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About Rocklin, CA
Today, Rocklin is best known as a suburb of Sacramento, but the city was once a hub for the California Gold Rush. Miners in the 1850s panned the streams that run through present-day Rocklin for any trace of gold, and later pulled granite from vast quarries that was used in San Francisco's Fort Mason and the California Capitol Building. Current residents enjoy proximity to work in the state capital while maintaining a high quality of life and sense of community in Rocklin.
The Community of Rocklin
Rocklin's agricultural areas that were once livestock ranches have been developed into neighborhoods, including the Sunset Whitney area that was once home to flocks of sheep and housing for ranch hands. Stanford Ranch, Whitney Oaks and Whitney Ranch are all master planned areas created during the beginnings of Rocklin's current population boom that began in the 1980s.
What to Do in Rocklin
For a relatively small town, Rocklin is rich in history. Visit the Rocklin History Museum to see how "Rock, Rails and Ranches" have impacted the city from the 1850s to today. Tours are available, including a self-guided tour of the local cemetery, where you can gain more understanding of the people who influenced Rocklin.
Whether you like comedy or want to try and get your own laughs, Blacktop Comedy in Rocklin is the place to go. Weekend shows feature up-and-coming comics, or you can enroll in improv classes to help your comedy routine or your public speaking.
One Place You Shouldn't Miss in Rocklin
Breweries have grown in popularity around Sacramento, and Rocklin has its share of enthusiastic craft brewers. One of the best: Moksa Brewing. With 24 brews on tap, there's something for every kind of beer drinker here. While there's no on-site restaurant, Moksa has an ever-changing variety of food trucks on the premises.
Dining in Rocklin
One of Rocklin's most renowned restaurants, the Chef's Table, uses local ingredients to prepare interesting takes on classic meals. Everyone loves the pesto fries; pair them with a peanut butter burger or peach burger for an unusual twist, or try a favorite like southern fried chicken or filet mignon. Menus change regularly and reservations are recommended.
Wally's Cafe is an unusual name for a restaurant that serves authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean meals in a casual atmosphere. Meat eaters can try the lamb kabobs or shawarma while vegetarians will find plenty of non-meat options to satisfy. Complimentary soup and dessert accompany huge portions.