Wireless hotspots provide wireless access to the internet using a common protocol (802.1abg). See also public internet terminals for places where you can access the internet if you don't have your own computer with you (or don't own a computer).
These locations provide free internet access with no strings attached. You don't need to be a customer or have a membership. (See also this Google Maps search for wifi, though the list below may be more comprehensive and up to date.)
- 29th Street light rail station
- Amtrak - the trains and station provide free wifi, although there are few available power outlets at the station.
- Broadacre Coffee
- Cantina Del Rio (in Old Sacramento)
- Cafe Dantorels
- Capitol Garage (customer/member-only free internet)
- Capitol Mall (From Tower Bridge to 10th St)
- Cesar Chavez Park (10th St. between I and J)
- Espresso Metropolitan
- It's a Grind
- Java City
- Java Lounge
- La Bou (at sutterville and Land Park)
- Naked Lounge
- N Street Cafe
- Old Soul Coffee
- Panera Bread
- Peet's Coffee & Tea (one hour with purchase)
- Sacramento City College
- Sacramento International Airport Wifi FAQ
- Sacramento Pipeworks
- Sacramento Public Library
- Sargent's House of Coffee
- Silver Skillet 49er Truck Stop I-80/ West El Camino
- Sudz Yer Dudz - a laundromat
- Temple Coffee House
- ¡Una Mas!
- Weatherstone Coffee & Trading
There have been varied efforts to bring a regional wireless "mesh" network to Sacramento, but progress has been slow.