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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 27 February 2012

So much to do here. Be prepared to walk though. Right along the Delta, you can take a trip on a riverboat, ride a horsedrawn carriage (a romatic ride) either through old town or all the way to the Capitol. So many shops to see,...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

The buildings are need to look at on the outside. The days the city go "back" in time are fun. A lot of little shops to enjoy for all tastes. Very good restaurants and entertainment both inside and sometimes outside.

Thank TiaA06
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Take a walk through Old Sac if you like candy stores, nik naks etc. but if you really want to see something great - go to the Railway Museum.

Thank Crt1943
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This was stroller friendly and fun to see. There were lots of shops which we didn't go in with small children but they looked nice. Horses passed by us frequently with carriages and there is a good cafe called Steamers.

Thank Purpula
Reviewed 25 February 2012

There are many shops an restaurants in this historic area. Tourist an Locals love Old Sac. Personally my favorite store is Evangelines there many gifts and novelties in this great store.

1  Thank AlexG127
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Lots of fun shops and resturants. Great for the whole family.

Thank motogpmama
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The best part of the visit is the Railroad Museum. The kids really enjoyed the tour and getting a chance to ride one of the trains is a real adventure for them. The history of the area is reflected in the shops and other sites...More

Thank winebug
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The eclectic mix of stores and attractions in Old Town is what keeps us coming back. We love the year-round costume/novelty store. Where else can you buy foam swords and shields, zombie survival kits, giant flasks, and handerpants all in one convenient location? (PS--Google Handerpants...funny...More

Thank MrsTRobertson
Reviewed 22 February 2012

This was a fun place to walk around once the holiday weekend crowd finally cleared out. The streets were so crowded with people and cars that I would have probably left if I wasn't staying the night there. Once it cleared out though it was...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 22 February 2012

A must-visit when in Sacramento. Plenty for everyone including a top-rated seafood restaurant and a fun Crab eating spot.

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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 Joe M | 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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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