Things To Do In Auburn

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Empire Mine CrossFit

Auburn

$75 $30

The daily rotating workouts are adaptable by load and intensity for all ages and fitness levels; focus on strengthening body and mind

74% Off Services

Feel Good Health

Auburn

$305 $79

Complete physical assessment; two corrective exercise sessions customized to realign posture and establish/enhance agility

Up to 78% Off at East Wind Yoga

East Wind Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

(22)

Instructors lead students through basic, hot, flow, and Yin yoga routines; clients use BOSU balls during Yosu yoga classes

Up to 39% Off an $80 Groupon and Lunch

Mother Lode River Center

Lotus

$80 $49

(35)

Participants face mental and physical challenges while conquering activities 20–40 feet up in the trees

49% Off Martial Arts Classes

Reeves Martial Arts & Fitness

Auburn

$110 $56

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communitiesby offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Half Off Bar and Grill Food at The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center

The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center

Auburn

$20 $10

(3)

Farm to fork, seasonal bistro-style menu featuring burgers and sandwiches on Bella Bru bread

Up to 51% Off 9-Hole Golf Outing and Lunch

Dingus McGee's

Auburn

$63.90 $31

9-hole executive challenges golfers' short-game skills and works up appetites for burgers, sandwiches, and house brewed beers

Up to 74% Off at Joslin's Martial Arts Center

Joslin's Martial Arts Center

Auburn

$139 $39

Martial-arts students build confidence, sharpen their reflexes, and gain self-defense skills

50% Off Pilates Equipment

Studio Six Pilates

North Auburn

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$44 for $125 at Crossfit Liberatus

Crossfit Liberatus

Newcastle

$125 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Wine and Tapas at Viña Castellano

Viña Castellano

Auburn

$72 $35

(10)

Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes at Studio Be

Studio Be

North Auburn

$60 $29

Relax while toning limbs and cores in yin, vinyasa, kundalini, or hatha yoga classes

Select Local Merchants

Donna Hunter started whitewater rafting as a hobby, but after spending 15 years as a social worker in San Diego, she was drawn back to the river as a career. With a few friends for support and a goal to start a rafting-adventure company, she went to night school and honed her business skills. Today, with some of her staff boasting more than 20 years experience leading tours, Donna orchestrates trips down various forks of the American, Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne Rivers to pit participants against rapids as high as Class V. Certified guides lead these tours in Hyside self-bailing rafts and inflatable kayaks, with some rafts holding up to eight people.

Wilderness guides also connect their guests with civilization, often combining rafting excursions with wine tastings and trips to local vineyards. On these overnight trips and other multi-day rafting excursions such as family gold-panning trips, they build relationships with their guests, garnering a clear idea of their paddling skills and the amount of time they've spent practicing in their washing machine.

The company’s camp boasts tent cabins—with names like Eagle's Nest and Falcon's Nest—which populate riverside clearings between picnic tables, swimming holes, and volleyball courts. A camp shop prepares guests with river gear, and hot-water showers let them wash off river water. When not seeking action on the river, staffers organize camp entertainment, such as live music, games, and visits from a local gold panner who demonstrates his craft.

13384 Lincoln Way
Auburn,
CA
US

Since it was carved out of the California countryside in 1960, Auburn Valley Golf Course has built a reputation as a hidden gem in the Sierra Foothills. The 18-hole championship course challenges golfers with one test after another: two of the course's longest holes crop up early at numbers three and five, and the entire back nine incorporates water. Before tackling these hurdles, though, players can get a little practice. They're invited to perfect their swing on a grass driving range, or visit the putting green, which is lighted so balls don't have to wear little mining helmets. Before and after rounds, guests can also pop into the Valley View Grille for food and drinks.

Course at a Glance

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total of 6,911 yards from the back tees
  • Five tees per hole
  • Course rating of 73.9
  • Course slope of 132
  • Click to view the scorecard.
8800 Auburn Valley Rd
Auburn,
CA
US

The founders of Adventure Connection believe in magic. Not the trickery of the stage or spells cast by mysterious neighbors, but of the spiritual, environmental, and economic boons of the rivers they have spent their lives traversing. More than 25 years ago, a group of believers came together to share their love and passion for the rivers of California, building a company that combines whitewater rafting, wine tasting, and camping along the waterways they love.

Over the course of the last two decades, the staff has guided boats of up to 18 people through the rapids of the American, Kaweah, and Tuolumne Rivers, coasting through mild ripples or white-knuckling class V rapids. Groups often leave the rafts behind to explore the scenic countryside and renowned wineries of the surrounding El Dorado region or to pitch tents and sleep under the stars.

986 Lotus Rd.
Coloma,
CA
US

Since breaking ground for Viña Castellano in 1999, the Mendez family has built an empire of Spanish wines complete with a treasure trove of gold and silver medals. Along with winery foreman Derek Irwin, the family specializes in the complex flavors of Tempranillo, Syrah, and Verdejo grapes. In the tasting room, visitors can sip new pressings and old favorites, and pick up a fine cigar to hilariously slip into a packet of exploding cigars.

4590 Bell Road
Auburn,
CA
US

River and Rock Adventures' experienced guides help whitewater rafters traverse the three exciting and challenging forks of California’s American River. The Class-III south fork is ideal for first-timers testing the waters, and the Class-IV middle fork keeps intermediate paddlers on their tippiest of toes. Floaters on the popular lower south fork trip, also known as The Gorge, will journey through 14 miles of beautiful scenery and legendary rapids. After taking off from the base camp in Rivers Bend Resort at 11:30 a.m., rafts will pass through a relaxing stretch of Class II rapids as the Sierra foothills taper off to give the river a rocky hug. Photographers will be present to catch flashes of adventurous heroism and poorly timed nose picking while rafters swirl around in Class-III whitewater before the 2.5-hour tour comes to an end.

6400 Highway 49
Lotus,
CA
US

Epic voyaging need not be reserved for classical heroes who speak in dactylic hexameter. Just as Odysseus slayed the hurricane from aboard his inflatable raft, you too can conquer vengeful waters with today's Groupon to Gold Rush Whitewater Rafting. For just $50, you'll go on a heart-pumping, rapid-raging tour of the South Fork of the American River (44% off a $90 value).

6260 State Highway 49
Lotus,
CA
US