Top things to do in Occidental

Californian in Occidental

Hazel

Occidental's newest restaurant is small, unassuming and serves absolutely delectable food. The menu only features a few starters, pizzas and mains but you cannot go wrong, particularly with the scallop ceviche (fres…
Italian in Occidental

Union Hotel

Occidental has two old-school American-Italian restaurants that serve family-style meals. The Union is slightly better and serves a delicious, complimentary bruschetta with the purchase of any main. Monday nights me…
Forest in Occidental

Grove of the Old Trees

Outside Occidental and up on a ridge off Fitzpatrick Lane, Grove of the Old Trees is a peaceful, 28-acre forest of old-growth redwoods. The forest and its trails are managed by a local nonprofit.
Market in Occidental

Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market

Meet the whole community at Occidental's detour-worthy farmers market, with musicians, craftspeople and – the star attraction – Gerard’s Paella (www.gerardspaella.com) of Food Network TV fame.
Winery in Occidental

Bohème Wines

Drop in to this little tasting room in downtown Occidental for free swigs of dry Chardonnay, earthy Pinots and a big Syrah, all from the cooler climes. Bottles range from $39 to $49.
Pub in Occidental

Barley & Hops

Serving around 40 beers, sandwiches, burgers, giant salads and amazing bacon-cheddar fries. Mains $10-15.
American in Occidental

Howard Station Cafe

Big plates of comfort-food cooking and freshly squeezed juices. Cash only.
Bakery in Occidental

Wild Flour Bread

Organic brick-oven artisan breads, giant sticky buns and good coffee.
Deli in Occidental

Bohemian Market

Occidental's best grocery store has a good deli which prepares sandwiches from 10am to 7pm. There's also a coffee bar open daily until 1pm.
Ceramics in Occidental

Hand Goods

Collective of ceramicists, potters, jewelers, fine artists and more.