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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Great for kids and families, or anyone who loves an adventure. Beautiful old-growth groves of giant Redwood and Sequoia trees over 300ft tall.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“5 Stars is what this restaurant earns. From it's delicious menu to friendly staff, you have your choice of dining in house or on the scenic patio (Summer only). Singles to groups, but call in advance for reservations.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Try the Snowshoe Pale Ale! Decent food and a great spot to catch a game. Whether you’re a local, driving on Scenic Highway 4, or visiting for an afternoon on the ski hill, Snowshoe Brewing Company is your stop for family-friendly food and service.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“FREE! Less than a 10 minute drive from Jeremiah's Pad. Sandy beach, hiking, free parking and usage. Pack a lunch and stay the day. The whole family will enjoy this lake. And I hear the fishing is great!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine, created by Chef Tony Miller. We serve fair trade, organic espresso, coffee, beer & wine, breakfast and lunch. Our Menu features weekly and daily specials. We serve breakfast until 11 am and all other food items all day until an hour before closing. Our atmosphere is casual and kid-friendly. We have indoor and outdoor seating and feature special events and live music. Whether sit in or take out, we welcome you to Bistro Espresso!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Located next to White Pine Lake in Arnold. This Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada region”
  • 18 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Great place for a burgers, fries, & shakes. Try a patty melt or onion rings too and in the Fall ask for an apple shake!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dogwood has a seasonal menu with the freshest ingredients for the season. The chef enjoys meeting and interacting with the patrons ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Choice of in lounge Bar Menu or Fine Dining in the beautiful dining room. If it's summer, enjoy dining al fresco.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Stores in Sonora, Murphys and Arnold (you can rent gear at the Arnold location for outdoor adventures)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
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“Good for inexpensive snack foods or non-perishable items (toiletries, detergents, soaps, toys, even cheap shirts or sweatshirts - if you forget sweater! :) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Arnold's local Mexican restaurant. Family-run authentic cuisine with big portions!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A good place to go for odds and ends - slippers or sandals, a wedding present, greeting cards, children's toys and books, holiday shopping. Fun just to visit and walk around. Very friendly - they even have an area in back for toddlers to play! A must-see for a rainy day.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Lots to see and do for the whole family. Located adjacent to White Pines Lake and one of the many Arnold Rim Trailheads.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool little locals hangout with a full bar and decent food. RIght on Highway 4.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Well stocked sporting goods store for hiking and skiing needs, including ski rentals in winter. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“5 Stars is what this restaurant earns. From it's delicious menu to friendly staff, you have your choice of dining in house or on the scenic patio (Summer only). Singles to groups, but call in advance for reservations.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
“Try the Snowshoe Pale Ale! Decent food and a great spot to catch a game. Whether you’re a local, driving on Scenic Highway 4, or visiting for an afternoon on the ski hill, Snowshoe Brewing Company is your stop for family-friendly food and service.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Great place for a burgers, fries, & shakes. Try a patty melt or onion rings too and in the Fall ask for an apple shake!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dogwood has a seasonal menu with the freshest ingredients for the season. The chef enjoys meeting and interacting with the patrons ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Arnold's local Mexican restaurant. Family-run authentic cuisine with big portions!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool little locals hangout with a full bar and decent food. RIght on Highway 4.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A good place for take-out just down the hill if you don't feel like cooking!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Good place for breakfast. Western Americana decor. Open 6am-2 pm (closed Wednesdays)”
  • 3 locals recommend

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