Find Your Place, Find Placer

A Little Bit of Everything

The simplest details are the ones that make a place click— the first bite of an exquisite meal, the final step of a hike to a scenic vista, the smell of ripe grapes on a dangling vine. Within its 1,400 miles of beautiful California geography, Placer County has everything you need to find your place and start chasing what makes you feel alive.

Feast

Farm to table has never tasted so good. From hole-in-the-wall cafes serving up homemade goodies to elegant fine dining establishments, Placer County has everything you need to have a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience. The area’s culinary masters have access to the freshest ingredients from the lush farmland that surrounds the county, and are always ready to delight your taste buds with innovative and mouth-watering flavors.

Imbibe

Placer County boats 25 boutique wineries, 20 craft breweries, 1 craft distillery, 1 craft cidery and dozens of tap rooms, wine bars, and more for you to explore during your time here. The area offers intimate and personalized tasting experiences, as well as the Placer Wine & Ale Trail— a suggested route for those looking to explore the unique wineries and breweries of Placer County.

Immerse

In Placer County, that wondrous, childlike feeling of discovery is never too far away. Pan for gold like the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, immerse yourself in interactive art exhibits, or trace the roots of the Nisenan Maidu tribe who called Placer County home for thousands of years.

Venture

Outdoor lovers of all kind and caliber come here to get their hearts pumping and bodies moving. Year round, Placer County is home to the most fun-filled and thrilling outdoor activities, whether you’re flying down backcountry on a pair of skis or battling white-water rapids.

Wander

Placer County offers hiking, biking, and equestrian trails of all sizes and difficulty levels, making it a perfect and versatile destination for anyone looking to get some fresh air and trek a little further into the county’s breathtaking landscape. Explore hundreds of miles of scenic trails within the American River canyon, or take a trip to North Lake Tahoe for trails shaded by towering pines with stellar views of world-famous Lake Tahoe.

