THE BEAUTY OF THE FOOTHILLS AND Sierra is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, parties and celebrations. There also are charming B&Bs, deluxe hotels, historic buildings— even sailboats and yachts. Rates are reasonable compared with the rest of Northern California.
The Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley was the oldest, largest and richest gold mine in [...]
THE PLACER COUNTY WINE TRAIL is a series of family-run, boutique wineries dedicated to preserving the winemaking legacy of the foothills.
Just a short 30 minute drive from Sacramento, the trail runs from Lincoln to Newcastle and Auburn and is easily accessible from Interstate 80 and Highway 49.
Summer on the Placer County Wine Trail:
AUBURN IS ONE OF THE BEST preserved historic towns in Placer County. With a revitalized downtown, it offers fine restaurants (from Monkey Cat to Tre Pazzi), unique shops and the venerable PlacerArts gallery. Old Town Auburn has its own unique charm.
There are nearby golf courses, the magnificent Auburn State Recreation Area, hiking and biking and [...]