Placerville has the most unique and diverse shopping district in the area, woven amongst businesses that date back over 100 years such as Placerville Hardware (the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi), Placerville News Combellack's, Randolph Jewelers and the Cary House.  Placerville also has a number of incredible antique stores and art galleries. In addition, you will find an delightful selection of other shops—everything from Army Surplus to wedding Dresses, as well as Olive Oil, Cheese & Gelato.

Placerville has a great selection of unique, independent restaurants up and down Main street and there truly is something for everyone: everything from the best Hamburger in El Dorado County at Old Town Grill to an elegant sit-down dinner at The Independent.  And on top of all of this the town is very dog friendly!