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Northern California Vacation: An Experience Of A Lifetime

| Articles | June 21, 2010

If you’ve already been to the Southern part of California, why not go to Northern California this time, particularly El Dorado County? It’s an exciting California vacation destination any time of the year. And when it comes to hotels, activities, and tourist attractions, there is nothing to worry about since there is a lot to pick and choose from in a Northern California vacation.

All you have to do is to get that laptop or computer running and search for Northern California vacation packages through the search engine. In less than a minute, you’ll be flooded with results, all waiting for you to check them out. But before you do, why not read on this article to have a brief overview of what Northern California has to offer to vacationers like you?

The El Dorado County

In Northern California, a place called El Dorado County hosts some of the most exciting tourist attractions. Located 2 hours away from San Francisco Bay Area and between two major access roads to South Shore and North Shore Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County is an excellent getaway choice because it is not only easy to reach but it also boasts some of the richest history in the United States. In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in this place.

So if you want to explore where the epic Gold Rush took place, then you can visit the Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The park is a good place to start your local getaway. If you are a history lover, it will definitely catch your fancy as it showcases many artifacts from the Gold Rush era, museums, replica of the mill, and a nature trail where you will be guided by a park ranger.

Now, if it isn’t just a day or two-day getaway, you might as well look at some other places that El Dorado County has to offer. You can check out the campgrounds in the Lotus/Coloma area like the American River resort on River Road and the Camp Lotus on Bassi Road. This will be the perfect place for you to go on a picnic or a little camping at that.

If you are vacationing with the kids, they will sure love being closer to nature, while you can also enjoy doing activities like rafting and wine tasting. You can find lots of rafting companies in the area, but you can do your search ahead of time by going online. As for wine tasting, the South Eastern part of El Dorado County is known as one of the best lands for wine-grape varietals. So, you can find here some of the famous wineries like Windwalker and Oakstone wineries to name a few.

The Northern part of California, particularly El Dorado County, can really make your California vacation an experience of a lifetime. Now, if you really want to make it even more exciting, you can also spend a couple of days in the beautiful South Lake Tahoe. Here, you can do a lot of hiking, biking, shopping, gaming, entertainment, and many more. Everything will basically depend on your plan. If you think your vacation period can still accommodate visiting more places than just El Dorado County, then why not include them in your itinerary?

After all, it’s fun, enjoyment, and relaxation that your after in this California vacation, so why not make the most out of it?

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