The county seat of El Dorado County, Placerville is rich in history, culture and nature -- making it the perfect place for an adventure vacation or a relaxing break. The area is known for its mining past, as well as its friendly locals.
Every history buff should head to the Gold Bug Park & Mine; the museum includes a tour of an 1880s gold mine, complete with plenty of information about how it was formed and what life was like in the mine. Visitors can also go gem mining here, plus pick up a souvenir from the blacksmith gift shop. For travelers looking to get active, hire a raft and go whizzing down the South Fork American River. The river is made up of small rapids and is fast-flowing, so is a must for adrenaline junkies. Visitors can additionally go canyoning and camping alongside the river.
For the adults of the group, the Nello Olivo Winery, Placerville Tasting Room is a hot spot come the evening. Located in a stunning grand house, the winery boasts a wide selection of drinks from around the region, as well as a welcoming, rustic atmosphere. The winery equally holds event throughout the year, so plan your visit to correspond with one and meet fellow wine-enthusiasts.
Staying downtown in the city center is popular with visitors, as it means having quick access to restaurants and stores, as well as the largest selection of vacation rentals home. House in Pullman tend to include large living areas and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, making them family friendly places to stay.
The hottest months are July and August which reach temperatures in the 90s and can be a little overbearing. The shoulder months of September and June are cooler but still warm, and tend to have fewer crowds, plus cheaper vacation homes.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Placerville. The hottest month in Placerville is May, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 25 ˚F. The wettest month in Placerville is November with 13.9 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.58 inches of rain.
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If you want internet access during your time in Placerville, then you can choose from over 89 accommodations that have WiFi internet. 17 places to stay include a morning meal. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 3 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Placerville by car, be sure to choose from 107 accommodations that provide parking. We track 24 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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157 accommodations in Placerville have been reviewed; 80% are rated excellent or good. 59 accommodations allow instant booking.