Top things to do

Museum in Mt Shasta City

Sisson Museum

A half-mile west of the freeway, this former hatchery headquarters is full of curious mountaineering artifacts and old pictures. The changing exhibitions highlight history – geological and human – but also occasiona…
Californian in Mt Shasta City

Lily’s

Enjoy quality Californian cuisine – Asian- and Mediterranean-touched salads, fresh sandwiches and all kinds of veg options – in a cute, white, clapboard house. Outdoor tables overhung by flowering trellises are almo…
Park in Mt Shasta City

Mt Shasta City Park & Sacramento River Headwaters

Off Mt Shasta Blvd, about a mile north of downtown, the headwaters of the Sacramento River gurgle up from the ground in a large, cool spring. It’s about as pure as water can get – so bring a bottle and have a drink.…
Bakery in Mt Shasta City

Mount Shasta Pastry

Walk in hungry and you’ll be plagued with an existential breakfast crisis: the feta spinach quiche or the Tuscan scramble? The flaky croissants or a divine apricot turnover? It also serves terrific sandwiches, gourm…
Mexican in Mt Shasta City

Poncho & Lefkowitz

Surrounded by a picnic table or three, this classy, wood-sided food cart turns out juicy Polish sausage, bratwurst and hot dogs, and big plates of nachos, tamales and burritos (including vegetarian options). It’s a …
Market in Mt Shasta City

Berryvale Grocery

This market sells groceries and organic produce to health-conscious eaters. The excellent cafe serves good coffee, fresh juices and an array of tasty – mostly veggie – salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Sports & Outdoors in Mt Shasta City

Fifth Season Sports

A favorite outdoor store in Shasta, this place rents camping, mountain-climbing and backpacking gear and has staff familiar with the mountain. It also rents skis, snowshoes and snowboards.
Cafe in Mt Shasta City

Seven Suns Coffee & Cafe

This snug little hangout serves organic, locally roasted coffee, light meals (around $10) and is consistently busy. There’s live acoustic music some evenings.
Market in Mt Shasta City

Farmers Market

Stock up on farm-fresh produce or graze the stalls of delicious tamales, bakery goods, pastas and more.
Thai in Mt Shasta City

Andaman Healthy Thai Cuisine

The food is pretty good, but the kitchen and the staff can’t keep up with the crowds. It also serves burgers if you're traveling with fussy folk.