Auburn, CA Things to Do

Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:


Auburn Foresthill Bridge California

Auburn California Parks and Recreation Areas

Historical Tour
Placer County Courthouse
City Hall
Auburn Drug Company
Auburn Iron Works
Bernhard House
Commercial Street
Hotel Auburn
Old Town Firehouse



Auburn has a full calendar of events to keep tourists busy throughout the seasons.

Auburn Mandarin Festival Auburn, CA is a fall event that features one of the region's home-grown fruits, the mandarin, that is similar to oranges.

Placer County Valentine's Weekend Wine Tasting Event

Cain's Crossing Renaissance Faire in Auburn, CA is a fundraiser for local schools, and the production company and volunteers pull out all the stops to provide a fabulous, costumed affair that is educational, but incredibly fun.

Auburn Rodeo and Western Fair Week, Auburn, CA



Sports - If you are an outdoorsman, the public parks such as Auburn State Recreation Area include hiking, fishing, white water rafting, and many rugged nature oriented activities.


Auburn is one of the most popular California Gold Country visits because of its incredible downtown that looks like it is right out of the pages of book about the Old West.

From the authentic shops and restaurant storefronts, to the statues commemorating miners and the state's gold history and lore, you owe it to yourself to visit this rich city with a heritage that lives today in the hearts & minds of the town's residents.

Not far from Sacramento, your best bet for visiting when coming from a distance is to fly into the Sacramento Airport, rent a car, and begin your road trip exploring the Gold Country region that begins less than an hour outside the Capitol city. Auburn is one of the most important pieces of the California gold history and you won't want to miss seeing this nugget.

What to see and do:

Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County in 1851 and the historic courthouse was built between 1894 and 1898.

Old Town is a step into the Old West gold rush era with houses and shops from the middle of the 19th century, including the old fire station and post office, both must-see attractions.

Placer County Museum includes many displays and actual collector items from the Gold Rush. Be sure to visit!

Placer High School is one of the oldest high schools in California.

Town statues you can't miss when you drive on Auburn roads include panning for gold in the American River, and a Chinese "Celestial" worker building the Transcontinental Railroad, and Native American Indian tributes. All statues were created by a local dentist.

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