About Sacramento

Sacramento is a California destination just waiting for you that offers a state-of-the-art convention center, diverse and comfortable hotel options, excellent weather, walkable tree-lined streets and an abundance of award-winning food and wine. Plus, the city is as approachable as your own backyard and much more affordable than its neighbors to the north or south.

Sacramento’s downtown SAFE Credit Union Convention Center reopened in the spring of 2021 after a stunning renovation and expansion. The convention center offers 240,000 square feet of meetings and event space, along with an outdoor activities plaza and outdoor second-floor terrace to take full advantage of Sacramento’s ideal climate. You’ll find more than 2,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center, and 2,000 more within just 3 miles.

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) I conveniently located 10 minutes for downtown offering over 170 daily flights to over 37 destinations.

Sacramento is a mid-size destination with bid-city amenities, small-town charm, and something to discover around every corner.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 16.03%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8.25%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 24%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 10 Miles
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Shuttle Bus Yes
  • How much does the public transportation cost? Bus, currently $2.50 each way
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? No shuttle service
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? Approximately $50
  • How many daily flights to and from the airport? 170
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport? All major carriers service SMF but Southwest has 40% of Sacramento’s lift


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 1,300
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1,000
  • How many headquarter hotel properties? 2
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 400 
  • Can you list hotels by rating?? 5 star, 4 star, 3 star?
  • 4 star hotels: Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Grand, Citizen, Hyatt Centric, Kimpton Sawyer, the Exchange, Westin, Embassy Suites,  AC Marriott,
  • 3 star hotels: Holiday Inn, Residence Inn, DoubleTree, Courtyard, Hilton


  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 
    160,000 sq. ft.
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? All of it
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 85,152
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 160
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 39,224
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have? 2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 39,224
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? A full renovation and expansion was completed in September of 2021
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? Not currently
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes, in the public spaces and meeting rooms, not in the exhibit halls or ballrooms.
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Electrical coordinated through decorator and building.
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No, Encore is our preferred provider.
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes, Sodexo Live
  • Is the convention center a union property? Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center is city owned and operated with very few union restrictions. Exhibit service contractors are the choice of the customer but must have current permits on file with the convention center to perform work in the facility. Labor for exhibit set up and dismantle is coordinated through the service contractor of your choice who will work directly with the Local 50 to secure the labor force required.
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: Local 50