Historic Haunts

By: DogTrekker Staff

Pony Express StatueSacramento’s touristic center is Old Sacramento, a 28-acre state historic park with more than 50 Gold Rush-era buildings, several museums, great waterfront views and lots of canine-friendly things to do. Daisy might not care much about history, but she’s sure to enjoy the walk as you check out the Pony Express statue, examine vintage railroad equipment outside the California State Railroad Museum or peek inside the Wells Fargo History Museum to see the scales that once weighed millions of dollar in gold dust. Walk across the iconic Tower Bridge and stroll the river’s west bank for downtown skyline views and a close-up look at the Ziggurat, a landmark both loved and despised by locals.

ZigguratNeed refreshment? Fido can lounge by your side at a patio table along Front Street, where a half-dozen delis serve up everything from Indonesian snacks to Greek salads. For a change of scenery, take the pedestrian tunnel under Interstate 5 to Westfield Plaza, a downtown shopping mall with a dog-friendly brewpub, River City Brewing Company , featuring great food, interesting brews and a dog-friendly patio.


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