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Best things to do in McKinleyville

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“Excellent beer, yummy locally sourced menu, family friendly, with a great sunset view (when not foggy!). But be prepare to shout out your dinner conversations on a busy night.”
13local recommendations
Restaurant
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“ Best sushi in town with 2 locations (Arcata/McKinleyville) within a ​short drive of our farm. Family friendly and casual with high-quality fresh food.”
4local recommendations
Market
“Good grocery shopping, and also a delicious salad and hot food bar, deli, and coffee cafe, with a nice dining area.”
10local recommendations
Bakery
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“The baked goods, lunch items, and coffee drinks are delicious, and it has comfy seating and wifi.”
5local recommendations
Grocery Store
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“It has everything you need to make a good home cooked meal. Not to mention, you can see the wolds tallest totem pole as you drive in.”
2local recommendations
Movie Theater
“All of the blockbusters that are out there. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, it is your run-of-the-mill theater. Easily accessible place to take the family, no fuss. For a more charming atmosphere, see the Minor Theater below. ”
3local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“Because there's wine tasting in a cozy atmosphere, with a lot of variety. Thurs. evenings are local's nights when pours are cleared out for the weekend to come.”
3local recommendations
Sandwich Place
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“Great local deli with made-to-order sandwiches. (Ask for it grilled in the panini press!) My favorite is the Stonehenge. :)”
5local recommendations
Beach
“this is the closest beach. you can ride your bike or even walk there if you are feeling like a long walk. it is mostly sand and ocean.”
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Restaurant
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Bar
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“Quintessential local dive bar for day-drinking. Features shuffleboard, an old fashioned jukebox, and a few arcade and pinball games. Occasional live music. Bartender, Nicole, pours a stiff drink.”
2local recommendations
Natural Feature
“Good wide flat beach good for a walk or a run. Dogs love this beach and can run off leash. ”
2local recommendations
Gastropub
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“A one man grill with good burgers, sandwiches, and the best french fries in town. Great beer and wine selection. A local favorite. ”
4local recommendations
Park
“There is a good chance during low tide you can find some sand dollars on the beach.”
3local recommendations
Laundry
“Laundromat. Newer and cleaner. Has an ice cream shop next door. There are other laundromats closer, but I can't vouch for them.”
2local recommendations
Route
“Run, hike, bike, this trail has amazing views and connects to various parks and beaches.”
3local recommendations