Old Town Sacramento Reviews
Something for everyone Jan 09, 2011
Riverfront restaurants, museums, nightspots and a whole lot of candy shops dot the landscape of Old Sacramento these days, but a lot of history has happened on those streets as well. Old Sacramento is unique in that everything is historical To learn something new about the oldest part of town, take an Old Sacramento Hysterical Walk, which provides a humorous look at the history of Old Sacramento—and some exercise, too. As we walked around town, we ran into a couple of people who offered quite a lot of information about the floods of Sacramento as well as some information about the Eagle Theater. There is really a lot of history in Old Sacramento and it is worth an hour or so of experiencing.
You can ride in a horse and buggy carriage, eat at an old fashioned saloon, walk the boardwalk, visit an old fashioned steamboat, visit museums, etc. You could spend days here and still not see everything.
The best part is that they have over 100 shops!
It is a tradition to visit the kite store, toy store and candy store! There are two candy stores that we always had to visit: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Sacramento Sweets Co. Those overflowing barrels with treats are so hard to resist. I have been visiting those same stores since I was a child.
Apricot Lane is an interesting store too with all of that country stuff. Although, I admit I am not a big fan of that type of stuff but it is fun just to look. Every Tuesday, seniors 60 or older receive an additional 10% off.
Make sure you visit the old fashioned school house and peek inside. The rules list is hilarious.
It is Good to know that brave souls will want to check out the Hysterical Walk of the Dead: A Ghost Tour offered March through November; private tours of 15 or more are offered year-round. We were told that soon they will offer hysterical Walks and Rides, a tour of the central city that takes you from Old Sacramento to Sutter’s Fort at 26th and K streets, all on Segways. You can call (916) 441-2527 or check out their website at, hystericalwalks.com
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