• What's New in Tuolumne County

     
    POSTED September 9, 2019
     

To take a look at the happenings in Tuolumne County, we’ll zoom in on three areas: Yosemite National Park, Gold Country and High Sierra.

Yosemite

Groups looking for the ultimate Yosemite adventure can catch a bird’s-eye view of Yosemite National Park with Yosemite Flights Tours. With flights out of Columbia airport, choose from packages that range from sunset flights to soaring over El Capitan and Half Dome. Or check off two national parks at once with a morning flight over Yosemite while en route to Death Valley. yosemiteflighttours.com

At Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging in Groveland, sleep in new Conestoga wagons for the ultimate rustic and unique Old West experience. However, don’t fret because there are modern features like Keurig coffee makers and air conditioning. yosemitepinesrv.com

Tuolumne Trails offers rustic conference rooms with views of the Tuolumne River Canyon, cozy accommodations, trails to hike, agility courses, hay rides, and a heated pool. While the summers at this camp are filled with special needs programs, the fall, winter and spring offer some of the finest times to book a retreat or meeting. tuolumnetrails.org

Gold Country

Inner Sanctum Cellars expanded its footprint in Tuolumne County with the acquisition of the Columbia Nursery and Florist property in Columbia. With the purchase came a small café that is reopening with a tasting room for Inner Sanctum Cellar wines and an events venue. The owners envision the property to be everything from a wedding venue to a music venue with the wines and winery being at the center. innersanctumcellars.com

High Sierra

Black Oak Casino Resort has launched its new outdoor concert venue, Westside Pavilion, with summer concert series that kicked off in summer 2018 with world-renowned acts like Justin Moore, Smokey Robinson and Rick Springfield. blackoakcasino.com

Looking for a unique meeting scene that offers big city amenities yet boasts affordability and convenience throughout? Chicago Southland is a unique, eclectic locale, housing diverse options for meetings and events. From state-of-the-art expo centers to trendy restaurants to revitalized warehouse buildings teeming with character, Chicago Southland offers a unique option for events of all types.

 

Set between Pacific foothills and the sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise anyone who still considers it only as the counter-culture center of the ‘60s. Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the city features an authentic (if endearingly off-beat) college town vibe that is perfect for meetings and events.    

In the absence of a dedicated convention center, Berkeley offers unique venues that reflect the vibrant local scene while at the same time, offer big-city service and amenities.

 

When you want to escape the lingering Texas heat for a few days in the fall, but you don’t really want to head north to more blustery conditions, Sonoma or Monterey, located northeast and south of San Francisco respectively, are fabulous options for short retreats or group getaways. And, lucky for you, if you live in or near Dallas, both destinations have direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, making your trip stress-free.

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