Why Placerville Has Some of the Best Attractions Near Sacramento

Where are your favorite destinations for day trips and weekend getaways from the Sacramento area? If Placerville, CA, isn’t already on your list, we recommend adding it! Our charming community is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and is full of wonderful attractions near Sacramento. You can hop in the car and be here within 45 minutes to enjoy our local history, wines, and scenery. Read on and discover the best things to do while you’re here! Just remember to check out our free Vacation Guide and learn everything you need to know about the area before your trip!

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4 of the Best Placerville Attractions Near Sacramento

When you take a road trip from Sacramento to Placerville, dozens of fun activities and attractions will be waiting for you here. Here are some of our favorites!

1. Downtown Placerville

Main Street of Placerville, California

The charming atmosphere and businesses along Main Street make the whole downtown area an attraction in itself. You can stop in at local shops, grab delicious meals, and even check out historical buildings along the way! One of our favorites is the Fountain & Tallman Museum. This small, stone building is home to a wealth of information and artifacts detailing the rich history of Placerville. They even offer guided tours of downtown, so that you can learn all about this remarkable area!

2. El Dorado County Historical Museum

Gold nuggets on an antique scale at the El Dorado County Historical Museum

If you’re a history buff, you can continue your fascinating adventures at the El Dorado County Historical Museum. It’s a five-minute drive from downtown and features some incredible displays. You can view gold mining equipment, handwoven Native American baskets, antique farming tools, and more. After seeing the artifacts, you can explore photographs and documents in the Research Room or go for a ride on the Western Railroad!

3. Local Wineries

People enjoying wine at one of the wineries in Placerville

El Dorado County is home to a variety of award-winning wines rivaling those of Sonoma and Napa Valley, and you can enjoy many of them right here in Placerville! Some of our favorite local wineries include Lava Cap Winery, David Girard Vineyards, Sierra Vista Winery, and Nello Olivo Winery. Whether you visit one or all of them, the flavors and scenery will take you away to a paradise for you and your taste buds.

If you’d like to taste the flavors of El Dorado County, let us take you on a Chauffeured Wine Tour of the area! We take care of the driving while you enjoy VIP tastings at the area’s best wineries!

4. Red Hawk Casino

Person playing blackjack at the Placerville casino

To add some excitement to your stay, try your luck at the Red Hawk Casino in Placerville! It’s only ten minutes from Eden Vale Inn and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Choose from 75 card tables and 2,500 slot machines and see if you can win big! Even if you don’t hit the jackpot, an evening at the casino is sure to leave you with lasting memories. You can also dine at one of their restaurants and indulge in cuisines that our guests rave about!

Enjoy It All During Your Stay at Eden Vale Inn!

With expert spa services, ten acres of beautiful landscape, and elegant guest rooms, you might even consider Eden Vale Inn one of the best attractions in Placerville! Our boutique bed and breakfast is perfect for romance and relaxation, and we’d love to host you during your visit from Sacramento.

View of bedroom in Juniper at Eden Vale Inn

You can take your pick from seven uniquely designed accommodations, including our guest-favorite Juniper room. You can lounge in the king-size bed, enjoy the cool breeze from your private porch, and even melt your stress away in the oversized soaking tub. After a restful night’s sleep, wake up to freshly prepared breakfasts from local ingredients!

When it’s time for a relaxing getaway from Sacramento, there’s no better destination than Eden Vale Inn. Reserve your favorite room today and leave your worries behind!