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Old Sacramento

Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916 808-7059
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Ranked #15 of 72 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Good place for different museums, different shops, their Visitor Center is excellent! Howeve, I never eat in Old Town Sacra! If there were any Chinese/Japanese restaurants, they all been taken away! Rio City Cafe, child menu is $9.00 before tax and tip! If they charging JUNIOR or JUNIORETTE the $9.00, what they charging Mommy and Daddy? I like Rail Road... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of shops to go in and out of and many places to eat. For Christmas time they put on a light show and for New Years they have to firework shows. There is one at 9 and one at Midnight.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Being a native of Sacramento, I may have a bit of a bias toward a few things. Overall, given Sacramento's unique gold rush and rail road history, this is a must see for visitors to the region. There is what I gwould call an over abundance of novelty shops, as can be expected. A few candy shops, ice cream, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

the old building are converted to coffee shops, novelty store, restaurants and nightclubs. Was the in morning on weekday so not too busy.

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Lodi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a fun place to walk around and window shop. My favorite shops are the sock shop and Evangeline's. Don't expect any deals everything is quite pricey. There are also fun places to eat and drink but we didn't visit any of them this trip. We didn't enjoy the homeless hanging around, somewhat intrusive, wouldn't feel comfortable at night... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed in a hotel near OS so we wandered around day and night and enjoyed the old buildings and the current businesses. It became very lively on Friday and Saturday nights; quite quiet on weeknights.

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Chico, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lots of great little shops for browsing. Nice place to take the kids on a free afternoon. Loved the museum and the old western town atmosphere. The paddle boat is a sight to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Old Sacramento boasts an array of different shops, eateries and bars. Some that are located by the river have a nice view of the water and others are just located in very old historic buildings and have a little bit more history than the rest of the town. A nice place to grab an afternoon cocktail at one of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice place away from the hustle and bustle. Shops are a little too touristy and some a little tacky for me, but you really get a bit of a feel for the old western town. Take the underground tour!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A bit touristy but the old town is well preserved by that same tourist dollar. We took the so-called "underground tour" from the museum which the guide quickly pointed out was not underground at all as the buildings had been raised. But it did give an unusual perspective of this settlement that we would not have had from just wandering... More 

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