Located in California’s South Placer County and boasting rolling hilly terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and Sutter-Butte mountains, Rocklin is a small city that offers abundant recreational opportunities and lots to see and do. Rocklin is a short drive from Folsom Lake, Sacramento, and less than two hours from Lake Tahoe, the Bay Area, and the Pacific Ocean.
1.Beat the Room
Beat the Room is a fun-filled family-friendly experience whereby contestants have to escape a room by using clues, tips, puzzles, and games. One of two escape rooms in the region, Beat the Room Rocklin is designed for up to eight people and include several different themed rooms, including ‘221b Baker Street’ where players have to work on a case with Sherlock Holmes and Scotland Yard; ‘Captain’s Quarters’ which features a shipwreck and pirates in the 1700s; and ‘The Initiation’ which involves a powerful secret society. A large, bright lobby provides ample comfortable seating, board games and water for players who are waiting to play and Beat the Room can cater for private parties of up to 60 people.
100, 6840 Five Star Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-259-2432
Strikes Unlimited is a family-friendly bowling alley in the heart of Rocklin that features 50 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, the Halftime Bar & Grill restaurant, live music, and a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Located on Lonetree Boulevard, Strikes Unlimited hosts a bowling league for professional players, and a national summer program called Kids Bowl Free that allows kids to bowl two free games every day during the summer. The Halftime Bar & Grill is a buzzing sports bar at the alley that serves lunch and dinner, along with an extensive list of premium liquors and beers on tap, and hosts live music and dancing at the nightclub throughout the week.
5681 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, Phone: 916-626-3600
3.Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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The Whitney Oaks Golf Club is a par 71, 18-hole golf course in Rocklin that offers a championship layout and challenging game for all levels of golfer. Designed by professional golf legend Johnny Miller and architect Fred Bliss, the golf course is owned and operated by the United Auburn Indian Community and features an ever-changing topography of enormous granite outcroppings, well-placed bunkers, dense tracts of majestic live oaks, and large and undulating bent grass greens. Facilities at the club include a 15-station grass driving range, a practice chipping and putting green and pitching area, immaculate green and fairways, a casual restaurant serving light fare and drinks, a pro shop, and lessons from onsite pro golfers.
2305 Clubhouse Dr, Rocklin, CA 95765, Phone: 916-632-8333
Located in the Blue Oaks Town Center, Xtreme Craze is a premium Laser Tag and Family Entertainment Center that features a state-of-the-art 7,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena. The 18,000 square foot double-story arena boasts enough space for up to 46 people to play the fast-paced high-tech game of laser tag, which involves hiding, seeking, tagging and capturing a flag, and the latest real-time scoring provides up-to-date scoring. The center also features a games arcade with numerous games and fun prizes, and a CrazyZone with huge inflatable slides, mazes, and obstacles for children of all ages. The CrazeCafé serves all-American fare and drinks such as fresh, made-to-order pizza, snacks, chips, candy, fountain drinks, and bottled beverages, and there are large screen televisions and high-speed wireless Internet.
6694 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, Phone: 916-259-2729
Quarry Park is a tranquil urban park in the center of Rocklin that provides a gathering place for the community and a picturesque setting for a variety of events, concerts, and performances. The park is also home to an adventure park that features a wealth of fun activities such as rock-climbing, ziplining, and an elevated rope-course, as well as several nature trails for hiking and mountain biking, an amphitheater, and plenty of fantastic picnic spots. Quarry Park is open seven days a week, year-round.
4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677
The Blacktop Comedy Club is a community-focused, volunteer-driven club that promotes all types of comedy from improv and sketches to stand-up comedy. The club showcases regular and up-and-coming comedians every week for audiences of all ages, as well as offers classes for those wanting to the power of improv and comedy. The Blacktop Comedy Club presents comedy shows every night of the week and hosts special comedy events and festivals throughout the year. The community-based club is available to rent for private parties and functions.
3101 Sunset Blvd #6a, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-749-3100
7.Wilderness Archery Inc.
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Wilderness Archery, Inc. is family-owned and operated business that serves the archery enthusiast’s needs. Established in 1958, Wilderness Archery, Inc. supplies a wealth of archery-related equipment and gear, as well as apparel, accessories and more. The business also has a Wilderness Archery Academy, which offers archery training services for students of all skill levels, using the most effective and innovative training techniques and strategies to teach students and guests all about archery. Wilderness Archery, Inc has a well-lit indoor range with several lanes for visitors to try their hand at archery, members to practice and students to have lessons, and hosts an archery league.
