Fall in Love All Over Again in the Foothills: Exploring Apple Hill™ With Your Partner

Fall in Love All Over Again in the Foothills: Exploring Apple Hill™ With Your Partner

Breathtaking panoramic views, rows upon rows of red and green apples, and the colors of fall leaves—what more could you ask for in an afternoon of apple picking? In the foothills of California’s gold country, you’ll find Apple Hill—a little slice of heaven nestled between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.

So, if you want to spend a romantic day with your partner, look no further than the Foothills region of California. The picturesque drive from Sacramento to Apple Hill™ is full of scenic views and romantic roadside stops, but the real fun begins when you get there!

Located in El Dorado County, just east of Sacramento,  Apple Hill™ is home to 50 local family farms throughout the region that is ready to be explored. Planning a romantic getaway with your partner? Read on!

Go Wine Tasting

During spring, while most farms prepare for the season’s fruit, the wineries are open for wine connoisseurs to enjoy signature wines, overlooking gorgeous foothills and valley views. Apple Hill™ wineries are famous for their red wines and exquisite quality grapes, especially from Bordeaux, the Rhône, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Whether you’re planning to pop the question, celebrate your anniversary or spend a fun-filled day, go wine tasting and enjoy the scenic beauty of wineries with your partner.

Catch Sunset with Smooth-Drinking Ciders at Hidden Star Camino

If your celebration cheer is bland without beer, Hidden Star in the small town of Camino, California, should be your spot! The cider barn’s charming rural setting invites visitors to stop and enjoy the fresh air over one of their 16 varieties of hard cider. During the summer, they offer Cider Sunsets on Friday evenings, where you can enjoy nature’s fireworks over their hand-crafted brews. The balmy glow of the setting sun will sure make your evening a memorable one.

Enjoy the Lavender Harvest in its Full Glory

Wide-open meadows and billowy blossoms make great backdrops that offer a lovely palette of colors—blue sky, green grass, and lavender flowers. So, if you’re planning to ask your partner to marry you on your visit to Apple Hill™, there’s no better time than June! During the last two weekends in June, Apple Hill Growers Lavender Blue Harvest Days celebrate the official start of summer with activities and delicious offerings at various Apple Hill Growers.

During your stint with nature, you can cut and make your own lavender bouquets, wreaths, wands, and critters. You can also take your partner on a shopping spree with all-things lavender! Meander through the floral paradise and choose from an array of locally produced products, including essential oils, soaps, and lotions.

Seal the Deal With a Delectable Meal

Whether you’re treating your loved one to an intimate candlelit dinner or grabbing lunch together, Apple Hill™ has it all. And, of course, there are those delicious cider donuts. Make memories over a delectable meal.

If you’re looking to experience something new with your favorite person, a weekend getaway to Apple Hill™ offers the perfect setting to fall in love all over again.

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Community Events Calendar

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The Martian Chronicles
July 21, 2024
8:00 am El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers' Market
11:00 am Mimosa Sunday
July 23, 2024
6:00 pm Live Music at Smith Flat House
July 24, 2024
Meyers Mountain Market
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REGISTER NOW: 2024 Youth Summer Camps - June 3 to Aug 2, 2024
4:00 pm Main Street Farmer's Market
5:30 pm Wednesday Wine and Dine at Starfield Vineyards