Auburn is situated in the beautiful Sierra Mountain foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe within Placer County. Auburn has gorgeous scenery, an abundance of shops and museums, several wineries, and is alive with a fascinating history. Auburn is a charming California “gold rush” town and is registered as a California Historical Landmark. In addition, Auburn is the County seat and the center of financial, commercial, civic, and government activity. Auburn is a vibrant city bubbling with outdoor enthusiasts and creative energy.
Guests love to explore Old Town Auburn with its variety of shops to discover. There is an eclectic mix of antique stores and modern boutiques along with award-winning breweries, wineries and restaurants.
Auburn offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities including white water rafting Class 4 rapids down the Middle Fork American River, miles of adventurous bike and hiking trails, and OHV dirt bike and motorcycle trails. Additional attractions are fishing and family campgrounds. Auburn offers several challenging golf courses including the Dark Horse Golf Club, Ridge Golf Club, Black Oak Golf Course and Auburn Valley Golf Club.
Bernhard Museum Complex is one of the area’s treasures that features costumed interpreters providing tours. Built in 1851, this history museum includes objects from Victorian life, including artifacts and furnishing and transports visitors to a simpler time. Gold County Museum provides free admission and focuses on the history of the California Gold Rush in Placer County.