Quality Inn Auburn - Foresthill
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 885-7025
Fax: (530) 885-9503
You can not go wrong with more than 20 different rivers to choose from in the Northern California and Nevada area. Tour guides will give you the thrill of a lifetime as your raft bounces and rolls along the Truckee or Yuba rivers. It is easy to pick a river and time with this company. Just e-mail your selection after you look at the schedule on their website, send a deposit of $50 and you are set. Last minute reservations are welcomed.
The lush narrow fairways, lined by very mature oak trees in between meandering creeks and rock outcroppings, make a score of par-72 a stern test for the best. While the course is new, the designer's sensitivity to natural elements, and hazards, gives it the visual appeal of a much older course. The course has a dress code. All men must wear shirts with a collar and blue jeans are not allowed.
Lincoln Hills Golf Club is Sacramento's premier and esteemed name for golf championships. With an executive 36-hole course, the club boasts of pristine golf facilities at affordable prices. A golfer's dream, the club offers challenging fairways to professionals and at the same time helps beginners get their basics right. It is also known for hosting local and competitive golf events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make some time to give golf a try at the well-facilitated Timber Creek Golf Course. Actually, a lot of time would be just right to enjoy a good game of golf. With 27 holes, this course has over 140 big and small sand bunkers. Don't be baffled by the 27 holes as there are 18 holes and 9 holes tournaments only. But do not expect this course to be too easy, but challenging. Do check out the website to be a part of this wonderful game of golf at the Timber Creek Golf Course.
Designed by Billy Casper and Greg H. Nash, the Sierra Pines Course was opened to the public in 1997. With a slope rating of 113 on Rye grass and a course rating of 35.2, this course certainly challenges the game of a seasoned golfer. Part of the Timber Creek Golf Course, the 9-holed Sierra Pines Course is suitable for players of all abilities, despite a few water hazards along the fairways. Tee times vary so call ahead.
Covering an area of 853 acres (345 hectares), the Empire Mine State Historic Park is a historic park built over a gold mine. The Empire Mine is one of the largest and oldest gold mines of California that were shut down in 1956. An expanse of greenery, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking down the various trails. The park also offers tours of the cottage, clubhouse and mine-yards to interested visitors.