Placerville, in Greater Sacremento, is a city that about 10,000 people call home.
Sacramento, the state capital, is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west of Placerville, while Lake Tahoe is 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northeast.
When staying in Placerville escape to one or more of its popular public parks. Lumsden Park, Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and Mine and pretty Sly Park Campground are great green spaces to find a shady spot and enjoy the birdsong.
Hear the engines roar and smell the burning rubber at the Placerville Speedway, a much-loved racing circuit in the Placerville area. Tour the circuit, marvel at the gleaming chrome and paintwork of the high-performance vehicles, and, if you’re lucky enough to be there on race day, find a seat with the best track-side view and enjoy the heart-stopping action.
One of the best ways to experience to great outdoors in Placerville is to head for the greens at the area’s best-loved golf links. Work on your drives and putting while on vacation; play a few holes at Bass Lake Golf Course and also Apple Mountain Golf Resort.
In addition to city parks, the local area also has a few preservation parks where families can enjoy picturesque surrounds and some notable native species. To walk through one of the main local conservation parks, drive out to Pollock Pines Recreation Park.
You can never know what makes a place tick until you know its story; luckily Placerville has carefully preserved the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, one of the area’s more important historic places. After exploring the site, take photos and read up about the history that makes it so interesting.
Part the mists of time by taking a trip to the Placerville Historical Museum, one of the main historical museums. Walk the museum’s cool hallways and view the exhibits on display.
No visit to the city is complete without a trip to Bell Tower. This is one of the more famous attractions in the area. Take the family to see it and take some pictures before experiencing the rest of the sights in the vicinity.
Discover a different world in Placerville by spending some time at the Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building. Admire the building and grounds, lose yourself in the exhibits, then ask around to locate some of the more eclectic museums in the vicinity.