Fall Into El Dorado County

Visit El Dorado County

Experience harvest season in Apple Hill, visit wineries during the crush, attend the Hangtown music festival, or just grab a world-famous apple donut.

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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Historic Towns

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Inside El Dorado County

4 of the Coolest Bars in El Dorado County

Who doesn’t love a good drink at the bar after a long day of hiking and sightseeing? Fortunately, for those planning to travel to El Dorado County, the area is dotted with amazing bars that offer the perfect blend of a delightful atmosphere, high-quality service, delicious food, and great drinks. Here are some of the most popular bars in the area that you must definitely visit:

El Dorado County fall activities guide

If you’ve never explored El Dorado County in the fall, you’ll want to make sure you do this year. Autumn is the season for great weather, kaleidoscope foliage, apples, and a slew of one-of-a-kind events that appeal to all ages. Whether you come for the food, the scenery, the entertainment, or all the above, you’ll see why it’s easy to fall in love with fall here. Check out some of our favorite fall activities.

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.

Planning a trip to Apple Hill℠? Read this first.

It’s almost time for the Apple Hill℠ ranches to open. Whether you’re a first-timer to the ranches or have been going there for years, you’ll find these tips from Ann Wofford of Wofford Acres Vineyards useful.

Here are Ann’s top five tips to having a memorable time and getting the best service, and one essential tip if you ONLY visit in the Fall…

Where to find fall colors around El Dorado County

Leaf peepers, social media rock stars, and anyone looking for Mother Nature’s annual show of colors will find that in spades in and around El Dorado County during the autumn, where the trees explode in color from late September through early December.

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.

6 ways to enjoy apple season without kids

While Apple Hill™ is known for its apple farms and family-friendly activities, you don’t need to have kids with you to enjoy the area’s varied attractions.

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.

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

October 22, 2019
2:00 pm Low-Cost Community Flu Vaccination Clinic - Diamond Springs
5:00 pm Bingo
6:00 pm Genealogy
October 23, 2019
2:00 pm Boeger Winery Harvest Tours
4:00 pm Main Street Farmers' Market
6:00 pm Social Security Workshop
7:00 pm Learn to Square Dance

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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