Old Sacramento

I Street, Old SacramentoStudent groups designing their dream California excursion will definitely want to plan a trip to Old Sacramento, a lively and unique twenty-eight acre historic shopping and entertainment district and ever-popular tourist destination situated along the scenic Sacramento River. Once a burnt out, flooded out and utterly dilapidated part of an area proclaimed the worst skid row west of Chicago, this rehabilitated and thriving national landmark is jam-packed with rootin’, tootin’ things to do and see! Carriage-lined cobblestone streets run throughout Old Sacramento, with the true Wild-West flavor of city blocks showcasing more than fifty well-preserved early Gold Rush commercial structures framing marvelous museums and entertainment venues; riverboat attractions, scenic railroad adventures, riverfront bike rides and more await travelers seeking a satisfyingly authentic experience. Old-fashioned storefronts invite browsing and shopping; you’re highly likely to run across that certain special something you never knew you needed, here! Charmingly eclectic cafes and sweet shops and casual-to-fine dining establishments tender hungry prospectors mmm-so-yummy treats, quick, casual bites or a classic repast, all steeped in 1800s ambiance; you’ll find everything from popular deli fare, specialty spuds, hotdogs and olive bars to pizza, Mexican, Indonesian and deliciously fresh Coastal seafood and fantastic steaks on Old Town’s menu. Be sure to stop by the California State Railroad Museum, the Delta King Riverboat and the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – a living replica of a one room 1800s schoolhouse functioning as a historic learning center. Need to let that big lunch settle? Climb aboard a waiting carriage and be squired past notable points of interest while clippetty-clopping about one-of-a-kind Old Town, the “Sacramento of the Gold Rush.”