Placer County is located less than 2 hours outside of San Francisco with 1,400 square miles of the most beautiful and diverse geography in Northern California. Within its borders picturesque farm land and Gold-Rush era towns dot the oak-covered foothills. Craggy peaks, forests, tumbling rivers and clear alpine lakes create the natural beauty of the High Country. Placer County is a continent within a county because of its diversity. Outdoor enthusiasts thrill at the County’s abundance of year-round recreational activities, while others marvel at the array of galleries, theater, musical and festival events. Shoppers love the large selection of boutiques, specialty shops and farmers markets. Everyone enjoys the variety of restaurant choices from fine cuisine to family style dining, and the range of lodging and accommodations from the luxurious to quaint and romantic. Whether you come for lunch or a lifetime, we invite you to visit and discover Placer County for yourself.