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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
1002 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
+1 916-445-7387
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Reviewed yesterday

The train museum is a top attraction. Lots of bars and not too fancy restaurants. Try Fat City, the Rio, or the Delta Queen for places to eat. For a splurge go to the Firehouse Restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drastler
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a family friendly area with much to see and do! Families would enjoy the museum with its interactive areas for children! Great souvenirs and great food, too!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kristina T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very eclectic area with shops and dining. Walking areas plus picnic places for take out dining. Fun for the whole family

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well put together.great light show with the story telling of the night before Christmas.Makes for a great family outing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobCat586
Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite time of year to visit old Sacramento is during the Holidays. They put on amazing shows and lights. I also enjoy going into their shops. One of the shops is filled with ornaments, decorations, and Christmas villages ranging from the Nightmare Before Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Christmas shows in November and December made this a fun place to visit in the evenings. Plenty of eating choices from fast food to fine dining.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very enjoyable place to spend some time. Well restored and maintained with many eateries and bijou shops . A safe area with lots going on day and evenings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jayleader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cobblestone road - boardwalks with cracks between. Love the candy stores. Tourist stuff everywhere. Came for the Train Museum but walked around some too. Granddaughter is dancing on the train - Polar Express. It sells out every year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jim_albright
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time to visit "old sac". We go see our daughter who lives in Sacramento every once in awhile. It is several blocks of shops, restaurants and snack places. We enjoy the shops, and I usually buy something I don't need! My...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Momsfun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rain did not dampen the lighting of the 60 ft. Christmas Tree or the live dramatization of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost. It was a fun evening and we will be there next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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.
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