It may be summertime, but that doesn’t mean we all have the luxury to take weeks off of work for a faraway destination. You can make the most of your time with a few hours or days in Placer County. With both rural and urban settings, you can enjoy nature at its best, visit some of the beer and wine producers that are setting the bar in the foothills, then finish off at a top-rated restaurant. Hwy 80 runs right through it all, so let’s hit the road! 

Auburn – With the iconic historic courthouse bridging Old Town and Downtown, this Gold Country gem is bursting with miles of trails, quirky boutiques, antique shops, and sought-after wine, beer and food.

Nearby: Crooked Lane Brewing, Mt. Vernon Winery, Old Town Pizza 

Rollins Lake – A scenic and calm lake for fishing, kayaking, boating and camping. 

On the way: Ponderosa Cider Company, Rappe Family Vineyards, The Baker & The Cakemaker 

Folsom Lake – This state recreation area offers hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. 

Nearby: Granite Bay Brewing Co, Mount Saint Joseph Wines, Farmhaus 

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