Downtown Sacramento

Welcome to Downtown Sacramento

A bustling urban neighborhood with a hip atmosphere


At the heart of the city, Downtown Sacramento is a great neighborhood for anyone who enjoys city life and a vibrant night scene. Downtown is pumping with vitality, with upscale shops and luxury boutiques alongside elegant restaurants and casual eateries. The eight-block area of the theater district features the Memorial Auditorium, the Community Center Theater, and the Sacramento Convention Center for plenty of entertainment options. The Old Sacramento area Downtown has a concentration of locally owned shops, restaurants, and bars. 

With Downtown’s central location, commuters can easily access all parts of the city. There is something for everyone around every corner, whether it’s delectable treats, high-end boutiques, or a lively show. Downtown Sacramento is on the cutting-edge of trendy food and fashion, so people have the chance to see what the latest and greatest has to offer. The real estate scene here is a mix of old vaudeville houses and modern clubs. The Sacramento River borders this neighborhood, which provides spectacular views from residencies and restaurants along the bank.


What to Love

  • Great music and culture scene
  • A busy nightlife with tons of bars, clubs, and restaurants
  • Live performances at Cesar Chavez Plaza or 1849 Scene

Local Lifestyle

There is so much to do in Downtown Sacramento that its residents always have something new to try. There is access to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in California. Residents can enjoy the outdoors with any of the parks that dot the community and surrounding areas. The schools in the area are high-quality, making the community a great fit for families.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Ace of Spades has live music, comedy shows, family-friendly performances, and adult-only shows. Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club was established in 1980 and provides some of the best comedy shows in Sacramento. Guests can enjoy a nice cold beverage with all the laughs.

Anyone looking for a great dining experience can find it at Shady Lady Saloon. The setting is reminiscent of the 1920s jazz era with live music and fine food. The ambiance is vintage, classic, and exciting, while the food is modern, fresh, and inventive.

Station 16 is a wonderful restaurant for great seafood paired with fabulous wine. They have been recognized as the best seafood restaurant in Sacramento for multiple years. Patrons leave satisfied after trying Station 16’s lobster rolls or cajun mac and cheese. 

The Firehouse Restaurant is an elegant steakhouse in Old Sacramento. The outdoor patio is beautifully romantic, with lit trees, blooming flowers, and lush greenery. The chef’s tasting menu is highly recommended, and they have an extensive wine list.


Things to Do

Capitol Park is a beautiful Victorian garden established in 1863 by the California governor. The garden surrounds the State Capitol and boasts beautiful annual flowers growing around the various monuments in the park. The monuments here cover a wide range of points in American and Californian history, including the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. 

A great place to gather for events for a gorgeous outing is Cesar Chavez Plaza. The Plaza has been the downtown square of Sacramento for over a century. There is a cafe in the plaza and a stage where live music, performances, and speeches are presented.

Between the K Street outdoor mall and DOCO Sacramento, Ali Youssefi Square holds family-friendly events that can be reached by the St. Rose of Lima Park light rail. The square is home to an ice skating rink open during the winter months.

1849 The Scene in Old Sacramento is an outdoor concert venue with a bar and room for food vendors. Guests can bring their own blanket chairs, so they can sit comfortably on the green as they watch lively performances.



Downtown Sacramento belongs to the Sacramento City Unified School District. Parents and guardians have multiple choices of top schools:


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