Explore Old Town Auburn

Adventurous Day Trips Near Old Town Auburn

When staying with Red Lion Inn & Suites, one of the best destinations for day trips in California, Old Town Auburn is within easy reach, granting guests access to charming shops, excellent restaurants and cultural offerings in art, music and theater. There are also numerous outdoor activities to enjoy, from the Gold Country Fairgrounds to the Placer Nature Center. Stay at one of the best hotels near Old Town Auburn and enjoy the following:

Auburn Performing Arts Center

Located between Old Town and downtown Auburn, this historic venue embodies the art deco era of its origin and invokes the spirit of Grauman's Chinese Theater. Seating 340 patrons, the venue features a movie screen and a state of the art sound system.

Placer County Museum, in the Historic Courthouse

Located on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum offers an overview of Placer County history and the Pate Collection of Native American artifacts. It also features the treasury where the Museum's gold history is displayed.

Joss House Museum

This historic structure was built after the fire of 1855 and served as a temple and house of worship for the area’s Chinese population. At one time, the area was home to a seedy red light district, opium dens and card rooms.

Gold Rush Museum

Located in the old Auburn Depot Building in Downtown, the Gold Rush Museum interprets Placer County’s Gold Rush history.

Gold County Fairgrounds

The Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn offers a limitless array of world class fairs, festivals and expos. The Gold Country Fair takes place during the first week of September.

Auburn Trails

Bring your sense of adventure to such trails as the American Canyon Trail, Clarks Pool Trail, Codfish Falls Trail and Foresthill Divide Loop. 

Placer Nature Center

Organized by volunteers in 1991 on a scenic woodland site near Auburn, Placer Nature Center presents environmental-based education programs for all ages.