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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.

Point of Interest
“Public Transit to YOSEMITE! Service runs through the end of September. Catch the bus in multiple locations including Sonora, Jamestown and Groveland. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 2 locals recommend
University
“If you want to do something low key, visit the 10th campus of the University of California system, and once you are done you can picnic at Yosemite lake which is just adjacent to the university.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great location, with other restaurant options in this the shopping strip mall.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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Bus Station
“"The Bus" is Merced's public transportation. Yosemite-bound passengers are picked up by YARTS either here or at the Amtrak station.”
  • 1 local recommends
Zoo
“Visiting Merced in the Spring? Grab your best running shoes or bike and take a ride down the Bear Creek path. Enjoy the pleasant air as you ride along. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A wonderful breakfast and lunch restaurant that makes their bread from scratch. Try the cinnamon swirl French toast or the chicken salad sandwich. Their pies are also amazing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious Mexican food along Main Street. You can enjoy Bella Luna as well as an alternate option. Asip Coffee is a treat as well before you go to enjoy your movie at our Main Street theatre.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 1 local recommends