Bishop, CA - Travel and Things To Do

Bishop, California, known for its gorgeous Bishop creek, is home to rustic adventures like fishing and camping. The Blake Jones Trout Derby is an event for all fishing lovers, however many other exciting year-round activities are great for the entire family. Go wildflower viewing with some of the greatest displays in California. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing in the beautiful hills and mountains of this nature town. Relax in the wilds by visiting Coyote Flat, the Owens River, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and many more spectacular sites.

This gorgeous country town, located between the over fourteen thousand peaks of the Sierra Nevada Range and White Mountains, enjoys a magnificent view. Surrounded by vivid orange and red trees in the Autumn and bountiful wildflowers in the Spring, this town perfects the art of getting out of the house. Self proclaimed, "This Is Trout Country", Bishop enjoys many wonderful outdoor activities.

Home to some of the most varied weather in all of California, cold days are not uncommon in summer nor are warm days in winter. The weather is entertainment on its own, but despite such conditions there is an activity perfect for all times and temperatures.

Horseback riding facilities offer a variety of fun, personalized trips and rides ranging from a single day to a full week. Hiking trips can easily be made into overnight excursions with many spectacular hiking trails to choose from. The sky is the limit when mountain biking with the gentle trails of Buttermilk county. Bishop is the proud site of possibly the greatest rock climbing in all of California and the United States. In winter months, try out snowshoeing and cross-country skiing across the beautiful Easter Sierra instead! If you are not in the mood for some of the more athletic activities, the intense and majestic wilds of Bishop are perfect for photography and sightseeing whether it is gorgeous snow-capped peaks or the local fauna. Birding is also a popular activity with many prime spots available for enthusiasts of all experience levels.

A variety of comfortable and affordable rooming options are available. Whether staying in comfort and convenience at the Best Western Holiday Spa Lodge or looking for a more natural experience in one of Cyber Rentals' many beautiful cabins, lodging is easily accessible for all vacationing needs.

From mom and pop shops to romantic dinners, the local dining can suit all needs and tastes. Enjoy delicious Japanese food at Yamatani Japanese Restaurant, Thai at Thai Thai Reastaurant, Mexican at La Casita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, and much more. Whether you want fast food, fine dining, or quick sweets, there is something for everyone in Bishop.

Events abound in this country town with something happening almost every week. Throughout harvest season, every Saturday local farmers bring fresh fruit, vegetables, and homemade food for the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market. Enjoy the fair in September, the film festival in October, the art walk in November, and Bishop Chamber's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in December.

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