NORTH COAST

North Coast


The North Coast of California is known for its Redwood Parks and rugged coastline. With no major cities and a low volume of tourists, you can easily be the only ones walking among towering California Redwoods or hiking a cliff-side trail overlooking the rugged Northern California Coast. The region of North Coast from Ferndale to Rockport is known as 'The Lost Coast' due to its remoteness and lack of population. Several small towns of logging origin have long since given up on logging and now cater to tourism. Find lighthouses, quaint Inns, picturesque bridges, fishing charters and more on the Mendocino Coast California.

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National Parks

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is situated along the Northern California Coast with steep, rocky cliffs meeting redwood forests. Some areas level out to form lagoons and estuaries. Redwood National Park is home to the world's tallest Redwood tree. Redwood trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. MORE DETAILS


State Parks

Stout Grove photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Jedediah Smith State Park features 10,000 acres of old-growth redwood trees. This redwood park features a dense canopy of ferns, moss and lichens fill the forest floor. Activities include redwoods camping, boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and hiking. MORE DETAILS


Enderts Beach photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park features 6400 acres with approximately 50% old-growth redwood trees and eight miles of wild coastline. Activities include redwoods camping, fishing, beach combing, horseback riding and hiking. Many hiking trails head out through this redwood park but two traverse the steep cliffs to the sea. A sand beach awaits with tide pool exploration at low tide. MORE DETAILS


Fern Canyon photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park features nature trails through lush fern canopy beneath towering old-growth redwood trees. A popular attraction in this redwood park is Fern Canyon that follows a creek bed to the ocean and features several species of fern protruding from high canyon walls. Activities include redwoods camping, beach camping fishing, beach combing, horseback riding and hiking. Every year in May, Rhododendron Trail features blooming rhododendrons and azaleas that grow wild in the park. MORE DETAILS


Humboldt Lagoons State Park is comprised of three seaside lagoons with a combined length of nearly 6 miles and a dry lagoon. Trails circle the lagoons and a beach trail connects Agate Beach in Patrick's Point State Park to the south. Freshwater Lagoon attracts anglers with largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and stocked rainbow trout. Stone Lagoon features a boat-in campground. MORE DETAILS


Patrick's Point State Park

Patrick's Point State Park offers a dense forest where trails can be traversed through wildflower meadows and lush forest to the headland cliffs leading to the ocean below. Hunt for agates at Agate Beach. Activities include redwoods camping, fishing, tide pool exploration, whale watching, diving, surfing and hiking. MORE DETAILS


Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay, Fort Humboldt was originally established in 1853 to resolve conflicts between gold-seekers, settlers and Native Americans. The park includes an original hospital building & history museum, logging museum, two locomotive trains and a steam donkey. MORE DETAILS


Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is a more 'off the beaten path' redwood park featuring 30 campsites, horse shoe pits, group camp sites, picnic areas and more. Activities include redwoods camping, swimming, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, picnicking and hiking. MORE DETAILS


Humboldt Redwoods State Park offers 52,000 acres of pristine redwood park, 17,000 acres of which is old-growth redwood trees thousands of years old. Humboldt Redwoods is California's largest redwood park. Activities include redwoods camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating and swimming. MORE DETAILS


Richardson Grove State Park is located along the south fork Eel River and offers redwoods camping, hiking, swimming and fishing within an old-growth California Redwoods park. MORE DETAILS


Standish-Hickey State Park is considered the 'Gateway to Tall Trees Country' and offers the Grove Trail through giant California Redwoods. Situated along the south fork Eel River, this redwood park offers activities including redwoods camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming and fishing. MORE DETAILS


Pudding Creek Beach

MacKerricher State Park is a tidal lagoon with tide pools, a bike trail that's also popular with joggers, sand dunes, freshwater lakes and camping near the ocean. Campsites are nestled in redwood trees and offer shelter from the sometimes brisk ocean breezes. MORE DETAILS


Caspar State Park is tucked back in a cove of jagged, rock cliffs that descend into the Pacific Ocean. Swimming, fishing, abalone diving and kayaking are the popular activities. Caspar is popular for beach camping and abalone diving. MORE DETAILS


Russian Gulch State Park

Russian Gulch State Park is known for its picturesque waterfall, bridge, sea caves and Devil's Punch Bowl. Several large sea caves are accessible by kayak with a few reachable on foot at low tides. Activities include tide pool exploration, beach camping, hiking, biking, abalone diving and fishing. MORE DETAILS


