Fun Things To Do in Folsom and close by

· Apple Hill – high season September through Thanksgiving for all things apples, crafts, pies. http://www.applehill.com/
a. Note: October is an extremely busy month for Apple Hill. Sept is a great month to do this in. The weather is pretty predictable and it is not overcrowded, making your event much more manageable.
· Free Museum Day in Sacramento – First Saturday in February
· Snow Day / Sledding http://www.aboutlaketahoe.com/childs_play/sledding.htm
· Labor Day weekend typically in Sacramento:
a. Sacramento Greek Festival http://sacramentogreekfestival.com/ / http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1
b. Gold Rush Days in Old Sac is Labor Day weekend - http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1
· Veteran’s Day Parade in Folsom: http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=309&zoneid=1

· Thursday Night Market in Old Folsom Sutter Street for about 3 months in summer
· Aquatic Center in Folsom for public swimming - http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/aquatic/default.asp
· Folsom Concerts in the Park = Free typically every Friday night starting at 6:30PM June through July at Folsom City Lions Park. Chat with friends, picnic, lounge and enjoy the musical talents of local artists
· California State Fair: July 12-29 http://www.bigfun.org/buy-tickets/
· Lake Natoma / Nimbus Lake– rent a canoe or Kayak! http://www.sacstateaquaticcenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=238&Itemid=274
· Folsom Rodeo July 4th weekend timing: http://files.myfolsom.com/folsomrodeo.shtml
· River Cats Baseball game. The stadium is really nice! http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t105
· Folsom Bike Trails http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation/bike_trails/bike_map.asp
· Rafting the American River – Lazy, slow river locations safe for all ages - http://www.raftrentals.com/ or white water: http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/rivers/americanriver-trips.html
· Day at Negro Bar playing in the water, picnic or Folsom l
o Negro Bar http://folsomtelegraph.com/detail/186667.html?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&event_ts_to=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=1&sub_type=photos&town_id=
o Overview link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500
· Sacramento Music Festival is at the end of may: http://www.sacramentotoday.net/news/templates/community.asp?articleid=1893&zoneid=1

· Historic Old Folsom: the Folsom History Museum, Pioneer Village, The Folsom Railroad Museum,
· Six Flags/Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo (about an hour away) http://www.sixflags.com/discoveryKingdom/index.aspx
· Old Sacramento Browsing/Shopping/Museums . The railroad museum and take a steam train ride, the novelties in Evangeline’s shop, take a paddle boat river ride, bring a picnic lunch
o Railroad Museum http://www.csrmf.org/ and/or http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=668
o 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17; there are MANY events like this, such as the
o May 25-28 Sacramento Music Festival
o Walking Tours are fun! http://www.historicoldsac.org/programs/programs-walkingtours.asp
· Crocker Art Museum….see if a docent will take you around if you get enough people together; there is a small cafeteria there, too. http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/
· Towe’s or California Auto Museum….if your kids/husband are in to CARS, this is cool. http://calautomuseum.org/
· California State Capitol – it’s a gorgeous building and worth a look http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=495
· Miniature Golfing - http://www.monsterminigolf.com/fran-ca-rancho/index.html
· Folsom Live Theatres
o https://www.threestages.net/Online/default.asp
o http://www.sutterstreettheatre.com/stage9/default.php
· Indoor Kart Racing: http://raceplacemotorsports.com/
· Sky High Sports – a trippy trampoline experience for ALL ages http://sacramento.jumpskyhigh.com/
· Water Amusement Park and outdoor mini golf and laser tag and more: http://www.golfland.com/
· Laser Tag in El Dorado Hills - http://www.lazercity.org/
· Bowling in Folsom http://folsomlakebowl.com/FLB/openbowling.html
· Bounce Places for little kiddies http://www.bouncetown.org/ or http://www.bounceopalace.com/
· Indoor rock Climbing http://granitearch.com/

Fun Weekend or Day Trips further away:
· San Francisco Giants Game: http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sf
· Day at the Beach (half Moon Bay or Ocean Beach) http://www.half-moon-bay.ca.us/ or http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/casfmenu/p/beach_sfocean.htm
· Fort Funston - watch hang gliders/take a walk
· Cable Car Museum http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/info.html
· Chabot Space & Science Center http://www.chabotspace.org/visit/
· The Exploratorium…this place is awesome http://www.exploratorium.edu/
· Golden Gate Park has MUCH to do:
o California Academy of Sciences - 55 Music Concourse Drive - Golden Gate Park includes Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and Kimball Natural History Museum URL: www.calacademy.org
o Japanese Tea Garden - Tea Garden Dr - Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA 94118
· Ghirardelli Square www.ghirardellisq.com
· Fisherman’s Wharf (has a nice tiny aquarium)
· Oakland Temple – beautiful grounds and some art in the visotir’s center
· Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge http://www.ehow.com/how_2101701_walk-across-golden-gate-bridge.html
· Monterey! http://monterey.org/ has a great beach, awesome aquarium
· Point Reyes for Sea Shore/ http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm


Jenn said...

Great list! Thanks!