Things to Bring with You on Your Sacramento Vacation in Sacramento, CA

6 Essentials to Pack for Your Vacation in Sacramento


Sacramento is a great place to visit at any time of the year. While there are many things you can get once you arrive for your vacation in the Golden State’s capital city, there are some things we recommend you bring with you to make your stay here even more enjoyable and convenient. We go over six of these suggestions below.

1. Comfortable Shoes

You’ll definitely appreciate bringing comfortable shoes with you to Sacramento, especially if you’ll be out and about exploring. Having comfortable shoes also means you can focus more on the many shopping, dining, and entertainment options in popular areas like Downtown Commons.

2. Packing Cubes

Sacramento has about 270 days of sunshine a year on average. However, temperatures and weather in general can vary here throughout the year. Plus, if you make a few day trips during your vacation, you may run into different conditions. Be prepared without having to lug bulky suitcases with you by using convenient zippable packing cubes instead.

3. Portable Device Charger

If you have a lot of things on your Sacramento vacation to-do list, you don’t want to be in a situation where your phone or other portable devices are out of juice. Avoid the need to keep returning to your Sacramento hotel or having to track down a charger by bringing a handy portable one with you.

4. Waterproof Phone/Camera Case

The rainy period in Sacramento lasts about 7–8 months, from May through September and sometimes further into the fall. This is one reason we recommend bringing a waterproof phone and/or camera case with you. You’ll also appreciate having something to protect your phone or camera if you’ll be visiting nearby lakes, beaches in the San Francisco Bay area, or local water parks like Raging Waters Sacramento.

5. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Fremont Park and at least 11 other Sacramento parks have free Wi-Fi. Internet access can also be found at Starbucks, McDonald’s, and many other popular destinations. Reduce the potential privacy risks associated with accessing public Wi-Fi by using a VPN for any devices you’ll be using when enjoying the many things to do and see here. It provides an added encryption shield that protects your data from hackers. Many newer devices give you the option to enable a VPN with the touch of a button.

6. Toiletry Bag

Lastly, bring a toiletry bag with you during your Sacramento vacation. Most hotels provide basics for guests in bathrooms, but we all have our own personal preferences with products of this nature. Maintain your personal level of comfort and avoid the need to go searching for what you prefer locally once you get here by packing up some of your bathroom and grooming essentials. Some toiletry bags are designed with compartments, zippered areas, and handles for hanging on doorknobs. These bags can also be used to hold some of your essential cosmetics. 

Whether you’re vacationing in Sacramento with the whole family or taking some alone time to relax, you’ll love the elegance, comfort, and convenient location of Lions Gate Hotel, one of the finest Sacramento hotels you can find. From spacious Queen Bedrooms to luxurious Executive King Suites with kitchenettes, we have everything our guests need for an unforgettable vacation. The amenities at our pet-friendly hotel include free Wi-Fi and parking, an on-site restaurant and full-service bar, and an outdoor pool. Our dedicated staff aims to provide a memorable experience for each of our guests, so call us today at (916) 640-0835 to reserve your room or suite.