Van Damme State Park is known for its Fern Canyon, Cabbage Patch and Pigmy Forest. Activities include tide pool exploration, beach camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, abalone diving and fishing. A paved trail is popular with joggers and bicyclists. Kayak tours are available on the beach, which give access to several sea caves. MORE DETAILS


Manchester State Beach

Manchester State Park is known for its 760 acres of beaches, sand dunes and flat grasslands. Activities include beach camping, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing and horseback riding. Point Arena Lighthouse is located on the southern edge of the park and is one of the tallest lighthouses in California. MORE DETAILS


Armstrong Redwoods State Park features old-growth California Redwood trees. This redwood park features a Visitor Center, amphitheater, nature trails and horseback riding stables. MORE DETAILS


Fort Ross State Historic Park was once a Russian settlement in the early 1800's. Today, Fort Ross features a reconstruction Russian-era fort complete with building, a cemetery, historic orchard, Visitor Center, restrooms, picnic areas and nature trail. Activities at the fort include fishing, whale watching, abalone diving and wreck diving of the S.S. Pomona. MORE DETAILS


Sonoma Coast State Park can be accessed from several points along PCH and features sand beach coves separated by rock outcroppings. Natural arches and secluded coves are abundant. MORE DETAILS


Tomales Bay State Park is a huge bay formed by the San Andreas Fault. The waters are protected from wind and waves by the pine tree blanketed Inverness Ridge. Visitors enjoy hiking trails, picnicking, swimming, clamming and boating. MORE DETAILS


Zoos & Aquariums

Ocean World Crescent City is a small-scale aquarium with a 360º view of local sea life, a shark petting pool, touch & feel tide pool and seal & sea lion show. MORE DETAILS


Sequoia Park Zoo is a small zoo with mostly native species on display. Exhibits include reptiles, bears, flamingos, alpacas, a chimpanzee and more. MORE DETAILS


B. Bryan Preserve is a wildlife preserve that is actively committed to the breeding and preservation of African hooved animals. Join an afternoon Land Rover feeding safari to see Zebra, Giraffe, Antelope and Kudu up close. MORE DETAILS


Safari West is a wildlife preserve featuring 400 acres of African animals roaming in their natural habitat. Many of the animals within the preserve include giraffe, gazelle, ostrich, antelope, zebra, cheetah and many species of birds. MORE DETAILS


POINT ARENA

Activities

Take a 2-hour thrill ride up the Klamath River in a twin-engine, high-speed boat. The round trip tour travels 45 miles and stops at interesting sites and wildlife. MORE DETAILS


Wine Tasting is possible from Eureka to Mendocino to Ukiah and Lake County. Some of the recognizable names include Frey, Fetzer and Parducci. MORE DETAILS


Whale watching is offered at several harbors along the North Coast of California from Fort Bragg to Bodega Bay. Whales that are found off California's coast include the Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Blue Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Sperm Whale and Killer Whale (Orca). MORE DETAILS


North Coast Adventure Centers offer several thrilling and challenging adventures including zip lining, rock climbing, rope courses and more. Rock climb the picturesque cliffs of Patrick's Point and safely rappel back to the beach. MORE DETAILS


There's a Miniature Golf Course in Fort Bragg next to the Emerald Dolphin Inn. MORE DETAILS


Kayaking and stand-up paddleboard is popular all along the California Northern Coast. Rentals for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more are available. Most places included all the necessary equipment, lessons and tours. Explore sea caves and kelp beds at Van Damme State Park with Lost Coast Kayaking. MORE DETAILS


Russian Gulch State Park Campground

Campgrounds are available all along the Northern Coast of California and at inland lakes. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and the smell of eucalyptus trees. Cook your catch over an open fire after a day of hiking and fishing. MORE DETAILS


Golf courses can be found throughout the Northern California Coast. From Crescent City to Wine Country, find challenging 18-hole courses and fun executive 9-hole golf courses. MORE DETAILS


Lakes are located along the California Northern Coast offering activities like water-skiing, boating, fishing, camping and more. Enjoy a day on the water from the redwood trees in the north to Wine Country in the south. MORE DETAILS


Horseback riding is offered at multiple stables and ranches along the Northern Coast California. Traverse through ancient redwood trees where you'll find pristine rivers, fern canopies, natural swimming holes, or meander the rugged coastline of desolate beaches. MORE DETAILS


