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What Is the Best Destination for Weekend Getaways From Sacramento?

Sacramento is such an incredible city that it’s no wonder why so many people love living there. However, no matter where you reside, it’s always important to mix things up and give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, we know the perfect place for your weekend getaways from Sacramento. It’s …
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Things to Do at the Wakamatsu Farm

Come and experience the history and traditions of the original Japanese settlement in America. The Wakamatsu Farm in Placerville, CA, dates back to June 8, 1869, when the first Japanese immigrants fled their country during wartime to settle in America. Visit the farm to enjoy educational tours and special events. The archives of our region …
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All of the Best Ways to Explore Echo Lake, CA

Echo Lake, CA, is a popular stop on the way to Lake Tahoe, and for good reasons! This small community is just over an hour northeast from Placerville, CA, and features many great things to do outdoors! This year-round destination has moderately challenging hiking trails, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, and more. No matter what time …
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You Need to Taste the Wine at Wofford Acres Vineyards

Perhaps the areas that come to mind when you dream of the best wine regions in the nation are Napa Valley or Sonoma. While these wine regions have certainly earned their fame, consider a trip to the Sierra Nevada Foothills! This area is comprised of 2.6 million acres of rolling hills and green mountains. It’s …
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Saddle Up! Here’s Your Guide to South Lake Tahoe Horseback Riding

Gallop your way to the adventure of a lifetime! On your next visit, explore the beauty of the Sierra foothills in the most exciting way imaginable — on horseback! Everything you need to know about South Lake Tahoe horseback riding can be found right in this blog post. Our blog is filled to the brim …
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Your Ultimate Guide to Placerville, CA, Shopping

Are you on the hunt for a fabulous new outfit? Do you need gear for your next outdoor adventure? Perhaps you’re searching for one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family back home. No matter what you’re searching for, you’ll find it all while shopping in Placerville, CA. From the specialty stores on Main Street to local …
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5 of the Most Romantic Things to Do at El Dorado Orchards

There’s nothing like fall time in the Sierra Foothills. The crisp air and colorful foliage provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic date with your sweetheart. Autumn also marks the beginning of apple season, which is one of the most exciting times of the year in Northern California! You can experience it for yourself at …
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Fallen Leaf Lake: A Hidden Gem That You Need to Explore

Known for its crystal-clear water and picturesque mountain views, it’s no surprise that Lake Tahoe attracts so many tourists year after year. However, most visitors don’t know that there is another beautiful lake nearby ⁠— and it’s hidden right in plain sight. Located just a mile southwest of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake is a …
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Limited-Time Fall Special!

Starting September 27th, stay 2 or more midweek nights and enjoy Apple Hill farm adventures, savings and more delights!

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