What to Do in Roseville, California If You Only Have 24 Hours
Roseville is located just 16 miles east of Sacramento in southern Placer County. As one of the region’s most vibrant and thriving cities, it’s the perfect day trip for families, foodies and adventurers. And if you want to move here after your day spent in the city, we completely understand.
Use our guide to choose from a few local favorites — from breakfast to family fun to dinner and dessert. In no time at all, you’ll love Roseville as much as we do.
Local Coffeeshops | 7 a.m.
The most important meal of the day may be breakfast, but breakfast is nothing without coffee. Before we get to the meal, stop by one of Roseville’s charming local spots!
Photo courtesy of Fourscore Coffee House and Jesse Mariut
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.
Bloom opened its doors in Roseville in 2009 to bring 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.
This small, family-owned coffee shop combines fresh, homemade pastries with local coffee — and a little local art and community music thrown in for good measure. Come back Friday evening to watch or participate in Open Mic Night!
Breakfast Spots | 8 a.m.
Now, we fuel up with breakfast at a neighborhood classic. Choose one of our favorites and you’ll want to come right back to Roseville tomorrow!
Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Cafe
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 in-house, their breakfast beverages are as unforgettable as the meals!
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.
Family Activities | 10 a.m.
The easiest family activity in Roseville is to play and explore a local park; there are 72 in the city! For a list of activities, check out the City of Roseville, California Parks & Recreation website where you’ll find details on the meticulously maintained parks. If you’re looking for something with rides, games and more, check out our picks below!
Photo courtesy of Golfland-Sunsplash
Golfland-Sunsplash is the neighborhood destination for family fun. In the summer, Sunsplash offers a water park, waterslides, a wave pool and a lazy river. But when the seasons turn colder, step into Golfland for the arcade, mini-golf, laser tag and more!
This family-owned skating rink has been in operation since 1977. If you like to mix your family time with cardio health benefits and old-school fun, this should be at the top of your list!
Lunchtime | 1 p.m.
Break for lunch at a local hotspot then try to resist the urge to come back for dinner (we have even more places picked out for the evening!).
Photo courtesy of Cheese Louise
If a fun-loving atmosphere, craft beer and an impressive menu that includes one of the best burgers in town is your idea of a good time, Hop House is your go-to. Start with a shareable plate of Candied Bacon and a beer brewed in the region and see where the meal takes you!
Stop by this delicious neighborhood favorite for lunch! Serving fresh, Mexican-inspired meals, famous house-blended margaritas and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, it’s a must-try when visiting Roseville.
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are always a good option for lunch (or anytime, really). At Cheese Louise, you can build your own, opt for Mac N’ Cheese or pick a Top 10 like the Herbal French which has salami, Brie and sliced pear on sourdough bread.
A Brewery + A Beer Bar | 3 p.m.
If local brews are your thing, Roseville has a couple bars you’ll love. Try a beer brewed in-house or sample a collection of the best of California, the United States and the world.
Photo courtesy of Monk’s Cellar
The Monk’s Cellar in Downtown Roseville has brought a little bit of Belgium to the West Coast and we can’t get enough. Whether you want an extra bite to eat or a house-brewed beer, you won’t regret stopping by what has quickly become a local favorite.
For a full selection of local, regional and imported brews, Final Gravity has the taps, the bottles and the beer experts to take your tasting up a notch. Try a West Coast cider, a Colorado beer or a Belgian classic. You can even make this a mid-day stop, as Final Gravity opens at noon every day!
Dinner destinations | 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!
Photo courtesy of La Huaca
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!
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 eat your Pan Roasted Halibut or Beef Wellington and you’ll agree it’s one of the best restaurants in town!
Cocktail Lounges | 8 p.m.
If you’re still looking for adventure after dinner, stop by one of Roseville’s local spots for late-night entertainment and cocktails. Maybe you’ll even get up on stage for a little karaoke!
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 late-night 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. Open until 2 a.m., you can jump on stage for karaoke every night Wednesday through Sunday!
House of Oliver is a wine lounge that happens to have one of the best cocktail lists in town. Be sure to ask about the daily specials and desserts when you stop in and don’t skip out on the Stuffed Dates!
Share your favorites
If we missed your favorite Roseville business or activity, let us know in the comments below!