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Things to do in Kirkwood

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.
Ski Area
“My favorite ski resort in the area. Famous for its deep snowpack and steep terrain, Kirkwood is many a local's favorite in-bounds playground. Give yourself plenty of time to get there on a powder day as the highway can be treacherous and slow-going. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Inn is over a hundred years old and a great place to have dinner. Get a table by the fireplace, and carb up for skiing hard tomorrow! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food / drink next to the Kirkwood resort without the resort prices. Sometimes service is a little slow but it's worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Caples Lake is past Silver Lake just before the Carson Pass / Hope Valley. Hope Valley is a huge photography destination in the Fall.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Wall bar is great for lunch, but can be “ski resort priced”. They do serve a wholesome Bloody Mary, if you’re so inclined. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“While groceries here will set you back a pretty penny (do your shopping at the Raley’s in Sutter Creek on the way up instead), the “G-store” makes excellent sandwiches that are a better bet for lunch than Montewolfe cafeteria. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Street Address
“7800 Restaurant, great food, great prices, ski bum atmosphere. Family owned, not associated with Vail. Get the ribs!”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Cornice (known to locals as what used to be Bub’s), has had a few false starts since Vail took over, but has finally found its groove with pizza that’s bound to delight the kids. A good place for beer and watching the game on TV as well! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighborhood
“Everything you need to know to about Kirkwood and its distinctive features. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop and over 2,300 acres of terrain ranging from calm, groomed, beginner runs to hair-raising cornices and cliffs, there’s something for everyone at "the Wood”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Inn is over a hundred years old and a great place to have dinner. Get a table by the fireplace, and carb up for skiing hard tomorrow! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food / drink next to the Kirkwood resort without the resort prices. Sometimes service is a little slow but it's worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Wall bar is great for lunch, but can be “ski resort priced”. They do serve a wholesome Bloody Mary, if you’re so inclined. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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