The spirit of the season

Visit El Dorado County

Rediscover the magic of the holidays on Historic Main Street in Placerville. Explore local shops and restaurants, enjoy holiday events, and much more!

From the Foothills to the Alpine

El Dorado County is one of the most diverse, beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Sierra scenery is nothing short of spectacular, spanning across more than 1800 square miles with elevations ranging from just a few feet to more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The 1848 discovery of gold in Coloma touched off the largest gold rush in history. Today we are much more than rustic mining towns and historic sites. We are a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, a welcoming wine and agricultural scene, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Outdoor Recreation

Wine Trails

Historic Towns

Experience the Arts

Farm Trails

Top Trips & Picks

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

December 2, 2021
3:00 pm Santa Photos @ El Dorado Hills Town Center
December 4, 2021
6:00 pm Christmas Carriage Rides
December 5, 2021
Hangtown Christmas Parade
8:00 am Certified Farmers Markets
9:00 am Placerville Community Farmer's Market
9:30 am The Tilted Crown Holiday Party
10:00 am Gold Bug Park
10:00 am Makers Market

Bringing the pooch?

El Dorado County is a great place to travel with your dog.


Dog-friendly lodging | Dog-friendly things to do

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