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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings...

This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.

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Old Sacramento has a ton of good to great restaurants. The capital was a worthwhile experience. You don't really need a guide.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been here many times and just like strolling along the boardwalks. It has become commercialised and there are cars parked all along the street. But you get a flavour, across quite a wide area of what the place was like almost 100 years or more ago.

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Suquamish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old Sacramento has a ton of good to great restaurants. The capital was a worthwhile experience. You don't really need a guide.

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Thank Howard P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Sacramento is a place full of history and stories. The horse carriage in the streets takes you back to the old western life living. I highly recommend you to come out to our beautiful city and explore what it has to offer. Nice restaurants, the river, and the shopping.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What is there not to like about it?!?! People who live near Old Sacramento are truly blessed to have a continuous living history class right in their own back yard. Yes, if you have never been there, GO; if you have already been there, you know exactly what I am talking about. This unique section of Sacramento is beyond fabulous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my wife while in town for a job interview. It was a little cheesy, but okay. Going down to the river gave us a nice relaxing place to sit and watch the water flow by.

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Los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took a long walk around old Sacramento and loved it. I was very surprised and impressed at the nice city and how there had obviously been a revival here. The old part of Sacramento is a little touristy but it's fun. Taking a walk along the river and looking at all the history of Old Sacramento was surprisingly fantastic A... More 

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's sad to see an historical site turned into a tourist trap. The entire area is a sea of chain restaurants, video game stores and tacky souvenir shops. As a result, you'll see trash everywhere, and scant attention is given to the rich history of this area. Old Folsom is a better bet for those interested in the history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time in Old Town Sacramento. Love this place! Only thing I will never do is ride on their Horse Carriage Ride. The horses did not look taken care of & their horseshoes were so worn. I felt horrible afterward! By end of day the horses looked so miserable.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would say old Sacramento is a tourist trap with lots of homeless people. Although it appears there are several very good restaurants. I need train museum if you're into trains. But I'm not.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Sacramento is rather touristy, but if you pick and chose the shops and restaurants you visit, it is worth the trip. There are some fine restaurants and the railroad museum is a must see, even if you're not into trains.

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