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This Charming Town In Northern California Is Perfect For A Summer Day Trip

There are just some towns that exude small-town charm. They’re usually surrounded by lots of trees and water of some kind. We have thousands of these kinds of places in Northern California. But, Placerville is definitely one of our favorites. Once known as “Hangtown” because of the unlawful pioneer lifestyle and the hangings that occurred here, it’s now an idyllic place to raise a family, and the natural beauty is one of its strong suits. The snow-covered Sierra Nevadas are the backdrop for this gold rush town and whether you’re walking down Main Street or enjoying some delicious hometown cuisine, it doesn’t take long to discover the town Thomas Kincade grew up and painted in so much of his artwork.

There are just some towns that stick with you. Placerville is one of those places for me. It’s perfect for a day trip but has huge potential to stay for much longer. Don’t forget, Lake Tahoe is just an hour up the road. Grab your honey and get out here for a visit. Tell them Joanne sent you!

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.