Visit Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841. The county seat is Ukiah. Mendocino County comprises the Ukiah, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area and west of the Central Valley.
With its dramatic ocean-bluff setting overlooking a steel-blue sea, this coastal hamlet is an obvious magnet for artists, romantics, and lovers of anything wild and untamed. The closest thing to a New England village in California, Mendocino lets you stroll past tidy saltbox cottages wrapped in roses and picket fences, wind chimes tinkling in the breeze.
This tucked-away village wasn’t always so charmingly peaceful: during the height of the logging boom in the mid- to late-1800s, Mendocino bustled with people and commerce, a thriving port filled with lively hotels and saloons. Now, luxurious B&Bs welcome you to curl up by the fire; restaurants serve just-caught seafood and local organic wines, and galleries beckon with artwork and quality handcrafts. Festivals abound, often celebrating the region’s bounty, be it sweet Dungeness crab, craft beers, or wild mushrooms in winter.
Visit Mendocino – Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Ukiah, Willits in Northern California
County stewards and amplifies the total Mendocino County experience by enriching experiences for our guests, enhancing lifestyles for our residents and providing stability and diversity for our economy.
From the coastal villages and windswept cliffs of Highway 1, to the cozy inns and luxury spas sprinkled among towering redwoods and the wine country, a getaway like no other is waiting for you in Mendocino County, California.
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The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formed in 2004 to preserve and protect the cultural legacy of Ridgewood Ranch, the home and final resting place of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit, through historic preservation, and environmental conservation. With the recent development of Glenn Riddle Farm (now a multi-million dollar gated community with two
History of Glass Beach In 1906, Fort Bragg residents established an official water dump site behind the Union Lumber Company onto what is now known as “Site 1”. Most water fronted communities had water dump sites discarding glass, appliances, and even vehicles. Locals referred to it as “The Dumps.”Fires were often lit to reduce the
About the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens More than 70,000 people a year experience the wonder of nature at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, in all its seasons. This is a place to play, to contemplate, to learn, to relax, to touch, to smell, to feel, to enjoy, to be inspired, and to experience the simple wonder
About The Guest House Museum – Fort Bragg, California 25 years ago, the State of California declared that the Guest House Museum in Downtown Fort Bragg a point of historical interest. It was built mostly from coastal redwood in 1892 for Tom Johnson, a family business partner in Fort Bragg Redwood Company, as his private
Mission: to advance ocean conservation through education, exploration and experience. We envision making our dramatic (and previously inaccessible) coastline available for innovative scientific research, hands-on education and natural resource stewardship. The Noyo Center for Marine Science has a three-pronged approach to development, supporting an innovative research program, creating an integrated education program and building a world-class facility
About The Noyo Headlands Park This is one of the newest segments of the California Coastal Trail, on the headlands west of the City of Fort Bragg. It’s a multi-use, ADA-accessible paved trail with spectacular views, parking, rest rooms, and one-of-a-kind benches made by local artists. There are several ways to access this new public coastal
About The Vichy Springs Resort Vichy Springs Resort, established in 1854, is a unique 160-year old historic hot springs resort only two hours north of downtown San Francisco. Vichy Springs is the best of two worlds, a country inn and hot springs resort. Vichy Springs offers the only naturally warm and carbonated “Vichy” mineral baths
Orr Hot Springs resort is a small, tranquil resort settled deep in the rolling hills of the Mendocino Coastal Range. Situated on a beautiful country road between the towns of Mendocino and Ukiah, the springs flourish on 27 acres at the headwaters of Big River. Pomo Native Americans regularly passed through this vibrant spot on
MacKerricher State Park offers a variety of habitats: beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tidepools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the park’s coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a formal tidal lagoon.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking: From mild to wild, we enjoy bird watching on calm waters as well as sea kayaking, whitewater river running and surfing. We feel blessed to be able to paddle the waters of the Mendocino Coast and want to share these magical waters with people of all ages and abilities. Visit Mendocino &
Delicious artisanal chocolate and gifts handmade with care in our coastal candy kitchen in Mendocino County, California. We offer an array of gifts for every occasion at Mendocino Chocolate Company. Whether you’re looking for a special present for a friend, or a treat for yourself, we have an amazing selection of fresh gourmet chocolate at