Auburn California is one of rich history and is the oldest gold country town in California dating back to 1848. It’s quaint town draws people in but Auburn has so much more to offer… Auburn is a lifestyle! Nestled at the Sierra foothills, this small town is located just 45 minutes east of Sacramento and 1 hour west of North Shore Lake Tahoe. Situated at around 1200 ft. elevation, Auburn is above the fog and below the snow line with warm summer nights and crisp winter days. Auburn is located next to the Auburn Recreation Area which covers 40 miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American River. Auburn is also the Endurance Capital Of The World and offers an abundance of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, boating, river rafting, horseback riding, off-road motorcycling and so much more.
Auburn is just one of the wonderful towns situated on the Placer County Wine Trail and now the newly developed Placer County Ale Trail. If wine and beer aren’t your thing, then try out one of the 3 golf courses in Auburn. Or, possibly enjoy an award-winning wine bar and restaurant like Carpe Vino for dinner.
Old Town Auburn and Downtown Auburn are lined with adorable shops and services reminding you of the history and it’s artistic flare so cherished by many. From antique stores and gold panning supplies to galleries and unique clothing. Auburn’s museums and walking tours are a great ways to learn more about the history and culture of the area, including the historical Auburn Courthouse that majestically graces the heart of Old Town Auburn. Auburn has a rich community of talented artists and an array of food and livestock farmers that create a rural hometown feel. There truly is something for everyone! Visit and you’ll want to stay in this wonderful Auburn community.