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Old Sacramento

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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-808-7059
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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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We were doing a little sightseeing before taking the train thru the Sierra Nevadas. Then on to Reno. The old Sacramento area is interesting. I loved the shops and museums. It... read more

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Decatur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were doing a little sightseeing before taking the train thru the Sierra Nevadas. Then on to Reno. The old Sacramento area is interesting. I loved the shops and museums. It is a great place to spend the day Lots to see and some great places to eat.

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Antelope, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not been to Old Sac for at least 5 years. Wow, I was so saddened that it has become so empty. A few bars and restaurants, bulk candy stores, and tattoo shops were all that seemed to be there. Of course there other stores, some of which are quite nice, especially the Williams Sonoma store, but they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant, great ambiance, and great view overlooking the Sacramento River. Plan to visit again, hopefully soon.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked around the place. I would caution at night many dark places and transients walking around Some closed buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old sac way fun to walk around great shops and sweets and go to laughs unlimited for live music every sat sun afternoons awesome!!!!

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The shopping is fun and it takes you back in time. Many of the places have deals. Also, there are places to eat and just enjoy the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

shops, bars, restaurants and many museums in Old Sacramento -- there is something here for everyone. In this area, do not miss the museum of Sacramento: learn how all the buildings in this area were raised several feet more than 100 years ago!!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm used to coming here as a kid so my 82 year old dad and I brought my kids for the first time. There were tons of candy shops so grandpa could spoil his grandkids. It's a tradition for us to have dinner at the Fat City restaurant where my dad likes to recall that it used to be a... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I come here every year and I prefer to come on a weekday when it is much easier to find parking! The variety of museums and shops to visit and eat is unsurpassed!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place needs to be revived to bring in new and local visitors. There are too many candy stores but not enough restaurants or attractions to bring out the locals. They should have more venues and entertainment for the younger crowd and tourists.. If you like candies and Nick nacks, there are more than plenty to go around.

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