From Stockton: Take I-5 or State Route 99 toward Sacramento and exit on Eight Mile Road, north of Stockton. Drive east to the junction of Eight Mile and State Route 88, turn left (north). Just a mile east of Clements, take the SR 88 split north (left).
From Sacramento: Take the exit for Jackson Highway (Highway 16) all the way to SR-49.
From South Lake Tahoe: Take Route 89 until it intersects Highway 88. Turn right onto Highway 88 and follow it all the way down to Jackson. Amador County line is right before the Kirkwood Ski Resort.
The primary means of transportation in Amador is through the use of motorized vehicles.
Public Transit in AmadorCounty is provided by a single operator, Amador Transit. Amador Transit is overseen by the ACTC and provides general public deviated fixed route service as well as its Dial-a-Ride service within the unincorporated areas of Amador County and the five incorporated cities. It also provides regional service to Sacramento County. Amador Transit operates a fleet of 13 buses and 1 van providing daily service for six routes Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:40AM and 6:30PM not including holidays. More information on the routes and their schedule can be found at http://amadortransit.com/ or by visiting the Amador County Transit Center on Valley View Way in Sutter Hill.
Other transportation services and agencies within the county include:
-Pioneer Cab Company, Delta-Sierra Cab Co., Gold Rush Taxi. -Calaveras Transit stops three times a day at Raley's in Amador County as part of their linked service with Amador Transit. -Blue Mountain Transit (private van service with charter service to ARC, Community Compass Program, and others). -STARS provides services to cancer patients -New Beginnings provides services to people visiting Mule Creek Prison
J. Monteverde General Store - 3 Randolph St., Sutter Creek. A 1900s-style general store with vintage goods displayed.
Sutter Creek Visitor Center - 11A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 209-267-1344. Open weekends 10-3.
Placerville Hardware - the oldest continuously operated hardware store in California; serves breakfast and lunch.
Wine Tasting. Amador is home to over 40 wineries mainly located near Plymouth, CA in Shenandoah Valley. Sutter Creek also hosts several tasting room locations (more info at http://www.touramador.com/wineries)
Hike, Fish, Ski, Snowshoe, Kayak, camp or RV in the Sierras near Silver Lake and Kirkwood.
Visit one of Amador's 4 Farmers Markets (www.amadorfarmersmarket.com) Jackson (Sunday 9am-noon) Sutter Creek (Saturday 9am-noon) Plymouth (Thursday 4-7pm) Pine Grove (Wednesday 4-7pm)
Sutter Creek Palace - 76 Main St., Sutter Creek, 209-267-1300
Susan's Place Wine Bar & Eatery - 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, 209-267-0945
Imperial Hotel Restaurant - Highway 49, Amador City, 209-267-9172
Taste Restaurant - Downtown Plymouth, 209-245-DINE
Amador Foothill Winery - 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209-245-6307. Very good view, but an unattractive tasting room.
Montevina - 20680 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669, (209) 245-6942. Very pleasant tasting experience. Large tasting room with some shopping and food samples.
Renwood - 12225 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, (209) 245-6979. Large tasting room with plenty of shopping. Pleasant grounds though not a huge view.
The Foxes Inn of Sutter Creek - 77 Main Street, Sutter Creek, 209-267-5882. Victorian bed and breakfast.
St. George Hotel - Main Street, Volcano, CA, 209-296-4458