Welcome to Rocklin, California. Home to the scenic Sierra Foothills and our very own Whitney Ranch community. While the natural landscape may initially draw you in, it’s Rocklin’s close-knit community atmosphere and top-notch schools that make our residents truly love where they live. This, paired with plenty of entertainment options, recreational activities, and places to dine, has earned Rocklin it’s spot as one of the top places to live in Placer County by Niche.com. To help you experience first-hand what makes our noteworthy community the ideal place to be, we outlined the best attractions Rocklin has to offer. From family activities to outdoor excursions, here are the top activities you won’t want to miss:
Family comes first in Rocklin. That’s why we take pride in having some of the best family-friendly activities around! Make this weekend one to remember by exploring one of many kid-approved favorites:
Beat the Room
Test out your critical thinking skills in an escape room at Beat the Room. You and your family will be challenged to solve puzzles, think strategically, and most of all, have fun! Choose from a variety of different themes including pirate and Sherlock Holmes. It’s sure to be a night you won’t soon forget.
The Art Bistro
Whether it’s taking an art class or booking the DIY open art studio, The Art Bistro is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Grab a drink or a bite to eat in the café, then get ready to create your next masterpiece!
Parlor Ice Cream Puffs
Beat the summer heat at the Parlor Ice Cream Puffs ice cream shop! Treat yourself to a unique Instagram-worthy snack like the donut ice cream sandwich or unicorn macaron sandwich. Their menu is everchanging, making it an excellent spot for the family to visit again and again.
For kids (and adults!) that dream of living in a storybook, Fairytale Town is a must-see! For over 50 years, this magical park has offered children and families a place to imagine, play, and learn. Fairytale Town features 25 playsets based on nursery rhymes and childhood storybook characters, truly bringing each story to life.
Take the night off and enjoy a different side of Rocklin (sans kids). Kick back and enjoy a signature craft beer or get ready to laugh the night away at our local comedy club. Just don’t forget to have a babysitter lined up!
Whitney Oaks Golf Course
Voted as one of the top golf courses in the area by KCRA TV, Whitney Oaks Golf Course features a picturesque and challenging 18- hole course that’s sure to put your skills to the test. After your game, be sure to stop by the clubhouse to enjoy a meal and cold beverage to cool down.
There’s no better cure for stress than a great laugh. At Blacktop Comedy you can laugh the night away with their stellar lineup of stand-up comedians. The calendar is always updating so be sure to check back frequently for the latest lineup.
Moksa Brewing Co.
Ring in the weekend with a craft beer at this local favorite hangout. Moksa Brewing Co. has a variety of hop-heavy IPAs, pale ales, kolshs, and endless variations of lagers, porters, and stouts all made with locally sourced ingredients. The friendly atmosphere and quality brews make this a beloved spot for weekend get-togethers.
You can’t truly experience Rocklin without taking a moment to absorb the great outdoors. From the lush landscape of the Sierra Foothills to the stunning Sutter-Butte mountain range, there is an outdoor excursion for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Go for a hike or take a dip in one of our lakes to experience nature in all its glory.
Miners Ravine Trail Loop
This 7.5-mile trail is a great way to take in the natural greenery around the neighboring city of Roseville while also getting in a workout. Perfect for bikers and hikers, the Miners Ravine Trail winds throughout the city following the course of Miners Ravine and Dry Creek.
Whether you’re looking to rock out to a local band, view a Shakespearean play or enjoy a quiet walk, Quarry Park is the place to take in art, music, and culture. This central gathering place is the hub of Rocklin and has everything to keep you and your family entertained. It is also home to Quarry Park Adventures, a one-of-a-kind adventure park with zip lines and climbing challenges — ranging from easy to extreme — to unique adventures designed for even the youngest of explorers.
There’s no better way to cool off in the summer than by spending a day out on the water. The vast Folsom Lake sits at the base of the Sierra Foothills where you can kick back and relax at the water’s edge with a book or make a splash out in the water.