Fodor's Expert Review Apple Hill
From July to late December, Apple Hill Growers Association members open their orchards and vineyards for apple and berry picking, picnicking, and wine, cider, pressed-juice, and other tastings. With treasure hunts, pond fishing, pie making, and other activities, the area is a magnet for families, but there's plenty to entice adults as well. Stop at Wofford Acres Vineyard if only see the dramatic view of the American River canyon below. The Apple Hill website has a printable map and an up-to-date events calendar, or download the Official Apple Hill Growers app. Traffic often backs up on weekends, so take U.S. 50's Camino exit or visit during the week (although kids-oriented events are on weekends).