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Old Sacramento

2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
+1 916-808-7059
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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“candy stores” (79 reviews)
“the river” (315 reviews)
“railroad museum” (251 reviews)
2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
+1 916-808-7059
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Reviewed yesterday

We browsed a taffy store, a new age hippie-type store, and all kinds of fun places. Felt like a real tourist, and everything was pretty reasonable. Found a Malaysian Restaurant for lunch. Pretty darn good!

Thank Tori V
Reviewed yesterday

Easy access from the train station. A very fun day to travel by train and visit. Best thing we found was the Railroad Museum which was very informative and fun. Best to go in the early morning and avoid the heat if going in the...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Other than the fabulous railroad museum, this historic attraction is only worth a couple of photos, unless you want a burger or some candy. We walked the distance and nothing was going on, except the sound of other visitors' shoes clomping on the boardwalk. The...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of people on the weekends but go during the week and disappointment sets in. Really few restaurants to choose from and shops the same. Just missing that really enticing mix of food and shopping. Almost feels like a stepchild of what could be really...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So many cities have these fake old town districts and most, like this one, fail to convey a sense of much beyond cheap and tasteless retail outlets. Maybe the wooden sidewalks afford a veneer of character that part rescues the feel

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a typical California "Old Town". Good for tourists, but most shops and restaurants quite overprices. Railroad Museum is the best thing there. Like Joe's Crab Shack but can have long waits for tatles.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheesy and seedy. Never again. Gets downright scary after dark and I'm a 6foot two male who isn't intimidated by much.Too many bars and not enough of family friendly places.

Thank 683gregorym
Reviewed 1 week ago

By and large a tourist trap, with storefronts to entice your to spend money. A few good restaurants that armor difficult to get into as the day progresses. Railroad museum at the far end id the best element. Word is the city is planning to...More

Thank Roadking51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to walk around. Great buildings but most of the stores are touristy. Lots of candy stores and restaurants. Historical interest. Railroad museum is here. Metered parking on the street.

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really nice, cool and full of people. Lots of places to eat and lots of shopping. The buildings are old looking, it is a place to get outside and walk. The Delta king boat is also here (paddle boat).

Thank Kirk W
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Delta King hotel, is it in a safe place close to the historic district?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Hope you have a great trip!!!
How far is Joe's Crab Shack from the Railroad museum? We will be walking with elderly and young children.
17 March 2017|
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Response from mmaldo65 | Reviewed this property |
Not far around 200 yards . Towards the back buy the river walk straight to the end . There's usually a balloon clown for the kids 👍🏽
We are going to stay at La Quinta Inn. I'm wondering if we will be able to walk down to the town.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Fazzu | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 20 min. walk via a Riverside boardwalk. 7 min. drive by car. Walking during the day is pretty safe, but I am not comfortable walking it after dark. Old Sac itself is beautiful and safe at night.