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Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to [[Yosemite]] via State Route 140.
 
Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to [[Yosemite]] via State Route 140.
{{warningbox|The main route into Yosemite from the west, [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr140 State Route 140], is restricted to one lane of traffic due to landslide on May 29.}}
 
 
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99), One Amtrak train line which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park. In addition to this Merced is served by Greyhound bus via its downtown station.
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Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99).  
  
www.amtrak.com
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Amtrak's Sacramento/Bay Area-Bakersfield '''San Joaquin''' [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1081442673773&ssid=132] train line runs six times a day, which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park.
  
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In addition to this Merced is served by '''Greyhound''' [http://www.greyhound.com] bus via its downtown station.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==See==
 
==See==
  
The University of California's Newest Campus, UC Merced opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.
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The University of California's Newest Campus, '''UC Merced''' opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
New Energy Yoga 755 E Yosemite Ave Merced, CA 95343 phone 209.384.9642 www.newenergy-yoga.com Take a Yoga Class at Merced's only Yoga Studio and get ready for that Yosemite hike.  
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*'''New Energy Yoga''', 755 E Yosemite Ave, phone 209-384-9642, [http://www.newenergy-yoga.com]. Take a yoga class at Merced's only yoga studio and get ready for that Yosemite hike.  
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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Cafe Sol: 3361 G Street. Free Wi-fi access for customers.
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*'''Cafe Sol''' 3361 G Street. Free Wi-fi access for customers.
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*'''Paul's Place Restaurant & Bkry''' 2991 G St, (209) 723-1339.  Ethnic and American dishes at very reasonable prices; try the Portuguese linguisa sausage omelet.
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*'''Sam Cafe''' 235 W 12th St, (209) 383-5350 [http://www.samcafe.com] Thai Restaurant.  Try the highly rated Pad Thai.  Free WiFi.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*<drink name="The Partisan" alt="" address="432 West Main Street" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.myspace.com/thepartisanmerced" hours="Opens at 4, closing time varies" price="" lat="" long="">A Merced bar that is a favorite for both locals and UCM students and faculty. Open from Mon-Sat, drink specials every night. Live music from local/national independent musicians every Tuesday and Saturday, open mic night every Monday, Rock Band/Karaoke every Wednesday, and a DJ on Thursday and Friday.</drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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* <sleep name="Best Western Inn" alt="" address="1033 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 723-2163" email="" fax="+1 209 384-7272" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=05469" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Best Western Inn" alt="" address="1033 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 723-2163" email="" fax="+1 209 384-7272" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=05469" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Courtyard Merced" alt="" address="750 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 725-1221" email="" fax="+1 209 725-1222" url="http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/MCECY" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Courtyard Merced" alt="" address="750 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 725-1221" email="" fax="+1 209 725-1222" url="http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/MCECY" price=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Holiday Inn Express" alt="" address="730 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 383-0333" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hd/mceex" price=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Days Inn Merced" alt="" address="1199 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="209-722-2726 " url="http://www.daysinncalifornia.com/html/days-inn-hotels-in-merced-ca.asp" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Comfort Inn" alt="" address="730 Motel Drive" directions="" phone="+1 209 383-0333" url="http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-merced-california-CA334?sid=x8ibpi.qCwp3gd0d.35&sarea=&sname=95340%2C+CA&sstate=CA&scountry=US&sradius=80.00&slat=37.375408&slon=-120.380173&schain=CI&exp=&scity=&sort=&type=&map=n&srp=RACK&nroom=1&nadult1=1&nchild1=0&nadult2=&nchild2=&nadult3=&nchild3=&nadult4=&nchild4=&nadult5=&nchild5=&sstate_country=&listpos=1" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Motel 6 Merced North" alt="" address="1410 V Street" directions="" phone="+1 209 384-2181" email="" fax="+1 209 722-2152" url="http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1029" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Motel 6 Merced North" alt="" address="1410 V Street" directions="" phone="+1 209 384-2181" email="" fax="+1 209 722-2152" url="http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1029" price=""></sleep>
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* '''HI-Merced Home Hostel''', ''+1 209'' 725-0407.
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* <sleep name="Vagabond Inn Merced" alt="" address="1215 R Street, Merced, CA 95340" directions="" phone="209-722-2738" email="" fax="" url="http://vagabondinn.com/Hotels/Merced-CA/Overview/418" price="">The Merced Vagabond Inn hotel is located just off Highway 99 and nearby Lake Merced, Lake Yosemite and Applegate Park and Zoo.</sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
 
* [[Yosemite]] is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.
 
* [[Yosemite]] is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.
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| majorr1=[[Fresno]]
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[[WikiPedia:Merced, California]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Merced, California]]
  
 
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{{isPartOf|Merced_County}}
 
[[World66:northamerica/unitedstates/california/centralvalley/merced]]
 
[[World66:northamerica/unitedstates/california/centralvalley/merced]]

Revision as of 19:26, 8 October 2012

Merced is in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to Yosemite via State Route 140.

Contents

Get in

Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99).

Amtrak's Sacramento/Bay Area-Bakersfield San Joaquin [1] train line runs six times a day, which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park.

In addition to this Merced is served by Greyhound [2] bus via its downtown station.

Get around

See

The University of California's Newest Campus, UC Merced opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.

Do

  • New Energy Yoga, 755 E Yosemite Ave, phone 209-384-9642, [3]. Take a yoga class at Merced's only yoga studio and get ready for that Yosemite hike.

Buy

Eat

  • Cafe Sol 3361 G Street. Free Wi-fi access for customers.
  • Paul's Place Restaurant & Bkry 2991 G St, (209) 723-1339. Ethnic and American dishes at very reasonable prices; try the Portuguese linguisa sausage omelet.
  • Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, (209) 383-5350 [4] Thai Restaurant. Try the highly rated Pad Thai. Free WiFi.

Drink

  • The Partisan, 432 West Main Street, [5]. Opens at 4, closing time varies. A Merced bar that is a favorite for both locals and UCM students and faculty. Open from Mon-Sat, drink specials every night. Live music from local/national independent musicians every Tuesday and Saturday, open mic night every Monday, Rock Band/Karaoke every Wednesday, and a DJ on Thursday and Friday.


Sleep

  • Best Western Inn, 1033 Motel Drive, +1 209 723-2163 (fax: +1 209 384-7272), [6].
  • Courtyard Merced, 750 Motel Drive, +1 209 725-1221 (fax: +1 209 725-1222), [7].
  • Days Inn Merced, 1199 Motel Drive, 209-722-2726, [8].
  • Comfort Inn, 730 Motel Drive, +1 209 383-0333, [9].
  • Motel 6 Merced North, 1410 V Street, +1 209 384-2181 (fax: +1 209 722-2152), [10].
  • HI-Merced Home Hostel, +1 209 725-0407.
  • Vagabond Inn Merced, 1215 R Street, Merced, CA 95340, 209-722-2738, [11]. The Merced Vagabond Inn hotel is located just off Highway 99 and nearby Lake Merced, Lake Yosemite and Applegate Park and Zoo.

Get out

  • Yosemite is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.


Routes through Merced
SacramentoAtwater  N noframe S  ChowchillaFresno
Ends at I-5.pngGustine  W noframe E  MariposaYosemite N.P.


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