Skip to content

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
“Calaveras Big Trees State Park is named for the spectacular giant sequoia trees – the largest trees in the world – that were first discovered here. Once the world knew of their existence, demand to see the GIANT SEQUOIAS was immediate. Tourists began arriving at the Calaveras North Grove by 1853, and historians believe that the North Grove is the longest continuously operating tourist attraction in California, and perhaps anywhere west of the Mississippi.”
  • 88 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Columbia is a historic town that brings you back to the mid-1800's. There are many activities to do there throughout the year, but is always fun just to take a walk around in. The Candy Kitchen isn't to be missed. Take a ride on the old stage coach, and then have dinner in one of the local restaurants.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Moaning Caverns is only a 40 min. drive from Sun and Snow cabin. Not only is it a beautiful location, but there is a lot to do: climbing wall Zip-line A guided tour into the cave Spelunking deep into the cave Soon the repelling adventure will return”
  • 46 locals recommend
“One of the oldest bar in the town of Groveland. Its pretty happening place to hang out in the evening.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Outstanding Italian food at a very reasonable price. Sarafina's also carries a nice selection on local wines. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Awesome family owned eatery & brewery... serves the best tasting food, burgers, or pizza around- plus craft beers & spirits.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“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
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
“An amazing view of what goes on below the Earth's surface. Travel down into the caverns and see amazing formations. You won't soon forget this adventure.”
  • 25 locals recommend
“All I can say is YUM!!!! If you want delicious treats and food, visit Alicia's Sugar Shack. So many delicious options, you won't know what to eat first.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“A saloon with outdoor patio that has good food and grill items like big burgers, kale salad, onion rings, etc.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“They are a great choice for pizza, salads, breadsticks,etc.. Call ahead of time, they are pretty busy and sometimes do take a log time when they are busy.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“They are super yummy and we highly recommend them! They are also a busy place, not sure about reservations but they are also quick turnaround too. Plan ahead!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, designed by William F. Bell, has been rated “4-1/2 stars Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest magazine and is open for play year-round. Located in beautiful Pine Mountain Lake community, its a great place for beginners as well as champions. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
“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
New American Restaurant
“This is one of my very favorite places to eat, although my husband does not appreciate when I get my favorite garlic fries. They have a varied menu that offers something for everyone.”
  • 18 locals recommend