The Travel expert, Jessica Wright, is the creative blogger behind Bon Traveler and she just finished off a week-long road trip with Visit California exploring all that Gold Country has to offer. On her road trip, she stopped by Placerville, California. This town was once called Dry Diggins, a reference to an old mining technique of using water to sift gold nuggets from dry soil. In 1849, a year after the discovery of gold in nearby Coloma sparked the Gold Rush, the settlement became known as Hangtown, for the multiple hangings of robbers and outlaws in the town center. Now Placerville is a great road-trip destination which offers many activities from their historical main street to their exquisite wineries nearby. Check out Jessica’s recent Instagram post for a guide on what to do when stopping in Placerville.


 

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“One stop on our #VisitGoldCountry road trip was a night in the town of Placerville. So many incredible & local businesses have opened up in this preserved Gold Rush Era town — it’s somewhere I’ll definitely be going back to explore more. In the meantime, here’s a quick guide to save for later!”   – Jessica Wright

 

 

WHERE TO GET COFFEE☕️:

 

Totem

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Address312 Main St #104, Placerville, CA 95667

Hours

Open 7am to 6pm daily, closed on Tuesdays 

 

WHERE TO EAT🍴:

 

Heyday Café 

Address325 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

HoursOpens 11AM 

 

The Farm Table

Address311 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

HoursOpens 11AM 

 

 

WHERE TO GET A DRINK🍸:

 

Solid Ground Brewing

Address:552 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs, CA 95619

 

Placerville Public House

Address414 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

 

 

WHERE TO SHOP👜:

 

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Midnight Kin

Address435 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

Dedrick’s Main Street Cheese

Address312 Main St #101, Placerville, CA 95667

The Bookery

Address: 326 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

 

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Placerville Flowers

Address5606, 318 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

 

 

WHERE TO STAY 🛌:

Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast

 

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Address581 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville, CA 95667

Price: From $199 a night

 


 

 

Follow Jessica Wright’s blog, Bon Traveler, to see more from her road-trip.
This trip is in partnership with @VisitCalifornia
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