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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
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1002 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a n early morning flight and the Lyft driver suggested this would be a nice way to kill a few hours before I could check in. The river walk park is beautiful and fun to walk, the bridges are so pretty and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elizabeth r
Reviewed yesterday

Soooooo much fun. Four friends enjoying holiday music and a really good light show. We even had our two mini Austrailan shepherd dogs who entertained the small children with wags and licks.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed walking around the "old" street and all the shops. We wanted to do the train ride but it is not offered during the winter months.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 7766heath
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old Sacramento is by the waterfront which makes it nice to visit on a sunny afternoon. There are mostly tourist shops, a few unique ones & coffee & cafes, a few restaurants. There is the old River boat, train tracks and interesting fruit and vegetables...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alexa S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really great place to spend a day. Lots of great restaurants and shops. Right on the Sacramento River. You can even get a room overnight on an old paddle wheeler right on the river. The Tower Bridge is an engineering marvel and the CA...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1Truckee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the shops we're closed on Christmas Eve. Just one or two open and restraints full with long queues. The walk around the town was like going thru history of an era long long gone.the walls and alleyways gave the feel of that bygone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VivekS3123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking through this area and visiting bars, restaurants, and shops over a few day period. I had not seen a major city have an area like this, so I really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in October and walked the wooden sidewalks and enjoyed coffee in one of the beautiful dining rooms with stained glass lamps. So many shops to browse as well. Worth taking a cruise on the Sacramento River and becoming familiar with the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holly202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Old Sacramento in Sacramento CA trying to find something to do while traveling. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed walking down the ols streets among some of the oldest building of Sacramento. Many of the little shops and restaurants were spread...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Credelles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much fun to walk around Old Sac. I've visited each time that I'm in the Sacramento area. We stopped at the candy store and go see the steam train. It's so pretty there by the river. It's always worth a visit. Plenty of dining...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sightsee239730
9 September 2018|
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Response from HTPJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would say so. Lots of outside space in bars and cafes. Very little traffic.
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Karla L
26 May 2018|
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Response from joemL4577ZD | Reviewed this property |
I like Firehouse for the seafood, but I guess it depends on what style you want. For a good pub-burger go to O’Malleys Irish pub.
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phebemarieo
8 July 2017|
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Response from nascarbilly | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, most of the gift shop, novelty store type places open between 10am and 11am. Per the Old Sacramento Shops website, there are over 100 shops in Old Town Sacramento. The current list contains the contact... More
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