Giant redwoods, breathtaking coastline, great seafood and elegant Pinot Noir make this rugged region a treat for visitors. Artists flourish in small towns where a counterculture spirit lives on.
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Steps from the town’s art galleries, a spectacular view of the ocean awaits from a path along wind-swept cliffs. Warm up in the Victorian-style Ford House Museum afterward.
Tour the milking parlor and meet the goats and sheep that help this farmstead craft its cheeses that pair perfectly with the pure-tasting Pinot Noir.
After a stroll of the organic gardens at John Fetzer’s contemporary stone-and-glass winery and barrel cave, you can sample estate-grown olive oil and honey. Don’t miss the Pick and Shovel Zinfandel.
Step back in time at this lighthouse built in 1908. Visit for an hour or book a room for the night at this scenic destination located an hour’s drive south on Highway 1 from Mendocino town.
The home of mellow Boont Amber Ale, this establishment was among the first 25 U.S. craft breweries. Today it offers visitors 20 options on tap.