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Placerville, CA, United States
26 May — 27 May2
Placerville, CA, United States
Sun 26/5
Mon 27/5
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Placerville:$145/night
Cheapest price found:$69/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$92 - $219
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$94 - $266
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Placerville

Placerville is a historic gold rush town set in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Admire heritage-listed buildings along Main Street and learn about the California gold rush at the local history museum. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the Golden State scenery, whether it’s a stroll on the El Dorado Trail, a challenging mountain hike or a relaxing day by the lake.

Things to do in Placerville

Historic Downtown Placerville has all the charm of a California gold rush town. Stroll along Main Street and browse boutiques, galleries and antique stores housed in 19th-century buildings. Stop by the El Dorado County Historical Museum to learn more about the town’s gold rush heritage. In addition to antique gold mining equipment, the museum features exhibits on the rich history, culture and traditions of Native American tribes that live in El Dorado County.

Pan for precious gems at the Gold Bug Park and Mine. The family-friendly attraction is set on a genuine 19th-century gold mine and offers a unique chance to explore underground tunnels and caverns. Pack supplies and enjoy a picnic lunch in the tree-filled grounds.

Explore Eldorado National Forest using a 650-kilometre network of trails. You’ll find hikes for every age and fitness level, from easy walks through the oak-covered foothills to challenging summit trails. Almost 1,000 kilometres of well-stocked streams, rivers and lakes make Eldorado National Forest prime trout fishing territory. You probably won’t see elusive mountain lions, though there’s a good chance to spot bobcats, porcupines and coyotes.

Getting around Placerville

Downtown Placerville is compact and easy to get around on foot. The city is in El Dorado County, a 45-minute drive from Sacramento and three hours from San Francisco. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Placerville and explore El Dorado County at your own pace. Sacramento International Airport is a one-hour drive away.

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  • What are the best hotels in Placerville?

    National 9 Inn - Placerville is a very popular hotel in Placerville, with a score of 7.7 from 491 reviews. Best Western Plus Placerville Inn (7.5 from 472 reviews) and Historic Cary House Hotel (7.9 from 689 reviews) are also highly rated Placerville hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near El Dorado County Fairgrounds?

    Best Western Plus Placerville Inn is a hotel near El Dorado County Fairgrounds that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.5 across 472 reviews.

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