24439 Fairway Drive Road 29 and Highway 113 Davis, CA 95616 +1 530 756 4010
Davis Municipal Golf Course is affordable and pleasantly landscaped. This public course opened in 1964 and par for 18-holes is 66. Carts, clubs, and range balls are available to rent. Lessons by PGA professionals are available as well. The pro-shop offers a large range of equipment. The driving range is open from dawn until dusk and there are several putting greens beside the snack bar/pro-shop complex. The greens fees vary on weekdays and weekends, there are also Cart rental per rider. Visit website for more details.
5330 Gibbons Drive Carmichael, CA 95608 +1 916 971 3713
This center combines the services of an art gallery along with an excellent art instruction program. The exhibits change frequently and feature works in a wide array of mediums, with most art offered for sale. Demonstrations, field trips and recreational art classes for the novice to expert round out a very full program. Along with its daily schedule, the center hosts a reception and show as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk on the second Saturday of each month.
2305 Clubhouse Drive Rocklin, CA 95765 +1 916 632 8333
Whitney Oaks Golf Course is a truly challenging 6,900-yard, par-71 championship course designed by U.S. Open and Hall of Fame member Johnny Miller. Wide fairways, with plenty of trouble from stately old oak trees, narrow quickly in landing areas, making Whitney Oaks too demanding for beginners. Even low-handicappers will want to loosen up on the natural turf practice range. The club is one of the most prestigious wedding venues of Rocklin and has hosted multiple banquets. Pyramid Bar & Grill, the restaurant at the course, offers delightful cuisine and is a great place to chill after a few rounds of golf. Visit website for more details.
2360 Elverta Road Elverta, CA 95626 +1 916 991 7293
In 1991, Golf Digest selected Cherry Island Golf Course as one of the Top-Ten New Municipal Courses. Despite what it seems you are not driving through the gates of a private club. This is one of the newer and already popular public courses in Sacramento. Dry Creek and Sierra Creek run adjacent to the lush 6,562-yard layout that offers both challenge and opportunity to golfers of all skill levels.
6700 Tarshes Drive Carmichael, CA 95608 +1 916 482 3813
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole layout. It has been rated one of the top public courses in America by Golf Digest. The golf course has 6,794 yards offering a great view of the surrounding nature center and American River. It features a well-stocked golf shop, full food service in the clubhouse, natural grass driving range and a putting green with practice bunker.
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.
823 Sutter Street Folsom, CA 95630 +1 916 985 2707
The old Folsom Powerhouse on the American River has changed little since its completion in 1869. Built by H.P. Livermore, the two-story Tennessee marble structure still has its original generators, transformers and switchboards. When the powerhouse was in operation, the transformers delivered from 800-11,000 volts of electricity 22 miles downstream to Sacramento. Today, visitors can view all of the old works including the canal system, which channeled water from the dam.
Host to some four million visitors a year, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area offers 18,000 acres of water open to fishing, water-skiing and boating; plus plenty of land for hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. Hike, bike or ride on more than 80 miles of trails, or fish for trout, catfish, bass, perch and kokanee with a valid California fishing license. Stables, beaches and marinas are also provided. The park has a small entry fee per car.
400 Ballpark Drive Sacramento, CA 95691 +1 916 376 4700
The seats in Raley Field offer a nice view of the Sacramento skyline. The park has more than 11,000 seats and is a popular venue for concerts, festivals and other events. It is also home to the Sacramento River Cats, a League baseball team who holds the 2007 Pacific League Champions title. There are concession stands offering the usual ballpark fare, as well as Mexican cuisine, pizza, barbecue and grilled veggie sandwiches. Beverages include soft drinks and a variety of micro brews on tap.
2721 Elverta Road Antelope, CA 95843 +1 916 334 5764
You can play 18 beautifully maintained and challenging holes in less than 3 hours. While Antelope Greens Golf Course measures only 3,100 yards from the back tees, it is no pushover. Playing to a par 58, the holes measure from 77-355 yards with just enough water, sand and trees to keep you sharp. Greens and fairways are the equal of any private course and plenty of food and drink is available in the clubhouse.
Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869,
California State Capitol Museum is where the State of California's legislature met. By the late 1970s, the building was declared seismically unsafe and had become an eyesore. The Legislature ...
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14 feet ceilings,
crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in ...
California Military Museum has a large display weapons, uniforms, battle
flags and medals. In chronological order, you can see artifacts from before California was a state through the Spanish/American War, Civil War, World War I and II, and Bosnia. ...