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Yolo County: A Hidden Gem | Sponsored

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By Yolo County April 2, 2024

Couple holding hands and toasting with wine in a hidden gem vineyard at sunset.

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This article originally appeared in the July/August 2024 issue of Seattle magazine.

Picture this: a place where quaint, historic downtowns meet tranquil rolling hills, where Northern California’s essence is perfectly captured in one idyllic destination. Welcome to Yolo County, a hidden gem just a short journey from the buzzing metropolises of Sacramento and San Francisco.

In Yolo County, the land itself tells a story of abundance. From the fertile soil springs forth an array of exceptional produce, gracing the tables of local eateries with flavors that dance on the palate. Imagine savoring each bite of farm-fresh goodness, perfectly complemented by glasses of wine sourced from nearby vineyards. And let’s not forget the jars of golden honey, bottles of velvety olive oil, and the pints of acclaimed craft beers.

Diners enjoying an outdoor communal meal on a lively street at dusk in the hidden gem of Yolo County.

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Organic farms paint the landscape with hues of green, while the arrival of summer brings towering sunflowers that stand tall against the azure sky, a testament to the region’s natural beauty. Still, it’s not just the scenery that captivates visitors; it’s the welcoming embrace of the people and the sense of undiscovered adventure. Whether you’re seeking refuge from the city’s hustle and bustle, craving a weekend of wine tasting, or simply yearning to immerse yourself in farm-fresh flavors, Yolo County beckons with open arms.

So, as the seasons change and the allure of warmer weather calls to you, let Yolo County be the breath of fresh air you’ve been seeking — a place where every moment is infused with possibility and discovery. Begin planning your stay today at VisitYolo.com.

 

Three people kayaking on a serene river in Yolo County, with a backdrop of hills, discovering a hidden gem.

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