Quality Inn Auburn - Foresthill
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 885-7025
Fax: (530) 885-9503
Built in the early 1920s, this charming little building was originally constructed to serve as a private residence for the Yue family, before being converted into a Joss House to replace the one that had been destroyed by a fire a few years before. The house stands in a neighborhood that was home to the city's Chinese community during the 1880s. Following its closure in 1968, the house soon grew derelict due to neglect. Fortunately this precious gem was rescued and restored by a dedicated group of volunteers, and is now operated as a museum that chronicles the role played by the Chinese in the history and development of the city. The original layout of the building has been preserved, including an alter, community space and school room. The museum has come to house a variety of rare and intriguing artifacts, each with a fascinating story of its own. The museum is open only on the first Saturday of every month between 10a and 3p, however as it is entirely run by volunteers, so opening times may vary. Although the Joss House museum rarely features on tourist guides, it is certainly worth a visit for a glimpse into a chapter of the city's history that is easily and regretfully forgotten.
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.
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.
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.
Popular for its sports facilities, Maidu Park is one of the city's largest facilities spanning 152 acres (61.51 hectares). Besides the softball and soccer complex, it has a skate park, batting cages, bike paths and an expansive children's play area. The park also includes a beautiful rose garden as well as the Maidu Museum & Historic Site.
The expansive Lincoln Estates Park is a favorite with the kids for its fun play structures, including a large cement slide. Besides this, the park offers picnic areas as well as a baseball field and basketball courts.
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 popular microbrewery is responsible for some of the city's favorite beers, and has a presence throughout Roseville. Visit their taproom to taste some of their best creations in a lively atmosphere.
Callson Manor Haunted House is located in the city of Roseville in California. It is a theme park which has amazing attractions for the tourists. It offers a completely creepy adventure to all with a manor called the Callson Manor which will scare you to death. There is a restaurant called Bubba's BBQ where you can grab a tasty meal and also enjoy the fire dancers at the venue.