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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.
Political
“One of the most visited national park in US. Famous for its granite rocks, this park is must to see.”
  • 243 locals recommend
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
State / Provincial Park
“Columbia State Park is an old, Historic gold mining town. A family favorite. Enjoy the Stagecoach ride, old fashioned candy shops, sarsaparilla and restaurants. And some of the best pizza can be found at the St. Charles Saloon. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Ski Resort. Small and affordable. Perfect for family skiing. Great place to learn to ski”
  • 45 locals recommend
Nature
“Moaning Caverns holds California’s deepest cave chamber, where you can descend deep underground on a guided walk tour, or reserve a challenging, 3-hour caving Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb their 32-ft custom climbing tower. For the little ones, gemstone mining at their custom flume system is always fun and cracking geodes is a big hit with rock hounds of all ages.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“"Of course the beer selection is big and varied. And the pub food is just what you want after a day touring Yosemite Valley. And the fare in the restaurant is really good too. But maybe the biggest attraction is the decor. Nothing else like it in all of Tuolumne County." ”
  • 57 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
Grocery or Supermarket
“Mar-Val's is our local grocery store and they have just about anything you could want. Good ready made selection of foods as well. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Mercer Caverns, one of three caves in Calaveras County, is open for guided tours, year round. See deep underground in this cavern filled with a large array of cave formations like stalactities, stalagmites and flowstones. This cavern also won the Paris World’s Fair for its display of the rare cavern formation”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Twain Harte, 15 minutes away. Really good pub food. Plenty of beers on tap and a fine wine selection. Outdoor seating too. Across the street from the Caffe Blossom.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Drive out Glacier Point Road from the Yosemite Cabin. We recommend stopping at Taft Point for the 1-mile, low-angle hike out to the most stunning views of El Capitan and other special features in the Valley. Not many tourists do this! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel
“There are several eateries at the Black Oak Casino, including the only "4-Star" restaurant in the county...Seven Sisters. This is a "fine dining" restaurant with high-end food, but also high-end prices. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Black Oak Casino is also a family-friendly location with a large state-of-the-art bowling alley, family-oriented restaurants and arcade center. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
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“Heading up Hwy 108 to the mountains? Stop in at Alicia's for coffee, smoothies, great home made quality pastries and a wide array of interesting breakfast and lunch choices. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cocina Michoacana is a very humble and cute Mexican restaurant set right in the heart of Groveland. Comforting and delicious Mexican food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lake
“Swim from the beach or walk a little on the trail and you can swim from the rocks. Return in the evening for Movies Under the Stars.”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Downtown Sonora. Casual place serving high quality food. Really good fixed menu plus really unique daily specials. Good selection of beers; plus a wine bar featuring the best. Lunch and dinner.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“"Of course the beer selection is big and varied. And the pub food is just what you want after a day touring Yosemite Valley. And the fare in the restaurant is really good too. But maybe the biggest attraction is the decor. Nothing else like it in all of Tuolumne County." ”
  • 57 locals recommend
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
Bar
“Downtown Twain Harte, 15 minutes away. Really good pub food. Plenty of beers on tap and a fine wine selection. Outdoor seating too. Across the street from the Caffe Blossom.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Cocina Michoacana is a very humble and cute Mexican restaurant set right in the heart of Groveland. Comforting and delicious Mexican food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Downtown Sonora. Casual place serving high quality food. Really good fixed menu plus really unique daily specials. Good selection of beers; plus a wine bar featuring the best. Lunch and dinner.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“"Great Pizza in Groveland; just two blocks off Hwy. 120. Returning form Yosemite recently we stopped in, ordered their Garlic Chicken pizza... excellent!!"”
  • 22 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“"Best burger on the mountain" is what this hangout is known for. But it doesn't stop there. Large outdoor area for clear weather enjoyment. Summer concerts, horseshoe throwing or simply just hanging out. Pool table and great atmosphere. Kids welcome.”
  • 22 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

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