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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.

National Park
“Visitor services are concentrated in five different areas: Grant Grove, Giant Forest, and Foothills areas stay open all year. Cedar Grove and Mineral King open from late spring to early fall. Campgrounds are open in all areas spring through fall; some stay open in winter. Find lodging and other services at Grant Grove, Giant Forest, and Wuksachi year-round, and at Cedar Grove during summer and early fall. Lodging, camping, and other services are also available in the national forests and communities bordering the parks.”
  • 75 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Sandwich Place
“The best sandwich I have ever had. If you are heading to Three Rivers to visit Sequoia National Park, this is a definite must-stop for high quality, fresh food. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Another family favorite! The food is delicious. Everyone thinks so! At the entrance of Sequoia National Park, you can enjoy a relaxing meal on the river as you leave the park. Call ahead for reservations because this gem fills up quick. Ask to sit outside to enjoy the river scenery and sounds. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Burgers and such. Dine outside next to the Kaweah River. On weekends, this place is a rollicking roadhouse with live music (or karaoke every other Friday), drinking, and dancing.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Food Truck
“We just discovered this restaurant. Delicious spot, especially one your way back from a hike.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Homemade candy, homemade ice cream, a must-stop going to or from Sequoia National Park.”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Antionette's Coffee has burritos, bowls, sandwiches and pastries. This place can get busy. It also has wifi, in an internet-scarce town, if you need to do some work. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as, the highest summit in the contiguous US and the Sierra Nevada with an elevation of 14,505 ft. You must obtain a permit in order to climb Whitney. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Come visit some of the most incredible, oldest and largest redwood trees you have ever seen before! They are absolutely stunning! Pack a lunch, take a hike, just relax. Make sure you have checked the weather though and have prepared with the appropriate clothes, hat, sunscreen or whatever else you might need.”
  • 8 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
“Craft beer on tap. River-view seating. At times, there is live music and food pop-ups.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“2-1/2 hours one way. This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Breakfast everyday! Taco night, pizza night. Beer and wine tasting. Souvenirs. Ice, snacks. Snow chains for winter mountain travel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Awesome, spectacular cavern. Check to see if they are booked first. Sometimes need reservations weeks in advance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“A fun stop to get a glimpse of Three Rivers history. Just pull in when you see the Paul Bunyan statue! There’s a Mineral King Room too because that High Sierra community has a long, storied past.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Probably the reason you're visiting Sequoia National Park in the first place. A must see!”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Southern part of Sequoia national park One of the two largest Sequoia trees in the world by volume. General grant, the other of the largest Sequoias is in the north in kings canyon. The mono Indian museum is small but worth seeing. It’s very near the Sherman tree And also close by the Museum,is the giant sequoia trailhead ”
  • 6 locals recommend