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on the left will keep you specifically in Amador County here in California. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page and check back often. To get maps and driving directions click on the "Maps/Driving Directions" link on the left.
Amador County is in the heart of the Gold Country, where Forty-Niners flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Modern travelers come to enjoy historic buildings, lovely tree-covered hills, rich wine country, antique shops and a wide array of outdoor recreational opportunities for every season. A scenic area with a rich Gold Rush history, Amador County is a favorite tourist destination. It is approximately 45 miles to the east of the cities of Sacramento and Stockton, and also draws tourists from San Francisco, 147 miles to the west, as well as Southern California.
Amador County has it all: from the lush Shenandoah Valley wine country in the northwest region of the county, home to a host of award-winning wineries, to the central oak studded hillsides and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains at the eastern tip of the county, where visitors find some of the finest skiing in California.
Amador is blessed with spectacular scenery that changes with the season. Elevations range from 200 feet in the west, to over 9,000 feet in the east. Visitors can enjoy everything from quaint country valleys to breathtaking mountain vistas as they make their way along the county's two primary roadways: historic Highway 49, which stretches generally north to south from El Dorado to Calaveras counties; and east-to-west Highway 88, which has been called 'the most scenic highway in America and is popular with travelers on their way to Lake Tahoe.
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California, the Golden State. It is BIG. If you get to go once in your life time these are "must explore" areas to consider: The Cascades
of northern California, the Central Coast
where doing the coast highway is imperative, and SanFrancisco and the entire Bay Area
. For something entirely out of this world we recommend Death Valley and the Califonia deserts
. Of course there are other areas you might like, (a true exploration of this fabulous state can take a life time), so make good use of this site to get around. We also make our entire database available to you on your cell, so if you are on the road use VISNETMP.COM
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