts at Golden 1 Center
The Theater District encompasses I St. through L St. between 13th St. and 16 St., and connects Downtown with the nearby Midtown neighborhood. As its namesake implies, the Theater District is home to Sacramento’s premier Convention Center and Performing Arts Center, which hosts Broadway shows, live concerts, and conventions throughout the year. A popular spot for locals and visitors, this area is known for its dynamic mix of restaurants and countless cultural and convention events.
Annual Visitors: 832,000
Legacy Events Held in District: Broadway Sacramento, SAFE Credit Union Convention Center/Performing Arts Center/Memorial Auditorium