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“Gold Country Jewel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town Auburn

Old Town Auburn
Auburn, CA
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Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Shopping, Antiquing
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Owner description: This pleasant neighborhood has nice shops and fun antiques.
Auburn, California
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9 reviews
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“Gold Country Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Old Town Auburn, California, is a Gold Country jewel in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just off Interstate 80 (I-80). You'll find many quaint shops, antique and jewelry stores, an art gallery, womens' and mens' clothing, gardening items and more. There are some great restaurants. Several of my favorites are: Awful Annie's, Cafe Delicias, Bootlegger's and Latitudes. As you stroll along the sidewalks, look up! The Placer County Courthouse is lovely inside and out. Be sure to check out the museum there. Give yourself time to explore the surrounding area too, including downtown Auburn, the Auburn Foresthill Bridge via I-80 at the Auburn Ravine-Foresthill exit east of Old Town, and the American River Canyon via Hwy 49 South. Just twenty miles from Auburn is Coloma, also via Hwy 49 South. It's the place where Marshall first discovered gold in "them thar hills"!

Visited March 2013
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Roseville, California
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“Great place to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Very quaint and delightful downtown in the heart of the gold country. Great shops, art galleries, and restaurants. People are so friendly everywhere you go. We start at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings across from the old courthouse, and go from there.

Visited January 2013
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Grass Valley
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14 reviews
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“The cool town of Auburn, Ca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a cool little historic town with a lot of charm! Old town isn't very big so you can get in a few other histoical spots near by in the same day.

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Northern California
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38 reviews
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“Small town Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

There is not a lot to see as it is a very small "old town", but the shops are interesting and the restaurants are great. The old court house is great.

Visited December 2012
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Yuba City, California
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“Crappy little old town.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Boring and worn out. People in Auburn aren't very friendly. The area seems to think it's exclusive but it really isn't.

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