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Where the Fun Begins in El Dorado county

Placerville in El Dorado County is a community rich in history and heritage!  Discover everything Placerville and El Dorado County have to offer by exploring some of these local attractions and activities!


El Dorado County Farm Trails El Dorado County Farm Trails

Whether you are visiting our community for a day or a week, you'll want to explore our Farm Trails and take home some of the fruits, vegetables, and local products. There are many agricultural attractions and recreational activities you can enjoy in El Dorado county, with a strong emphasis on family fun!

Placerville Downtown Association Placerville Downtown Association

Girls Night Out, Placerville Art Walk, Rhythm & Blooms Party, Hangtown Car Show, Art & Wine Festival, Trick or Treat on Main Street, Festival of Lights- whatever the season, for so many reasons, there is something taking place in downtown Placerville! Check out the Placerville Downtown Association's website for more information about activities to enjoy with family and friends!

El Dorado County Visitors Authority El Dorado County Visitors Authority

The El Dorado County Visitor's Authority provides an ongoing calendar of local activities, meetings and events. You can check out their website by clicking on the image to the left.

Coloma Valley - Gold Country Coloma Valley - Gold Country

Nestled in California's Sierra foothills, in the fabled Gold Country, lies the Coloma Valley. The South Fork of the American River - made famous in 1848 when gold was discovered in its stream bed at Sutter's Mill - runs right down the center of the valley. That discovery triggered the famed California Gold Rush in 1849. Today, the communities of Coloma and Lotus, with their ranches, orchards, B&Bs, campgrounds, businesses and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park brings California history to life! The American River is also well-known for its whitewater rapids. The fun begins only an hour from Sacramento and 2 to 3 hours from San Francisco...and just a hop skip and a jump from Placerville!

The Apple Hill® Growers Association The Apple Hill® Growers Association

The Apple Hill® Growers Association, located in Camino, Placerville and Pollock Pines, CA began with 16 original ranches, but has grown to well-over 50 ranches including wineries, a micro-brewery, spa, vineyards and Christmas tree growers. Experience the real taste of the Sierra foothills at Apple Hill!

Visit Tahoe City Visit Tahoe City

The Heart and Soul of Lake Tahoe! Located just 15 miles from the I-80 corridor, Tahoe City's miles of shoreline rest both North and West along Lake Tahoe. An array of year-round activities - including snowsports in winter, and hiking, camping, fishing, and water sports in summer

El Dorado Winery Association El Dorado Winery Association

No trip to the Sierra foothills would be complete without touring the famed wine country of El Dorado County. Celebrations and special events are scheduled throughout the year. To find out more, click on the icon to the left to see the association's website!

Fairplay Wineries Association Fairplay Wineries Association

Deep in the heart of the Sierra foothills, Fair Play is one of the wine world's best kept secrets! Within an hour from Sacramento you'll find over 20 family-owned bourique wineries. Fairplay has earned a reputation for high quality wine grapes that yield deeply favorful intense wines. Events are frequently added to their website, so click on the icon to the left for more information!

South Shore - Blue Lake Tahoe South Shore - Blue Lake Tahoe

Just an hour from Placerville, you'll find South Shore Lake Tahoe - all night attractions and fun for the whole family awaits. When traveling to Tahoe, makes sure you stop by Placerville on Hwy. 50 and grab some home-made fudge at The CandyStrike Emporium for your drive!

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce covers activities in all parts of El Dorado County!

Tahoe Fireside Lodge Tahoe Fireside Lodge

A guest the first time, a friend for a lifetime!

Historic Placerville Historic Placerville

The history of Placerville is rich with nuggets from the Gold Rush through present day. This website is designed to showcase all that glitters in this one-of-a-kind town.

Pollock Pines / Camino Chamber Pollock Pines / Camino Chamber

There's so much to do in Pollock Pines and Camino - from Apple Hill to the Historic Pony Express Trail, explore Pollock Pines and Camino when in El Dorado County!

Cameron Park / Shingle Springs Chamber Cameron Park / Shingle Springs Chamber

Cameron Park and Shingle Springs is the gateway to Gold Country. Learn more about this El Dorado County location and how gold was discovered here in the 1840's.

Highway 50 Wagon Train Highway 50 Wagon Train

The Highway 50 Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to horse and wagon enthusiasts, and the historical reenactment of the "Great Western Migration".

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