Your Guide to a Day in Roseville, California
Less than a half-hour from downtown Sacramento, Roseville is a vibrant suburb known for its family-friendly neighborhoods, ample shopping opportunities, and great restaurants. It’s a sprawling area that hugs the Interstate 80/Highway 65 corridor, stretching from Pleasant Grove in the west to Granite Bay in the east. It has more than 70 city parks, more than 90 miles of bike lanes and more than 30 miles of off-street paths for exploration.
Roseville isn’t just a great place to live, it’s also a great place to visit! Being just a short drive from Sacramento means you can easily head out in the morning and make it back by nightfall, packing in a full day’s worth of eating, drinking, shopping and exploring! Following is our guide to spending a day in Roseville.
Start with Coffee | 7 a.m.
You can’t start a day’s worth of activities without fueling up on coffee. Luckily, Roseville has its share of great coffee shops, where you can welcome the morning with a jolt. Following are some top spots.
Bloom brings great coffee, tea and a community atmosphere to the neighborhood. If you have questions about your handmade espresso beverage, Bloom’s barista experts have the answers. Drink yours while you admire the local art hanging on the walls.
Roseville’s Fourscore Coffee House strives to make amazing coffee, support and encourage local musicians and artists and do their part in the fight against human trafficking. Sip your coffee accompanied by music, donuts and the occasional macaron ice cream sandwiches.
This small, family-owned coffee shop combines fresh, homemade pastries and breakfasts with local coffee and tea — and a little local art and community music thrown in for good measure.
Indulge in Breakfast | 8 a.m.
Contrary to what some may believe, you can’t survive on coffee alone. Rather, fill your belly with your favorite morning delicacies at these popular breakfast spots in Roseville.
Four Sisters opened in 2012 and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Located near the Galleria mall, you’ll find a breakfast menu of savory Benedicts, sweet mango stuffed French toast and thick sliced bacon — and you can even say hello to the four sisters themselves!
If you think breakfast is made better with a mimosa, this is your new favorite Roseville spot. Made with fresh squeezed orange juice, their breakfast beverages are as unforgettable as the meals. Think omelets, skillet scrambles and breakfast sandwiches. They even have gluten-free options!
The original Brookfields opened in Sacramento back in 1981. Today, you can find a second location in Rancho Cordova and another right here in Roseville. Inspired by old-school hospitality and a menu of recipes that have lasted decades, their breakfast is hearty and delicious every time.
Get Moving | 10 a.m.
With so many active things to do in Roseville, it’ll be hard to pick just one. But here are some of our favorite activities, from biking to golf.
Stretching six miles along both Miner’s Ravine and Dry Creek, this popular trail passes through residential areas and shopping districts. Side trails connect the wooded greenway to neighborhood parks, and because it’s paved, you can bike or walk.
This expansive city park has just about everything you could want in an outdoor space: a walking path, a skate park, a playground and plenty of spots to spread out and have a picnic. It’s also home to the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, where you can learn about the Nisenan Maidu who lived here for thousands of years. An interpretive trail has bedrock mortars and ancient petroglyphs.
Golfland-Sunsplash is a family-friendly amusement park that offers year-round fun. In the summer, you can woosh down a waterslide or float down a lazy river. In the winter, you can hide out inside for arcade games or laser tag. And if it’s not raining, you can take in a game of mini-golf any time of year. Around the holidays, they transform their outdoor space into a winter wonderland with thousands of sparkling lights.
Stay active with a game of golf at Topgolf Roseville! You can rent a private bay and have a friendly competition courtesy of their high-tech target and scoring system. You can even grab a bite to eat at their onsite restaurant.
Have Lunch | 1 p.m.
After a morning of activity, you’re probably ready to refuel. Luckily, Roseville has plenty of restaurants to choose from for a hearty sit-down lunch.
A staple of the Sacramento area for quality sushi and Japanese cuisine for years, Mikuni’s Roseville location won’t disappoint. Hand rolls, sashimi, bento boxes and ramen will keep you full till dinnertime. They also have a special menu just for kids.
With locations throughout the greater Sacramento area, this popular restaurant specializes in regional Mexican cuisine like enchiladas and tacos, plus famous house-blended margaritas (including blackberry and mango), all served in a friendly, festive atmosphere.
One of the newest players on the scene, this friendly restaurant serves elevated comfort food like house-made soups, burgers and sandwiches. Plus, they have a huge wine and beer selection, not to mention bourbon and scotch.
Shop till You Drop | 2 p.m.
You can’t mention Roseville without mentioning shopping. It’s home to several major malls and shopping centers, as well as smaller, locally-owned boutiques and shops. Some of our favorites include Spin Gifts, with quirky gifts and home décor; Fig & Ivy Collective, which offers clothing for women of all shapes and sizes; and Sparrow 5, a unique gift shops featuring upcycled, recycled and artist-made goods.
This is one of the largest shopping malls in the region, with hundreds of national retailers as well as major department stores including Macy’s, Nordstrom and JCPenney. Luxury retailers include Coach, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s, and other popular spots include Athleta, Pottery Barn, Apple and Lush — plus hundreds more!
The Fountains is another bustling shopping center, known for its interactive water fountain, train rides and special events like outdoor concerts. It’s also home to dozens of stores, including Anthropologie, West Elm, Sur la Table and more!
Treat Yourself to Dinner | 6 p.m.
Dinner is a special occasion in Roseville because no matter which local restaurant you choose, you’re in for a treat. We suggest trying one of our favorites below.
La Provence has been winning local awards for over a decade. Their upscale meals are paired with a light, casual atmosphere that feels both sophisticated and inviting. Sip an artisan cocktail while you enjoying pan-roasted halibut or beef Wellington and you’ll agree it’s one of the best restaurants in the greater Sacramento area.
Inspired by childhood memories and family recipes, The Place is the place for fine, authentic Italian food. With an impressive menu of fresh pizzas, paninis and mouth-watering entrées, you’ll want to come back again and again — even if it’s just for the cozy community atmosphere!
Peruvian cuisine takes its inspiration from Spanish traditions, French flair and Italian, Asian and African cultures. At La Huaca, they present it all with elegance to create dishes you’ll be talking about for weeks!
Grab a Drink | 8 p.m.
If you’re still looking for adventure after dinner, stop by one of Roseville’s local spots for a bit of entertainment and cocktails. Maybe you’ll even get up on stage for a little karaoke!
Named for the tradition of Belgian brewing, The Monk’s Cellar is a laid-back spot to sip a house-made brew, with varieties such as Biere Blanche, hefeweizen and Belgian dubbel. They also serve beer and cocktails, as well as European pub bites like pretzels and Scotch eggs.
Everyone is invited to party at The Union — locals, travelers and everyone in between. With a complete collection of craft cocktails along with a changing selection of brews inspired by seasonal flavors, it’s the neighborhood choice for after-hours events and community fun.
Almond Tree calls itself the ‘Cheers bar of Roseville’ which means it’s a welcoming community-centered spot where everyone is invited to join in the fun. You can even belt out your favorite tune during karaoke!
Make Roseville Home
Whether you spend a day in Roseville or a lifetime, it’s a great place to be. There are homes in all styles, sizes and price ranges, from historic properties to family ranch-style homes to sleek condos. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.