Exploring Gold Country
California is pictured the world over as a place of Disneyland, surfers, protests, big urban cities, suburban sprawl, Silicon Valley, San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, and the birthplace of hippies and acid-rock music. Many visitors are surprised to discover that most of California is located outside the main centers and is largely known for farming, recreation, and the mountain lifestyle. The famous Gold Rush took place, not in the urban centers, but in the mountains to the east.
Gold Country Gourmet Goodies
Gold Country contains artisan food purveyors that are rarely known outside of the region. They produce world-class products and we help you find them.
Gold Country Parks & History
The Gold Country area provides a myriad of historical sites, museums, parks, outdoor recreation, and family friendly activities for everyone.
Gold Country Arts & Culture
El Dorado County has many art galleries, art shows, theater events, exhibits, train rides, stage coach rides, art and wine events, and other activities for the whole family.
Gold Country Shopping
If you are an antique hound, searching for a special gift, or are looking for unique home and yard furnishings, El Dorado County provides a great place to shop.