4870 Pacific St, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-630-8700
8.Moksa Brewing Co.
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Moksa Brewing Co. is a small independent craft brewery that produces a variety of complex, hop-heavy IPAs, pale ales, kolshs and endless variations of lagers, porters, and stouts in a range of styles. Established in 2017, Moksa Brewing Co. occupies a 5,000 square foot space on Pacific Street; Moksa Brewing Co. aims to produce innovative beers that draw inspiration from classic beer styles and traditional brewery philosophies. The 3,000 square foot taproom offers an enjoyable environment in which to taste and enjoy up to 24 beers made in-house and served on tap or by the bottle, along with delicious fare from several food trucks that visit the brewery on a regular basis.
5860 Pacific St, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-824-1366
9.The Art Bistro
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The Art Bistro is a do-it-yourself social art studio that offers an open studio for artists and budding artisans to paint, draw, make ceramics and more, along with art lessons and a casual bistro that serves light fare and drinks. The Make & Take DIY Open Studio is open for people to create artworks from painting on canvas, creating wood signs and home décor, glassware or pottery, collage, clay, and mosaics. The studio also offers guided painting classes, and other workshops in a variety of other art mediums for all ages, and is available to rent for special events and functions, such as birthdays and team-building. The Art Bistro café serves a variety of casual fare such as gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, tasty cheese plates, and artisan pizzas along with craft beers, wine and soft drinks for lunch and dinner.
6848 Five Star Blvd #6, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-472-0252
10.The Chef's Table
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The Chef’s Table is an intimate, unpretentious eatery and bar that serves innovative takes on standard burgers and other classic American bites in a casual and personal setting. Newly expanded with a full-service bar, the cozy eatery feels like a secret hideaway and diners can reserve a table for dinner or sit at the bar and watch the bustling goings on. The seasonal menu features dishes that focus on locally sourced farm-fresh ingredients, and include appetizers like beer-battered pesto fries, main dishes like house-smoked barbecue pork sliders and fried chicken and desserts like warm bacon brownies with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. The Chef’s Table is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
6843 Lonetree Blvd #103, Rocklin, CA 95765, Phone: 916-771-5656
© Anatolian Table
Anatolian Table is a warm and welcoming Turkish restaurant that offers mouthwatering Turkish cuisine and traditional Turkish specialties that are carefully crafted, cooked to perfection and served in a cozy, exotic setting. Rated as one of the best restaurants in the Sacramento Region, Anatolian Table serves a menu of freshly prepared dishes from the Anatolian Region of Turkey prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Authentic dishes include babaganuch (smoked eggplant with olive oil and tahini), lahmacun (grounded meat blended with peppers, tomatoes, and herbs on a very thin crusted dough), kofte kebab, doner kebab, and chicken sotea. The cuisine is served with award-winning Turkish Tea, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
6504 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, Phone: 916-772-3020
12.Granite Rock Grill
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The Granite Rock Grill is an acclaimed breakfast and lunch spot in Rockling that is renowned for serving ample portions of American diner-style fare. Opened by Kay Gardner in 1995, Granite Rock Grill is named after the heritage of Rocklin and is one to go-spot in town for hearty breakfast and lunch. The menu features homemade fare such as soups, salads, sandwiches, house-made chili, prime meats and chicken entrées, fresh cinnamon rolls, and more. The family-friendly eatery has unique menus for seniors and children and offers catering services for special occasions. The Granite Rock Grill is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
5140 Pacific St, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: 916-625-9252
12 Best Things to Do in Rocklin, California
- Beat the Room, Photo: olgaosa/stock.adobe.com
- Strikes Unlimited, Photo: luckat/stock.adobe.com
- Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Photo: Whitney Oaks Golf Club
- Xtreme Craze, Photo: Seika/stock.adobe.com
- Quarry Park, Photo: Kasi/stock.adobe.com
- Blacktop Comedy, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Wilderness Archery Inc., Photo: Wilderness Archery Inc.
- Moksa Brewing Co., Photo: Moksa Brewing Co.
- The Art Bistro, Photo: The Art Bistro
- The Chef's Table, Photo: The Chef's Table
- Anatolian Table, Photo: Anatolian Table
- Granite Rock Grill, Photo: Granite Rock Grill
- Cover Photo: City of Rocklin, California Government