Located at the newly activated Waterfront Park (in front of Rio
City Café), a visually-exciting and whimsical 65’ Ferris wheel
and carousel, operated by Brass Ring Amusements, Inc, are
both open daily at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.
Hours of operation for the Waterfront Wheel and Front Street
Carousel will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12 p.m. to
9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to
10 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays)
Sacramento’s premiere boat venue for birthday parties, company
and corporate events, company holiday parties, weddings,
receptions, rehearsal dinners, wine tasting, fantasy casino,
dining & dancing – all while on a Sacramento River Cruise. We
also offer general admission events year round including luncheon
cruises, cocktail cruises, dinner cruises as well seasonal
City Cruises offers a few different options to soak in the views
of Old Sacramento Waterfront. Make the most of your
weekend and step aboard for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon on the
river with a cocktail cruise! Grab a drink at the bar and relax
as you set sail on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Sacramento
River. Gather your co-workers, friends, or family and head down
to Old Sacramento Waterfront to board your new favorite
Operated by the owners of the Sac Brew Bike and operated daily
Sacramento’s 16 passenger Brew Boat provides a one and a half
hour, pedal-powered party boat tours along the Sacramento River.
Groups can bring their own beer/cider/wine aboard the
chartered boat (limit 3 drinks per guest), as we cruise, pedal,
and have fun on the river.
Cruises depart from the Public Docks just south of the L Street
Landing (entrance between Rio City Cafe and Joe’s Crab Shack).
Welcome aboard our authentic paddlewheel riverboat, revived to its former glory and moored along the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Originally built in 1927, The Delta King has been restored and converted into a 44-room boutique hotel with one-of-a-kind facilities for riverfront dining, nightlife, weddings, conferences, and special events.
Rio City Cafe is situated right on the boardwalk in the beautiful, historic Old Sacramento Waterfront overlooking some of the most prominent landmarks. The Sacramento River runs by our spacious outdoor patio, with spectacular views of the historic Tower Bridge, the Ziggurat (Pyramid) building, and much more.
Rio City Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that opened its doors in May of 1994. The building itself is historic and was replicated after a steamship warehouse set during the Industrial Revolution and Gold Rush in the late 1800s. It brings an open, airy, and rustic feel with that classic touch that ties in with the rest of the Old Sacramento Waterfront District. We have both indoor and outdoor seating available as well as offer a full bar. Being both a relaxed and formal setting, we are great for any occasion or celebration. We can accommodate large parties and banquet events, as well as host private parties in our banquet room for special occasions. During the colder winter months, enjoy the view from inside near our cozy fireplace or on our heated and enclosed patio.
The Chef’s approach is to present fresh, wholesome farm-to-fork ingredients and combine them in a way that is attractive, tasteful, and creative–simple food elevated. We offer California Cuisine with a focus on specialty meats and seafood that we create with influences from all over the world.
We offer a full bar, specialty cocktails, beers, and a well-rounded wine list.
Our best quality is our professional, family-friendly, and fun staff. Whether you want to simply enjoy a drink, grab a quick bite, or have a full-course meal, Rio City Cafe is here for you!
Parking at Rio City: Currently, we do not offer valet parking. However, we do have two parking garages and meters in Old Sacramento. The Tower Bridge Garage (located at 135 Neasham Circle; corner of Neasham & Capitol Mall) is the closest to us. Bring in your parking pass and we will validate your parking for 2 hours FREE, then it will be $1.50 for every additional half hour after that for either garage. Typically, Friday & Saturday nights, starting at 3:00 pm, the garages go to a flat-rate fee of $10 per car that lasts the whole night. This also may apply on some Sunday nights when Monday is a holiday. But if you can get a ticket at the gate when entering the garages, we can validate it!
We’ll take you to the coast, even if you’re miles from the water. Joe’s Crab Shack 100% Shore.
A casual restaurant for the whole family where entertainment is king (crab), Joe’s serves delicious costal dishes including fried shrimp platters, signature fish entrées, famous steam pots and over-sized, creative cocktails. Sit on the patio and dive into a Shark Bite cocktail. Bring your kiddos for the Paint-A-Crab Dessert. Grab the crew, throw on a bib and get crackin’. Or join in on the group dancing. Whatever your flavor, Joe’s Crab Shack will serve your seafood with a side of fun!
As we re-open our dining rooms, we will continue to practice and take part in preventive measures to ensure the safety of you and your family. We look forward to serving you once again