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What you should know about Folsom

This well-loved, affluent town, located outside Sacramento, is ready to welcome you into its relaxed surroundings. Enjoy historic sites, cultural treats, good food, and a taste of the great outdoors. Take the 23-mile journey northeast from California’s capital to escape the downtown bustle and discover this town in its pretty river setting. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings at Lake Natoma and take time to stroll through the streets and enjoy a meal, while uncovering the town’s heritage dating from the 1860s.

Hotels in Folsom

Popular hotels in Folsom are located all around the town, so you have your pick of where to stay: near the lake, along the main street, or on the edge of town. There are many good Folsom hotel deals available, with mid-range accommodation dominating the hotel scene. Folsom hotel reviews praise the comfort level and friendly staff at hotels in particular; the Larkspur Landing Folsom, located close to the lake, and the Staybridge Suites Sacramento – Folsom, where you can take a dip in the pool. The popular Hampton Inn & Suites Folsom also deserves a mention, providing comfortable budget accommodation in Folsom.

Things to see in Folsom

To get a feel for Folsom, stroll along the main street, Sutter Street, which dates from the 1860s. Browse the stores and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants that you’ll encounter along the way. The carefully restored buildings provide a glimpse back to old America. Just a few streets over, you’ll find the Folsom Powerhouse, a National Historic Landmark, which opened in 1895. On the edge of town, the beautiful Folsom Lake and American River Bike Trail can’t be missed. Enjoy it in your own way: by boat, bike, walking, jogging, or even on horseback. Back in the town center, families can visit the lovely Folsom City Zoo and complete the afternoon with a ride on the miniature Folsom Valley Railway. At the end of a busy day, relax by taking in a show at the excellent Harris Center, with an array of stages ranging from grand old-style to small, intimate venues.

Good for all travelers

Activities in Folsom cover all bases; including indoor, outdoor, cultural and historic pursuits. It is clear that Folsom provides plenty of interest for a wide range of visitors. The main attractions have wide appeal, enjoyed by families, couples and solo travelers. Get a breath of fresh air with a morning bike ride at the lakeside, followed by lunch on Sutter Street, contemplating what life was like 150 years ago. Great-value accommodation in Folsom further increases the appeal of this attractive town. Within easy reach of Sacramento, Folsom provides a good base point for exploring this part of California.

How to get to Folsom

Your journey to Folsom is simple, whether arriving from in state or further afield. The drive from Sacramento International Airport takes just 40 minutes. Central Sacramento is even closer, with a journey time of a half hour by car. If you’re using public transportation, there’s a frequent light rail service from Sacramento, which takes between 45 minutes and an hour. This line also stops at the pretty California State University campus. Iconic San Francisco lies 1 hour 50 minutes away by car and San Francisco International Airport is a 2-hour drive.