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Planning your trip to Calaveras County

By Mike Morris

May 9, 2010

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THE BEST WAY TO ANGELS CAMP

From LAX, nonstop service to Sacramento is available on United and Southwest. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Delta and U.S. Airways. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $202.

Angels Camp is about 345 miles north of Los Angeles. To drive, take Interstate 5 north to California 99 north to Stockton, then take California 4 east to Angels Camp.

WHERE TO EAT

Angels Camp Mercantile & Cafe, 1267 S. Main St.; (209) 890-7155, http://www.buttercupfarms.org. Sandwiches, coffee bar and desserts, including "Speckled Frog" and "Golden Nugget" ice cream.

Crusco's, 1240 S. Main St.; (209) 736-1440, http://www.cruscos.com. Italian food, fine wines, homemade focaccia bread, housed in a 150-year-old stone building. Entrees $17-$27..

The Pickle Barrel, 1225 S. Main St.; (209) 736-4704, http://www.pickle-barrel.com. Lunch deli serving hot panini sandwiches, wraps, homemade potato salad and carrot cake. Build-your-own starting at $6.49.

WHERE TO STAY

Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites, 444 S. Main St.; (800) 767-1127 or (209) 736-4000, http://www.bestwesternangelscamp.com. Amenities include pool, hot tub and exercise room. Doubles from $139.

Cooper House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1184 Church St.; (888) 330-3764, http://www.cooperhouseinn.com. Features complimentary wine bar, late-night dessert, gourmet breakfast. Doubles from $199.

Jumping Frog Motel, 330 Murphys Grade Road; (888) 668-0988. Free wireless Internet. Doubles from $78.

WHAT TO DO

Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, 2465 Gun Club Road; (209) 736-2561, http://www.frogtown.org. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. Adults (13 and older) $9, seniors (65 and older) $7, children ages 6-12 $5, children 5 and younger free. Parking, $6. Daily carnival wristband, $30.

Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp; (209) 736-2963, http://www.angelscampmuseumfoundation.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Adults, $4; children ages 6 to 16, $1.

TO LEARN MORE

Calaveras Visitors Bureau, 1192 S. Main St.; (800) 225-3764 or (209) 736-0049, http://www.gocalaveras.com.