Local Attractions in the Foothills
For those looking for adventure, be sure to experience whitewater rafting or kayaking on the American River. There are also plenty of areas for hiking, biking trails or fishing. El Dorado County is the heart of the most diversified recreational area in California with approximately one million acres of national forest. Desolation Wilderness area is the most visited wilderness area in the state of California.
The greater El Dorado County area has 11,640 acres of lakes. Not only are there an abundance of lakes, the county boasts over 575 miles of rivers and streams. Rent a boat or Jet Ski at the Marina and enjoy a day on the lake.
The Sierra provides a variety of ski areas in the winter all within an hour and a half hour drive from El Dorado Hills. These areas offer both Nordic and alpine skiing. Summer months are beautiful on the beaches of Lake Tahoe or hiking in the mountains as you view the snow-capped mountains.
Nearby Apple Hill is host to a variety of activities at fruit orchards, pumpkin farms, bake shops, craft fairs, Christmas tree farms and breweries. Have lunch among the beauty or bring back some apple pie, caramel apples or apple cider!
There are lots of variety and fun things to do in this amazing city! A few attractions include: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisher's Wharf, Pier 39, Alcatraz, The Crookedness Road, Little Italy, China Town, Business District, Broadway, North Beach, Clubs & Restaurants, Shopping at Union Square and the Zoo.
Experience the beauty of Sierra Foothills Wine Country
This area is simply one of the most romantic places on earth! There are about as many romantic spots and activities in wine country as there are wineries! After your intensive we suggest you stay an extra day or two to relax and enjoy the many activities in the area. Take a bike ride through the vineyards, hike, wine taste, ride in a hot air balloon, shop, relax in the spas and hot-springs, and of course dine out in this beautiful part of the country!
Visitors to El Dorado Hills may enjoy wine tasting and exploring the delightful Wineries that have become famous in El Dorado County. After wine tasting relax with a massage or take a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards.
Seasons in the Wine Country
The weather is excellent in California all year round!
WINTER is a great time to visit California Wine Country. The crowds and traffic that are prevalent throughout the summer and fall are gone, making for leisurely dining and less crowded wine tasting. Soaking in spa tubs and reading by the fire is relaxing & romantic.
SPRING announces itself in the valley with a dazzling display of mustard fields as far as one can see. The Napa Valley Mustard Festival begins and the weather's warming trends beckon an amazing display of color. Crowds are still down and this is the locals' choice as the best time of year to visit.
SUMMER is busy and hot. The vines are ripening and the valley is jumping. Outside massages are very popular and soaking in the hot springs, American River and Folsom Lake close by.
FALL is what is known as the "Crush." The valley is at its peak season. Starting in August through October, the wineries are picking grapes and this is the season to visit if you want to see the area vibrant and alive. Sipping wine by outdoor fires and dining are its best!
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