Welcome to Mendocino Travelers Guide!
Let us be your guide to the many pleasures of Mendocino County. Look through our digital magazine to find information on where to stay, where to eat, where to shop and more. Start from Page 1 and browse cover to cover; or use the links on this page to jump right to the many things we have to tell you about Mendocino County. Timeless communities and rugged natural splendor invite journeying in Mendocino County from coast to inland, north to south. You’re invited to experience our rural small towns, agricultural heritage, arts and crafts, and the pleasures of the table. As we like to say... put a little Mendocino in your life!
The Magic and History of
Lighthouses are magical. Throughout history, captivating stories recount the lives of stalwart light keepers, working through the night to guide passing ships. Mendocino County is blessed with two excellent examples of working light stations, both awash in history, both accessible to visitors, both offering excellent accommodations and both run by dedicated volunteers and staff whose passion for lighthouses is infectious.
Beer, Bison and Bluegrass.
The name says it all. On Saturday, October 8, the Fourth Annual “Beer, Bison and Bluegrass” fundraiser will be the go-to event for coastal residents and visitors, combining top-quality, local brews, eats, entertainment and an added bonus: the event supports one of the Mendocino County’s most important and beloved non-profits, Parents and Friends, Inc.
Ukiah Farmer’s Market Getting Food Right
Manager Scott Cratty, the guiding force behind the Ukiah Farmers’ Market, sits at his table among vendors lined up on School Street, ready to tend to the needs of the market. A young man wearing a sandwich board wants help with a broken strap; a woman organizing the reading program wants assistance in gathering the children; and a vendor requires change for a $50 bill.
- Historic architecture, rocky bluffs and sandy shores, a working harbor, unique shops and a great selection of restaurants and lodging.
- Fort Bragg, Noyo, Mendocino, Little River, Albion, Elk
- Beautiful seaside drives, dramatic headlands, an historic lighthouse, an active arts community, lodging from camping to luxury inns.
- Irish Beach, Manchester, Point Arena, Gualala
- The very heart of Mendocino Wine Country. Pastoral scenery dotted with friendly hamlets where good food and drink are plentiful.
- Navarro, Philo, Boonville, Yorkville
Russian River Valleys
- Mendocino's county seat and surrounding towns offer awardwinning wineries and breweries, a mild climate and Lake Mendocino.
- Hopland, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley
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- A journey from rolling valleys to lush forests and rugged mountains, through vibrant small towns, each with its own unique character.
- Willits, Covelo, Laytonville, Piercy