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ITINERARIES
Newcastle
SACRAMENTO to COLUMBIA ¥ 182 MILES * 2-4 DAYS
HIDDEN GEMS
IN GOLD COUNTRY
Journey through historyladen
foothills and rambling
ranchlands, pausing along
the way to stroll, shop, and
sip in towns brimming with
timeless charm.
SACRAMENTO
The capital city blends
Gold Rush heritage with
culinary panache, and
you'll fi nd both in walkable
tree-lined neighborhoods.
Meander along Old
Sacramento's wooden
sidewalks, then steer
your wheels across the
American River on I-80.
NEWCASTLE
Cruise the Placer Wine
& Ale Trail's grasslands,
peppered with vineyards.
Pull in at Hillenbrand
Farmhaus Brewery, a farm
growing hops and fruit for
farm-to-bottle beers. Pair
one with a tri-tip sandwich
from the on-site food truck.
AUBURN
Gain elevation as your
car climbs into the Sierra
foothills to this adventurous
town. Tour the Placer
County Museum inside a
golden-domed courthouse,
taste Auburn Alehouse's
pilsner and Ikeda's pie, then
roll south along Hwy. 49's
hairpin turns.
PLACERVILLE
Take a break from the
twisty road to tour a real
mine at Gold Bug Park
and taste cheese at Jollity
Farm Goat Dairy. Refuel
with elevated comfort food
at The Independent, then
retreat for sweet dreams at
Eden Vale Inn.
Placerville
Sacramento
Sutter Creek
Plymouth
PLYMOUTH
Steer past
sun-dappled
vineyards
in Amador
Wine Country.
Detour up
Shenandoah
Road to sip
robust Zinfandel and fruity
Barbera at picnic-friendly
Terre Rouge and hilltop
Helwig Vineyards. In early
summer, daylilies bloom at
Amador Flower Farm.
AREA OF DETAIL
Angeles
San Francisco
Los
San
Diego
Columbia
Murphys
Volcano
Auburn
SUTTER CREEK
Brake for laid-back
sophistication at this tidy
enclave: Nab a veggie wrap
at Sina's Backroads Cafe,
then walk-and-sip at Main
Street's 10 tasting rooms.
Browse antiques at Tigby
Hill Vintage and artisan
goods at Fine Eye Gallery.
VOLCANO
Slingshot east on Ridge
Road to this sleepy town.
Stock up on Kneading
Dough Bakery's breads.
Tour Black Chasm Cavern,
a cave that's wowed visitors
since the 1850s. Dine on
mac 'n cheese at Volcano
Union Pub + Inn, an 1880s
boarding house, then zip
back to Hwy. 49.
MURPHYS
More curlicues await as you
cross the Mokelumne River.
Veer northeast to Murphys'
manicured Victorians and
shaded patios. Shop for
adobo and saff ron at The
Spice Tin, sample olive oil at
Marisolio, and swoon over
Lavender Ridge's wine-andcheese
pairings.
COLUMBIA
Cross the 350-foot-high
Parrotts Ferry Bridge to
old-timey Columbia, which
doubles as a state historic
park. Shops evoke simpler
times: Find handmade
wares at Seven Sisters
Soap & Candle Co. and
time-traveling toys at
Columbia Booksellers. Ride
the stagecoach or walk the
cobblestone streets (no
cars allowed).
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