Ski resort slash abandoned mining town.
In the summer, Mammoth Lakes transforms from ski town into Wild West gateway, with a ghost town that once packed 60 saloons, and scenic hikes and trail rides. Families have been enjoying the area for decades.
Bodie State Historic Park
Ten miles north of Mono Lake, this abandoned 1880s mining town was once so wild that, for 8,500 residents, it had 60 saloons.
Good Life Café
Start the day with a breakfast burrito.
Restaurant at Convict Lake
There’s a good pizza menu in the bar (in summer), and kids are welcome.
The Mammoth Creek
With views of the snowy Sherwin peaks, the hotel is well-suited to families, especially its duplex “loft” rooms, which have balconies and full kitchens.