Quality Inn & Suites
3361 Coach Lane
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 677-2203
Fax: (530) 676-1422
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.