From skiing to snowmobiling, and hiking to mountain biking, Mammoth Lakes' attractions will keep your kids well entertained. This year-round outdoor playground is a popular destination for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the beautiful scenery nature has to offer. You'll want to return again and again after your first Mammoth Lakes family vacation to experience it all!
If you're looking for summertime adventure, then visit the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center, one of the most popular Mammoth Lakes attractions. Located near the Juniper Springs Lodge, the Adventure Center has activities for children of all ages. A Day Pass will supply them with unlimited access to a land of fun, where daredevils can fly through the air on a zip line and gymnasts can tumble on the bungee trampoline. There's also a climbing wall and mountain biking, as well as family excursions to nearby Mammoth Lakes activities. If you'd like a kid-friendly hotel in Mammoth Lakes close to the center look at pet-friendly Mammoth Creek Inn. They offer a complimentary breakfast and property that is smoke free.
Want to experience what it would've been like to live as a gold miner? The Consolidated Gold Mine Site and Trail offers an easy, self-guided tour for families. One of the most popular kid-friendly things to do in Mammoth Lakes is hike, and this interpretive trail will take you past the ruins of some gold mining camps left over from the 1920's. The shaded trail provides relief from the hot sun on summer days, so pack a picnic and spend the morning with nature. The best way to access the trail is from the Coldwater Campground parking lot. Arrive early, as the parking lot fills quickly with families on their Mammoth Lakes vacation.
If your family loves fishing and being out on a boat, then take a visit to Convict Lake. Every summertime Mammoth Lakes vacation should include some time at the actual lakes! With stunning scenery all around, enjoy a day of fishing on a pontoon boat or walking the trails around the lake. Don't forget to bring a jacket, as it can get quite windy out on the water. If seeing some wildlife is on your list of things to do in Mammoth Lakes, then you'll enjoy feeding the local chipmunks that make their home at Convict Lake. Book your stay at the 1849 Condominiums, as you'll only be a short drive from the lake.
The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is one of the top Mammoth Lakes attractions for kids during the winter. With enough activities on offer to suit every age range, your winter escape here will be a memorable one. Snowboarders will love the Unbound terrain park, one of the best in the country, while skiers will enjoy over 3,500 acres of ski trails on California's highest summit. Continue your Mammoth Lakes vacation at the nearby kid-friendly Westin Monache Resort, with more skiing and snowboarding on-site.
When planning your list of things to do in Mammoth Lakes, use the MiniTime Trip Planner to discover the best kid-friendly hotels and attractions in the area. With so much to do, and so little time, planning ahead will ensure you enjoy every moment of your trip.