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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.
Spa
“There is nothing better than the natural healing hot waters of the Sierra Valley.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a local spot for great Mexican food and sports watching! It's the only restaurant open at night for dinner in town. Run by a wonderful family.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Quite a view! Gold Lakes basin is up there too. LOTS of little lakes and great hiking. The trailhead is the beginning of the "Downieville Downhill" mountain bike trail. Stop at the bike shop in Downieville and catch the shuttle (with your mountian bike) to the top and then ride 9 miles - all down hill - back to your car in Downieville. Or join the racers in the annual Downieville Classic each August.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Drinks from the boathouse! One of the most scenic places to have an afternoon drink. And a great meal at the restaurant. Requires a reservation, usually!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Enjoy visiting Nakoma and taking in the architectural wonder designed by America's greates architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Opened by the Garner's in 2001, Nakoma has become a tourist destination. It touts the challenging Dragon golf course designed by architect Robin Nelson and opened in 2000, the year of the Golden Dragon in the Chinese calendar. The Gold Mountain community touts 400 homesites with many Taliesin Architect designed home. Taliesin is the architectural firm of Frank Lloyd Wright and the community was masterplanned and over 80 homes are from the Taliesin collection. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Campground
“This is a beautiful preserved area with many lakes. There is pretty much something for everyone! Almost no walking required at Sardine Lower, a 1/4 path to a virtually undiscovered upper lake Sardine, boat/paddle board accessible area at Salmon with a gorgeous paddle to a waterfall and small island, great fishing, etc.!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can either drive to each fall or start at the Lower Fall and hike up to the other two falls.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“Warm water - perfect for boating, swimming, or floating. Relax on the beach, do some off-roading, or take a stroll on some of the wandering trails.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“One of my very favorite places to be, I grew up in Johnsville. Visit the museum - Moriarty House - Jamison Creek - explore the surrounding Eureka Peak, Mt. Washington, Mt. Elwell, and hiking trails galore. Experience Alpine Alchemy!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good and fresh food. Veggie options. Beer. Open for breakfast and lunch and occasionally dinner. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Graeagle store has excellent meat and everything else you might need for making a great meal at home.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can access the trails of the forest from a path down the street from Piccolo Pines.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Stunningly beautiful alpine valley at almost 5000' up Hwy 49. Go on to Tahoe My hairdresser recommends the Mexican restaurant”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“The Ricochet Cafe' at the Blackbird Inn in Clio. Highly recommended unique, original menu: Tacos, Savory Waffles, and Salads. Wine and beer on tap.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a local spot for great Mexican food and sports watching! It's the only restaurant open at night for dinner in town. Run by a wonderful family.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Enjoy visiting Nakoma and taking in the architectural wonder designed by America's greates architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Opened by the Garner's in 2001, Nakoma has become a tourist destination. It touts the challenging Dragon golf course designed by architect Robin Nelson and opened in 2000, the year of the Golden Dragon in the Chinese calendar. The Gold Mountain community touts 400 homesites with many Taliesin Architect designed home. Taliesin is the architectural firm of Frank Lloyd Wright and the community was masterplanned and over 80 homes are from the Taliesin collection. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Drinks from the boathouse! One of the most scenic places to have an afternoon drink. And a great meal at the restaurant. Requires a reservation, usually!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good and fresh food. Veggie options. Beer. Open for breakfast and lunch and occasionally dinner. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“The Ricochet Cafe' at the Blackbird Inn in Clio. Highly recommended unique, original menu: Tacos, Savory Waffles, and Salads. Wine and beer on tap.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open only half the year, The Iron Door is a Plumas County treasure. Wonderful gourmet meals in a warm and pleasant atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“The menu is varied and everything has wonderful flavor! Consistently fresh ingredients, wide range of options. Best margarita I've ever had, but be careful! One is PLENTY for me...”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A great place for a soft ice cream cone, milkshake, root beer freeze, etc. 11am-9pm Seasonal. Fast Food, ice cream.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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