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Murphys: Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride

It’s hard to beat a springtime bike ride through the Gold Country – temperatures are mild, redbuds bursting with their purple flowers and fiery orange poppies punctuate the lush green hillsides. It might just be the perfect way to cruise the foothills and take it all in at your own pace. Luckily there’s Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride, designed to give …

Vallecito Area: Caroling in the Cave

Caroling in the Cave is a unique event that takes place annually in Moaning Cavern’s massive main chamber.  Imagine multi-part harmony Christmas carols being sung in this acoustically rich environment. It’s captivating. Descend to the bottom of the cave chamber with your cushion to sit on, enjoy the beautiful environment while these lovely carols are sung. There are usually opportunities …

Vallecito Area: Natural Bridges Trail

⚠ ADVISORY: This fragile ecosystem needs your help. As one of the most popular wilderness destinations in our county, it’s up to each visitor to make sure we all do our part to make sure we do not “love” Natural Bridges to death. Please visit the Know Before You Go advisory at the bottom of this page to do your part to keep …

Calaveras Big Trees Wins Tourism Award

Last month, our member businesses gathered at the Hotel Léger for the annual Innovations in Tourism awards dinner. This much anticipated evening is when the Calaveras Visitors Bureau recognizes an outstanding business that has gone above and beyond to attract visitors with new or unique ideas, products or services. Each year, we ask for nominations in the categories of Events, Attractions, …

Haunted Calaveras

Meet the ghosts of Calaveras… With a rich history dating back to the 1800’s, it’s no wonder Calaveras County has a few resident ghosts that have been known to haunt some popular visitor spots.  Looking to have a paranormal experience?  Explore the top haunts in Calaveras in the article below and learn a little bit about the spirits that people …

Calaveras Fall Itineraries: Calaveras Fall Itineraries

Unwind, indulge…or both Go out for a leisurely breakfast at Grounds. Forget about calorie-counting and order the French Toast with hand-sliced sourdough or the Fresh Tomato and Basil Scramble. But if it’s Sunday, don’t miss the Eggs Benedict special. Get there early like the locals and you’ll be guaranteed a spot. It’s harvest time and the smell of grapes is …

Calaveras VIP

The free Calaveras VIP program gets you exclusive discounts and deals for your Calaveras getaway.  Use the form below to get your digital version for your smart phone now, accepted at all of the retailers below. Or stop in at the Calaveras Visitors Center when you come through Angels Camp and we’ll give you a little keycard and a printed copy of …

Innovations in Tourism

The “Innovations in Tourism Awards” is the Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s annual program designed to publicly acknowledge outstanding local businesses that have gone above and beyond to attract visitors to Calaveras through new or unique ideas, products or services. These businesses are nominated and voted on by their peers for the Innovations in Tourism Awards. That means when you see the blue …

White Knuckle Adventure Planner: White Knuckle Adventure Planner

Skiing and Backcountry Snowsports With at least another month of the season (conditions permitting), the skiing at Bear Valley Mountain is excellent thanks to the efforts of their snowmaking and grooming crew. Head up for the March 28 Freeheel Race Series. Whether you’re a seasoned backcountry traveler or new to the scene, this event will inspire and challenge. Now look …

Vallecito Area: Vallecito Area

Vallecito, once a thriving Gold Rush town, is now a sleepy little village tucked off the Highway. But the town isn’t the big attraction here; Vallecito’s Moaning Cavern has long been a must-see destination for tourists since the construction of the 100-ft spiral staircase in 1922. More intrepid or perhaps, foolhardy, tourists visited even before the construction of the staircase, …

San Andreas Area: Top Attractions

San Andreas top attractions are quite diverse. Here you can find the Calaveras County museum complex including the old courthouse and jail, the Performing Animal Welfare Society, and nearby in Mountain Ranch, the state’s first show cave, California Cavern State Historic Landmark. Antique lovers will enjoy browsing two of the best antique stores in Calaveras County: Antiques Tradng Post San …

San Andreas Area: Festivals & Events

There’s not a huge number of San Andreas festivals & events – but what they do have is thoroughly entertaining. Here, you can enjoy an air fair, cave lantern tours, Oktoberfest and more. Read on for details on the most popular. For a full list, go to our San Andreas Area Festivals & Events directory. What to know what’s happening …