East meets West and History meets Art in this intriguing itinerary. Visit the Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, a state-of-the-art Japanese sake brewery, and sample unique sake creations. Then experience California's Gold Rush at the Folsom History Museum. Enjoy superb outlet shopping at Folsom Premium Outlets. Be sure to discover charming downtown Folsom with great dining, galleries and more!
Folsom History Museum - Home to a wonderful collection of artifacts and treasures that chronicle the settlement and development of the Folsom area. You'll see fascinating and educational exhibits throughout the year along with special events highlighting the Gold Rush era and Folsom's history! Enjoy at 10% discount in their unique gift shop replete with gold rush era souvenirs.Parking is available in front and across the street from the Museum. www.folsomhistorymuseum.org
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery Tour - Gekkeikan's state-of-the-art sake brewing facility in Folsom, California continues the success story that began more than 360 years ago five-thousand miles away in Fushimi, Japan. Gekkeikan now brings the newest technologies to a brewing process that is nearly 2,000 years old. Why was Folsom selected? Just as Fushimi was "discovered" centuries ago, Folsom was found to offer just the right conditions: high quality water and an abundance of rice- the perfect setting for a skilled brewmaster backed by over three and a half centuries of experience. Self-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Then relax at the beautiful koi pond and take in the Japanese garden. The tasting room offers complimentary tasting of "Kobai", the latest plum wine, as well as a variety of locally produced sakes. (Must be 21 or older for tasting). Gekkeikan offers a number of unique snack and gift items for sale, such as sake sets, Japanese dishes, dolls, and sushi-making accessories! 1136 Sibley St., Folsom CA 95630 Telephone: (916) 985-3111, www.gekkeikan-sake.com
Folsom Premium Outlets - Located just east of Sacramento, Folsom Premium Outlets features 80 stores including Bass, Bose, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Nike, Off 5th-Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, PacSun, Puma, Samsonite, Tommy Hilfiger, Waterford Wedgwood, Zales Outlet and more. www.premiumoutlets.com/folsom