Located along the beautiful Sacramento River and sprawled out over 28 acres lies the National Historic Landmark District of Old Sacramento. A place filled with rich history and plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time and learn about the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad. Endless activities to shop, dine and explore makes this the perfect place for travelers of all sorts including couples, friends and families full of little ones. Consider taking part in the following fun things to see and do the next time you find yourself in Old Sacramento…
Visit the Many Museums
With seven different museums scattered throughout the district, you will surely want to make your way to at least a few of them. For those who really want to dive into the history of this place, head to the California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum or the Sacramento History Museum. All seven are great places the entire family can explore and enjoy.
Take a Ride Through Town
If you do decide to pay a visit to the California State Railroad Museum, you will get the chance to hop on the Excursion Train Rides (weather permitting) where you will depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot and hold on while taking a cruise down the beautiful and scenic route. If you enjoyed that and are looking for another unique experience, make your way towards 2nd Street between J and K to take a carriage ride through town!
Discover the Fun Cafes & Delis
In between all the sight seeing, attractions and exploring, you will need to rejuvenate and replenish at the many great restaurants, cafes and delis found right in the heart of town. Grab a morning coffee and pastry at Steamers Bakery & Café, lunch at Railroad Fish & Chips and then dinner at Old Town Smokehouse.
Pay a Visit to the Last Old West Saloon
Head to the River City Saloon, the last old west saloon in the area filled with not only great fun but also incredible history dating back to the year of 1857. Still exuding that same character of the 1800’s and letting not only the adults have some fun but also the kids until about 8 p.m. every night. With adult beverages, 25 cent old time non-alcoholic Sarsaparilla and the fact that you can eat the served peanuts and throw the shells on the ground make this place nothing short of spectacular and fun for all to enjoy.