Placer County, California is commonly known to be the first place designated for the California Gold Rush during the mid 19th century. More than 300,000 people flocked to Placer County in search for gold and money to sell or bring back to their families. Unfortunately, not much gold was found during this time period and many innocent people lost their lives in search for gold. Little did people know that the “gold” they were in search for was the stunning views of Tahoe and El Dorado National Forest. A romantic spring getaway near Placer County could include a scavenger hunt in search for “gold” near the rivers, creeks, and forest of Placer County. A small speck of gold is on display in Placer County which was extracted from the Eagle’s Nest Mine.