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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“The best mission in California in one of my favorite little towns in California.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“If you have the need to get off-road, Hollister Hills is close by. I'll make sure you have a hose to wash off when you get back!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They say it's the crown jewel of Hollister, California. This farm-to-table eatery features a wide array of fish, meats and pizzas. With live music and a dance floor. A great location for a relaxing meal with friends and family. The Grove is also a kid-friendly place. If you're looking for a romantic and perfect ambiance this is the place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Our local Windmill Market is a perfect spot to pick up some fresh sandwiches (made to order!) bakery items, snacks, beer or wine. Staff is super friendly and prices are reasonable. You can assemble a gourmet picnic and bring it to the tent to enjoy as you watch the sun set on our deck, by the fire. It's heaven!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The #1 place in San Juan Bautista to eat! Excellent and authentic Mexican food w/GINORMOUS portions. I personally recommend getting 1 order of the chicken nachos - with 2 or more plates to split it. You'll all still go home full! And happy too if you wash it down with a margarita . . . ;-)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and drinks with great service. Soda, wine, beer, burgers, grilled meats, fries and salads.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Local coffee shop that makes a mean cuppa joe. Great coffees, they grind there own beans right inside the shop, and they have one of the nicer patios in town. Relax, sip your latte, and grab a book from the book swap outside!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
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“Hard to beat a great burger, fries and a coke - old school glass bottle and all! Prices are a bit steep here, but at least the burgers are worth it.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“A short hike with the reward of amazing views from the highest point in Monterey County, this peak is a fun adventure beginning with the drive up. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Mission San Juan Bautista is a part of United States history. A major part of the settlement of the American West, this landmark is worth seeing on any trip up the California Coast! The city of San Juan Bautista is also a great place for authentic Mexican Food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Schedule a Glider ride while at the ranch. These tours fly over the ranch and all around beautiful San Benito County and land at the Hollister Airport, about 5 miles away. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“They say it's the crown jewel of Hollister, California. This farm-to-table eatery features a wide array of fish, meats and pizzas. With live music and a dance floor. A great location for a relaxing meal with friends and family. The Grove is also a kid-friendly place. If you're looking for a romantic and perfect ambiance this is the place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The #1 place in San Juan Bautista to eat! Excellent and authentic Mexican food w/GINORMOUS portions. I personally recommend getting 1 order of the chicken nachos - with 2 or more plates to split it. You'll all still go home full! And happy too if you wash it down with a margarita . . . ;-)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and drinks with great service. Soda, wine, beer, burgers, grilled meats, fries and salads.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
“Hard to beat a great burger, fries and a coke - old school glass bottle and all! Prices are a bit steep here, but at least the burgers are worth it.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Locals hang out here - great bar and restaurant with an ambiance of a simpler and slower paced time. Very cool , local spot to check out - order the Skirt Steak...best I've ever had!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
  • 1 local recommends

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