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Best things to do in Murphys

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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: flos feri.”
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Winery
“Absolutely beautiful grounds with a huge tasting room. Ironstone has a great summer concert series, typically featuring classic rock and country bands from the 70's, 80's and 90's.”
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Café
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“You have to a least make a day trip to Murphys and enjoy the shops, wineries and have a meal (breakfest, brunch, lunch or dinner) at Grounds. We love to have a fancy cocktail (old fashion, martini) and chilling out with the very nice interiors. ”
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Lodging
“One of our favorite restaurants located on Main St in Murphys. Has a lively and unique gold-rush era bar and comfortable outside dining.”
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Café
“Great food and service, with a nice selection of local wines and unique beer offerings”
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Beer Garden
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“A casual family-friendly "beer garden" that offers sandwiches and a great selection of interesting beers, ciders, and sours on tap. Nice shaded outdoor patio with picnic tables.”
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Amphitheater
“Great Summer Concert Series. Check their website for the summer lineup. Ironstoneamphitheatre.com”
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Grocery Store
“This is a full service family owned market with deli, meat market, cheese, salad bar, local wines, propane, ice. Everything you would need for grocery needs. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Great food and great prices. Order at the counter and seat yourself. Family friendly.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Great spot to rest and regroup during a day of wine tasting! Nice selection of local wines and really good food. Try the Devils on Horseback.”
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Bakery
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“They have wonderful baked goods and coffee. Everything from freshly baked hamburger buns to bagels to cookies. They're coffee is very good too.”
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Jewellery Store
“Visit our largest winery in Calaveras County located in Murphys. Music, movies, deli, wine tasting, pond, grassy play area and picnic area. Museum and Weddings. www.ironstonevineyards.com ”
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New American Restaurant
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“The V restaurant is great for a nice dinner. We tend to go to the V Bistro (attached to the restaurant) for breakfast or lunch. Best breakfast/brunch in town (Th-Sun). Best Bloody Marys, Calamari, Fish & Chips & great cocktails.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Great kickstart to your morning. Wonderful staff and good place to meet some locals.”
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Bakery
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“ The Red Apple is located on Highway 4, just four miles east of the quaint little town of Murphys, California. Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 3200 feet, The Red Apple is home to crisp, mountain grown apples, as well as homemade pies and pastries, freshly pressed sweet cider, and of course, the famous apple cider donuts. Locally produced honey, and syrups, jams and jellies made from our own fresh fruit can also be found. ”
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Bar
“Good food (best burger in town), good cocktails and Live music. The music is usually on every Saturday, but they also have music on other nights as well. ”
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