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“Bit of a tourist trap”
Review of Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento
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Ranked #6 of 170 things to do in Sacramento
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Owner description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Bit of a tourist trap”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Nice and lively, plenty of things going on, but a bit of a tourist trap that looks like so many other places. Not many good places to eat, just a bit ordinary.

Visited February 2012
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Loomis
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“Old Sac River Front”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Bit of Old GOLD RUSH Days Fun for the young and old alike. Fun shops

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Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“It's touristy, but worth a look”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

They have some nice old buildings, hidden alley businesses and excellent views of the Sacramento River.

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Long Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Need a history lesson”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I love Old Sac, but for the average tourist it may seem like a lot of kitschy shops. If you learn about the history first it is an outstanding place to visit. There used to be a Discovery Center, but it either moved or is gone. It was pretty hard to find before, in a basement under a bar. There are lots of docents/guides around in yellow and black jackets if you have questions. Most of the restaurants and shops are pricey, but you can find some treasures in some of the non-souvenir type stores. My favorite candy store is Turtles for the homemade fudge and retro candy.

Visited February 2012
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“History Buffs can appreciate!”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

If you like the wild, wild west and goldrush era, then you would appreciate OldSacramento. They have great restaurants there, plenty of gift shops, and museums. If you can, get on the river boat for their tour, it's awesome!

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