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Visitors that are planning a Sacramento vacation, or residents that are just looking to save money on dining, shopping, and entertainment throughout the city, can use Sacramento deals and discounts to help ease the burden on the wallet. Coupons for dollars off savings, buy one, get one free (BOGO) offers, and percentages off discounts are available online as printable coupons or coupon codes. In addition, coupons can be found inside select Entertainment Coupon Books, as well as inside coupon mailers and tourist brochures. Sacramento is the capital city of California, and boosts an estimated population of over 475,000 residents.
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|Airport||Sacramento International Airport (SMF)|
|Alternate airport(s)||Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)|
|Parking rates||Garages downtown cost a maximum of $15-$18 daily, while city lots carry flat rates averaging between $8-$10|
|Visitor center address||1002 2nd Street, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814|
|Visitor center phone||916-442-7644|
Sacramento Coupons and Free Offers
- Visitors can purchase a Sacramento Entertainment Coupon Book for a small fee, and get access to an assortment of coupons for restaurants, sporting events, golf courses, museums, and more across the city. Some of the coupons offered in the 2011 book include deals at Kid's Quest, Sunsplash, Golfland, Bouncetown, the Sacramento Zoo, and Raging Waters.
- Visitors can access coupons from weekly ad circulars and coupon inserts inside the Sunday newspaper.
- Visitors can also pick up tourist guides and brochures for money-saving offers at Sacramento area attractions, lodging, and dining establishments. These tourist brochures are available inside the lobby of area hotels, and at local Sacramento-based visitor centers.
Sacramento Discounts and Deals
- Sacramento hotels will give a guest a Sacramento Gold card when they check in, upon request. The card, sponsored by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau provides discounts to many Sacramento area attractions, restaurants and merchants, such as the California State Railroad Museum, Hard Rock Cafe and Westfield Shoppingtown's Downtown Plaza Mall.
- The Sacramento Area Discount Card provides discounts at area businesses. The way the card works is that area businesses post deals each day on the official Sacramento Area Discount Card website. Cardholders visit the site, find out what coupons and deals are available for that day, and bring their card to that business to receive the offer. Obtaining a card is free, and can be picked up at the following places: New York Pizza, Madison Avenue Florist, the Mattress Warehouse, and Noel Flynn Gallery & Frame Factory. 
Free Sacramento Attractions and Events
In addition to discounts at Sacramento area attractions, some places offer free admission all year, or on select days. Some free attractions and events in the Sacramento area include the following:
- Old Sacramento is a shopping and dining area along the Sacramento River that is free for visitors to explore.
- Capitol Park is free to the public, and includes free tours of the Capitol Building, as well as a free visit to the on-site museum.
- Visitors can check out the Historic City Cemetery free of charge.
- The Shepard Garden and Arts Center offers over 25 floral shows and art shows throughout the year, most of which are free to the public.
- Yearly in February, Sacramento area museums offer a free day of admission. Over 20 museums participate, but several charge a small fee for entry, such as the Sacramento Zoo.
- KYMX, the MIX 96 radio station, maintains a website of 96 free things to do in Sacramento, including a calendar of free events.
- The Sacramento Bee also maintains a website filled with free activities in and around the Sacramento area.
Exploring the Birds at the Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento was founded in 1849, making it the oldest incorporated city in the state of California. The city provides a variety of attractions and sites for visitors to check out, including the Sacramento Zoo, Old Ironsides Nightclub, the Governor's Mansion, Discovery Park, the Sacramento City Museum, and more.
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