Things To Do In Los Banos California
Los Banos offers visitors and residents an awful lot of things to do. While new arrivals sometimes say "There is nothing to do in this town!" the truth is actually quite the opposite. Once you get to know Los Banos you will find that there is always something going on - in fact, as Joe Sousa of the city council said at a meeting in September of 2007, some weekends you can not even make it to every event there is so much going on!
The question is not IF there is something to do but WHAT you will choose to do. The activities in Los Banos run the gamut from shopping to hunting from being pampered at a bed and breakfast to camping under the stars. To list every single thing you can do in Los Banos would take an entire website - and we actually have that for you right here on OurLosBanos.com. We hope you will take a moment to look at the entire site as you do your research on Los Banos California. However before you begin please allow us to share some of the highlights with you.
The Calendar of Events in Los Banos is a great place to start looking for things to do in Los Banos . It usually is pretty full. The section that we have linked here has calendars that go many years into the future, but the current month is of course the most up to date. We put new events on the Calendar all of the time so please check back often. As planning is done and communicated to us we will update those events. We try to put everything we can on the Calendar from the DES Festa to Mother's Day in The Park, to contests, meetings, and other special events like the Centennial Celebrations and Henry Miller Wild West Weekend. If you are in town during the times when there are goings on at the Ted Falasco Arts Center do not miss those! Performances, art shows, and recitals are a frequent occurrence.
Self Directed Opportunities
Shopping In Los Banos! This town offers residents and visitors a unique shopping experience. While we do have the Big-Box stores such as WalMart, KMart, Lowes, Home Depot and the like, some of the real treasures of the shopping experience can be found in the smaller shops along Pacheco Boulevard and Downtown. In particular the downtown shopping experience is one that you should not miss. We have put together a guide to shopping in Los Banos that covers most of the downtown stores. Do not neglect the rest of the city however! There are dozens of clothing stores, dry goods stores, gift shops and more scattered throughout the town.
Hunting In Los Banos! While hunting within city limits is out of the question, there is fantastic hunting within an easy 10 minute drive in most directions. We will be developing a better section on hunting Los Banos in the future, but for now please take a look at each of the Natural Areas in out Outdoor and Wildlands Recreation section. There you will find information on the Wetlands around Los Banos where duck and other bird hunting happens as well as information on some of the places where you can walk through our golden hills in search of deer, boar, and other game animals.
Camping In Los Banos! The camping in this area is unique. There are places where you can camp so close to the water that you can cast a line from your tent and fish from within your campsite. Boaters will like the fact there is camping very close to the boat launch up at the San Luis Recreational Area and Dam. People who like to camp with their RV's (Recreational Vehicles) have plenty of facilities to choose from as well. Of course if you want to just hike in and unroll a sleeping bag under the stars there are places for that as well. Please have a look at our Outdoor Recreation pages for more information.
Pampering! Los Banos offers visitors at least one very nice Bed And Breakfast establishment where you can go for a little time away. Please look at our List of Inns to find it. In addition there are a number of hair and nail salons and beauty shops that cater to those who would like to avail themselves of those services.
A Plethora Of Parks! Not all outdoor activities are outside the city limits or require hiking boots. There are literally dozens of City Parks in Los Banos that offer and incredible variety of venues for picnics, children's play, and any number of other activities. We have built a page about each park in Los Banos which shows each of the amenities and each is photographed and described in detail.
Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Meals! Want a real treat? Want to travel back in time a few dozen years? We have just the place for you! Los Banos is graced to have one of the few remaining old fashioned lunch counter / soda fountains that still remain in California. Here you can get an old fashioned cherry phosphate, or a REAL ice cream shake as well as other Lunch counter fare. What a great place for lunch!
Dining And Eateries A Plenty! Speaking of food Los Banos has a large number of restaurants. We do have chains but the real treat is the Mom and Pop places. If you would like to read our reviews of many of the places you can get a meal in town please go to our Los Banos Dining Review section.
Check out the Milliken Museum! Our local heritage is important to us as evidenced by the Henry Miller Wild West Weekend Celebration. But when that annual celebration is not going on you can avail yourself of a local treasure - the Milliken Museum. At the Milliken you can see many historical artifacts including Henry Miller items, American Indian displays, and much more. For a quick overview of Los Banos History you can select this link, but to really get in touch with it a visit to our repository of historical artifacts is a must.
Social Organizations And Churches! Much of the above has focused on entertainment in Los Banos, but there is another side to this community that you can get involved in. If every single person in this town would give just a few hours of their time every month Los Banos would be the absolute Gem of the valley. It can start HERE. We have compiled a list of clubs, organizations, social societies, and more who are always looking for members. From Cub Scouts to Narcanon, From Genealogy Clubs to the NRA you should find something here to be able to help with or join in. In addition we have compiled a list of all of the Christian Churches in Los Banos that we are aware of. This is of course another very positive way that you can be involved in your community.
Ask A Local! We provide online forums for residents and visitors alike. Your participation if only to ask questions about Los Banos California is welcome. Accounts are of course free and you can post questions, solicit opinions, or just chit chat with the townspeople of Los Banos Ca.
The stuff to do in Los Banos that we have noted above comprise but a FEW of the many things that one can do in Los Banos California. There are activities of all kinds going on all of the time and to fully detail each is just not possible on one page or even on an entire website. We would love to see you explore the rest of this site and learn more about our town and what it offers. You might want to start with the buttons on the side of this page that list all sorts of things. You might want to start in the Our Los Banos photo gallery which will give you hundreds of pieces of visual insight. However you do it, please explore the site and then come and explore Los Banos!
What to do in Los Banos? LOTS!
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