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Folsom is a charming place to stay, right on the shores of Folsom Lake and nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Quirky attractions here include the Folsom State Prison, made famous when Johnny Cash performed his song ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ here twice.

Rent a car in Folsom or from San Francisco’s International Airport and set off to explore. The Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and San Francisco are just some of the amazing day trips in store. Orbitz has a huge range of rental companies and cars, with extras like luggage racks if you’re planning some skiing.

Folsom and beyond: Three destinations by car

Set off on some fantastic day trips from Folsom. Take a drive to one of these great places.


California’s state capital is a short drive from Folsom, and makes for an interesting day out. Delve into the city’s Gold Rush Era history in Old Sacramento, or visit the worthwhile museums – the California State Capitol Museum and California State Railroad Museum are excellent. There are some great farmers’ markets to discover too.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 23 miles

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe glistens like a sapphire in the midst of the pine tree forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The huge lake makes for a delightful driving day trip, with staggering views, pretty beaches, and a wealth of attractions to discover. Don’t miss Emerald Bay State Park and the historic Vikingsholm mansion.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 90 miles

San Francisco

Few cities in the United States compare to San Francisco and its lively, friendly atmosphere. Set off to explore the sights – the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island or Pier 39 – or dig deeper and get to the locals at one of the city’s legendary festivals.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 45 minutes

Distance: Approximately 108 miles