There’s a very good reason that Northern California is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Towering mountains, roaring rivers, and lush vineyards abound in this beautiful region, providing endless opportunities to get out and explore with your sweetheart. From hiking and mountain biking to wine tours and white water rafting, you will find plenty of fun things to do in Placerville, CA! Look below for a short list of our favorite things to do, or access our complimentary Digital Guest Book & Area Guide for a complete list of shops, restaurants, and area attractions!

Young Couple Hiking in CA

Outdoor Activities

The Sierras are a playground for the outdoor enthusiast. With several opportunities nearby for hiking, biking, white water rafting, kayaking, golfing, skiing, snowboarding, and more, there’s always something fun to do outside. If you prefer just to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery, we’re conveniently located to magnificent state parks and natural areas, including the world-famous Lake Tahoe. Get ready to explore!

Couple in Sports Store

Shopping & Antiques

Downtown Placerville is like stepping back in time. You’ll find unique stores with friendly shopkeepers and treasures ready to be loved. Being so close to the mountains, there are several local sports stores to equip all of your adventures and give you tips on current conditions. If you love a bargain, we recommend checking out the Folsom Outlets. Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it here!

wine tasting toast

Wine & Beer Tasting

California is home to several great wine growing areas, though we are partial to our El Dorado wine region. Not only do they provide amazing wines, but you’ll find friendly staff and affordable tasting fees. We can help you plan a perfect wine tasting tour on your visit to Placerville! If you prefer beer over wine, then you’re in luck! The El Dorado Ale Trail features some fantastic brews with magnificent views!

A plate of steak at a fancy Plymouth, CA, restaurant

Food & Dining

If you’re craving an authentic farm-to-table meal, you have come to the right place. El Dorado County is home to several small family farms, and these fresh ingredients are reflected on the menus of our Placerville, CA restaurants. Here, you can taste delicious creations from various cafés, bakeries, and fine dining establishments. But, you don’t have to leave the property to enjoy some of the most delicious food. Each morning you’ll enjoy a spectacular gourmet breakfast at our gold-country getaway.

Couple Picking Apples

Events & Attractions

No matter what time of year you visit, there is always a reason to celebrate in Placerville, CA! If you’re visiting in spring, you must browse the incredible artwork at the Placerville Art Walk. Then, come back in summer and sip your way through some of the region’s best beers and wines at the Placerville Brewfest. During harvest season, Apple Hill is a must-visit and offers a variety of fun activities for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. The small-town charm at our local events is just what you need on your next romantic getaway.

Man panning for gold with a few nuggets

Gold Country Fun

Placerville was named after the placer gold deposits found here in the 1800s. With a rich and fascinating past, this town is filled with many incredible museums and sites. Learn all about Placerville, CA history through the exciting displays at the Fountain & Tallman Museum or the El Dorado County Historical Museum. Then, take a tour of Gold Bug Park and Mine to get a firsthand glimpse into California’s Gold Rush history. Pick up your own gold panning kit to try your luck, or better yet, visit our local casino for your chance to strike it rich!

View of our Pond with Rowboat and dock

Concierge Service

We love to help our guests plan their wine tours, Apple Hill day trips, white water rafting adventures, golf outings, and hiking excursions. And of course, we’re happy to give you our local insight, favorite recommendations, maps and more when you arrive. Book online or call us now to stay near all of the fun things to do in Placerville, CA!