We Love Beautiful Amador County
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.
About the Amador County Chamber of Commerce
The Amador County Chamber of Commerce offers a way for businesses and organizations to come together for the betterment of all the communities that encompass our county. It harnesses the tremendous potential of the private enterprise system and enables its membership to accomplish collectively what no one could do individually.
In attracting tourists to our area, the Amador County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is a major contributor to the tourism revenue to our county. The result is a healthier local economy for all of us to enjoy.