Route to Fly from San Diego
This is quite the easy flight. We recommend flying up the coast going through the VFR corridor of LAX watching 747s takeoff on parallel runways, then up to Santa Barbra enjoying the sights of Central California. From there you can shoot through the Central Valley to Fresno and then up and over the snow capped peaks and arrive at the airport in no time. Be careful, there can be strong winds here and storms can appear out of nowhere especially in the summer time.
Time Enroute in the SR22
Just over 2 hours
What to Do?
Upon landing, taxi over to Hot Creek Aviation. The fine staff here will cater to your every need, this small town FBO will make you feel like you are the VIP client. After parking the plane and contacting your hotel, you can wait in the pilots lounge and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Depending on where you stay, you can either get a taxi or a shuttle so be sure to call ahead to let them know about your arrival plans. Once on the mountain, choose from a range of activities, besides the obvious, here are a few that many don’t think about.
Did you bring your clubs? At, 8,000 ft, The Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest in California which means your drives will go for miles compared to sea level. With white capped mountain peaks set in the background, pine tree and red fir lined fairways, it will be hard to find a more striking course.
Want to catch your own dinner? Then the Mammoth area is the place to be! With world class fishing; the numerous lakes, streams and rivers will provide you with endless opportunities at catching the big-one.
Want to go exploring? Mammoth is situated 30 minutes south of Yosemite, California’s pride jewel. With tours offered daily, you can see what so many have come back to experience time and time again.
Places to Stay at Night
If you are looking for a great place to stay and relax, the Westin Monache is the ideal location to rest your head. With a wide variety of guest rooms, a shuttle to the airport and stunning views, this is the place to be if you want to experience Mammoth to the fullest.
Where to Eat
Mammoth, being a resort town, has plenty of great places to eat.
The Lakefront restaurant is the perfect place to go if you are looking for great food, rustic atmosphere and peaceful views. Overlooking the lakes, this well known restaurant will delight you with its menu and wine list.
Looking for something closer to town? Try Petras, located in the Alpenhof Lodge, the bistro and wine bar combination is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. With its extensive wine and alcohol list along with pool tables and TVs, this is the place to hang out and enjoy each other.
Or try, Sakdi, with its unique menu and warm atmosphere, you will be presently surprised. Fresh ingredients, clean innovative preparation, great service, and an excellent, reasonably priced wine list is what brings so many people back again and again.
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