Suggestions -Things to Do in Placerville

Here are a few ideas to make the most of your stay.
Explore the area on foot

Walk south on Coloma Street. Take the pedestrian overpass to
“Old Town Placerville”  –  Map  – Walking to Main Street

 Summertime – Things to do Main Street Fairs  Wine-Tasting Day-Trip-to-Plymouth
Springtime – Things to do – Wildflowers Placerville Fall Music Festival Gold Hill Winery-Hike-Loop
Fall Things to do  Ski Weekend Itinerary from the Bay Area Winery Passport Weekend
Wintertime -Things to do Wine Tasting – Visitors from Reno /Tahoe 

Other ideas of things to do in the area are listed on the maps found below:

Restaurants – Wine Tasting – Apple Hill

Red Shach River HikeGold Hill 2

Outdoor Activities

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Winery Events change weekly. Here are the events pages from some of the wineries closest to  Coloma Spring Suites:

Boeger Winery ,  –   Jodar Winery ,  –  Nello Olivo Winery ,(walking distance)  –  Grace Patriot Winery   –  Gold Hill Winery

Here are a few recommendations for  restaurants in walking distance. Things change fast in the restaurant business,
Apologizes if there are any inaccuracies in the list.
A few highlights include:

Totem Coffee:Totem CoffeeTotem Coffee seats

Fresh roasted coffee and more.  Breakfast and Lunch.  In the Courtyard with both Cafe
seating and outdoors in the brick and ivy lined Courtyard.
312 Main Street #104 – Courtyard Plaza
530 903-3280

Heyday Cafe: heydayfront

Family-owned since 2007, the Heyday Cafe is a relaxed, friendly gathering place for locals as well as visitors. They have a well-crafted menu ranging from Hawaiian ahi poke, lobster bisque, chicken curry Salad and Salmon salad. They have an extensive wine selection. This is a great choice for lunch or dinner. They have another restaurant, “The Independent” at the far east end of Main Street.



is an Upscale Sports Bar restaurant with a good selection

of comfort foot and lovely pictures of Placerville in the dining area.

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Cascada Restaurant & Cantina

Located in a historic building,

 an upscale Mexican restaurant with nice gourmet twist on classic Mexican.


Pizza Bene

Located at the Bell Tower on Main Street,

will fulfill your desire for authentic Italian Pizza.


A Short Drive Away

Smith flatThe Smith Flat House Has a full dinner menu and classic and unique gourmet pizza selections including Fig & Prosciutto or Butternut Squash Pizza:
History is as big a part of the experience as the food. Originally known as the “Three Mile House”, it was built in 1853 over the Blue Lead Mine.
The Smith Flat House still has the old time “Gold Rush” feel. In the basement restaurant, you can peer down into the mine shaft which produced several million dollars in gold. They have the best outdoor dining in Placerville, The outdoor patio is open on a seasonal basis.

Pollock Pines is 10 min up the road on Highway 50.  The Sportsmans Hall, since about 1853, is on the California route of the Pony Express.

Sportsmans Hall is an original Pony Express Stop.  If you are interested in the history of the West this is worth a stop.  They have good food at reasonable prices and friendly wait staff.

Sportsman’s Hall is the site of California Registered Historical Landmark #704:
also known as Twelve-Mile House, it was a hotel and is now a restaurant.