After a recent visit to we’ve come up with our top 5 favorite things to do in Mono County, California.
1. Mono Lake in mono county, california
This lake is mesmerizing. It’s not the kind of lake you want to jump in and take a swim, but sit and marvel at the colors and birds! I’d like to take everyone I know to the Mono Lake Committee‘s talk and walk. Not only is it beautiful, it’s informative and will change your entire perspective about taking that long shower (Kaela B. I’m talking to you)! Two non-profits took on the big guy….and won! You can read about it here. Yay, Mono Lake Committee!
2. Twin Lakes in mono county, california
This place is so beautiful it will blow your mind. You know that imaginary peaceful mountain lake that you’ve had in your mind for years? This is it! It will make you look like an amazing photographer. Your kids are going to love it. You’re going to want to move here, trust me. There are fun activities. You can fish, hike, rent a kayak or boat, and swim! There is also a bar, store and restaurant.
3. June Lake Brewing Company and Ohana 395
Maybe it’s the people, or the location, or the beer. I’m not sure, but they have a good thing going on. There is something about this place that makes it special. A certain vibe. Beer and Hawaiian food. How could it go wrong? June Lake Brewing Company is great! The spicy beef taco, Poke Bowl, tater tots and the noodles are delicious!
4. Latte Da coffee at el mono motel in lee vining
I’m in love with this place. First off it’s adorable and right on highway 395. More importantly, the coffee is great! Try the Stellar Blue breakfast sandwich. It has focaccia bread, ham cooked in caramelized onion with bacon, blue cheese and some kind of heavenly sauce! The world seems like a better place because this place still exists.
5. Bodie state Historical park
Bodie State Historic Park is a strange, unique place. Known as America’s best preserved un-restored ghost town, its heyday was from 1877-1888. This remote gold and silver mining town held roughly 10,000 residents. By the 1940’s it became an official ghost town and in 1962, California State Parks purchased it. The buildings roofs, foundations and windows are repaired and stabilized, but not restored. Amazingly 170 of the town’s buildings still exist, each containing its original artifacts. It’s worth the drive if you have the extra time!