Evans American Gourmet Cafe

Nestled in a vintage Tahoe cabin, surrounded by towering pine trees, is Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe. Acclaimed as South Lake Tahoe’s finest restaurants, Evan’s features a blend of cuisine styles from around the world. Top Zagat rated Restaurant in the Sierras!

Divided Sky

It is difficult to put any one label on the Divided Sky. It is, among other things, a bar, a restaurant, and a café. A favorite gathering place among Meyers locals, The Divided Sky manages to combine all these things into a comfortable, upstairs living room-like setting at the edge of the beautiful Lake Tahoe Read more […]

Beacon Bar & Grill

Reminiscent of a time when friendship was a lifelong endeavor and vacation meant leaving your troubles at the door. A year-round Lake Tahoe destination resort of pure relaxation offering historic Tahoe lodging, camping, boating, biking, beach-going, lakeside dining, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, and more. All on the south shore of one of the most beautiful Read more […]

Best Western Placerville Inn

Looking to host a wedding in El Dorado County? We offer wedding services with banquet rooms and a long list of catering services. For conferences, we have two rooms. Our small room holds 8-20 while the larger one 60-120 depending on the format. Best Western Plus Placerville Inn provides spacious, clean, comfortable rooms for all Read more […]

American River Inn

Host your next special event at the American River Inn. It’s perfect for business, pleasure, and a great combination of both. Our historic resort is the perfect place to exchange your vows, mingle with your family and friends, and spend your honeymoon. Say “I do” in a beautiful Victorian garden setting or next to a Read more […]

Snow Sports

Trip Picks Heavenly Mountain Resort Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly boasts unparalleled views. A higher elevation and the most skiable terrain at Lake Tahoe means that you have more hidden glades to explore and groomers to rip here. There's plenty for non-skiers, too, including scenic gondola rides and tubing.  Learn more Powder day at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Photo:... Read more »

Whitewater Rafting

The South Fork of the American River - Adrenaline Pumping Rapids and Scenic Floats The American River as it flows through El Dorado County offers an unforgettable experience to water lovers, aged 7 to 75! Made famous by the 1849 Gold Rush, this is the river where James Marshall first discovered gold. Today the South... Read more »

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.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Over 100 miles of horse trails wind through the steep American River canyons and along the American River. The most famous one is the Western States Trail, which runs 100 miles from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, with over 20 miles in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Here are a few must-see rides. Knickerbocker/Cool… Read more »


Trip Picks Hiking Trail Recommendations With so many miles of hiking trails to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to begin! To help you out, we've put together recommendations for a variety of hikes to suit all tastes. New to hiking? See our tips on recreating responsibly.  Top Summit Hikes Wildflower Hikes... Read more »

Gold Panning

The Mother Lode, which spurred the Gold Rush, runs through El Dorado County, so it should come as no surprise that gold panning is a popular activity here. It's a great activity for all ages and is a fun and unique way to spend time on a beautiful stretch of river. Lucky panners enjoy mining... Read more »

El Dorado Wine Trails

Wineries By Region Placerville Wineries Coloma & The Divide Wineries Fairplay & Somerset Wineries Tour the El Dorado Wine Country for breathtaking vistas, a wide diversity of award-winning wines, and discovery and delight around every bend. Our wineries are renowned for making vibrantly flavorful, distinctly delicious wines, grown in the dramatic elevations of the Sierra... Read more »