Signature Experiences
Community festivals and fairs, iconic scenic destinations, farm tours, and seasonal attractions keep Placer County jumping 12 months out of the year.

Every travel destination has “don’t miss” experiences that are on everyone’s bucket list.

Placer County is exceptionally blessed in this department. Rarely a weekend goes by when there is not a signature “Placer County Experience” taking place. All over the county, there are iconic scenic spots, such as the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Foresthill Bridge spanning the American River canyon and breathtaking vistas high atop the Sierra Nevadas that fill up memory books, and Instagram feeds. With four distinct seasons, Placer unabashedly celebrates them with seasonal attractions such as pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farms. With more than 1,200 working family farms within its boundaries, Placer celebrates its agricultural history with farm-and-barn tours, and festivals celebrating our food, such as the Egg Plant Festival in Loomis and the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn. And for those looking to relax and recharge, a splendid array of spas and wellness centers stretch from the shores of North Lake Tahoe, to the valley below.

Rarely a weekend goes by when there is not a signature "Placer County Experience" taking place.

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Scenic Attractions

  • American Canyon Trail

    American Canyon Trail

    Greenwood, CA

    This steep trail has everything needed for a great day of exploration: rugged mountain canyons, a beautiful stream with waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, gold rush era history, and panoramic views of the Middle Fork American River.

    Greenwood Road @ Pilgrim Court, Greenwood, CA 95635
  • Christmas Tree Vineyard Lodge

    Christmas Tree Vineyard Lodge

    Foresthill, CA

    Weather in the Tahoe National Forest is amazing. Spring features colorful wildflowers, summer sun warms the lakes and rivers. Fall brings an array of vibrant colors followed by winter storms that transform the area into a snowy playground. 

    38400 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Auburn, CA

    A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.

    Lincoln Way & Park Street, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Donner Summit

    Donner Summit

    Donner Summit, CA

    Donner Summit boasts five alpine ski resorts, miles of cross country skiing, and numerous snow play areas.

    19455 Bunny Hill Drive, Soda Springs, CA 95728
  • Hidden Falls Regional Park

    Hidden Falls Regional Park

    Auburn, CA

    Waterfalls and sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley and the Sutter Buttes.

    7587 Mears Place, Auburn, CA 95602
  • Historic Auburn Fire House & Bell

    Historic Auburn Fire House & Bell

    Auburn, CA

    Old Town’s Firehouse is currently one of Auburn’s most famous attractions.

    Lincoln Way & Commercial Street, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Miner’s Camp

    Miner’s Camp

    Foresthill, CA

    Own your piece of Gold Rush History and close by is the Auburn State Recreation Area offering many outdoor adventures.

    24370 Race Track Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

    Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

    Olympic Valley, CA

    With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the perfect place to spend the weekend on the slopes.

    1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
  • Squaw Valley’s Scenic Cable Car Ride

    Squaw Valley’s Scenic Cable Car Ride

    Olympic Valley, CA

    Skiers, riders, and sightseers alike will love the panoramic 10 minute ride that climbs 2,000 vertical feet and soars above a snowy mountainscape of granite rock and the iconic Tram Face.

    1990 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
  • Struble Ranch

    Struble Ranch

    Loomis, CA

    Our picking process insures you are getting the freshest and best quality fruit.

    4927 Hansen Road Loomis, CA 95660
  • Tahoe Star Tours

    Tahoe Star Tours

    Truckee, CA

    Explore the dark skies above Northstar California on a snowshoe tour featuring telescopic viewing with Star Guide and poet, Tony Berendsen.

    5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161