Explore the history of Placerville by taking a tour of the downtown area. The community was built during the gold rush days and many buildings from this period still stand. The majority of these beautiful and historical places can be seen by taking a walk down Main Street. Once referred to as Hangtown due to the hanging that often occurred in the area, Placerville also retains a piece of this history. An old Hangman’s platform that was once used is located in the area and street markers also depict this old method of punishment.
Enjoy fresh fruit and some fun time spent in the beautiful outdoors with a visit to Apple Hill. The family farm is located on Carson Road and is home to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. A bakery and wine tasting areas are also part of the farm to ensure that there is something for everyone. The farm is also home to a picnic ground where you can stop and enjoy a quick lunch or snack to complete your day. Stop by Apple Hill and savor some award-winning apples, wines, and cider
Red Hawk Casino
Let loose and enjoy some adult time at the Red Hawk Casino. Voted “Best Overall Casino” in 2012 by Strictly Slots Magazine 2012, the establishment has plenty to keep you entertained. With a large array of slot machines and tables, you can choose how you play the game. Fine dining is also available at the casino in order to provide you with a great meal after a long day of play. At this award-winning venue, you can even bring the kids along since it provides childcare right inside. Special events are also held here throughout the year.