Comfort Inn & Suites Near Folsom Lake
12249 Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Phone: (916) 351-1213
Fax: (916) 351-1817
For a great summertime day adventure, a self-guided rafting trip on the American River is hard to top. Take a relaxing three-hour drift down the Lower American River to Goethe Park. The raft rental season runs from mid-April through September.
Since 1963, when a badly burned bear was taken in and cared for by the city government, the Folsom Zoo has grown by leaps and bounds. It now provides a home for animals that no one else wants. Wild animals include bobcats, cougars, bears, coyotes, raccoons, elk and a few exotics. Domestic animals include livestock such as sheep, goats, chickens and horses. The mission of the zoo, in addition to helping the animals, is educational. First Tuesday of every month is half off the admission.
The Nature Center is the crown jewel of the pristine American River woodlands. There are several self-guided hiking trails such as the Observation Trail, which winds through oak groves to culminate with a sweeping view of the river. The center maintains a sanctuary for rescued wild animals. The park has history and cultural programs as well as programs on the environment. The gift shop has historical trinkets, books, and more.
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.
Fun is what this attraction has to offer, with a variety of activities for all ages. You can play miniature golf on one or both of the Scandinavian-themed 18-hole golf courses. If you enjoy batting or want to practice your swing, this is the place for you. You can also test your skills behind the wheel of an Indy car or bumper boats.
Within a short walk from the Roseville Amtrak station, Royer Park is a family park which offers something for everyone. The park comprises walking and jogging tracks, a baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court and a large picnic area. And that's not all, as the park also hosts concerts and other cultural events during summers. Built in 1938, this green spot is a perfect place for leisurely and recreational activities.
The four galleries in this seven-year old museum offer a glimpse into the past. Some visitors will recognize a particular telephone and remember “how it used to be.” On display are more than 100 early wall telephones, early telephone booths and old technology going back to the 1890s. As far as current equipment, technology buffs will appreciate the cutaway of a typical underground cable vault and a display that commends the wonders of fiber optics. Admission is $1 for age 13 and older. Children under 12 are admitted free.
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.
Cordova Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf strip that is beautifully lined by trees, lakes and cart paths, and covers an area of 5,000 yards. This par-63 course is fully accessible to the public and offers excellent facilities including a practice green, a full driving range and a ProShop that stocks necessary golf gear. The Stu`s Bar and Grill at the course is the ideal place to binge on sandwiches, steaks and spirits after a few rounds of golf. Cordova Golf Course also offers private video and group lessons. Visit website for more details on the course and tee timings.
This scenic little 3,074-yard, nine-hole layout runs right along the American River near the J Street Bridge. Although owned and operated by Sacramento State University, Campus Commons Golf Course is open to the public. While there are some testing holes, this course is considered a good course for beginners or for a quick round after work. Wind can be a factor both for your golf shots and your skin.
You can play 18 beautifully maintained and challenging holes in less than 3 hours. While Antelope Greens Golf Course measures only 3,100 yards from the back tees, it is no pushover. Playing to a par 58, the holes measure from 77-355 yards with just enough water, sand and trees to keep you sharp. Greens and fairways are the equal of any private course and plenty of food and drink is available in the clubhouse.
Woodcreek Golf Club is situated amidst thick oak plantation in the beautiful city of Roseville, a few miles from Sacramento. This 18-hole championship course is spread across 6518 yards of marshy land and puts your golfing skills to test. The course also consists of a driving range, a practice green, a golf "pro shop" and banquet facilities. The clubhouse has excellent amenities for golfers, and training sessions are also conducted. The Legends & Heroes Sports Bar & Grill at the club is the ideal place to stop after a game. Call for further details.