Welcome to El Dorado County.
Whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing and camping fill the spring and summer months in El Dorado County. The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range welcomes winter visitors with pure snowsporting pleasure. Stay in one of many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Take home souvenirs from historic towns, choose from the area's over 70 wineries or take advantage of one of the unique dining experiences El Dorado County has to offer.
For more information, call 1-800-457-6279 and ask for our free visitor's guide.
Our Featured Event
ROCKS & RHONES
May 23 / 24, 2015 11am - 4pm
Five El Dorado County wineries will host a wine and food experience on Memorial Day Weekend celebrating Rhone varietals grown in the rocky soils of El Dorado's Pleasant Valley. Delight your senses with gourmet food pairings, winemaker demonstrations and vineyard walks. Learn more.
Buy Tickets Now
$30 early bird through May 1, $35/person in advance online, $40/person at the door, $20 for designated drivers
Price includes logo glass.
Weekend Getaway Specials - Coming Soon
El Dorado's exclusive Lodging Packages include 2 tickets to Rocks & Rhones Weekend ($60 - $70 VALUE) View our weekend lodging specials for details and to book your lodgings today!
This indispensable guide, produced by the El Dorado County Visitors Authority and Farm Trails, is brimming with information on outdoor recreation, shopping, history, events, accommodations, farms, ranches, wineries, directions, relocation, arts and culture and more. You can download the guide as a PDF , or have a free hard copy sent to you using our online order form.
The millions of vacationers who travel Highway 50 on their way to Lake Tahoe receive just a glimpse of the agricultural diversity of El Dorado County. But there is much more to El Dorado County than just the sights from this historic road. Hundreds of farmers and ranchers produce an amazing abundance and variety of agricultural products. In spring the many types of fruit trees begin to bloom and add their rainbow of pastels to the landscape. Early vegetables such as asparagus and an array of citrus crops are available at a number of ranches. With May and June the many cherry orchards offer their delicious fruit. Mountain air, warm country hospitality and the harvest atmosphere are a tonic for visiting city residents and their families. El Dorado County has something for every taste, all year round. Click here to visit the agricultural tourism page.