Fun things to do & see in Placer County

Fun things to Do and See in Placer County – Just to name a few!

Spine-Tingling Sports

  • Downhill skiing at world-class ski resorts
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Bungee jumping
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Hot air ballooning
  • River rafting

Rich Cultural Pageantry, Fantastic Food

  • Loomis’ Japanese Food Bazaar
  • Parade of Lights in Auburn
  • Cinco de Mayo festivities in Lincoln, Auburn & Kings Beach
  • Native American Pow Wow at the Auburn Dam Overlook
  • Chinese New Year’s Parade in Old Town Auburn
  • County-wide restaurants offering fine cuisine
  • Mandarin Festival

History Comes Alive

  • Old Town Auburn

Old-Fashioned Fun

  • Snowfest Winter Festival
  • Playing, sledding in the snow
  • Building a snowman or making a snow angel
  • Visiting a unique country holiday event
  • Classic county fairs
  • Old Town Auburn’s street fairs
  • Pioneer Days in Meadow Vista, Colfax, Auburn
  • Visit Gold Rush era towns
  • Try your hand atĀ gold panning
  • Visit historic gold mine

Art, Music and Theater….

  • The historic renovated Colfax Theater
  • Concerts at the county fair
  • Lake Tahoe’s outdoor Summer Music Festival
  • Old Town Auburn’s “Festival of Lights Parade”
  • Roseville’s “Music in the Park”
  • The Auburn Symphony
  • The annual Auburn Black and White Ball”
  • Roseville’s Magic Circle Theatre
  • Lincoln’s “Feats of Clay” Pottery Exhibit & Festival


  • Camping in the foothills & the High Sierra
  • Hunting and fishing
  • 4-wheel drive trails
  • Squaw Valley’s 2,000-foot cable car climb
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe’s ropes course
  • Backpacking
  • Snowmobiling in Foresthill or Tahoe area
  • McKinney Rubicon Trail
  • World-famous Tevis Cup 100-Mile Horse Endurance Race
  • Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

Just Relax….

  • Visit one of Placer County’s Wineries (Wine Trail – PCWGA)
  • Visit Auburn Recreation Area
  • Fish a quiet stream
  • Walk through the Tahoe National Forest
  • Visit one of Placer County’s Parks

Wet and Wonderful

  • Raft the American River’s class 3, 4 or 5 rapids
  • Water-ski or jet ski at Lake Tahoe, Rollins Lake, Folsom Lake or Lake Clementine
  • Sailing
  • Parasailing at Lake Tahoe and Folsom Lake
  • Folsom Lake for boating, swimming or just laying on beach
  • Challenge the streams in a kayak or canoe

Natural Beauty

  • The North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe
  • The American River Canyon
  • Miner’s Ravine Nature Trail
  • Donner Pass
  • U.S. Forests & California State Parks
  • Old Iowa Hill Bridge

Hiking, biking and GolfingĀ 

  • Bike the American River Bike Trail
  • Mountain bike the back roads, flats or hills
  • Golf at championship courses
  • Horseback riding

Farm Fresh Placer Grown

  • Year-round farmers’ markets
  • Christmas tree farms
  • 49er Fruit Trail

Shop ’til You Drop

  • Old Town Auburn, Colfax, or Roseville antique shops & boutiques
  • Roseville’s 1.1 million square foot Galleria Mall

And so much more!


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