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Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Swing amongst the trees at this treetop adventure park, a great way to get outdoors and explore some of the beautiful forests surrounding Lake Tahoe. Choose from a variety of unique parks, each of which consist of multiple tree platforms connected by different styles of bridges and zip lines.
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, Donner Road, Tahoe Vista, CA, USA
King’s Beach State Recreation Area
King’s Beach is one of the most well-loved beaches in Lake Tahoe, with 1,700 feet of shoreline and sandy beaches to enjoy. It’s also one of the warmest swimming areas on the Lake, so put this gorgeous beach on your list if you’re worried about the chilly alpine water. The area also offers a playground which overlooks the water, as well as first come first served barbecue and picnic areas.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Bear Street, Kings Beach, CA, USA
Topgolf Roseville
Topgolf turns a normal day of golf into an event, with climate controlled hitting bays, amazing food and beverages and a venue buzzing with energy. There’s no pressure to have a perfect swing— this golfing experience is all about having the most fun possible with your friends and family.
Topgolf, Freedom Way, Roseville, CA, USA
Folsom State Recreation Area
From fishing to horseback riding, Folsom State Recreation Area has everything you need to have a memorable day spent in the great Placer County outdoors. The recreation area also offers numerous picnic and camping sites, so bring your friends and family and make a day of it!
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA, USA
Auburn State Theater
If you’re in town and want something fun to do, there’s no better place to check out than the Auburn State Theater. Featuring a range of cultural events, lectures and entertainment options, the theater has been a historic community treasure since its opening in 1930.
Auburn State Theatre, Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, USA
Auburn Old Town Gallery
The Auburn Old Town Gallery features the work of more than 50 local artists across a wide range of media, and is the perfect addition to any day of exploring Old Town Auburn. Stop by to explore the gallery’s fine art and unique gifts, and maybe even talk to an artist or two!
Auburn Old Town Gallery, Washington Street, Auburn, CA, USA
The Gold Rush Museum
This museum perfectly captures Auburn’s Gold Rush roots, featuring a mining tunnel, hands-on exhibits and even an indoor panning stream. Take the kiddos here for a fun, free day full of Gold Rush history! Even if the museum is closed, you can still take the self-guided grounds tour to learn about some of the important artifacts and locations in Auburn.
The Gold Rush Museum, Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, USA
Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Maidu Museum and Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Nisenan Maidu people who called this location home for thousands of years. Explore the trail that wanders through the historic site, or learn more through the museum’s interactive exhibits and art galleries.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA, USA
Rocklin History Museum
Since Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad, it has been a vital part of the heyday of mining and railroad construction. The Rocklin History Museum is dedicated to preserving the important history of this town, so stop by and check out their collection of artifacts and rich historical knowledge.
Rocklin Historical Society & Museum, Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA, USA
Foresthill Divide Loop Trail
This loop trail, which offers unbeatable views of Lake Clementine and the North and Middle Fork American Rivers, passes through all four American River Canyon eco-systems, making it a great way to see some of the area’s most diverse flora. Check out the trail in the spring for a fantastic view of open grasslands teeming with wildflowers!
Foresthill Divide Trail Parking, Applegate, Landers, CA, USA
Steven’s Trail
Steven’s Trail is one of the most popular hiking and biking trails in the North Fork American River, and its views of the area’s wildflower blooms are unmatched. Along the way is a beautiful waterfall, as well as an immense bed of shale cascading over the mountainside.
Stevens Trail, Colfax, CA, USA
Hidden Falls Regional Park
Hidden Falls Regional Park has nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, running, biking and equestrian riding, as well as two observation decks that let you get a closer look at the area’s waterfalls. For a full day, bring a picnic and enjoy lunch along the beautiful waterways.
Hidden Falls Regional Park I, Mears Place, Auburn, CA, USA
Lake Clementine Trail
This easy-rated trail, ideal for those looking for a scenic hike along the North Fork American River, stays mostly in the shade and is a great way to get a closer look at Placer County’s natural flora and fauna. Go until the end of the trail to get a spectacular view of water cascading down over the North Fork Dam.
Lake Clementine Trail, Old Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA, USA
Miner’s Ravine Trail
This easy-rated path takes hikers and mountain bikers from Old Town Roseville to Sierra College Boulevard, passing several beautiful parks on the way. Take your furry friend (on a leash) along the Miner’s Ravine Trail for a pleasant and peaceful stroll.
Miner's Ravine Trail, Sierra College Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA, USA
Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint
Rated as moderately difficult, the Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint is a trail that features beautiful wildflowers and stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada.
Picnic Rock, Tahoe Vista, CA, USA
Dono dal Cielo
Dono dal Cielo translates to “Gift from Heaven,” an apt description of this estate vineyard located in the rolling hills of Newcastle. Enjoy a selection of award-winning varietals in their beautiful open tasting room, or stay a while and bring a picnic.
