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Top 5 places to visit in Auburn, CA

Top 5 places to visit in Auburn, CA

Auburn , Hiking , Travel , Wine 🕔August 5, 2016

Auburn has a rich history in Northern California that dates back to the Gold Rush in 1849. It once served as a village for Native Americans, a tent city for gold miners and a bustling city during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. And today, it is a scenic city that is a great place to raise a family and take in some sightseeing.

Here are the top 5 places to visit in Auburn.

American River Confluence

This is where the North and South Forks of the American River come together, and it is gorgeous. Hiking in this area you will find waterfalls, calm and pristine lakes and raging rapids. Featured in this area is the Foresthill Bridge, the tallest bridge in California and the fourth tallest in the U.S. at 731-feet high. Vin Diesel soared off the Foresthill Bridge in the 2002 film xXx.

Ikeda’s California Country Market

Breakfast burritos, burgers, chicken pot pies, fresh vegetables, it’s all here. Ikeda’s is an institution in Auburn. It really shines with its most delicious pies, however. Take your pick – blueberry, pecan, banana cream, peach cobbler, marionberry, dutch apple, cherry, if you can name it, they have it. Ikeda’s was started by Sam Ikeda, a local orchard farmer. He launched Ikeda’s when he envisioned a fruit stand where his fruit was delivered directly from his trees to the market.

Knee Deep Brewery

This relatively new local brewery is a happening spot in Auburn. The 28,000-square-foot brewery gives beer drinkers an unobstructed view of brewery operations, and guests can enjoy samples of their beer while watching staff brew, filter or even bottle the finished product. Visitors can purchase growlers, crowlers or bottles in their new tasting room. Knee Deep offers their own Pale Ales, IPAs and a delicious porter.

Old Town Auburn

What is not to like about Old Town Auburn? With the quaint shops and history, you could spend hours walking around. Visit the Benton Welty Historic School Room, Bernhard Museum Complex, Commercial Street, Fred Brye Home, Gold Country Medical Museum and Gold Rush Museum. And, of course, there is the beautiful Placer County Museum, in the Historic Courthouse that was completed in 1898. Oh, and make sure you stop by Sip, as they have a splendid menu of local wines. And did you know that the 1996 film Phenomenon, starring John Travolta, was filmed in Old Town Auburn?

Mt. Vernon Winery

You know we couldn’t leave you without mentioning our very own winery, which we believe is one of the most unique wineries you will find in the Sierra foothills. Fly through our property to see for yourself!

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