Thanks to shows like Antique Roadshow and other similar shows Antiques and Collectibles have become quiet popular. Thanks to the Internet buying and selling Antiques and Collectibles has become easier then ever. But for many the thrill of the hunt and actually being able to see and even touch an object is more exciting then merely getting the item. For these people even a lower price is not worth the experience. Besides the experience you get the safety of knowing you are buying a legitimate piece and not a fake which you may get online. Sacramento has many places that are good to go if you want to go Antiquing.
Old Town Sacramento is not as good a place to go as it used to be for Antiques and Collectibles but it is still pretty good. Old Town Sacramento has more Antiques and Collectibles then any other area around. It seems to me that in Old Town Sacramento the emphasis is on collectibles more then it is on antiques though. However you can find antiques here as well and probably find more antiques here then other places in the Sacramento region.
Old Town Folsom is another place which is good for finding Antiques and Collectibles. Like Old Town Sacramento Old Town Folsom did have more places to go to find Antiques and Collectibles in the past. However there are still a few good store to look at in Old Town Folsom and it is probably the best place to find Antiques and Collectibles of all the little town Old Towns in the area.
Old Town Placerville is a good place to find Antiques and Collectibles. Again there is not as many stores here as there used to be. While Old Town Sacramento and Folsom just got other stores to replace the less popular Antiques and Collectibles stores Old Town Placerville is just a product of the rescission, many of the stores that used to be in Old Town Placerville are now gone, even popular ones and it was not only the Antiques and Collectibles that have had to close down in Old Town Placerville.
One final spot that may be a surprise to you is Denios of Roseville. Denios is better for collectibles then antiques but you still may find some antiques. If you do find anything here you are likely to find a bargain. Denios makes it more fun and more of a hunt to find something. It seems I will at least find one find every trip here and often more then that. The important thing is to be knowledgeable about what you are buying. Many vendors have a bunch of random junk they know nothing about so if you know something they do not know you can profit from that knowledge. Some of my best finds have been a few old Disneyland books I have found at different times which are highly collectible and I got for very cheap.
Overall the Sacramento area has some good places to go antiquing. If you are looking for some Antiques and Collectibles then Sacramento is the place for you.