Experience a piece of Sacramento history…The Delta King Hotel is one of the capitol’s true treasures, anchored in Old Sacramento on the river. The Delta King plied the Sacramento River from here to San Francisco from 1927 to 1940. During WWII it was used to transport troops on San Francisco Bay but soon went into disrepair. The steamboat actually sank for a period of 18 months off Richmond in 1982, but rescued and brought back to Sacramento where it underwent a $9 million renovation.



Today, the fully resorted beauty offers accommodations, two acclaimed restaurants, two professional theaters, a wine school and facilities for weddings and meetings. Close to the Crocker Museum, Old Sacramento and downtown, it’s a ideal spot to hang your captain’s hat after a romantic day on the town.



Check In: 1000 Front Street in Sacramento. 916-444-5464, deltaking.com. And, make sure to “like” the Delta King Hotel on Facebook, facebook.com/DeltaKingHotel.



Check Out: The Dining. The Delta King features two restaurants on-board. The Pilothouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features an extensive wine list. The Delta Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner only but still serves up Executive Chef Julian Vasquez’s delicious cuisine and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with no cover.


Don’t Miss: The Wine School. The Delta King presents a simple but informative lesson in wine appreciation on Fridays at 6 p.m. Students learn a systematic approach to evaluating wines, understanding the language and how to pair with certain foods. A wonderful and useful experience to share with a loved one.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.

Photos courtesy of The Delta King Hotel.

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