Local & Nearby Attractions

Playhouse Merced Community Theatre
452 W. Main Street, Merced - (209) 725-8587
See our "Local Events" tab for upcoming shows.

Merced Theatre
301 W Main St, Merced - (209) 381-0500
See our "Local Events" tab for upcoming shows.

Lake Yosemite
5714 Lake Rd, Merced - (209) 722-2568
Sailing, paddle boarding, picnics and bike rides... This lake is a lovely place to spend the day!

UC Merced
5200 N. Lake Road, Merced - (209) 228-4400
From their site, "The first new American research university in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and public service." This campus is a must-see here in Merced.

Applegate Park Zoo
1045 W 25th St., Merced - (209) 725-3337
Located diagonally across the street from the Inn, this park and zoo combo are the perfect spot to take the family for an afternoon of fun!

Vista Ranch and Cellars
7326 East Highway 140, Merced - (209) 722-8200
Open daily 9am-6pm, this ranch features wine tasting, food and weekly/seasonal events. Fun for the whole family!

Castle Air Museum
5050 Sante Fe Drive, Atwater - (209) 723-2178

Courthouse Museum
21st and N Streets, Merced - (209) 723-2401

We are the perfect place to stay before heading to one of the nearby places listed below:

Hilmar Cheese Company - 30 min drive
9001 North Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324 - (800) 577-5772

Dustbowl Brewing Co. - 30 min drive
3000 Fulkerth Rd, Turlock, CA 95380 - (209) 250-2043

Downtown Turlock - 30 min drive
This quaint downtown area features unique, local restaurants, bars, antique shops and craft stores.

Madera Wine Trail - 35 min drive
Use their site to plan your visit! Call (559) 706-8216 with questions.

Mariposa Museum & History Center - 45 min drive
5119 Jessie Street, Mariposa, California 95338 - (209) 966-2924

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch - 45 min drive
4808 Highway 140 Mariposa, CA 95338 - (209) 742-4844

Turlock Lake- 45 min drive
22600 Lake Road La Grange CA 95329 - (209) 874-2056

Sunshine Rafting Adventures - 1 hr drive
18000 Covered Bridge Road Knights Ferry, CA 95361 - (209) 848-4800
Sunshine offers float trips that cater to families, children, and groups looking for more affordable rafting options.

Lake Don Pedro- 1 hr drive
10201 Bonds Flat Road La Grange, CA 95329 - (209) 852-2396

Lake McClure- 1 hr drive
9090 Lake McClure Road Snelling, CA 95369 - (209) 354-2954

Murphys, CA - 1.5 hr drive
Beautiful downtown, wineries galore, Ironstone Winery, hiking.  
(Click here for the VisitMurphys website)

Yosemite National Park - 1.5 hr drive
Park Info - (209) 372-0200
(Click here for our favorite Guide to Yosemite!)

Shaver Lake - 1.5 hr drive
41593 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Bass Lake- 1.5 hr drive
Located 8 miles out of Oakhurst... a beautiful lake.

Sequoia Big Trees - 2.5 hr drive
47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, CA 93271 - Park Info: (559) 565-3341