Dono dal Cielo Vineyard, Wise Road, Newcastle, CA, USA
Moonraker Brewing Co.
Moonraker Brewing Co. offers a large selection of delectable brews, from light ales, to hard seltzers, to hazy IPAs. All the while, Moonraker remains steadfast in their commitment to minimizing their carbon footprint since their opening day on Earth Day 2016, and constantly strives to make their award-winning brews while remaining environmentally conscious.
Moonraker Brewing Co., Earhart Avenue, Auburn, CA, USA
Dueling Dogs Brewing Co.
Dueling Dogs Brewing Co. is famous for its small-batch, farm-fresh beers, ciders and meads, using only the freshest ingredients and regional produce to push their brews into the highest level of quality. Enjoy all of their offerings in one tasting room, giving you the ultimate freedom to find the perfect Dueling Dog brew for you.
Dueling Dogs Brewing Co., Barrett Park Lane, Lincoln, CA, USA
Wise Villa Winery
Since the release of its first vintage in 2009, Wise Villa has cemented itself as one of the premiere winery and estate vineyards in the area. Enjoy the winery’s full-service Tuscan-style Bistro, with a charming courtyard and elegant tasting bar, as you taste their award-winning wines.
Wise Villa Winery, Wise Road, Lincoln, CA, USA
Crooked Lane Brewery
Crooked Lane Brewery is a local favorite for its large outdoor seating area, and especially for its varied selection of craft beer on tap. Crooked Lane plays host to food trucks and special nights for trivia, comedy and games, so be sure to check out their calendar of events!
Crooked Lane Brewing Company, Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA, USA
105 Noshery
Anything you pick off of 105 Noshery’s menu is guaranteed to be unforgettably delicious. With a little something for everyone, this Roseville staple offers great service and atmosphere on top of an exceptional selection of food and beverages, making it the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some of California’s freshest and most unique flavors.
105 Noshery, Vernon Street, Roseville, CA, USA
Q1227 Restaurant
Q1227, named for Head Chef Q’s December 27th birthday, is famous for combining Q’s southern roots with the freshest “farm to fork” ingredients in the state. Stop by this Roseville favorite for modern comfort cuisine, served up in a classy and comfortable fine dining establishment.
Q1227 Restaurant, Eureka Road, Roseville, CA, USA
The Tin Lantern
We recommend making reservations for this delicious bar and grill, located in the heart of Meadow Vista. Boasting a menu of American classics, as well as a robust selection of wine, cocktails and whiskey offerings, The Tin Lantern is the perfect place to experience some of the freshest local flavors in the county.
The Tin Lantern Bar and Grill, Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista, CA, USA
Oliver’s Brewhouse & Grill
Consisting of 2 restaurants, 2 bars, concerts, theater, line dancing and more, Oliver’s has everything you could ever want from a dining establishment. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious multi-course meal at Antler Steakhouse, sipping on a cocktail at the Whiskey Bar, or gathering with friends and family at the Grill, Oliver’s is a must-visit for any lover of fine food and drinks.
Oliver's Brewhouse & Grill, 5th Street, Lincoln, CA, USA
The Station Public House
This must-visit gem of Gold Country offers a unique outdoor dining experience for guests, with over 8,000 square feet of backyard space to fit friends and family. The Station Public House gets its name from the historic transcontinental railroad station located close to the restaurant, and has become a bonafide community gathering place for people of all ages, as well as their well-behaved furry friends.
The Station Public House, Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, USA
Quarry Park Adventures
Quarry Park Adventures is the nation’s only adventure park built within and atop a former rock quarry, offering up unforgettable experiences in the heart of a 60 foot deep, 160-year-old granite quarry. With activities for all ages, this is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a fun and exciting outdoor adventure.
Quarry Park Adventures, Pacific Street, Rocklin, CA, USA
High Hand Nursery & Café
High Hand Nursery & Cafe combines two of life’s simple pleasures: plants and food. Walk into High Hand and you’ll be astounded at the sheer volume of flora around you, with a selection of the highest quality trees, shrubs and specialty plants you can find. In addition, you can also visit the High-Hand Cafe for delicious food that uses farm fresh local ingredients, as well as the Historic High-Hand Fruit Stand, a place to find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, artwork and furnishings.
High-Hand Cafe, Taylor Road, Loomis, CA, USA
Quarry Road Trailhead in Auburn State Recreation Area
This moderate-difficulty trail takes hikers along the Middle Fork American River and what used to be an old railway, ending in an spectacular carved limestone amphitheater. The trail is fantastic year-round, but visit in April-June to see its colorful display of wildflowers.
Quarry Road Trail, California 193, Auburn, CA, USA
Vina Castellano Winery
Visitors of Viña Castellano Winery come away with a new appreciation for their authentic old-world approach to winemaking, a perfect blend of tradition and cutting-edge that makes this pristine vineyard a must-see for every wine lover. Enjoy intimate tastings of Viña Castellano’s award-winning Spanish and Mediterranean-style wines on their gorgeous estate, nestled in the rolling hills of Auburn.
Vina Castellano Winery, Bell Road, Auburn, CA, USA
Restaurant Josephine
Tucked into the historic Odd Fellows No. 7 Lodge in Auburn, Restaurant Josephine is renowned for its blend of French bistro classics and Eastern European flavors. Stop by to experience its exquisite seasonal approach to cuisine, or have a handcrafted cocktail at the bar.
1226 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA