Looking for a new adventure-worthy vacation spot? The Lost Coast, the magnificent stretch of coastline in Humboldt County, is a destination not to miss, according to Outside Magazine's "2018 Adventure Bucket List."

The adventure magazine asked their travel experts where they're "dying to go" this year and the famous hidden coastline was one of the 15 spots mentioned around the world.

Scroll through the destinations mentioned above to see where you may want to go next.

Read Outside's complete list here.

If you go:

Visit applehill.com for information about members of the Apple Hill Growers Association, to download the Official Apple Hill Grower app or to print out a map. For details, call (530) 644-7692.

Getting There

From the North Bay, head to I-80 East and follow to U.S. 50 East near Sacramento. From U.S. 50, take Exit 48, 49 or 54 just east of Placerville. Many farms are along Carson Road and its arteries, including North Canyon Road, Larsen Drive and Cable Road.

When to Go

Most farms are open from Labor Day weekend until Christmas Eve. Some remain open throughout the year. Weekends in October are the busiest days, Mondays and Wednesdays are often less crowded. Free admission and parking.


The Placerville area has overnight accommodations ranging from quaint bed and breakfast inns to the 105-room Best Western Plus Placerville Inn, 6850 Greenleaf Drive, (530) 622-9100, bestwestern.com/placervilleinn. The historic Cary House Hotel is downtown in the Old Hangtown district, 300 Main St., (530) 622-4271, caryhouse.com.


Many of the farms offer quick bites and apple treats and have picnic tables available for visitors. The historic Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road, Placerville, serves lunch and dinner on weekends, check weekday hours at smithflathouse.com, (530) 621-1003. The family-friendly Original Mel’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a 1950s-style diner complete with jukeboxes, 232 Main St., Placerville, (530) 626-8072, originalmelsdiner.com.

Historic destinations

Learn about Mother Lode history at the following locations:

El Dorado County Historical Museum, 104 Placerville Drive, Placerville, (530) 621-5865, museum.edcgov.us.

Fountain-Tallman Museum, 524 Main St., Placerville, (530) 626-0773, eldoradocountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Gold Bug Park & Mine and Hattie Museum, 2635 Gold Bug Lane, Placerville, (530) 642-5207, goldbugpark.org.

Tourism Information

The El Dorado County Visitors Authority provides detailed information about the opportunities available to visitors, 542 Main St., Placerville, (530) 621-5885, visit-eldorado.com. Also contact the Placerville Downtown Association, (530) 672-3436, placerville-downtown.org.