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The Local Area Guide
The Local Area Guide is a culmination of local dining, activities, and adventures to compliment your time in the area! Not sure what to do after your Whitewater Rafting trip? Our Area Guide will show you the best of the best to make your trip extra special.
Places to Eat
If you are a coffee guru, a lover of fine pastries, and eager looking for an inviting cafe where you can enjoy an artisanal breakfast and head back for a dinner or nachos, pulled pork sandos, and paninis, Sierra Rizing is the place for you!
If you’re looking for a relaxed environment, good food, and close proximity to Highway 80; Old Town Pizza may be the perfect spot for you! They have happy hour every day from 2:00-5:00pm and with beer, wine, and gluten free crust options, they’ve got something for everyone!
Where is our must visit place when we are in Auburn? Definitely, Joe Caribe’s! This caribbean fusion is fresh, delectable, and healthy. Our must-have are the shrimp curry tacos or, if you’re feeling hungry, the shrimp curry burrito! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a relaxed patio, homemade pizza, local beer, and wine, while being serenaded by a live band, Marco’s Cafe in Lotus is the spot for you!
Feeling hungry after a day on the water? Looking for big portions, a full bar, and pool tables? Head on over to the Coloma Club and have a round for us!
Looking for a great sandwich and a huge selection of draft beer? Stop by the River Shack Deli & Pub, you may just see a few of your River Guide’s playing a game of foosball, if you do, we hope you’ll join in!
What’s the best food no matter the time of day, season, or year? Obviously, tacos. Gorilla Rock Tacos lives up to this legacy and does not disappoint. With great service, an awesome patio, and a wide selection of draft beer, you may just want to plan to hang out and stay for awhile.
We’ve already said it… Tacos are amazing. So, we wanted to make sure that you could enjoy some phenomenal tacos like those at Maria’s Tacos even if you were headed back towards the 80. These authentic tacos were originally served out of a taco truck, and Maria herself may be the one serving you up if you’re lucky […]
Sometimes you just need good Chinese food. Sometimes you just need really, really good Chinese food… If that sounds like you, head over to Szechuan Restaurant in Auburn. This locally owned establishment has awesome customer service, delicious food (here’s looking at you honey walnut prawns), and a relaxed atmosphere. Do us a favor, take home […]
If you are looking to get cleaned up and sit down to delicious food, a full bar, and nice ambiance, Brick’s is the restaurant for you. Enjoy grilled lamb chops, ribeye steak, or a craft rye cocktail, at this hip and relaxed spot in downtown Placerville. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.
This is a great hike for the entire family. This 2.4 mile loop has gorgeous views and a fairly mild level of difficulty. In Spring this is the perfect trail to view all of the local wildflowers, from lupin to poppies. We suggest enjoying this hike earlier in the morning as the beginning of the […]
Dutch Creek Falls is one of the most popular trails in the area, this trail is Moderate in difficulty, with some narrow and steep spots on the trail. The waterfalls are certainly worth the hike! Make sure to keep an eye out for poison oak alongside the trail. Long pants and solid hiking boots are […]
If you’re hiking with young children, or looking for a gentle introduction to the world of hiking with scenic views and mellow trails, this mile-long hike may be the perfect fit for you! If you’re hiking with Little Ones, make sure they keep on the lookout for the dinosaur toys hidden along the trail.