10 Things You Should Know About Folsom Before Moving There

1. Riding Off Into The Sunset

open road for riding bicycle

Get the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you enjoy more than 30 miles of bike trails in Folsom, the final destination on the American River Bike Trail. There’s something for everyone to go out and pedal, regardless of whether you are an expert or beginner.

2. Folsom’s a Huge Stage

theatre in folsom

Three Stages Theater/Harris Center at Folsom Lake College puts on tons of shows each year from Pink Floyd to Swan Lake. Someone who wants to try dancing, acting or learning new instruments can learn a new skill at their workshops and classes.

3. It Doesn’t Stop at Pink Floyd

symphony performance folsom

Who would’ve known you can see a symphony in Folsom! It’s been there since 2004 and the music will captivate audiences of all ages.

4. Singin The Blues at Folsom Prison

folsom prison in folsom california

You’d definitely be singing the blues if you ended up at Folsom State Prison – yeah, the same one Johnny Cash sang about. Sidenote: it was the first maximum security prison in the country. You might hear the ghosts of prisoners long gone if you listen hard 😉

5. Folsom Can’t Help But Dance

places to dance in folsom

The talented dancers at Ballet Folsom and Stages Folsom have been putting on great performances in the city for several years. They have several fantastic  shows  like “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake”.

6. You Can Get Medieval at the Renaissance Faire

at the folsom renaissance faire

Ladies & Lords! Go back in time at the Folsom Renaissance Faire & Shakespeare Festival. The Renaissance Faire in Folsom will give you an unforgettable weekend of food, plays, jousting and more.

7. Have Lunch by the Lake

things to do in folsom lake natoma

Is your ideal summer day more outdoorsy? You’ll find that Lake Natoma is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Enjoy the serene nature while you eat a picnic lunch, try the biking trails and hiking, and if you’re feeling ambitious you can hook a fish for dinner!

8. Get LIVE In Folsom

folsom live music performance

Each September Folsom becomes the best concert venue around with Folsom LIVE, which features 15 great bands that play rock, country, blues and more across 5 stages around downtown Folsom, for one night only. When you add the happy hour, this becomes the perfect night!

9. Lions, Tigers, and Bears… Oh My!

folsom city zoo events

Get wild at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary – they have dozens of exotic animals for you to see like bears, birds, and reptiles. The Art with Animals program is really cool, too. Visitors can choose an animal, select 3 colors of paint, and watch their chosen artists create masterpieces.

10. Stay on the Rails

ride the folsom railway

The Folsom Valley Railway is the only 12-inch gauge railroad left in the country and it operates year-round taking visitors back in time on the rails. It’s especially awesome gussied up with lights during the holiday season.

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