Auburn's Advantages

Explore the Sporty Gold Country Town of Auburn, CA  

Auburn has gone from a quaint outpost of antiques to a vibrant city bubbling with outdoor enthusiasts and creative types making Auburn happen.  A new generation has moved in, and now the remaining antique stores mix with modern boutiques, art & culture, and further enhanced by award-winning breweries, wineries, and restaurants.


Auburn Arts, Eats, Recreation, and More…

Arts & Culture  

Immerse yourself in Concerts and the Symphony, explore our storied past at our Museums, discover our Galleries featuring the best of local artists, and connect with the artists as interactive art projects play a starring role at our fairs and festivals. Placer County's vibrant arts scene is on display every day of the year where you can find the many public artworks that enrich our communities. You will certainly enjoy a unique experience! 


Eats, Drinks, and Treats 

Good Beers and Wines attract good Restaurants, and Auburn has a bumper crop lining the streets in the handsome Old Town and vibrant Downtown districts. Drop by Auburn Alehouse or Moonraker Brewing Co. for a craft Beer and maybe Old Town Pizza for one of their indulgent deep-dish pies followed by a delicious cup of Artisan Coffee and a freshly baked Dessert.  


Wine grapes aren’t the only crop that grows in the area; citrus varieties thrive here too, and you can get your fix at the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, held in late fall at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds.  Let’s not forget about Auburn’s abundance of Farm Fresh Markets where you can find vibrant, fresh, local produce every day!


Parks & Recreation

Established in 1948, the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD) has been providing wonderful parks, recreation and services ever since.  History and Modern Culture merge with Outdoor Adventure in this appealing town on the West Side of the Sierra Nevada, located about 30 minutes from Sacramento. While Auburn has long been an easy pit stop for travelers heading to and from Lake Tahoe’s north shore, the town has plenty of reasons for making it your home.


Auburn is the perfect place to live and work for outdoor enthusiasts.  Weather you enjoy Cycling or Horseback RidingWater Activities or HikingPlaying Golf or Hunting…or simply taking relaxing walks on breathtaking Trails in one of our Parks, Auburn has plenty of Recreation options for the whole family.


Auburn is home to some of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet, notably the Tevis Cup 100-Mile Endurance Equestrian Ride (ext. 1955) and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (ext. 1976).  The Western States Trail, the Auburn State Recreation Area with its vast network of trails and water venue access points, the lakes and rivers, the many regional parks, all make Auburn a destination for endurance athletes of all levels and interests.  Due to the longevity, quality, variety and quantity of events held in this spectacular environment, in May, 2003 the Auburn City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation that declared the City of Auburn, CA "The Endurance Capital of the World"


…And More

From the discovery of gold to restaurants, shops, and year-round special events, relax and enjoy the pleasures and treasures of Old Town Auburn and Downtown Auburn.


Auburn's Business Advantages...

Beautiful scenery mixes with rustic modernity that is unrivaled, making Auburn a great place to live and work.  See for yourself what Business Advantages Auburn has to offer in the Information and Reports and Innovation Assistance sections of the website.  Don't forget to visit our Auburn Industry Leaders page where you can see some of the great companies here in Auburn!


Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA)  

In the heart of the Gold Country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) covers 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American River.  Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 900,000 visitors a year.


Major recreational uses include hiking, river access, boating, fishing, camping, mountain biking, gold panning, limited hunting, equestrian riding trails and off-highway motorcycle riding.  Whitewater recreation is also very popular on both forks of the river, with Class II, III, IV, and V runs.  Over 30 private outfitters are licensed to offer whitewater trips in Auburn SRA.