Comfort Inn Central
1875 Auburn Ravine Road
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 885-1800
Fax: (530) 888-6424
This estate features locally grown wine aged in their fifty foot barrel cave. Guests can enjoy a barrel tasting, large picnic area or take advantage of the Fine Wine Club.
This fifty acre family estate offers small lot handcrafted wines, which include Syrah, Sangiovese and more.
This park sits to the south of the river, making it a good spot for fishing. You can even dock up with your boat on the shore. There is a softball field as well as two soccer fields, plenty of room for planning large events and, of course, surrounding beauty that makes a day out more than enjoyable.
Owned by 19th Century expert John Sutter, Sutter's Mill is a famous sawmill. Discovering gold in the area in 1948, the area transformed into a bustling spot by the travellers who wanted to try their hand at gold. The mill then got a replica of the original architecture. It is also a name sake for the song by singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg as well as for Herb Suter's blog.
A part of the Folsom Lake Recreation Area, the Granite Bay is a safe waterfront for day outings. Lifeguard services on the well-maintained sandy beach are available making swimming safe. Barbecue pits, shady and grassy areas make it a picnic spot with many activities like swimming, boating, fishing and beach games. A mobile snack bar too is available at the bay.
Founded in 1980, this vineyard features acres of spectacular green vines. The winery is open Thursday through Sunday and offers a scenic place for a wedding or private party.
Thunder Valley Casino brings a little Vegas to the outer-Sacramento landscape. A relatively recent addition to the area, it hosts over 2700 slot machines and almost 100 gaming tables for gambling enthusiasts to enjoy. For patrons who are less-inclined to gamble (or just need a break from playing), the casino offers an array of dining and drinking options, including a buffet, a few sit-down restaurants, a food court with a variety of fast-food options and two bars.
Color Me Mine offers painting on ceramics for all ages. Stop in to enjoy a fun family atmosphere. Choose from hundreds of ceramic shapes and dozens of colors to paint. Their talented staff will help you create your very own ceramic masterpiece.
This fun place has two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a 5,000-square-foot laser tag arena, more than 200 arcade games and a water park. The water-park has an adventure island, a wave pool, a lazy river and eight slide towers. The park does not permit outside food or drinks. It does have a pizza kitchen and snack bars serving a variety of foods and drinks.
A mere half-hour drive east of downtown Sacramento, this natural oasis is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle. The kids can go swimming in the warm waters of Folsom Lake under the watchful eyes of lifeguards, while you can relax in the sun on one of the three beaches. The picnic areas have barbecue pits, covered tables and plenty of nearby restrooms. If you forgot to bring your picnic lunch, there is a snack bar offering a variety food items and drinks.
When country singer Johnny Cash sang "Folsom Prison Blues," America became familiar with this rough granite-walled state penitentiary. The prison was built in 1880 to handle the overload from San Quentin. Tours of the prison are not offered; however, the displays in the museum offer a realistic view of what life is like on the inside. Especially frightening is the display of weapons prisoners have made from everyday items. You can purchase crafts and other items made by prisoners. Admission is USD2 for persons age 12 and up.
This estate vineyard, within the Sierra Foothills, boasts three generations of success. Special events are held periodically throughout the year. They offer wine through their Red Barn Society, which affords its members special discounts and incentives.