Rushing Rivers

Visit El Dorado County

With another record-setting winter in the Sierra Nevada, the rivers are rushing. Whitewater rafting outfitters are ready to take you out on a float through the mountains.

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

Inside El Dorado County

Inns Around El Dorado County: Seven-Up Guest Ranch

In this issue of Inns Around El Dorado County, we travel to Fair Play to visit the Seven-Up Guest Ranch. Owner Linda Rossetti shared the unique history of the ranch and what makes this part of El Dorado County so special.

An afternoon in Placerville

If you are looking to plan a trip to the Gold Country but don’t know where to begin, Placerville is the perfect place to start. Placerville has gorgeous scenery, an abundance of shops and museums, several wineries all in one place, and is alive with a fascinating history. Want to know the best places to go? We’ll walk you through the perfect afternoon in Placerville.

Five ways to beat the heat in El Dorado County

Summertime is the most wonderful time of year. After all, who doesn’t love sunshine, long days, flip flops, shorts, and everything else that comes with #notwinter?

But. There comes a time (usually around August) when the heat may start to get to you. Sure, you can head to an air-conditioned movie theater or mall, but why do that?

We’ve got better ideas. Five of them.

Can’t-miss summer events in El Dorado County

Summertime means longer days, warmer nights, and time to play. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate summer in El Dorado County, check out some of our favorite events.

Best places for wildflower spotting in El Dorado County

They say that April showers bring May flowers. In El Dorado County, wildflowers begin to bloom anytime between late March in the foothills to June/July in the high country, depending on winter snows. That means you’ve got a wide window of opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature’s fireworks. Check out our recommendations for the best places for wildflower spotting in El Dorado County.

How Can Hiking Become a Spiritual Experience?

There is a vast expanse of research out there that is testament to the physical benefits of hiking. Improved muscle strength, reduced risk of heart diseases, and enhanced respiratory fitness are only some of how hiking is good for us. Hiking makes you a stronger person. Climbing over uneven surfaces, jumping over rocks, and navigating your way around trees and across rivers and streams indeed provide a holistic fitness session for your body. However, did you know that hiking can also be beneficial for you spiritually and emotionally? If you’re feeling like you’re losing yourself and need to reconnect, you may want to try hiking.

Must-try mountain bike trails in El Dorado County

For mountain bikers in the know, El Dorado County is a hidden gem. Miles of singletrack throughout the region means adventure, fun, and fantastic views for newbie and expert riders alike.

Top Instagram hikes in El Dorado County

Sometimes hiking isn’t about the hike itself. Sometimes it’s about the amazing photos you bring back to share with friends, fans, and followers.

Spring Activities Guide to El Dorado County

Spring is a time of renewal and possibility. Longer days, warmer weather and the changing season promise new adventures. In El Dorado County, you’ll find the best of all worlds, with snow still abundant in the high country, and spring flowers, warm temps, and budding vines in the foothills. Looking for ways to make the most of your spring? Our spring activities guide can help.

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

July 12, 2019
5:00 am LINK-UP
July 16, 2019
8:00 am South Lake Tahoe Certified Farmers Market
5:00 pm Bingo
5:30 pm Caregiver Support Group - Caring & Sharing
6:00 pm Trivia Night
7:00 pm Gold Rush Chorus Rehearsal

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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