Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Roseville is a Central California city that thrives on agriculture, breweries, golf, hiking and urban green spaces. It’s also a family-friendly destination with miniature golf, playgrounds and a resident circus act.
Things to do in Roseville
Roseville is home to 70 parks, including Royer Park with its expansive picnic areas, a cook shack, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, sports fields and bicycle trails. Little ones can enjoy creative time at the Children’s Art Center or head over to the Maidu Park complex to learn about native Maidu people at the on-site museum and historic site.
Fun family times continue at Circus Vargas, located at Westfield Galleria. Clowns, flying trapeze artists, acrobats, contortionists and jugglers entertain in shows like “Dreaming of Pirates”. Arrive at least 30 minutes early for interactive pre-show time where kids can learn circus skills.
Hike or cycle along Miner’s Ravine Trail, an urban pathway running through downtown Roseville and along Miners Ravine and Dry Creek. Visit Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, less than a 30-minute drive from Roseville, for horseback riding, water skiing and boating. You can also angle for catfish, perch and bass.
Check out antique telephones at Roseville Telephone Museum, pick up treasures at Antique Trove or play golf at Woodcreek Golf Course. In the evening, start with happy hour at Onyx Club, then head over to Monk’s Cellar downtown for Belgium-style artisanal beer and traditional European dishes, such cottage pie, Scotch eggs and moules frites.
Getting around Roseville
Buses, taxis, rideshares and bike hires offer transportation throughout Roseville. You can pick up a rental car at Sacramento International Airport, about 25 minutes away.