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Things to do in Sierra Madre

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.
Breakfast Spot
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“Hidden gem in the mountains. Great Food + Great Service + Great Community + all tucked away in the canyon of Sierra Madre!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“One of our favorite local ice cream spots. They have a rotating menu of gourmet flavors that you will love!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local Yocals like this casual place a few steps from Starbucks. If you are not a Starbucks fan, this is an alternative for you.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Right up the street. People swear by this place. Lots of choices, everything from salads to burgers to Greek food!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“My favorite hiking spot. Goes to the top of the mountain with views all the way to Catalina. A very good hike with many destinations along the way. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A Big Hike! If all of the trails above seem too tame, there's always the hike from Sierra Madre's Chantry Flat to Mt. Wilson, which is a punishing but beautiful trail about 7 miles up with a 4,200-foot gain in elevation. Lots of people do this hike as conditioning, to work up to bigger peaks. The 5,710 foot summit is home for an observatory responsible for the most detailed photos of Mars. While the summit is steeped in astronomical wonder and tremendous views of Los Angeles, the trails are the real beauty of this hike. Gear: Good hiking boots, Trekking poles, Daypack with 3L of water (you can refill at the summit), Sunscreen, Extra Layers, Insect repellant (the bugs can be bad at points),”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“This trail is less than a 10 minute drive away and offers multiple hiking trails. A 2 mile hike to a waterfall. A 1 mile hike to a cliffdiving spot A 12 mile hike to the top of Mount Wilson.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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“Best margarita in town. Sit outside on a summer day and watch people, dog walkers and kids filled the sidewalk of this lovely town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Cutest playhouse in even cuter town that time forgot. Most locals don't even know it exists and it is only 1/2 on the 134/210 freeway. No stoplights, nestled against a mountain, you won't be sorry.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Since 1891, this family has been making homemade jams, jellies and other yummy products. They have their own orchard. Tours available.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It's a nice little place to catch a drink or a bite to eat. :) Again, walking distance”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Local watering hole replete with bar flies. But try if you like that sort of thing. Very friendly folks there.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Hidden gem in the mountains. Great Food + Great Service + Great Community + all tucked away in the canyon of Sierra Madre!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Local Yocals like this casual place a few steps from Starbucks. If you are not a Starbucks fan, this is an alternative for you.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Right up the street. People swear by this place. Lots of choices, everything from salads to burgers to Greek food!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Best margarita in town. Sit outside on a summer day and watch people, dog walkers and kids filled the sidewalk of this lovely town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It's a nice little place to catch a drink or a bite to eat. :) Again, walking distance”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Tneer has so many selections and the ambiance is comfortable, quiet and refreshing. Very good High Tea. Sierra Fusion has good food, nicely presented.”
  • 1 local recommends

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