Worldwide, shopping is the tourist’s number one choice of activities. In El Dorado County, the choices will amaze and delight you. From El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe and from Cool and Georgetown to the north and Fair Play to the south the variety of interesting shopping venues is limitless.
El Dorado Hills Town Center is home to many one-of-a-kind gift shops, art galleries and exclusive retail boutiques to insure interesting shopping adventures. For even the most discerning palette, visitors can enjoy fine dining at one of the many restaurants in the Town Center. Town Center hosts several events each year, the El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire, Certified Farmer’s Markets and the Rotary Wine & Cheese. For complete listings of businesses in the El Dorado Hills Town Center please visit www.eldoradohillstowncenter.com
Historic Main Street in downtown Placerville offers a variety of shops and will no doubt have something for everyone; tiny gifts shops, art galleries, antiques shops, clothing stores and hand crafted jewelry to name just a few. In the center of town stands the Bell Tower, which has watched over the activities on Main Street for more than 100 years. Today, it still serves as a gathering place for parades, celebrations and other special events. Some of the more popular events have been the Art & Wine Festival, Bell Tower Brewfest, Craft and Antique Fairs, Classic Car Shows and the Festival of Lights that signals the start of the busy holiday season. www.placerville-downtown.org/index.html
At the east end of the county, Heavenly Village offers 40 unique shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. Enjoy the traditional Tahoe ambiance with a distinct European village flair -- heated cobblestone sidewalks, wooden archways, covered walkways, open bonfire pits, clock tower, and more. In the center of it all is the new Heavenly Gondola providing visitors the opportunity to ski or view Lake Tahoe in all its glory. www.theshopsatheavenlyvillage.com
Apple Hill, Farm Trails, and a host of wineries throughout the county offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, Bonsai, award winning wines, crafts, art and specialty items some of which will please the palette as well as the eye. During a visit to El Dorado County, discover a unique shopping experience. Enjoy the relaxed pace and friendly shopkeepers in a variety on interesting venues. To search for a specific business you may find our business directory helpful. www.eldoradobusiness.com
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the Coloma Lotus areas are not shopping meccas, however they do have small shops that sell historical items, a museum that has a large variety of interesting souvenirs, an olive oil company, art galleries and some wonderful restaurants to choose from. Time spent touring this area can be educational as well as fun.