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Old Sacramento

2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 808-7059
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Ranked #18 of 98 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
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Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Was very quaint walking thru the old buildings, boutiques and them having the train loaded w tourists slowly roll by.restaurants and cafes abound, the old yellow bridge makes for gorgeous photo ops and there are history placards along the river walk

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had read some reviews that said this area was incredibly touristy and tacky. Is it a bit kitsch and I visited as a tourist (so that is what I'm bringing to the table here!), but I loved it. It wasn't packed, just nicely busy....the vibe was incredibly friendly, in fact. There were loads of different shops and restaurants and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

we arrived on Sunday and the place was alive with things happening the whole area gets dressed in period costumes and lives the history of the region ,The train lines are running so take a ride and walk around and enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy the shops and restaurants the place is buzzing

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great shopping and boutiques, periodically have historical events/spectacles. Great train ride available.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After all routine and modern life style we been up too at this lovely old American life style I feel relax and enjoying being a part of the environmental for a while.American flag every where, a green grass,and also wood buildings. Especialy I love a candy store which is took me back to my childhood.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I read reviews about Old Sacramento being too full of kitschy shops, but visited there recently with my invalid mother, daughter, plus young grandchildren. We all loved it! The Old Western feel is marvelous. There are plenty of shops and many restaurants. It was difficult to choose which one to eat at. We wound up at O'Malleys Irish Pub, mostly... More

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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Old Sacramento is a really nice place to visit. You really feel like you're in a old western movie. Of corse it is really touristic but anyway there are nice shops and it's worth a visit!

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Carmichael, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Old Sacramento is a fun place to visit. It is easy to walk around the whole area and visit all the shops; there are kite shops, candy stores, clothing stores, plain old tourist trinkets. Of course there are several outstanding dining restaurants. I recommend you try The Rio or Joes Crab Shack for casual dining. For fine dining try the... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I like Old Sac! it's nice to see the shops , enjoy the food and walk along the river! There are many food choices and lots of shops to see!

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

With the addition of William glen kitchen store and Christmas store as well as the Olive Oil/Balsamic vinegar tasting room, there is more available than the usual souvenir shops from before.

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