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Auburn Short Term Rentals & More
This is one of the most popular California Gold Country visits because of its incredible downtown that looks like it is right out of the pages of a book about the Old West. As such, Auburn short term rentals are hard to find.
Local events feature Wild West Stampede Rodeo, American River Confluence Festival, Auburn Food & Wine Festival and the Mandarin Festival.
From the authentic shops and restaurant storefronts, to the statues commemorating miners and the state’s gold history and lore, you owe it to yourself to visit this rich city with a heritage that lives today in the hearts & minds of the town’s residents.
Not far from Sacramento, your best bet for visiting when coming from a distance is to fly into the Sacramento Airport, rent a car, and begin your road trip exploring the Gold Country region that begins less than an hour outside the Capitol city. Auburn is one of the most important pieces of the California gold history and you won’t want to miss seeing this nugget.
Dressing for a trip here depends on the season. Summers are warm to hot during the day, with cooling at night. Winters can see snow on occasion.
What to see and do:
Events include festivals and fairs, concerts and more.
The city was chosen as the seat of Placer County in 1851 and the historic courthouse was built between 1894 and 1898.
Old Town is a step into the Old West gold rush era with houses and shops from the middle of the 19th century, including the old fire station and post office, both must-see attractions.
Placer County Museum includes many displays and actual collector items from the Gold Rush. Be sure to visit!
Placer High School is one of the oldest high schools in California.
Town statues you can’t miss when you drive on local roads include panning for gold in the American River, and a Chinese “Celestial” worker building the Transcontinental Railroad, and Native American Indian tributes. All statues were created by a local dentist.
Auburn is approx. 130 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles northeast of Sacramento along Highway 80 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.