If you had to choose ONE place in the entire world to go to with a snap of a finger, whenever you needed to unwind, where would it be?
My answer would be Mammoth, hands down. I am sure some of you already knew that based on older posts. Whenever I have an ounce of time, I always make an effort to travel there. I have so much history and so many memories there because Mammoth was a staple family vacationing spot every summer growing up.
We all lead such busy lives, where we are constantly hustling from one enterprise to another. It is extremely important to TREAT YO SELF, every once in a while. Mammoth is my treat. I am completely and utterly in love with this near perfect place.
They have the cutest brewery in the center of town! Most tourists (and even locals) go there after a long day on the slopes or a strenuous hike, and cool off with a flight of beers, which is about $5 (for 6 different tastings) and some snacks (yes, they added an eatery in there)! I highly recommend that you go! The Golden Trout Ale and Double Nut Brown are my favorite! The inside of the brewery is spacious and cozy, but if you want to enjoy the view of the mountains or fresh air, there is a lovely outdoor area with benches to relax. If you are a beer drinker and are interested in visiting the Mammoth area, they are having a Bluesapalooza – Mammoth Festival of Beers. There will be a showcase of the best craft breweries in the country, along with the top blues performers – it’s Mammoth’s biggest events – 4 days of ratchetness… I mean fun! http://www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com/home
One of my favorite places in the entire world. My home away from home – a quaint, euphoric place, making it perfectly suitable for escapism.
I have been to Mammoth every summer since I was a child. It is where all of my family summer vacations took place – camping, fishing, hiking, you name it! It was only until recently when we decided to take on the winter chill. This past winter break, my cousins and I made our way to the Eastern Sierra, where we shredded on the powder, and the term ‘bra/bro’ was used quite often. My cousins are much more experienced and balanced snowboarders than I, being that my nickname the entire weekend was ‘Snow Bunny’. I am guessing that was a compliment… right? Anyways, if you ever feel the need to get away from the real world for a couple days (and I suggest you do), and somehow end up in Mammoth, below are a list of activities I suggest you try!
Camping (Caution: There are bears – sometimes – just put away ALL food items)
Fishing (Catch and release – NO BANANAS for lunch – bad luck)
Hiking (You may find a lake at the end of the hike so take extra clothes)
Mountain Biking (Wear a helmet – Take the Paper Route – great trail for beginners)
Horseback Riding (Wear comfy clothes)
Snowboarding/Skiing/Sledding/Cross Country Skiing (Dress warm – take a lesson, there are cute instructors)
Shopping (TONIC – super cute boutique)
Brewery (Mammoth Brewing Company – DO IT – Responsibly)
A glimpse into my winter in Mammoth… (watch in HD!)