New to the area or looking for something unique to do in Folsom? We’ve got you covered!
7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
Swim, bike, hike, camp, run, walk, and much more! There are several outdoor activities you can enjoy at Folsom Lake. Or simply just watch the beautiful sunset (or rise) right from your car at one of the many recreation areas.
For hours and park information, go here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630
Check out a show at the Harris Center for the Arts! Their $50 million, 80,000 square foot regional arts center opened in 2011. It offers an evolving array of vibrant programs geared for people of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information, go here: www.harriscenter.net
Folsom Historic District
Check out the heart of Folsom since the 1850s! Stop by the Folsom Historic Society to learn all about the rich history of our wonderful town. The main street in the district is Sutter. Along here you’ll find dozens of businesses, including antique and specialty shops. Plus, a variety of year round events, food and drink options, and several places to dance the night away!
Parking: A 315 spaced parking garage located at 905 Leidesdorff Street, on street parking and several large lots are located throughout Historic Folsom.
For more information, go here: http://www.historicfolsom.org/
Palladio at Broadstone
410 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630
The Palladio features tons of shopping, dining and entertainment! Enjoy happy hour at any of the several restaurant options or head to the movies and experience Folsom’s newest theater.
For more information, go here: http://gopalladio.com/
Paint & Wine
Looking for a unique, fun night out? How about sipping on some while painting a masterpiece! Two spots in Folsom offer a guided painting class, just bring your artistic ability! (no experience necessary!)
The Painted Cork!
726 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
410 Palladio Parkway, Suite #1621, Folsom, CA 95630
Folsom Kids Play Park (Castle Park)
201 Prewett Dr, Folsom, CA 95630
Depending on where you live in Folsom, you may not know about one of Folsom’s best playgrounds! Castle Park features tire swings, ropes, monkey bars, slides, and much more!
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Adult Sport Leagues
Miss playing competitive sports like your kids? You’re in luck! The City of Folsom offers a variety of adult leagues year round including basketball, flag football, indoor/outdoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and more!
For more information, go here:
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
From tigers to tigers to bears and more, the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is home to hundreds of rescued animals! Enjoy a day in nature with these beautiful animals!
For more information, go here: http://folsomzoofriends.org/
Best Bakery in California
BJ Cinnamon: 402 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA 95630
Did you know Folsom is home to the best bakery in California? Well now you do! BJ Cinnamon won the top spot in our state! Internet media company BuzzFeed asked Yelp for the most popular bakeries in every state. Yelp used an algorithm that looked at the number of reviews, plus the star rating for every bakery on Yelp, BJ Cinnamon was ultimately the best in California! So now you know where to have breakfast next!
For more information, go here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bj-cinnamon-folsom
Folsom Prison Museum
300 Prison Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
It’s no secret Folsom is home to California’s second-oldest prison, although you hardly notice Folsom State Prison is even here. Made famous by musician Johnny Cash in the 1960s with his hit song, “Folsom Prison Blue,” the prison is located between Folsom Lake Crossing and E Natoma St. Although you can’t get an actual tour of the prison, the museum offers a unique look inside the history of the well-known correctional facility.
For more information, go here: http://www.folsomprisonmuseum.org/
Sutter Street is home to Folsom’s premier nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a place to dance or listen to live music all night long, there are several bars and pubs including Scarlet's Saloon, Powerhouse Pub, Folsom Hotel Saloon, and much more in Historic Folsom.
For more information, go here: https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=nightlife&find_loc=Folsom%2C+CA
Folsom Premium Outlets
13000 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630
Shop till you drop at the Folsom Premium Outlets. The 80 store outdoor shopping mall offers a variety of designer and name-brand outlet stores.
For more information, go here: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/
Trails and Bikeways
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Folsom by using the more than 45 miles of paved bike and pedestrian trails. Trail access points are located within most of the City's neighborhoods and near businesses and retail centers. Trails are located primarily along Humbug Creek and Willow Creek corridor.
For more information, go here: https://www.folsom.ca.us/city_hall/depts/parks/parks_n_trails/trails/trails_maps.asp
50 Natoma Street Folsom, California 95630
How about taking a quick ride around Folsom City Park. The Folsom Valley Railway has operated since 1970. It’s the only 12-inch gauge railroad remaining in the United States, and only one of seven miniature scale replica steam-powered railroads in public operation.
For more information, go here: http://www.folsomvalleyrailway.com/
511 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Enjoy bowling and even grab a drink or gamble all in one place. The FLB Entertainment Center includes a newly remodeled bowling center, an award winning Sports Bar, games, and a casino.
For more information, go here: http://www.flb365.com/
Feel like going to the movies? You have three theaters in Folsom to choose from:
Century 14 Folsom
261 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
Palladio 16 Cinemas
240 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
Palladio LUXE Cinema
400 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
Folsom Aquatic Center
1200 Riley Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Spend the day with your family at the pool! The Folsom Aquatic Center is a year-round multi-use aquatic facility that offers a variety of programs for all ages & ability levels.
For more information, go here: http://www.folsomaquaticcenter.com/city_hall/depts/parks/facilities/aquatic/fees.asp
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area
13300 White Rock Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
Looking for a place to do some dirt biking? You’re in luck! Folsom is home to the Prairie City SVRA. The park has trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational utility vehicles, plus an ATV practice track, a motorcycle practice track, and two practice tracks for kids. The four-wheel drive obstacle course is another feature at Prairie City for OHV enthusiasts that includes a rock course, a 4X4 pyramid obstacle, a sand pit, and a mud pit.
(Courtesy: CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation)
For more information, go here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=411
7806 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630
Swim, fish, kayak and more at Lake Natoma! The facility includes one group campground, 11 miles of paved bicycle trails, 6 miles of multi-use trails and year-round bank or boat fishing.
For more information, go here: https://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&recAreaId=2280
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park
9980 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA 95630
The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity. H.P. Livermore realized that the water of the American River could turn generators for electricity in Sacramento, 22 miles downstream. With his partners, Livermore built the powerhouse, which still looks much as it did in 1895.
The opening of the powerhouse brought with it a "grand electric carnival" parade through downtown Sacramento and a 100-gun salute from a detachment of soldiers near the substation. Vintage generators are still in place at the powerhouse, as is the control switchboard, faced with Tennessee marble. Visitors touring the powerhouse can see the massive General Electric transformers, each capable of conducting from 800 to 11,000 volts of electricity, in addition to the forebays and canal system that brought the water from the dam.
(Courtesy: CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation)