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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 #11 of 176 things to do 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to walk and shop. Lots of candy that is really good so it's good you can walk! Lots of fun little shops. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's an okay place if you're from out-of-town; however, it really is just for tourists. Rio City Café & Fire House Restaurants are EXCELLENT places to eat but I don't seek out any place else to eat there... Frank Fat's Bistro was bar food and the service wasn't very good. Evangeline's is a must for fun & silly stuff for... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are anywhere near Sacramento, visiting Old Sacramento is a must if you want a taste of the old West. From the old schoolhouse to the Railroad Museum, it is a fun place to wander around, especially at Christmas when they have the spectacular laser show.. You can dress up in costumes from the 1800's and get an old... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hubby and I spent a few hours walking around old town Sacramento . Of course there are lots of stores but they sell nicer things than the usual tourist stuff. I think there are 8 candy stores , we bought at Rocky Mountain. Very good chocolates! Since we had never been before we used a parking lot, if you are... More 

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sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While in Sacramento, be sure to visit the historic Old Sacramento. The multiple restaurant options for all levels of dining. Try some of Danny's mini doughnuts, yummy; across from the Historic Railroad museum, walk down to Evangeline's two blocks over and find the best little trinkets and costumes ever. One of my Favorites is Fanny Ann's...Hot wings and fries! Be... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Old Sacramento is sort of a tourist trap, but it really is a great fun place to go. I venture down there as Christmas nears, because there are shops I like to frequent that have great gifts. From the funky to the sublime, shops for every taste and budget, including t-shirt shops. But they (the t-shirt shops) don't dominate. There... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went there to rent a bike and “ride the river.” It was a Sunday morning and I parked my car and ran inside the bike shop to ask where I should park for a long-term stay. Literally three minutes later I returned to my car to find a $42.50 parking ticket on my window. If the City of Sacramento... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We like old Sac and there are some great places to visit. Lots of good food and sites to see. The economy has taken a toll and there are empty buildings galore but still worth your time to visit. From Railrods to paddle wheels to candy and some great old buildings with interesting displays.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

All sorts of little shops to visit and purchase from coffee to meals to jewelry, clothing, costumes, etc.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My favorite part of the city. Very cute and authentic with plenty of little sweet shops. We got to see the Christmas show which was a bit cheesy for 6 adults, but still very cute and fun. They really dressed this place up for Christmas! We were told that the mini doughnut shop is a must, but it was closed... More 

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