Historic Main Street Placerville geographically runs east-west just south of U.S. Highway 50 and is bounded on the east end roughly by Cedar Ravine Street and on the west end roughly by Canal Street. On this page are driving directions from a few locations.

The main parking areas are the Center Street Parking Garage and the various lots (shown on the above map with a “P” in the green square. The parking meters in Placerville are changing. See the information on the City of Placerville’s website. We will have more information here when the parking meters are fully installed and working.

Driving directions from several areas in California are shown below this map.

Driving Directions

From San Francisco:

I-80 East across the Bay Bridge to Oakland, I-80 East to Sacramento, US 50 East towards Placerville/South Lake Tahoe, exit right on 1st (Canal), 2nd (Spring), or 3rd (Bedford) stop signal in Placerville; total trip approximately 146 miles

From Sacramento:

US 50 East to Placerville/South Lake Tahoe; exit right on 1st (Canal), 2nd (Spring), or 3rd (Bedford) stop signal in Placerville; total trip approximately 46 miles

From Lake Tahoe:

Take Lake Tahoe Blvd. US 50 West to Placerville. Exit left on 1st (Bedford), 2nd (Spring), or 3rd (Canal) stop. This is one of the best scenic drives through the Sierra Nevada Mountains; total trip approximately 60 miles

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