- Lake Tahoe is about a 2hr drive from here.
- Grass Valley and Nevada City, historic gold mining towns, are about a 1hr drive away.
- El Dorado, Amador and Clarksburg wine regions are the places to visit if you enjoy excellent wine but want to beat the crowds of Napa and Sonoma. Known for their Zins, but try the Rhones! Most tasting rooms are free.