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Things to do in Merced County

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.
Transportation
“Public Transit to YOSEMITE! Service runs through the end of September. Catch the bus in multiple locations including Sonora, Jamestown and Groveland. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“You can stroll among dozens of restored military aircraft at this outdoor facility. The vintage war birds include the B-25 Mitchell medium-range bomber—best known for the Jimmy Doolittle raid on Tokyo after the attack on Pearl Harbor—and the speedy SR-71 Blackbird, used for reconnaissance over Vietnam and Libya. A recently arrived star is an aircraft that from 1974 to 2006 was known as Air Force One whenever it transported the U.S president.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is great if you want some good American cooking. They also brew their own beer and have a wide variety to choose from. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Cute winery nearby, you can do some wine tasting, tour the winery, and go to the gift shop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Great location, with other restaurant options in this the shopping strip mall.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“We frequently enjoy going as a family to this lake. It's beautiful and peaceful. We recommend parking near the entrance on the left and going walking to the left to "The Castle" where the views both of the City of Merced and Lake Yosemite are best, especially as the sun sets!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“Visiting Merced in the Spring? Grab your best running shoes or bike and take a ride down the Bear Creek path. Enjoy the pleasant air as you ride along. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“If you want to do something low key, visit the 10th campus of the University of California system, and once you are done you can picnic at Yosemite lake which is just adjacent to the university.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A wonderful breakfast and lunch restaurant that makes their bread from scratch. Try the cinnamon swirl French toast or the chicken salad sandwich. Their pies are also amazing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Delicious Mexican food along Main Street. You can enjoy Bella Luna as well as an alternate option. Asip Coffee is a treat as well before you go to enjoy your movie at our Main Street theatre.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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Natural Feature
“This is where we go boating(if interested, & if the lakes have water and we are off work we can take you boating-our fee-some gas snacks and smiles. in area- bear valley ,bagby &may rock ghost towns”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A wonderful breakfast and lunch restaurant that makes their bread from scratch. Try the cinnamon swirl French toast or the chicken salad sandwich. Their pies are also amazing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Delicious Mexican food along Main Street. You can enjoy Bella Luna as well as an alternate option. Asip Coffee is a treat as well before you go to enjoy your movie at our Main Street theatre.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
Restaurant
“The owner only uses home-town sources for his dishes. The meats are from the area, the dairy, the vegetables, it is all locally grown. The seafood, he goes to to the Bay area and gets the fresh catches!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Moderately priced, full service, and buffet North Indian cuisine. Offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our favorites are the vegetable dishes, chana masala, dal and curried chicken. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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