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There are many great spots to cozy up in El Dorado County for Valentine's Day or anytime. Check out bed & breakfasts in historic towns or venture off the beaten path.

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

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Historic Towns

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Inside El Dorado County

Beyond Tahoe: Wine & Whitewater in California’s Gold Country

The enchanting emerald waters of Lake Tahoe have been luring visitors in for years. Beyond the beauty of the lake lies the scenic Gold Country of California, with a range of attractions and activities ripe for the picking by a true explorer. You can literally raft the American River in the morning, and sip homegrown libations by dusk. Take your pick in this budding nook of California, the charming place where El Dorado and Placer Counties join.

Top 3 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in El Dorado County

February may be the month that fetes a groundhog and past Presidents, but we like to think of it as a month-long celebration of love. We’ve compiled our favorite ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day.  If you’ve not yet got plans… then definitely read on!

Unique Accommodations in El Dorado County

Are you looking for something a little different for your next getaway? These unique accommodations and lodging properties might be just what the doctor ordered. Whether it’s stargazing or the star treatment you’re after, El Dorado County offers some fantastic alternatives to a typical hotel.

Discover the hidden gems and locations featured in the latest El Dorado County video

The secret is out: El Dorado County is chock-full of hidden gems, and quite a few of them were featured in the latest video. Looking to experience them for yourself? Check out the below locations and links for more details.

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.

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.

For the foodie: restaurants you have to try in El Dorado County

If you love food, El Dorado County is the place to be. From Mom and Pop restaurants to amazing breweries to organic bistros, there is something for every taste. If you’re planning your next night out, allow us to make a few dining recommendations!

Hard cider is not hard to find in El Dorado County

Did you know that hard cider was America’s most popular alcoholic beverage during the colonial era? Or that Johnny Appleseed’s enthusiasm for planting apple trees was because he wanted to make hard cider? Or that British sailors during the 1600-1700s kept cider on board their ships, knowing that it tasted better with age, possibly preventing scurvy outbreaks?

Visiting El Dorado County’s wineries

From breathtaking views of the Sierra Mountains to a variety of outdoor activities, cozy and quaint accommodations, fantastic restaurants, and wine tasting, El Dorado County offers a special and unique experience to all of its visitors.

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

February 11, 2019
Placerville Art on Parade Call to Artists & Application
February 21, 2019
7:30 am Ag Council
11:00 am Newcomers Luncheon
7:00 pm Learn to Square Dance
February 22, 2019
Haunted Hangtown Ghost Tours
7:00 pm Vanities

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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