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Trip List by morgan135

Where To Go in Murphys

16 Mar 2007  I live in the area so thought some "insider's" tips would be helpful
3.5 of 5 bubbles based on 1 vote

List of things fun to do in and around Murphys

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Murphys, Vallecito, California, Angels Camp
  • Category: Other
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Black Bart Players

    Great little community Theater. If you want something the whole family can enjoy, they usually have something. Their summer melodramas are great! Especially for the Kids. They love to boo the villian, and yay the hero....good times.
    VERY affordable as well. Tickets range from $8 to $15 depending on the show. Cheapest of all the theaters in the area. Don't let the prices fool you though...low prices don't mean low quality in this case.

  • 2. Murphys Creek Theater

    They do Shakespear! It's all out side under the Stars at Stevenot Winery. TONS of fun. You'll love it!

  • 3. Mercer Caverns
    Mercer Caverns, Murphys, California

    A Cavern definately worth seeing. 10 stops in 7 rooms. Some spectacular formations including the rarest formation in the world aragonite floss ferri. However, it's 16 stories all on stairs (no one told mother nature about handicapped access hehe). I've seen small children do it though, but if you can't do stairs, then this isn't the place for you.

  • 4. Moaning Cavern
    Moaning Cavern, Vallecito, California

    Really cool just like Mercer, however it is only one room. What really makes this cavern worthwhile is that they offer repelling and adventure tours. Be careful though, if you are afraid of heights this might not be a good choice. You go down on a metal spiral staircase built in I think 1919....not exactly sure of the date...it's still really cool!

  • 5. Murphys Inn and Murphys Suites

    Great little hotels and motels. Clean, good service. Great places to stay. My grandfather always stays at Murphys Inn when he comes to visit.

  • 6. Murphys Park

    A little park down the street from Main. If you want a place to have a picnic and swim in a stream this is the place to go (weather permitting). They have a playground for the kids and a beautiful gazebo. During the summer time there is the "Music in the Park" events and many bands come to practice there as well so many times during the summer you can catch some free live music.

  • 7. Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California, United States

    Giant Redwoods and nature galore! 'Nuff said. =D

  • 8. Greenhorn Creek Resort
    Greenhorn Creek Vacation Cottages, Angels Camp, California

    Great golfing, great resturaunt, woked there many years ago...but still visit every once in a while. The people who work there are great and there are tons of amenities.

  • 9. Ironstone Vineyards
    Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, California

    Good wine. Beautiful grounds. They have a small museum that holds a GIANT gold nugget. They also do weddings, have tasting rooms, of course...and if you go in the spring, you see daffodils in bloom for most of the road out there. It's quite beautiful

  • 10. Stevenot Winery

    Again more great wine. They host Murphys Creek's Theater under the stars.

  • 11. Murphys
    Murphys, California

    Definately stop by main street. Lots of great shops, dining, and wine tasting. Weekends also feature walking tours hosted by the museum, and Buggy Bill can also be seen one weekends driving people around in his horse drawn buggy and extolling history and points of interest to his passengers.

    There is TONS more to do and I can't list them all at the moment I will add more as I think of them.

  • 12. Victoria Inn

    If you are on your honeymoon or just looking for a romantic place to stay, This is it. I spent my wedding night here and was VERY happy. Chef Bob Anderson runs the resturaunt V's so your dinner is guarenteed to be excellent