Downtown Sac has a rich history and offers many unique attractions. Step outside and see the downtown landscape from a different perspective on a specially curated experience.
Old Sacramento Speakeasy Tour & Pub Crawl
With prohibition long gone and Sacramento’s summer nights heating up, a Saturday night spent with a cocktail and splash of history is the perfect recipe for fun.
Sacramento history buff and Downtown Sacramento Partnership guide, Shawn Peter, will take you on a special excursion where you’ll explore prohibition-era watering holes and learn fascinating tidbits about the people and events that shaped Sacramento’s early history.
The tour begins at the speakeasy-style River City Saloon with three additional stops on the tour, including the famed Delta King riverboat, which once served as a ‘floating’ hotspot for illegal drinking, jazz bands, gambling and fine dining. Complete your bootlegging experience with a craft cocktail, which will be available for purchase at each stop.
Tours typically take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, May through July, rain or shine.
Reserve your spot for the July 16 tour now!
Downtown Walking Group Tours
These unique tours through downtown Sacramento introduce visitors and residents to people, places and events that shaped California history. From John Sutter to Cesar Chavez, these tours cover more than 150 years of state and local history. Topics range from art and architecture to cultural, religious and urban history. When you make a reservation be sure to mention what topics you are interested in.
Call 442-8575, email [email protected] to make a reservation. All walking tours are guided and last approximately one to two hours and are available for groups of 20 or more.
- Tales of the Central City | An overview of early Sacramento history
- Structural Stories | Local examples of historical architecture styles
- Art is All Around Us | A tour of Sacramento’s collection of art in public places
- Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow | K Street commerce, growth and redevelopment
- The Art of Terra Cotta | An architecture tour featuring local clay artisans Gladding McBean
Old Sacramento Underground Tours
Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret. Underground tour visitors have the unique opportunity to uncover the facts behind the legends that lie below historic buildings and sidewalks. Tour guests explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project. Underground tour guests have a special, hands-on opportunity to learn what it was like to raise and level a building by operating “mini-jacks” during the tours. The interactive experience allows guests to gain an understanding of and appreciation for the ambitious, yet painstaking process successfully completed by Old Sacramento residents and business owners in the 1860s and 1870s. Plus, special “adult only” tours are available on three evenings each week in May – Thursdays through Saturdays — where guides lead guests on special walking tours while sharing some of the dark secrets and racy tales lurking in Old Sacramento’s underground history. All underground tour guests need to check in at the Sacramento History Museum before descending below several historic Old Sacramento buildings and be prepared to walk in areas with uneven surfaces and low ceilings. Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at www.historicoldsac.org
Off the Chain Bike Bus Tours
“Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours”, the eco-friendly way to see Sacramento, is here. Experience a trip, with up to 14 of your friends, for a pedal-powered adventure you will never forget! The customized bike bus blends both comfort and safety into an interactive social activity.
“Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours” are great for celebrations, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate / team-buildings, scenic tours, special events, parades, weddings, family outings, pub-crawls, sporting events, progressive dinners or just to leave the stress of daily life behind and have a the time of your life with fifteen of your best friends. Additionally, “Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours” can customize specific tours to meet your individual need.
No matter what tour you select, “Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours” will make sure that we sing and dance to your favorite tunes, play interactive games and tell stories while enjoying all of what Sacramento has to offer. For more information call 916-903-3987 or visit www.sactownbikebus.com to get the list of tours offered.