Farms & Ranches

Farm Trails The El Dorado County Farm Trails Association represents a variety of farms that grow cherries, berries, peaches, apples, pears, and oranges, as well as wine grapes, flowers, Christmas trees, and other agricultural products. Member wineries offer many award-winning wines having flavor characteristics unique to the Foothill appellations of El Dorado and Fair Play. Meet... Read more »

Arts & Culture

  Arts and Culture El Dorado - Arts and Culture El Dorado promotes and connects local artists and organizations throughout the County by providing advocacy, education, and programs.  Visit their website for upcoming studio tours, art walks, poetry readings, music festivals, gallery exhibitions, living history reenactments, and more. Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery The original art gallery... Read more »

Top 8 drinks to try in El Dorado County

It’s not all about farm-to-table, authentic, delicious food here in El Dorado County. We make a mean drink, too – actually, we make more than a few mean and tasty beverages. You’ll find a broad range of libations worth sampling during your next visit.

Mountain Biking

South Lake Tahoe Emerging as one of the nation's premier mountain biking destinations, South Lake Tahoe is home to numerous mountain bike trails, from flat scenic paths to hair-raising downhills. The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) website is a great resource for trail info, including maps, trail conditions, and events. New to mountain biking?... Read more »

Getting Here & Around

Visitor Information Visit El Dorado Visitor Center - Placerville California Welcome Center - El Dorado Hills Getting Here Driving from San Francisco: To Placerville: 130 miles, 2 hours To South Lake Tahoe: 188 miles, 3.25 hours Driving from Los Angeles: To Placerville: 425 miles, 6 hours To South Lake Tahoe: 440 miles, 7.25 hours Arriving... Read more »

Where to Stay in El Dorado County

Find Your Type of Home Away From Home Whether you are out for a romantic evening away, planning your stay around wine tasting and exploring, or just looking for a nice way to relax with some amazing food, El Dorado County has great places to stay to make the most out of your vacation. Bed... Read more »


It's safe to say that we love food here in El Dorado County. And we want to make sure you get a chance to enjoy our favorite places, so we've put together some of our favorites for you to try. Bon appetit! Best Breakfast/Brunches They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the... Read more »

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.

4 can’t-miss spring hikes in El Dorado County

It makes sense for skiers and snowboarders to embrace snow, but hikers? This winter’s significant snowfall is great news for those of us who enjoy the sight of fast moving rivers and abundant waterfalls. And since some these spring hikes are easy to moderate, they’re a great family-friendly activity as well.

Top 3 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in El Dorado County

February may be the month that fetes a groundhog and past Presidents, but we like to think of it as a month-long celebration of love. We’ve compiled our favorite ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day.  If you’ve not yet got plans… then definitely read on!