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When to Book
Consider flights to Sacramento in May or June. During this time, you'll find local festivals and pleasant weather.
The best time to book cheap flights to Sacramento from the U.K. is about three months before your trip. Start looking for May or June flights in February or March. You may also find better deals to visit during the autumn and winter seasons.
Airports with Direct Flights From the U.K.
Direct flights to Sacramento are not available from the U.K. If taking a direct flight is important to you, consider flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Oakland Metropolitan Airport (OAK) is another option. Each is just over 60 miles away from Sacramento.
Airlines that Fly to Sacramento From the U.K.
Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United and Lufthansa fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Sacramento International Airport (SMF). From London Heathrow (LHR), additional airline choices include Scandinavian Airlines, Air France, KLM and Delta.
The main airport in Sacramento is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is 12 miles northwest of the city's downtown. This airport has two terminals as well as a shuttle that takes passengers between them. There is a taxi stand outside Terminal A, and bus and car hire service are also available.
Nearby is Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), which is 53 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento. The only commercial airline that operates out of Stockton is Allegiant. This budget airline flies only domestic U.S. flights. Therefore, flying into Stockton requires switching carriers mid-trip.
When to Go
The spring and fall months are some of the best times to take flights to Sacramento. Pleasant weather is just right for outdoor activities.
May and June are popular months for open-air events, such as horse expos, music festivals and brewery gatherings. Visitors who come in April through September can take a scenic ride on the historic Sacramento Southern Railroad.
What's the Weather Like?
With an average annual high of about 23°C Celsius, Sacramento is fairly pleasant year-round. The summer can get hot, however. Temperatures peak in July and August, and the average high in those months reaches above 32°C. January and February are the coolest months, but the average low during winter is still above freezing.
The summer season is the driest. The months of June through September get less than half an inch of rainfall. Winter is wettest, and January gets an average of 4 inches of precipitation.
City Guide: What to See and Do
Sacramento is the capital of California, so visitors can tour government buildings and historic landmarks. Another historic site to visit is Sutter's Fort.
Since the weather is frequently pleasant, outdoor activities are popular. Local parks offer golf and fishing. The Sacramento Zoo is located at William Land Park.
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