Spring in Wine Country

Visit El Dorado County

Spring is a perfect time to explore El Dorado County's unique and diverse wineries. It's one of California’s oldest wine-producing areas, and today it offers outstanding value, taste, and variety with frequent opportunities to meet the winemakers and owners.

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.

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Inside El Dorado County

3 Gorgeous lakes in El Dorado County (that aren’t Lake Tahoe!)

A fantastic destination for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors, El Dorado County is a treasure trove of natural beauty. From the roaring Sierra mountain ranges to sandy, white beaches of local lakes, the area boasts of an exceptionally vast and diverse landscape. And in the midst of it all lie some of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. While Lake Tahoe may be El Dorado County’s best-known body of water, there are multitudes of lesser-known gems hidden among the lush forests and lofty mountains, which make for wonderful getaways. Read on to learn more.

Discover culinary gold in El Dorado County during California Restaurant Month

There’s still gold up in these hills, but I’m not referring to flashes in a pan, or even the El Dorado wine-belt that’s been churning out award after award over the years. No, I’m referring to the food that’s served (and grown) here that’s an unsuspected treasure to travelers, and the flavor that keeps the locals happy right where they are. Whether you’re traveling on 49 or 50, any fork in the road is bound to lead you to a great meal in El Dorado County.

24 Carrot Farm: Meet the farmer behind the farm

by Mike Battey

It was sometime in the early to mid-’90s that I recall shoving a handful of chives from the garden in my mouth. I moved over to the green beans, and then the tomatoes, rushing as many as I could into my overalls to snack on before my mom used the remainder for dinner.

Your Perfect 4-Day Road Trip through Gold Country, California

Gold Country, California is one of our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations for those who want to see a different side of the Golden State. Home of the original gold rush that forever changed a nation, this region is within striking distance of both Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, making it an achievable and creative destination for those who love history, outdoor adventure, farm-to-table food, and know how to enjoy a booming wine and beer scene.

5 reasons to ski Lake Tahoe this winter

Is Lake Tahoe on your ski and snowboard bucket list? It should be. Combine terrific snow (and a lot of it), jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks, the variety of ski resorts to choose from, and the great values, and you can understand why you need to plan that Tahoe winter vacation stat.

Where to play on a snow day

Winter in El Dorado County means snow… in some cases, lots of it. If you’re looking for places to build snowmen, sled in fresh snow, or have a snowball fight, you’re in luck. There are numerous locations throughout the region which are set up specifically for that.

24 hours in El Dorado County? Here’s what you can do!

Need to get away from the city for a day? El Dorado County is located only a half hour from Sacramento. It’s a region steeped in stunning natural beauty, a refreshing and underrated wine scene, and glorious Gold Rush history.

3 Under-The-Radar Wineries In El Dorado County That Will Delight You

El Dorado County is an easy place for wine lovers to navigate, even for the ones who set foot here for the first time. Most of the popular and familiar wineries are located in the heart of the region with eye-catching signs to direct guests towards them. However, many of the best wineries in El Dorado are relatively obscure, with most of them still being family-run and some by appointment-only. To add to the aura of mystery, they are usually tucked away from the city center. But if you want to taste some exquisite wines while submersing yourself in a truly El Dorado experience, here are some of the under-the-radar wineries you must visit:

4 unique adventures on the road to Lake Tahoe

An average of 40,000 cars travel from Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe through the Sierra Nevada Foothills on scenic Highway 50 every day. But the vast majority have no idea what they are missing less than a mile away from this popular route. If you’re willing to explore, you’ll be rewarded with unique adventures (along with some photos, wine, and even a freshly baked pie!).

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

February 22, 2020
11:00 am Spencer, Vogel & Cain
4:00 pm 3rd Annual Battle of the Badges Chili 911 Cook-Off
5:00 pm After Hours at Via Romano
8:30 pm Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory
February 23, 2020
6:00 pm The Legacy Project
February 25, 2020
5:00 pm Bingo

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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