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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.
Ski Area
“My favorite ski resort in the area. Famous for its deep snowpack and steep terrain, Kirkwood is many a local's favorite in-bounds playground. Give yourself plenty of time to get there on a powder day as the highway can be treacherous and slow-going. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite place to stop for a drink or a bite after hiking and skiing. Great views of Kirkwood valley in the summer and horseshoes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Situated just below Carson Pass on Hwy 88, you can rent kayaks and explore this beautiful spot. Tahoe is about 30 mins away.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food / drink next to the Kirkwood resort without the resort prices. Sometimes service is a little slow but it's worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Kirkwood General Store has all the essentials to make your trip one to remember- beer, groceries, wood, pizza, ice cream and many more! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“7800 Restaurant, great food, great prices, ski bum atmosphere. Family owned, not associated with Vail. Get the ribs!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Not owned by Kirkwood, but a great late night bar. There's a live band most weekends. Sit by the fireplace with your favorite drink in hand, or hob nob with the Kirkwood locals at the bar.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Everything you need to know to about Kirkwood and its distinctive features. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop and over 2,300 acres of terrain ranging from calm, groomed, beginner runs to hair-raising cornices and cliffs, there’s something for everyone at "the Wood”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our favorite place to stop for a drink or a bite after hiking and skiing. Great views of Kirkwood valley in the summer and horseshoes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food / drink next to the Kirkwood resort without the resort prices. Sometimes service is a little slow but it's worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Not owned by Kirkwood, but a great late night bar. There's a live band most weekends. Sit by the fireplace with your favorite drink in hand, or hob nob with the Kirkwood locals at the bar.”
  • 1 local recommends

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