Visiting   /   Tourism


Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall are all ideal times for cultural, recreational & sporting activities of all types in Placerville and it’s surrounding areas. With convenient access to Hwy. 50 and Hwy. 49, fun, relaxation & educational opportunities can be found in every direction.

There’s something for everyone from: historic tours, museums, and lodging that take you back to the days of the discovery of gold and the ensuing, famous “Gold Rush;” white-water rafting & kayaking on the American River, one of the premier river destinations in the country, with rapids to accommodate all skill levels; camping, hiking, and biking; Farm Trails driving tours and farmer’s markets to support the area’s varied agricultural products and industry including; The Apple Hill Growers, promoting apples, wines, and Christmas trees direct to consumer from the farm locations; art, antiquing & fine dining; and Lake Tahoe is less than two hours away offering skiing/snowboarding, casino gambling, fishing/boating, camping and golfing.

These highlights are but a few of the reasons Placerville is a popular locale for living and for vacationing. Below are several helpful links with more information about the available activities and recreation opportunities:


Skiing/Snowboarding – Snowmobiling-Winter Sports

El Dorado Winery Assoc. Annual Passport Weekend

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Downtown Placerville/Local Events:


Harvest Fair/State Fair

Farm Trails Farmer’s Market (starts late Spring)

River Rafting (starts late Spring – Fall)

Camping – outdoor activities

Placerville Speedway

Skateboard Park


Bed & Breakfast/Historic



Historic Gold Mining/Panning: