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!
Music Festival Marks
The Mendocino Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary of “music on the edge of the world” this summer from July 9-23 on the Mendocino Headlands State Park in the big white tent concert hall. For 30 years audience members from all over the world have delighted in the kaleidoscopic mix of revered classics, cutting edge and traditional jazz, and genre-bending music from around the world. This summer’s festival will be a celebration of our community of music lovers from near and far, our loyal and longtime supporters, and our enormously impressive volunteers.
Festival Celebrates Rhododendrons.
Once again, Mendocino County is home to something unique and wonderful. The largest Rhododendron show in California is hosted by the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The 39th Annual John Drueker Memorial Rhododendron Show takes place on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 and 8, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. “This may be the largest show on the west coast,” says Mary Anne Payne, Executive Director for the Botanical Gardens.
A Taste of
For nearly three decades, the Ukiah Main Street Program has hosted what is considered one of the premiere local events of the year. The Taste of Downtown showcases the region’s finest wines and most popular microbrews. “As the name implies, this is a taste of downtown—a taste of all things that make Ukiah a great small town—music, food, art, friends and fun,” says Rick Hansen, Executive Director of the Ukiah Main Street Program.
- 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