Top 10 Things to do in Auburn, United States

December 8, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Auburn is a city in and the county seat of Placer County, California. Its population was 13,330 during the 2010 census. Auburn is known for its California Gold Rush history, and is registered as a California Historical Landmark.
Restaurants in Auburn

1. Old Town Auburn

1583 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-5021 +1 530-451-6822
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Old Town Auburn

This pleasant neighborhood has nice shops and fun antiques.

Reviewed By robgriffith5365 - Auburn, California

Shops, restaurants, historic buildings and local museums nearby...don’t forget to take your picture in front of the giant gold miner statue! If street parking is tough, try the parking lot on the way up the hill towards the old court house building. The back street behind the ale house along the creek there is a historical marker for the first brewery in the area...a nice short walk for a break

2. Knee Deep Brewing Co.

13395 New Airport Rd, Suite H, Auburn, CA 95602-7419 +1 530-797-4677
Excellent
69%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Reviewed By mktraveler67 - Auburn, CA

This vast, cavernous brewery has a lot of potential, but needs to consider other types of beer besides high alcohol/high hops. Come on people, please broaden your horizons soon. No lager available? Hmmmm. Summer needs some summer beer. Get some pool tables or something too maybe?

3. Placer County Historical Museum

Auburn, CA
Excellent
50%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Placer County Historical Museum

Reviewed By Kathy Z

A very local funky museum with lots of fun exhibits including what happened to the hat? (and the suspects in its disappearance) this exhibit includes some great vintage women's hats. Plus lots of mining exhibits and exhibits of regional interest. Enjoyed the museum on a rainy afternoon and its total lack of pretension.

4. Lake Clementine

501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949 +1 530-885-4527
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Lake Clementine

Reviewed By kelly b - Antelope, California

This is a wonderful hike, and especially scenic this spring after all the rain. You can walk under the Foresthill Bridge and up to the spillway of the dam with beautiful scenery along the way. There are a few narrow spots on the trail, otherwise it is nice and wide for the most part. Beautiful hike!

5. Placer County Courthouse

101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603-5026
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Placer County Courthouse

Reviewed By RPata

This is the old county courthouse that was built during the heyday of the gold rush in and around the Auburn area. Multi-story, brick building with columns and grand entry ways were the norm back then, and they are kept in great shape for today's generation.

The whole first floor is the Placer County Museum, made up of a wide variety of maps, artifacts and photos from the late 19th century through today, with the focus on the time from 1845 - 1920.

The county keeps things in great shape and definitely make it worth the visit. It's free, but if you can spare some money for donations, it helps to keep everything looking as good as it does. They also are continually renovating small sections of the museum to keep it an enjoyable experience.

6. Forest Hill

Auburn, CA
Excellent
56%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Forest Hill

A great mountain bike trail.

Reviewed By Nomossgrows - Upland, California

A friend and I volunteered at the Tevis Cup and drove up here (about 19 miles) from Auburn. It's a very small town with friendly people and good service. There's a beautiful bridge to drive or walk over (I believe it is the highest bridge in California, over 720 feet). Very extreme fire danger, and it was excessively hot. But you can drive through the town and right into the Tahoe National Forest for views and recreation.

7. Moonraker Brewing

12970 Earhart Ave, Auburn, CA 95602-9022 +1 530-745-6816
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Moonraker Brewing

Reviewed By 144Y - Reno, Nevada

We stopped here as a must do recommendation from our son. We loved it! Great beer. I like really lite or really dark. I don't enjoy the bitter hoppy tastes. This brewery has the full spectrum.

We got a flight and picked each glass. There were four of us and we shared two flights. It was perfect.

We sat outside under a covered shaded huge patio. Large enough that they had the food truck that pulled right in. We sat at a picnic table. There are many options of places to do your tasting.

I don't eat at food trucks, but the others in my party thought the pizza looked great.

A fun afternoon stop on the way home from Napa.

8. Auburn State Recreation Area

501 El Dorado St, Auburn, CA 95603-4949 +1 530-885-4527
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Auburn State Recreation Area

Reviewed By Dianah R - Oakland, California, United States

I had several Trails here over the weekend after many days of consecutive rain. There are multiple waterfalls in Cascades everywhere and an abundance of water flowing. It can get very crowded on the weekends, but you can still find trails that are less traveled. Get a map and wander anywhere. The Black Hole of Calcutta waterfall was so beautiful when we visited. The park is also dog friendly, which is always great!

9. Mt. Vernon Winery

10850 Mount Vernon Rd, Auburn, CA 95603-9763 +1 530-823-1111
Excellent
64%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Mt. Vernon Winery

Reviewed By msjradennis - Sequim, Washington, United States

While touring through Auburn we stopped at this small tasting room to sample their wines. And there were a lot of wines to taste. The gentleman was very informative about the wines and about the area. The grounds are very quaint and very well manicured. Enjoyed the wines but we didn't find any that really were "special". Great place to visit.

10. Hidden Falls Regional Park

7587 Mears Dr, Off Atwood & Highway 49, Auburn, CA 95602-7900 +1 530-886-4901
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Hidden Falls Regional Park

Reviewed By DanielleML

This is a beautiful area with clearly marked trails. The falls are quite impressive and there are lots of trail options.
I don't give it a 5/5 because it is quite crowded, and many people seem to think they are the most special in the world so they sit right in the waterfalls/in everyone's photo ops.

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