Sacramento is such an incredible city that it’s no wonder why so many people love living there. However, no matter where you reside, it’s always important to mix things up and give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, we know the perfect place for your weekend getaways from Sacramento. It’s a serene, culturally rich paradise called Placerville in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Not only is it the ideal area to relax and reconnect with nature, but it’s only a short drive from the city. It’s almost hard to believe that a place like this is so closeby!
Find out everything you need to know about our beautiful town of Placerville, CA, and plan your perfect escape today. Just don’t forget to explore our free Vacation Guide to Gold Country! It’s full of our hand-picked recommendations for restaurants, museums, outdoor attractions, and more that you should check out while you’re here.
Why Placerville Is the Best Destination for Weekend Getaways From Sacramento
The Convenient Location
You might be surprised to find out that you don’t need to book a flight to reach an idyllic destination for your weekend getaways from Sacramento. Save yourself the money on a plane ticket and avoid the stress of the airport by simply driving to Placerville! It’s an easy road trip from Sacramento and only takes about 45 minutes to get here. There are also fun stops along the way!
The Peaceful Atmosphere
Of course, Sacramento is full of excitement with its bustling urban environment. Placerville, on the other hand, is home to gorgeous natural scenery that you might miss out on when you live in the city. Here, you can marvel at nature’s magnificence, like rolling green hills, colorful wildflowers, and forests filled with unique wildlife. It’s the ideal place to unwind and clear your mind as you reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
The Fascinating Attractions
Don’t worry — there’s plenty of fun to be had here as well. Nature lovers and wildlife watchers will enjoy the waterfall hikes, biking trails, kayaking spots, and more. If exploring history is more your style, you’ll also love Placerville. Our town has a rich history dating back to the California Gold Rush. Feel free to check out a variety of local museums and historical sites that immerse you in the stories and lifestyle of miners and families who chased their dreams in the western frontier. Don’t forget about all of the local wineries, too. There are activities for everyone here!
The Luxurious Accommodations at Eden Vale Inn
One of the best — if not, the best reason — to plan a weekend getaway to Gold Country is that it’s home to our 10-acre country estate known as Eden Vale Inn. We’re in the heart of Placerville with luxurious rooms, impressive amenities, friendly service, and a gorgeous landscape complete with vibrant gardens and water features. Did we mention that we serve a delicious breakfast each morning from fresh ingredients? We even have pet-friendly accommodations so that you don’t need to leave your loyal pal behind on your weekend getaway!
The list of reasons to visit Placerville and Eden Vale Inn goes on and on. So, book your stay today and experience it all for yourself!