Amador City is in the heart of Gold Country. Located just 1 hour east of Sacramento and Stockton, 2.5 hours from San Francisco. Sutter Creek is a quick drive over the hill, as is Jackson and Highway 88, which leads you to Lake Tahoe.
Visitors to Amador City can enjoy biking and walking the back roads with miles of tree-lined creeks, old mining head frames, rock walls and foundations.
The town provides a self-guided historical walking tour including two gold mining era cemeteries. The Whitney Museum retells the story of Amador City at the peak of the Gold Rush with many artifacts and something of interest to the entire family.
There are also many wineries in the nearby Shenandoah Valley, fishing at many nearby lakes and rivers as well as golfing and gold panning and camping.
GeoCaching and GeoTracking are also popular past times. There are many “spots” in and around both Amador City and Amador County.