Halfway between San Francisco and Reno, Auburn convenient to gold-rush sites, outdoor recreation opportunities, and wineries. The self-proclaimed "endurance capital of the world" is abuzz almost every summer weekend with running, cycling, rafting or kayaking, and equestrian events. Old Town Auburn has its own gold-rush charm, with narrow climbing streets, cobblestone lanes, wooden sidewalks, and many original buildings. Fresh produce, flowers, and baked goods are for sale at the farmers' market, held on Saturday morning year-round.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More