Although the gold rush is long over, there is a “wealth” of adventure and activity to be found in Placerville, the heart of the historic Mother Lode. Centrally located in the Sierra Nevada foothills between the Sacramento valley and Lake Tahoe basin, Placerville is a popular locale situated just off Highways 50 & 49.
With its historical landmarks, downtown ambiance with a plethora of shopping and dining experiences, various hotel/motel and bed/breakfast accommodations, local wineries and farms, and an abundance of local recreational activities, Placerville has something for everyone. For more information please check out these links:
El Dorado Visitor’s Authority http://www.visit-eldorado.com/
VIDEO of Placerville, region: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGPoK87artA