Angel's Camp is a cute little town known for the frog jumps every year and Mark Twain's heritage. There are several shops and restaurants worth exploring. There is a huge supermarket, SaveMart, however, we found the Angel's Food Market to be a more "gourmet" type of store, not to be missed.
Murphy's is another cute little town with many nice restaurants worth trying, lots of wineries to test. We really like Ironstone, Chatom, and Stevenot wineries. There are also some historic sites not to be missed and many little shops to explore. It is approximately 9 miles from Angel's.
Approximately 15 miles further on up the mountains is Arnold, yet another cute little town with all the same qualities to explore! There are many great golf courses available in the area as well as a couple of nice water skiing and fishing lakes. This area has so much to offer that you could spend more than just one week and still not see it all. We had our parents, children, and grandchildren with us on different days and we all had a great time exploring. A great family vacation.