Charm, History, and Adventure

The upscale foothill community of El Dorado Hills serves as the western gateway to El Dorado County along the fabulous Highway 50 corridor.  Anchored by the El Dorado Hills Town Center, which features boutique shopping, some of the area’s unique dining options and entertainment, including outdoor concerts and activities alongside a man-made lake.  Neighboring towns of Cameron Park and Shingle Springs feature a golf course, walking trails, skate park, dog park, picnicking and paddle boats, wine tasting and friendly family farms sprinkled along the scenic backroads.  There are hiking trails and history, year-round events and activities and gaming galore.

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Trip Picks

El Dorado Hills Town Center

El Dorado Hills Town Center is the emerging downtown district of El Dorado Hills and western El Dorado County. This upscale shopping center features some of the best restaurants and eateries El Dorado County has to offer. You’ll find local and national retailers, a movie theater, hotel, gourmet market, fitness club, day spa, a public amphitheater, dramatic fountains and waterways, and broad public plazas. Town Center is built like a traditional downtown, with a main street where people gather, work, stroll along broad sidewalks, and enjoy lakeside dining and quality accommodations. The town center is also home to the California Welcome Center.

Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. It features more than 2500 slot machines, 60 table games, five restaurants, three bars, free nightly entertainment, and lighted covered parking. It’s conveniently located just off Highway 50 near Placerville.

Ride the Rails

El Dorado Western Railroad offers rides on vintage Inspection Cars on the historic Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm you can take a 30-40 minute ride on the oldest railroad line west of the Mississippi River.

Dry Diggings Distillery

Dry Diggings Distillery is the first of its kind in El Dorado County in a very long time, offering distillery tours and tastings and a complete line of spirits and locally produced gifts for sale. Tours feature the history of El Dorado County, the historical aspects of the tasting room and insights into the distilling process and how Dry Diggings craft their exceptional spirits.

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Plan Your Stay In the Foothills

Use the map directories below to help plan your visit.

Lodging in the Foothills

Things To Do in the Foothills

Dog-Friendly Lodging in El Dorado County

Dog-Friendly Activities in El Dorado County

Upcoming Events in the Foothills