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Old Sacramento

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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
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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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The Old Town was a fun area to walk around and explore. The Old Town is made up of a couple of blocks of old buildings with wooden sidewalks. There are street performers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
EJW3
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Southold, NY
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Washington
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Block and blocks of historical places and shops. Railroad ties for sidewalks. Very interesting place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Evangeline's is a terrific store with a huge off-beat selection of everything you can imagine. Fat City is an excellent value for dinner. Don't go to any of the restaurants there for lunch. We tried O'Mally's, other people tried Joe's Crab Shack, and each time it took over an hour to be served. You can do the whole area in... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed walking around the area. Have eaten there but in general I prefer to eat in an other area. You can get a good sense of the early architecture and remember to be on the look out that it is built on the lower old town. It was raised because of all the flooding that use to occur. Check... More 

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Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Old Town was a fun area to walk around and explore. The Old Town is made up of a couple of blocks of old buildings with wooden sidewalks. There are street performers throughout the area and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Some of the stores are tourist traps and some sell interesting and unique items, but overall,... More 

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Sacramento
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is just a lot of fun. There is ample parking on the steeets(2 hour max meters) and in the parking structure($1.50 per half hour) by the Tower Bridge side. The candy store a block from the parking structure is a must stop. Free samples and all the old time favorites are there plus every flavor of salt water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The historic buildings are still in place along the beautiful Sacramento River. It's fun to wander through the shops with a 'must see' railroad museum to top it off. You can even take a ride on an authentic steam engine.One of the candy stores offers free candy while you browse. Evangaline's is 3 stores of costumes and unusual gift items.... More 

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Jackson, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to do: Train Museum, candy shops, charming and unique restaurants, riverside benches with a view. You name it, you can probably find it here. ENJOY!

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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around 2 hours with the kids, checking out the steamboat, trains, shops and old buildings. The kids favorite was the hardware store in the state historic park part, where they could try out the old toys. The other favorite was the street artist with the puppets.

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old sac is not only a tourist stop but often frequented by locals. The few blocks have plenty of short term parking, spots to grab a variety of food, and plenty of little shoes. There really is something for most and even a bit for the horses pulling the carriages.

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The Netherlands
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see some of the Sacramento history and feel the Gold Rush vibes. It's got shops, restaurants, cafes, museums. Good for kids too.

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