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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.”
14 locals recommend
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.”
4 locals recommend
Market
“Good grocery shopping, and also a delicious salad and hot food bar, deli, and coffee cafe, with a nice dining area.”
10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The baked goods, lunch items, and coffee drinks are delicious, and it has comfy seating and wifi.”
5 locals recommend
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.”
3 locals recommend
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.”
2 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“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. ”
3 locals recommend
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. :)”
6 locals recommend
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.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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2 locals recommend
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.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Good wide flat beach good for a walk or a run. Dogs love this beach and can run off leash. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“There is a good chance during low tide you can find some sand dollars on the beach.”
3 locals recommend
Route
“Run, hike, bike, this trail has amazing views and connects to various parks and beaches.”
3 locals recommend
Laundry
“Laundromat. Newer and cleaner. Has an ice cream shop next door. There are other laundromats closer, but I can't vouch for them.”
2 locals recommend
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. ”
4 locals recommend