168 years ago, gold was discovered in Columbia. This discovery changed the land forever when thousands of people came to the area to “strike it rich”.
March 19, 2018
All-Season Wellness in Northern California: Here's to a Revived You this Year in Yosemite's Tuolumne County
Choose wellness any day, week or weekend of the year. Choose Tuolumne County in the Gold Country region near Yosemite, (pronounced “To-All-O-Me”) where for every season there is a reason, a place and an activity that promotes physical, emotional or spiritual health.
January 24, 2018
Northern California's Yosemite Gateway, Tuolumne County adds new PR staff and UK Trade Representation
In Northern California, Yosemite's front door beefs up PR presence with new staff and new international Black Diamond representation in the UK for Tuolumne County. Katie Kirkland will attend IMM in New York and IPW in Denver to get acquainted with travel journalists.
January 10, 2018
Winter is Closer and Finer Than You Think – All This, Three Hours away From the San Francisco Bay Area, at Yosemite's Door.
In the time it takes fog to completely blanket San Francisco, visitors from the Bay Area can reach Tuolumne County in the Sierra Foothills abutting Yosemite National Park. Ski, snowboard or snowshoe on the first day, and then choose from among a smorgasbord of distractions to avoid strapping on skis or buckling snowshoe clips on the second day. Tuolumne County offers a ton of excuses to enjoy small town strolling, wine tasting, and indoor gaming.
January 01, 2018
Yosemite National Park's closest entrance from the San Francisco Bay Area—Highway 120 at Big Oak Flat – Reopens Just in Time for the start of Summer Travel
Record snow and rain is now on glorious display in it its reincarnated form of rushing waterfalls and raging rivers in the Yosemite National Park Area, in Northern California. This week, travelers can again access the valley in Yosemite directly from Tuolumne County's entrance in Groveland, California via the newly repaired and reopened Highway 120. The route had been closed since mid-February because of severe road damage from intense winter rains. Because it's only 133 miles from the San Francisco Bay Bridge to the National Park's Big Oak Flat entrance, Northern California visitors save about 90 minutes by taking Highway 120 into the park ...
May 09, 2017
Ten Winter Weather Options to Slow Down, Stay Dry and Drink Up in Northern California's Quaint Gold Country Towns
Weather Forecast in in Northern California Yosemite Gold Country: All over Northern California visitors are conjuring up a familiar children's tune with new words: “It's raining, it's pouring, it's wet and cold and boring, what's there to do to have some fun 'til sun comes out in the morning.” It doesn't have to be gloom and doom – Tuolumne County (“To-All-O-Me”) in California's historic Gold Country area and front door to Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay area, has some ideas for visitors to lay low and have fun – including museum hopping for history buffs and day drinking for the rest of us. The list of unique places to ...
January 09, 2017
A Quick Trip to Yosemite National Park Like President Obama and Family? We Have Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Visit, Even if Your Stay is as Brief as His.
Visitor Centers along Yosemite's busiest entrance in Tuolumne County offer advice, assistance, and good ideas to thousands of visitors each year...
August 04, 2016
A quick trip to Yosemite National Park like President Obama and family? We have tips for getting the most out of your visit, even if your stay is as brief as his.
Want to know how to get the most out of your visit to Northern California's Yosemite National Park, if you aren't President of the United States? If you don't have an advance team, a helicopter, and an entourage, we have tips for the rest of us -- and the first place to stop is the Visitors Center. They have your answers, even to the most common questions. "Where can I see bears?" "Where can I avoid bears?" And many more. Tuolumne County (To-All-O-Me) is the most direct route to Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay Area -- just 133 miles / 200 km.
August 01, 2016
The much-anticipated Rush Creek Lodge officially opens June 24, welcoming guests to the first new resort in the Yosemite region in more than 25 years. Conveniently located less than a mile from the park's Highway 120 West entrance, Rush Creek Lodge is a scenic three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and is a sister property to the nearby historic Evergreen Lodge. Nestled on twenty woodland acres, the resort is a superbly designed “destination within a destination” that features 143 rooms, a grand main lodge, restaurant and tavern, a 2,400 square foot, heated, salt water swimming pool and hot tubs with poolside bar, full-service recreation ...
June 20, 2016
The most direct route to Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay Area takes travelers through the historic “Gold County” where gold was found and fortunes were made and lost along Highway 49. The county, called Tuolumne and pronounced “To-All-O-Me” includes two state historic parks and landmarks which check all the boxes of authenticity, a mountain pine lake for summer and winter sports, and the beckoning entrance to Yosemite National Park on scenic Highway 120, home to the charming and hospitable Groveland community, with the oldest drinking establishment in California...
June 15, 2016