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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916 808-7059
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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 school Sacramento!

I have family in Sacramento and this is always a treat to visit. Lots of shops with many different items. I found vintage vinyl to add to my collection and some great old time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have family in Sacramento and this is always a treat to visit. Lots of shops with many different items. I found vintage vinyl to add to my collection and some great old time candy. Many restaurants/bars for variety.

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Oakland, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I used to love to come here and eat, this time, when the restaurant said kids welcome, I looked elsewhere. I just wanted a bar to watch sports and eat while traveling alone, I ended up buying smoked salmon (yum) near station and went back to my room.

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Sacramento
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Old Sac is a real crowd pleaser for residents and visitors alike. It has something for everyone. Fantastic restaurants and small vendor food shops for sweets, ice cream, chocolate. The clothes boutiques are unique and fabulous. Evangeline's is a FANTASTIC store with three stories of fun costumes, unique gag gifts, tourist gifts galore. There is no other store like it... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a stroll around several blocks of this national historic landmark along the Sacramento River. There were cute shops, restaurants, and candy stores. We made our purchases in the Chocolate Factory.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I spent this morning wandering through the shops and quite enjoyed it! Without shopping for anything particular interest did find several perfect gifts for friends. The area is clean and I felt very safe. Plenty of parking. There is an awesome costume shop! I will definitely be back for some really well done costumes!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Although the restaurants are more expensive and parking time is restricted compared to the rest of the city, Old Sacramento is a great place to visit. Be sure to check the Train Museum !

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Livermore, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

If your looking for what an old western town "looked" like, this is the place. The shops were mostly the typical tourist fare but there is a unique kite shop, an enjoyable "magic" shop and the addictive shooting gallery. For kids its a literal walk into the past.. The scale is for the pedestrian and the stroll is enjoyable enough,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

There is nothing about Old Sac that is old or has anything to do with history. If you do go it is worth taking one of the underground tours. Parking is costly, the only restaurant worth the price is the Firehouse. There are a lot of overpriced junk shops. Other then the Firehouse Evangalens is well worth a look as... More 

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Sacramento
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Old Sacramento is the original city of Sacramento from the 1850's on. Most of the buildings are original and/or rebuilt for earthquake standards. The museums are "new". Besides the many shops some of which sell unique items ie the hat shop old and new styes, there are the museums, art shops, etc. There are "tourist shops" that sell Tshirts etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Old Sacramento is a great tourist spot representative of how Sacramento appeared during the "Gold Rush." Don't forget to stop by the smoked meat shop near the river. Great smoked Salmon on a stick! Also, Old Sacramento is a treat during the Christmas season. Plenty of families attend the Christmas tree lighting which includes an outside reenactment of a Christmas... More 

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