- Our list of the best things to do in Placerville, California, features the top 146 nearby activities — including 57 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Placerville, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Sports & Fitness, and Entertainment & Shows.
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South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667 MoreLess Info
The immense Eldorado National Forest is located in Placerville, California. The Forest has more than 80 camp sites and abundant picnic facilities. It also contains many lakes and popular hiking trails.
Placerville's Apple Hill is a unique produce cooperative, farm and country store. Its apple and pumpkin pies are legendary and must be ordered well in advance of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apple Hill also has an on-site bakery and Christmas tree farm.
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Log Cabin Ravine Drive off Bedford Ave., Placerville, CA 95667 MoreLess Info
Pretend to be a miner at Hangtown's Gold Bug Park. Here, you can travel through a recreated mine shaft and learn about mining history. Great for kids and adults, but not for the claustrophobic.
Scenic Able's Acres is an apple farm and a member of the Apple Hill growers' collective. It sells many kinds of apples, baked goods, fruit butters, spices, chocolates, ciders and other apple-based products. Visitors are welcome from September to Christmas.
Placerville, California is home to the David Girard Vineyard, a fine winery most respected for its Rhone-style products. Tours of the winery and the estate are available, and visitors are welcome to enjoy picnics on the vineyard grounds.
Ghost Tours of Placerville offer guided tours of the historic and supposedly haunted historic districts in this town, which traces its lineage back to the gold rush days of 1849. The weekend tours must be booked in advance by reservation.