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Things to do in Amador County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“most incredible redwoods!! Nice easy walking trail makes for a great outing with the family.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Cozy Italian restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious food! Great outdoor patio seating for spring, summer and fall! It's our favorite dinner spot in Arnold! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Just around the corner - you must visit. Perhaps the coolest bar/restaurant in California.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This restaurant is under new management as of winter 2019. We haven’t had a chance to try it, but the updated menu looks promising.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just one mile outside of Arnold, White Pines is a great place for fishing, hiking, beach time, or a picnic.  It’s a small and beautiful high country lake with beaches, picnic tables, a children’s playground and disc golf course. This lake can be the center of your entire day and is also a great spot to start your hike along the Arnold Rim Trail, or visit the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Casino
“Inside the casino, you can find the famous seafood buffet- all you can eat lobsters and king crabs. Best way to get seatings- wait time can be more than 2 hrs so plan ahead- I recommend go to the casino and rsvp for the time slot you want to enjoy the feast.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Black Chasm Cavern is a cave nestled in the hamlet of Volcano, located in Amador County.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Taste has been selected as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Since 2008, Taste has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Taste is the highest ZAGAT rated restaurant in the Sacramento region 29/26/28 ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Our favorite cafe/bistro!! Great coffee, sandwiches and salads! Tasty breakfast burritos and ice cream too! Art from local artists on the walls. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Locates in the heart of Amador City- it offers variety breads, pastries, coffee and more! Here you can also take a little stroll to burn all the carbs. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Located next to White Pine Lake in Arnold. This Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada region”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Amazing patio area. Wonderful on a nice day, or before catching a play at the outdoor amplitheater. Food is wonderful, friendly staff, great atmosphere and a bar too.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Casino
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“Only 8 minutes away, if the serenity is getting to you, time to shake it up a bit! a beautiful casino, just minutes away! Voted "Best Casino" 4 years in a row, according to Trip Advisor. They have a beautiful waterfall, and large, expansive window at the Waterfall Buffet restaurant! Gambler or not, worth checking out!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“About the Park Rock House imageIndian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The park nestles in a little valley 2,400 feet above sea level with open meadows and large valley oaks that once provided the Native Americans of this area with an ample supply of acorns. The park was created in 1968 and preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes -- the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. www.parks.ca.gov”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great place for a burgers, fries, & shakes. Try a patty melt or onion rings too and in the Fall ask for an apple shake!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We are consistently blown away with the meals we’ve had at Dogwood. This is one of the best restaurants in the area and they have a decent wine list too. If you are looking for something a bit more upscale this is the place to go. Reservations are recommended.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Cozy Italian restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious food! Great outdoor patio seating for spring, summer and fall! It's our favorite dinner spot in Arnold! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Just around the corner - you must visit. Perhaps the coolest bar/restaurant in California.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
“This restaurant is under new management as of winter 2019. We haven’t had a chance to try it, but the updated menu looks promising.”
  • 23 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Taste has been selected as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Since 2008, Taste has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Taste is the highest ZAGAT rated restaurant in the Sacramento region 29/26/28 ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great place for a burgers, fries, & shakes. Try a patty melt or onion rings too and in the Fall ask for an apple shake!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We are consistently blown away with the meals we’ve had at Dogwood. This is one of the best restaurants in the area and they have a decent wine list too. If you are looking for something a bit more upscale this is the place to go. Reservations are recommended.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When in the wine country of the South County (Somerset/Fairplay) this is a great place for lunch or dinner. Frequented by locals and always friendly”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“Hotel Sutter serves fresh, farmhouse flavors 7 days a week. All produce and meat is sourced locally and sustainably for a truly unique dining experience.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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