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Frequently Asked Questions​

Welcome to the FAQ page for Visit Folsom

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What is there to do in Folsom?

Folsom has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. Some popular options include exploring Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, touring the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, biking or walking along the American River Bike Trail, visiting the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, and shopping and dining in the historic Folsom downtown district.

What are some upcoming events in Folsom?

Folsom hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from concerts and festivals to sporting events and holiday celebrations. Check our events calendar on the Visit Folsom website for the latest information on upcoming events.

Where can I find information about lodging in Folsom?

Visit Folsom offers a variety of lodging options for visitors, including hotels, motels, and vacation rentals. Check our lodging page on the Visit Folsom website for more information and to book your stay.

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Did you know folsom has a zoo?

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Hours of operation vary by season, so be sure to check the zoo's website for the latest information.


When is the best time to visit?

Folsom is a great destination year-round, but the best time to visit depends on your interests. Spring and fall are ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and biking, while summer is great for water sports and events. Winter is a quieter time with fewer crowds, but the holiday season is also a popular time to visit.


We have guided tours!

Yes, there are several companies that offer guided tours of Folsom and the surrounding area. Some popular options include Historic Folsom Walking Tours, Folsom Bike Tours, and Segway Tours of Folsom.


Dogs are welcome. Bring your best bud with you to folsom lake.

Yes, dogs are allowed at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, but they must be kept on a leash at all times. There are also some areas where dogs are not permitted, so be sure to check the park's regulations before you go.


Is Folsom Lake safe for swimming?

Yes, Folsom Lake is generally safe for swimming, but visitors should be aware of potential hazards such as underwater obstacles and sudden changes in water depth. Always follow posted signs and swim in designated areas only.

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