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I travel a lot for work, and a lot of my travel takes me to conventions. Recently, I had a convention in San Francisco one week and in Las Vegas the next. I could have flown home to the East Coast for 36 hours if I wanted to, but I didn't see the point. Instead, I'd rent a car and drive to Las Vegas. However, I wasn't that excited about the idea of spending an extra night in Las Vegas, as I was spending the entire week there anyway. Instead, I decided to just get in the car and drive and see where I felt like stopping. After being on the road for a bit, I realized that I should stop for a day and a night in Mammoth Lakes. It was summer, the mountains were sure to be beautiful and I was guessing that it would be a nice break from all the city life I had been and would be experiencing. I wasn't concerned about finding a place to stay, either, as I was traveling with HotelTonight. I'd book a Mammoth Lakes hotel room when I was ready to get some sleep.

The Stunning Landscape

San Francisco is beautiful for many reasons, including its natural landscape. Las Vegas is beautiful for its own reasons. The beauty of Mammoth Lakes almost overwhelmed me when I pulled into town. The green trees everywhere, so gigantic and perfect, provided the perfect backdrop. The majestic mountains seemed to carve out a place for the community, and the lakes I passed were so clear I was sure you could simply drink out of them without any problem. I was completely mesmerized before I even got out of my rental car and started walking around. This was going to be a good day.

The Town

Mammoth Lakes is not a big place by any stretch. Fewer than 8,000 people live in the actual town. Of course, there are a lot of visitors there during skiing season, but off-season it was quite placid and calm. The buildings are beautiful, and they had me thinking back to the days when I was young and cruising around Alpine ski villages in Europe looking for work. Everything was pristine, welcoming and modern. The people who live there were also quite friendly and happy, and I imagined it would be impossible to be unhappy living in such a gorgeous place.

The Dining

I was looking for some nice American pub food for dinner, and a nice lady downtown told me about a place that was decorated almost fully in baseball decor. It doesn't get more American than that, so I went there to eat. They had a very nice assortment of beers, and I had a local amber ale that was very tasty. I had the steak and mashed potatoes, and it was delicious. The steak was incredibly juicy, so the fact that the potatoes were not served with gravy didn't even matter.

HotelTonight – Mammoth Lakes Hotels Are Ready

I was full and happy that I had decided to take a time-out from city living. I opened my HotelTonight app and booked a Mammoth Lakes hotel room in seconds. It was a block away, so I'd soon be asleep and ready to head into that next week of work.