Old Sacramento is the historic waterfront district of Sacramento. Sacramento is California’s Capital and has been around since 1850. Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California and of course was known for the great Gold Rush and all those that came to strike it rich as Gold Miners.
Old Sacramento has cobblestone streets , Gold Rush-era buildings, and horse-drawn carriages. It’s also has two great museums, the Sacramento History Museum and the state Railroad Museum. If you’re looking for an old fashioned Steam Engine Train to go on, Old Sacis your place to go. It offers historic excursion train rides almost every day of the week.
Old Sacramento’s streets are lined with souvenir shops selling T-shirts, antiques, movie memorabilia, Ice Cream, old fashioned candy shops and several upscale restaurants. But it was once known as the city of Saloons due to all the bars that once stood in this area. Many of the major Saloons are still there under different names and they in the area known as 2nd Street. But you can walk around and find a bar on almost every block.