For those who enjoy working up an appetite during a hike, there’s nothing like rewarding yourself with a great feast and a cold drink after enjoying the trail’s views. Lucky for you, several El Dorado County hiking trails are a short distance from a delicious meal.
California is home to numerous small towns that are historically and culturally significant, making them some of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Placerville in El Dorado County is one of them. A charming town established in the 1840s, Placerville was named after the placer gold deposits found in its hills and riverbeds during the legendary Gold Rush.
Placerville’s rich history and 19th-century architecture offer some really great spaces to shop. Here are three women-owned boutiques hidden in plain sight featuring one-of-a-kind items, remarkable architecture, and striking displays.
Amid the winding roads and bucolic ranches, farms, and wineries of Apple Hill lies a charming hidden gem, Ponderosa Ridge: A Bed & Breakfast. A local’s favorite, it’s received the Mt. Democrat Readers’ choice award for the last three years! Owner Bonnie Kelley and her husband Bill have created a tranquil, welcoming oasis for guests while providing unmatched customer service.
Porridge with a side of freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Creamed eggs on toast.
Chicken and waffles.
Did this sound tempting? Breakfast is that meal of the day that can set the tone for the entire day. If you don’t believe this, recall the times when your mood got spoiled just because the eggs got burnt, your pantry ran out of milk, the pancakes were undercooked, or the coffee was well, just not right.
Many agree that a good breakfast is a great way to start the day. But that may not look the same for all of us. So we suggest trying one of these incredible breakfast spots with easy access to the El Dorado Trail for a morning stroll.
California’s Gold Country is an excellent destination for history buffs and oenophiles alike as it offers a beautiful escape from the jostling crowds that frequent other places in the state. With dozens of unpretentious, primarily family-owned wineries dotting the area, visitors can easily spend a weekend exploring them and partaking in tastings. Expect to be smitten by El Dorado County’s idyllic charm and warm community spirit as you taste your way through it.
Ah, the good ol’ couples’ getaway. Basking in the sun together, sipping on piña coladas by the beach (or hiking up mountains, hand in hand), and posting photos on Instagram captioned “#couplegoals.”
Visit the Apple Hill Growers, 50+ farms and ranches nestled in the spectacular and majestic Sierra Nevada foothills, for an unforgettable and delicious trip. You’ll find apple orchards, wineries, breweries, bakeries, and more to fill your tummy with tasty foods. There are also ample kids’ activities, you-pick farms, and Apple Hill pumpkin patches for a fun day out with the family. What’s not to love?
Family-friendly fun shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. In El Dorado County, you can find affordable fun every day of the week that entertains kids of all ages.
We’ve got recommendations for a week full of fun activities that range from Gold Rush history to train rides.
“Do what you love, and the money will follow” is one of those sayings that holds true for many folks in El Dorado County. Whether it’s opening a restaurant, creating a legendary off-road trail, or becoming a climbing guide, you’ll find interesting businesses abound here – and they have the stories to prove it.
Off-roading has become a popular activity, and it’s not unusual to see a caravan of Jeeps heading off to adventure here. But did you know that Jeeping got its start in El Dorado County?