El Dorado County

El Dorado: It conjures an enigmatic idea of fortune. It was, after all, here where the first of California’s gold was discovered. Today, the meaning is taken in a different context: the rich soils produce some exceptional wines, and the natural beauty, both of the rolling hills and soothing waterways, beckons visitors to indulge.

Fly Into

SMF Sacramento International Airport 
(Sacramento, CA)


60mins To El Dorado County, California
Where is

El Dorado County

  • United States
  • California

Did you Know?

El Dorado County borders against the southern shores of Lake Tahoe, so be sure to check out this landmark during your visit.


Historic Cary House

Gold Rush themed suites help guests feel like they have been transported back in time as they walk the halls of this legendary hotel that has seen icons like Mark Twain and Elvis Presley visit. A few steps from the front door is historic Placerville.

Bed & Breakfast / Inn


Aji Japanese Bistro

Atmosphere is comfortable, clean, well-decorated and classy. The menu is priced well and the staff is very attentive. This is a great place to go for a date night, a casual meal, night out with friends, or a business dinner.

Hog Wild Bar-B-Que

For anyone who can appreciate smoked perfection and great service, this is the best rib joint in the greater Sacramento Area.

Things To Do

Hangtown Gold Bug Park

Rocks, gold, mines & blacksmithing, a variety of tours, and just minutes off Highway 50. The self guided tours of the underground mine with audio set are very informative and fun. Great for kids. Great place to visit whether youre a local or just passing

Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

This little town is overflowing with gold rush history: they have an Indian grinding rock, a blacksmith shop, a dilapidated jail, and a museum.The docent-led tour is informative and fun There are several trails, including one to the James Marshall monumen


E16 Winery

Join us at E16 Winery for an elegant "off the beaten path" feel of the Fairplay AVA in the Sierra Foothills. Elegance and Balance from extraordinary wines to the Wine Cave and the Star Bar.

diVittorio Winery

This tasting room is in a little complex off the Carson exit on 50. Nice and simple, DiVittorio is worth going to, even without the traditional rustic views, for their many varietals and ports.

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