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Things to do in Mono 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.
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““Like all good landmarks, Half Dome is an eye magnet. It towers over the other grand monoliths of a Yosemite Valley and demands attention.” National Geographic The 10 Best of Everything National Parks”
  • 243 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 2 locals recommend
National Park
“One of the 7 wonders of the world. A must see in the summer! You can ride in the shuttle down or get there before 7 am to drive in. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Expect long lines! But this is THE grocery store in town until the new Grocery Outlet opens in 2019.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Our brand new state of the art bowling alley. Fun for all ages. Also offers a golf simulator and arcade. Fine dining in the restaurant above it. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best drinks in town! Butterfly kiss is one of our favorites. Yummy food and best views in Mammoth. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Another locals favorite for years. Consistently great Mexican food and fun atmosphere in the bar upstairs. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I'm not normally a beer person, but I really liked their GOLDEN TROUT KOLSCH. Brewery itself had a great vibe. Just remember to drink responsibly, since the high altitude affects everyone differently!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A local favorite! The Stove has great breakfasts and lunch. It can get very crowded so expect to wait. Located on Old Mammoth Rd. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is the main event! Mammoth Mountain is California's crown jewel for skiing and snowboarding. Best pass prices are usually at Costco or online. If you choose to rent gear on the mountain, go early! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“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! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Stunning Views! Worth stopping by and checking out if you're on your way in from the Northern Cali route. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A gorgeous waterfall at the end of a beautiful hike. Likely to see deer and other wildlife. Plan for a 6 mile round trip hike with sunscreen and bug spray if needed. The reward is amazing! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Night Club
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“The food is so so but really a fun place for drinks and live music super close to the unit.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Biggest margaritas in town. Great patio for listening to the outdoor music concerts or basking in the sun. Occasional brunch and live music. Best food items: tacos, Mexico’s stack salad, carne asada, and wahoo mexicana. Great spot for kids with a sand pit and toys for entertaining them!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Has marina with pontoons with gas BBQs on them that you can rent. Text me for more detailed info on hikes/lakes”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bowling Alley
“Our brand new state of the art bowling alley. Fun for all ages. Also offers a golf simulator and arcade. Fine dining in the restaurant above it. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Pub
“Best drinks in town! Butterfly kiss is one of our favorites. Yummy food and best views in Mammoth. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Another locals favorite for years. Consistently great Mexican food and fun atmosphere in the bar upstairs. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A local favorite! The Stove has great breakfasts and lunch. It can get very crowded so expect to wait. Located on Old Mammoth Rd. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Night Club
“The food is so so but really a fun place for drinks and live music super close to the unit.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Biggest margaritas in town. Great patio for listening to the outdoor music concerts or basking in the sun. Occasional brunch and live music. Best food items: tacos, Mexico’s stack salad, carne asada, and wahoo mexicana. Great spot for kids with a sand pit and toys for entertaining them!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The local hangout. This place has the strongest drinks in town so be careful! They aren’t shy on the pour. Best burger in mammoth and decent food options. Great happy hour!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our one and only nightclub but super fun tiki bar atmosphere. Live DJ every weekend. Food is hit and miss. Poutine is always delicious and the poke bowls. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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