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- 98%Family Travelers
- 93%Local Culture
- 85%History Buffs
- 57%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
User Reviews (39 Reviews)
- Old Sacramento
- Old SacramentoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
This place might look fun at first glance but it is mostly filled with tourist traps. Lots of gift shops, candy stores, ice cream shops and toys stores. Many of these are very similar. Your kids will probably love this place but as an adult you will get bored in no time. There are some interesting things to see like the railroad, train station, classic cars and ladies walking around in pioneer costumes. Lots of good photo opportunities. Who doesn't want pictures in cowboy town? If you have an hour or two to kill, stop by for a visit.
- Old SacramentoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
Wherever you stay, I highly recommend spending some time in Sacramento's old town. The wood-planked walkways and saloon-style shops hearken back to the city's Gold Rush past, as well as give a nice view of the river. Buy some salt taffy, eat some Mexican food, and maybe even take a river cruise. For all Californians complain about Sacramento proper, no one can deny the charm of this part of town.
- Old SacramentoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Old Sacramento was always one of my favorite attractions in downtown Sacramento when I was a student at Davis. There are a collection of restaurants and shops that are quite nice, but what is most lovely about Old Sac is the Old West vibe it exudes. It's particularly nice seeing a steamboat on the dock. You can even dine on it!
- Old SacramentoNov 20, 2012
Historic Sacramento... if you're an adult not looking for the history lesson, go on a Thursday or Friday night, after all the regular tourists have gone. The streets are a little less horse smelling, and the saloons are a bit more active. Also, a lot less kids running around from the sugar highs from all the candy stores.
- Old SacramentoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 10, 2012
Old Sacramento State Historic Park or Old Sac is a place I've visited for years, particularly for California State Railroad Museum and the surrounding Track and Depot attractions. It's just a short walk from the Amtrak Station and a Capital Corridor ride up from the Bay Area. It's a great way to spend train-inspired day. Past the train-related stuff, there's cool old raised wooden sidewalks, the Delta King Hotel and Riverboat, the Wells Fargo Museum, lots of cute Tourist Shops, and of course the Tunnel over to the somewhat tattered Westfield Mall (and beyond to the State Capital).
The city of Sacramento grew up in the mid-nineteenth century as a Sutter's Fort development. However, the Fort was some way from the Sacramento River, which was the main means of transport to the coast of California. Eventually, the modern City of Sacramento grew up in between. Virtually all the buildings in Old Sac date from the 19th century, the most notable from immediately after the disastrous fire of 1852. The buildings show a reasonable approximation to their original appearance, though they have required varying degrees of reconstruction to restore to them to that state.
- Old SacramentoMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersJul 09, 2012
Old Sacramento is a cheese fest and not the tangible, edible kind if you know what I mean. Still, the tourist trap shops are good for a laugh and as far as tacky souvenirs, there is no equal. Despite all that, Old Sac does give you a feel for what it might have been like back when the annual flooding was as expected as the Delta Breeze is today.