Mammoth Lakes Travel Guide

Mammoth Lakes is famous the world over for its diverse recreational opportunities and vibrant city life. Visitors come from all over to experience the finest that California has to offer. Bustling with life, the streets of Mammoth Lakes are lined with hip boutiques, elegant restaurants, relaxed pubs, outdoor outfitters, unique gift shops, galleries, and more.

There is so much to see and do when you come to this first-class resort town that it may be hard to take it all in. This useful travel guide features hand-picked suggestions from our Destination Experts about all the exciting and enjoyable things you’ll want to check out when you visit Mammoth Lakes.

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

August 4th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016

Called the biggest party of the summer in Mammoth Lakes, the annual Beers & Bluesapalooza festival is an event you will not want to miss. This year’s festival will showcase more than 50 of the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers. This fan-favorite event brings in visitors from all over the country so plan your trip today!

Mammoth Root Jam

August 19th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016

If you enjoy live music, local food, full bars, and mountain culture, then Mammoth’s Root Jam is the perfect weekend for you. This year’s event will feature some of today’s most popular reggae, jam, funk, rock and EDM, so there’s a genre of music for everybody! Spend one of the last summer weekends at Mammoth and we’re sure you will not regret it!

Labor Day Festival of the Arts

September 2nd, 2016 - September 5th, 2016

Spend your Labor Day Weekend at the 47th Annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts. Enjoy 110+ talented art vendors displaying and selling their beautiful artwork. In addition, take advantage of the numerous food vendors, local craft beers and wine, kid’s art workshops, and live music! This is a family-favorite event perfect for all ages.

Mammoth Lakes Travel Guide:


Mammoth Mountain Ski Area draws in visitors from all over with its more than 3,500 acres of skiable terrain and expansive terrain parks and pipes.


There are more exciting things to do in Mammoth Lakes than you may have realized. Find many great recreation opportunities here.


Home to outlets, boutiques, malls, gift shops, outfitters, retailers and more, Mammoth Lakes is truly a shopper’s paradise.


Find the perfect fine-dining establishment or laid back sports bar to unwind after a day tearing through the slopes or hiking scenic trails.