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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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Old Town Sacramento has been preserved to have a Wild West ambiance. The town of Sacramento was a focal point during the California Gold Rush in the nineteenth century, a lot of the growth of places and history surrounding this city has roots in that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nostalgiyeah
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The stalls for street parking are too narrow. Use the parking structure. There are many restaurants, shops for useless stuff to clog your home, and pleasant river walks. On the day we visited, a street musician blasted unappealing music.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank geraldr450
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old Sacramento is a very cute historical town. They have a playground and tons of cute old shops along the boardwalks. Highly recommend for a great day in Sacramento. It would take you all day just to go in every shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theERtravelingnurse
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoy Old Sacramento every time I go there. Parking can be tough to find, but once you can get out of the vehicle, you can let your imagination run a little wild in this snippet of Old West next to the tall buildings and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pacific_gator
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with grandkids ages 10 and 13. We were disappointed that there was little to see or experience. Restaurant offerings (for lunch) was sparse. We settled on deli sandwiches and a salad--both of which were adequate but not delicious.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jacquie o
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun to roam around Old Sacramento for an afternoon. There are some important historic sites. . Wells Fargo Bank has a cool mural about the way Old Sac used to look 150 years ago. There's a wonderful Train museum and an historic Theater. Excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Harriet G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were too many stores with nothing special. It was also not very wheelchair accessible. The best activity was tastings at the olive oil store.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lbrb97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed on a Sunday when there are fewer people. Fun little area to walk, visit and shop. Looking forward to our next visit there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jz_girl7
Reviewed 1 week ago

You feel like you are in the past with buildings that look like they were built years ago. There are many shops and restaurants to shop or eat at.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dolphinesgonzales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Sacramento, love going through all the little shops. Plenty of places to eat. So historic, wooded walkways, old railroad depot, railroad museum, excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim D
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September 9, 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
May 26, 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.
July 8, 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