Incorporated in 1984, Mammoth Lakes is a relatively young town and is the perfect vacation destination for the entire family. It features a premier mountain resort with many activities that will keep you and your family busy or it can offer a romantic getaway for that second honeymoon. The views are absolutely amazing and you can take them all in by hiking, camping, fishing, or even taking a gondola ride up to the top of Mammoth mountain. Other fun-filled activities include ice skating, swimming pools, arcades, outdoor art fairs, theater performances, heritage festivals, and much more.
The town of Mammoth Lakes is located in the heart of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County. Mammoth Lakes is about 325 miles north of Los Angeles, and about the same distance east of San Francisco. You can get to Mammoth Lakes by automobile via U.S. Highway 395 from the north and south and Interstate 80 and Hwy 50 from the east and west. State Highway 120 and State Highway 108 are open in the summer months only.
There are more than 4,774 rental units in Mammoth Lakes that range from condos, hotels, motels, lodges, bed & breakfasts and cabins that can accommodate any size group no matter how big or small. Restaurants are also in abundance in Mammoth Lakes. There are more than 65 restaurants that serve up just about any type of food you could imagine such as Traditional, American, Mexican, Japanese, German, Italian, Thai and French cuisine. If you like to shop then there is plenty of opportunity in Mammoth Lakes. There are four malls and many plazas and quaint shops that sell everything from gourmet wines, designer clothes and sporting equipment to local art, jewelry and home furnishings.
Events in Mammoth Lakes include the Bluesapalooza Weekend Encore Performance at Rafters, The Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza, The Annual Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, and Campfire Program: "Hug a Tree Program & Campfire Safety". Mammoth Lakes also has many outdoor movie nights and concerts throughout the year. Even if you don't go to an event there are still many things to do, such as a rock climbing wall, biking, golf, water sports, horseback riding, hot-air ballooning and much much more. There are many tours that you can go on and after a long hard day of fun and sightseeing you can then relax at one of Mammoth Lakes many spas.
The summers in Mammoth lakes are very nice with temperatures averaging 75-80 and in the winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees. There are mostly sunny skies year round. This small town also averages about 30 feet of snow a year which is perfect for skiing and snowing, Mammoth Lakes is home to one of the country's largest resorts. Mammoth Lakes sits at an altitude of 7,800 - 8,000 feet. The surrounding mountains rise to elevations exceeding 12,000 feet. The summer and fall would be the best time of year to visit.
So as you can see this small town will not leave you disappointed. With all the events and activities along with the breathtaking views you and your family are sure to want to come back to Mammoth Lakes for every vacation.