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Things to do in Mount Shasta

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.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Berryvale is a Mount Shasta institution. Hang out here long enough and you will be bound to have some fascinating encounters! The go-to place for health foods, you can stock up on supplies. It has a wonderful deli bar, smoothies, salads, wonderful rice and beans, teas and coffees. You can enjoy your food or drink in the attached eating area, watching community life. As”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“The Sacramento River is one of the most impressive natural resources in all of California, and if you are visiting the town of Mount Shasta, you can take this quick stop to visit its humble beginnings. Mount Shasta City Park, on the outskirts of town, features the start of the river and has become an almost spiritual spot for people to visit and drink from. I saw a half dozen people come fill up water bottles while I was there. It is a peaceful place for a quick visit and here is all the information.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“From fresh coffee to amazing meals, I highly recommend Seven Suns Coffee & Cafe. It’s where the locals come, so you know it’s good. The staff is the added bonus.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Open here in Mt Shasta since 1945, returning visitors to Mt Shasta often say their visit isn't complete without at least one dinner at Mike & Tony's. This Italian Restaurant serves meals family style and their menu includes pasta, steaks, seafood, veal, chicken, vegetarian and Sunday Brunch is made to order. There is a kids menu as well. They are only open for dinner except Sunday's with Brunch 10-2 and lunch 12-5 pm. Days open change between summer and winter so call ahead. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit outside on the deck and watch people walking through town. Burgers and salads and plenty of beer!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Rays Food Place is a small chain that services Northern California and Southern Oregon small communities. They are a full service grocery. The have a bakery with deli items, a full service meat dept and floral shop. Large selection of wines and beer, especially independent brewers. The are open until 10:00 pm. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Great small museum. Lots of stuff for children and adults. Wonderful place to wile away a few hours on a rainy day.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lilys uses the freshest & organic ingredients whenever possible; all natural beef & chicken, fresh fish & vegetarian items. www.lilysrestaurant.com”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This store has the outdoor wood fired grills going every F/S/S and make the best ribs/tri tip/chicken/meatloaf anywhere. The store has a deli for sandwiches or sliced meats and cheeses and a great selection of wines/teas/coffees and beer that is really cold. It is also a great stop to run in and pick up any number of things that any large grocery carries without the hassle. The owner worked there as a teen bagging groceries and now owns this store and the market in Dunsmuir. They carry local Siskiyou County Prather Ranch meats,organic groceries and Diestel turkey. They also carry the full line of Crystal Dairy products-a family farm co op in Redding that does not treat with Bst or hormones and has the best tasting dairy products I've ever had. My husband and I shop there more often than the big stores. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Anyone traveling up and down the 1-5 corridor in Calif knows of the Black Bear Diner. This one is where it all started. A very popular diner with travelers, it is also a locals favorite when you are really hungry! On Fridays they have all you can eat fish fry with great fish and fries and yummy cole slaw! You can never say you walked away hungry after dining at the Bear. But leave room for their cobblers ala mode! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Decent Thai food, nothing super special but if you like Thai this place is pretty good. They use organic whenever they can.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“In need of gear replacement or upgrades? Fifth season has quality outdoor gear and knowledgable staff to be sure you're ready to continue on your journey with the best quality items.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Relaxing deck seating. Food is pretty good, and the service is prompt. Full bar. Love the albondigas soup!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great drinks and you can eat full service from the menu or just the bar menu (which is also good) during certain hours. Comfy chairs and fun place locals go as well as all the guests from the Best Western Plus Motel where Coopers is located. Locals fill up the place on Thanksgiving! If you get there early enough, you can grab a spot to sit in front of the huge log fireplace and enjoy a drink from the bar while waiting for your table! Summertime you can sit at the outside patio looking at Mt Shasta. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
City
“Looking north on a clear day, you can see Mount Shasta from Redding. The summit is snow-capped nearly year round. The visitor center has directions for lots of nearby hikes and things to do in town. Bring empty bottles to collect free mountain spring water at the headwaters of the Sacramento River at City Park. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent coffee, bagels made in house. Good breakfast items, salads, and sandwiches, vegetarian and vegan options. Right downtown! Mon7:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue7:00 am - 4:00 pm Wed7:00 am - 4:00 pm Thu7:00 am - 4:00 pm Fri7:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat7:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun7:00 am - 4:00 pm”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“From fresh coffee to amazing meals, I highly recommend Seven Suns Coffee & Cafe. It’s where the locals come, so you know it’s good. The staff is the added bonus.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open here in Mt Shasta since 1945, returning visitors to Mt Shasta often say their visit isn't complete without at least one dinner at Mike & Tony's. This Italian Restaurant serves meals family style and their menu includes pasta, steaks, seafood, veal, chicken, vegetarian and Sunday Brunch is made to order. There is a kids menu as well. They are only open for dinner except Sunday's with Brunch 10-2 and lunch 12-5 pm. Days open change between summer and winter so call ahead. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit outside on the deck and watch people walking through town. Burgers and salads and plenty of beer!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lilys uses the freshest & organic ingredients whenever possible; all natural beef & chicken, fresh fish & vegetarian items. www.lilysrestaurant.com”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Anyone traveling up and down the 1-5 corridor in Calif knows of the Black Bear Diner. This one is where it all started. A very popular diner with travelers, it is also a locals favorite when you are really hungry! On Fridays they have all you can eat fish fry with great fish and fries and yummy cole slaw! You can never say you walked away hungry after dining at the Bear. But leave room for their cobblers ala mode! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Decent Thai food, nothing super special but if you like Thai this place is pretty good. They use organic whenever they can.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Relaxing deck seating. Food is pretty good, and the service is prompt. Full bar. Love the albondigas soup!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great drinks and you can eat full service from the menu or just the bar menu (which is also good) during certain hours. Comfy chairs and fun place locals go as well as all the guests from the Best Western Plus Motel where Coopers is located. Locals fill up the place on Thanksgiving! If you get there early enough, you can grab a spot to sit in front of the huge log fireplace and enjoy a drink from the bar while waiting for your table! Summertime you can sit at the outside patio looking at Mt Shasta. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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