Bocce Ball courts are available for public use at both Brutocao Cellars in Hopland and Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville. Stop in and give this classic Italian game a try. MORE DETAILS


Skunk Train offers historic train rides through towering trees of the Mendocino Forest. The Skunk Train started out as a logging route in 1885 and now carries visitors back and forth between the historic logging towns of Fort Bragg and Willits. Dinner and Wine Tasting trips are available. MORE DETAILS


Llama treks head out into the lush redwood trees or along one of Mendocino's secluded beaches. Enjoy a gourmet meal out in the beauty of nature. MORE DETAILS


Smith River

Whitewater rafting outfitters run tours down the Smith and Eel Rivers on the North Coast of California. Enjoy the seclusion of California Redwood trees while riding nature's roller coaster. MORE DETAILS


There's no better way to gain insight on a place than to join a tour led by a local guide. Northern California Coast tours include harbor cruises, lighthouse tours, brewery tours, kayak tours, whale watching, a train tour and more. MORE DETAILS


Off-roading areas are available on the California Northern Coast including State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRA) and areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Challenge your motorcycle skills on the hillside trails of Cow Mountain or catch air in a dune buggy off the backbones of Somoa Dunes in Eureka. MORE DETAILS


Attractions

Take a self-guided tour of historic homes throughout Arcata. Choose to walk or drive to see magnificent examples of Victorian, settlement, craftsman and transitional architecture on homes, churches and buildings. MORE DETAILS


Old Town Eureka is a preserved and restored portion of town with shops, museums, restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes and more can be found. MORE DETAILS


Willian Carson Mansion

William Carson Mansion is located off Highway 101 from M Street. Situated in Old Town Eureka, the Carson Mansion is one of the finest and most elaborate examples of early Victorian architecture in California. The mansion is private and no inside tours are offered, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most photographed Victorian homes in the state. MORE DETAILS


Trees of Mystery is located south of Crescent City and features unusual and incredible formations of Redwood trees. Look for Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe off Highway 101. MORE DETAILS


The Victorian Village of Ferndale

Ferndale is one of California's most impressive displays of Victorian architecture. Also referred to as 'The Victorian Village', the entire village is California Historical Landmark #883. MORE DETAILS


Confusion Hill features several odd and interesting attractions. Take a 30-minute train ride through California redwoods on a 20-gauge track. See the Gravity House which seems to defy the laws of physics. Step inside the Redwood Shoe house. Visit the Twin Towers Memorial Trees that were dedicated as a memorial shortly after 9-11. Catch a glimpse of the elusive Chipalope. MORE DETAILS


Drive-Thru Chandelier Tree

Drive-Thru Tree Park is a small California Redwood park featuring the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree as its main attraction. Visitors are welcome to drive their vehicle through a redwood tree and enjoy picnic tables and peruse a gift shop afterward. MORE DETAILS


Bowling Ball Beach is located south of Point Arena, Schooner Gulch is split into two beaches; Schooner Gulch Beach and Bowling Ball Beach at the northern end, so named for its unusually round boulders. MORE DETAILS


Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

Lighthouses are located up and down the Northern Coast of California from Crescent City to Point Arena. They make for picturesque shots and have interesting histories. Some offer lighthouse tours that include climbing the spiral staircase to the top. One is only accessible at low tide and others are vacation rentals. MORE DETAILS


The Mendocino Coast California is azalea & camellia country. Visitors enjoy colorful native gardens and whale and bird watching. MORE DETAILS


Lagunitas Brewery is a microbrewery that produces the superb Lagunitas IPA beer. Stop in and have a cold one straight out of the tap. MORE DETAILS


Mendocino

Mendocino is a quaint coastal village offering upscale amenities like Victorian Inns and day spas. Known for its quaint shops and antique treasures, this town also has much to offer in nature activities. MORE DETAILS


Old Faithful Geyser is a large hot water geyser that erupts every 20-30 minutes. The water is superheated by volcanic magma below the earth's surface. MORE DETAILS


Petrified Forest features three-million year old, petrified redwood trees strewn along a beautiful forested trail. Evidence of a volcanic past is abundant beyond the trees-turned-to-stone. MORE DETAILS


Vichy Springs Resort features 150 year old hot springs that are the only naturally warm and carbonated mineral baths in North America. The resort features cottages, rooms, soaking tubs, natural pools and more. Natural mineral springs have long been known to have healing abilities. MORE DETAILS


Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is an historic logging town situated on the bluffs above the ocean. Noyo harbor offers salmon fishing and whale watching charters. The historic Skunk Train transports tourists through the local redwood trees & back. Many nature activities are nearby. MORE DETAILS


North Coast California museums include art museums, children's museums, maritime museums, redwood museums, the PEANUTS museum and more. MORE DETAILS


Avenue of the Giants

California Redwood trees are abundant on the North Coast of California. These majestic giants are not just found in National Parks but several smaller State Parks too. MORE DETAILS


Mad River Hatchery is located south of Trinity Highway (Hwy 299) from Blue Lake Boulevard. The hatchery features a viewing platform and a gathering tank at the top of a fish ladder. There are several 100-foot long raceways containing various ages of steelhead. MORE DETAILS


Glass Beach

Glass Beach is located on the north end of town in Fort Bragg. Glass Beach Fort Bragg has become a tourist attraction for all of the glass that has been rounded by the surf over the years and blended with the pebbly sand. Children as well as adults enjoy beach combing for colorful glass pebbles and exploring the many tide pools. MORE DETAILS


The PEANUTS Museum is located off Highway 101 from Steele Lane. The museum celebrates the works of artist and Peanuts cartoon creator, Charles Schulz. Mr. Schulz was a lifetime resident of Santa Rosa. MORE DETAILS


Entertainment

Arcata Playhouse is situated in the historic Old Creamery building, the Arcata Playhouse hosts local plays, classical music, children's theater, magic, comedy and more. MORE DETAILS


Arcata Theatre Lounge is situated in an historic 1937 Art Deco theater, the Arcata Theatre Lounge looks the same as it did decades ago. They host films, concerts, DJ parties, comedians and more. MORE DETAILS


North Coast Repertory Theatre is situated in downtown Eureka the North Coast Repertory Theatre hosts local theatrical performances, musicals, haunted houses and more. MORE DETAILS


Redwood Curtain Theatre is located in Eureka and hosts local theatrical performances. MORE DETAILS


Ferndale Repertory Theatre features local artists in concert and theatrical events. MORE DETAILS


Cher-Ae-Heights Casino

Try your luck at one of many Indian Casinos in the region. Indian Casinos offer slots, bingo and table games like Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Spanish 21 and more. Many Indian Casinos also feature live entertainment, restaurants and resort hotels. MORE DETAILS


Symphony of the Redwoods offers performances in both Fort Bragg and Mendocino. They host orchestras, classical soloists and ensembles. MORE DETAILS


Mendocino Theatre Company hosts six theatrical plays per year in a quaint 81-seat theatre. MORE DETAILS


Gloriana Musical Theatre host theatrical and concert events at various venues throughout Fort Bragg and Mendocino. MORE DETAILS


Arena Theater is located in Point Arena, the Arena Theater is a small 1928 vaudeville theater restored in an Art Deco style. This state-of-the-art theater hosts it all from first run movies and plays to opera telecasts and concerts. MORE DETAILS


Since 1977 the WCT has been presenting live theater throughout the year. Willits Community Theatre hosts concerts, dance performances and community events. MORE DETAILS


Beaches

Pelican Beach is California's northern-most beach and crosses the Oregon border. MORE DETAILS


Crescent Beach photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Crescent Beach is located on the south side of Crescent Harbor in Crescent City. MORE DETAILS


Enderts Beach photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park contains a few pristine beaches including Enderts Beach and False Klamath Cove. MORE DETAILS


Gold Bluffs Beach photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park contains a few pristine beaches including Klamath Beach and Gold Bluffs Beach. MORE DETAILS


Trinidad State Beach is located approximately 20 miles north of Eureka. Bluffs of pine trees and descend to the beach. This is a great beach for tide pool exploration. Well known for its picturesque beauty and large arch to the north. Trinidad State Beach is a popular dog beach. MORE DETAILS


Luffenholtz County Beach includes several secluded beaches situated along Scenic Drive, south of Trinidad. MORE DETAILS


Moonstone Beach is a small sandy beach at the mouth of Little River. This is a popular dog beach and surf beach. MORE DETAILS


Little River Beach features a huge sandy beach with Little River flowing into the north and camping at Clam Beach County Park to the south. This is a popular dog beach. MORE DETAILS


Clam Beach

Clam Beach is situated at southern end of Little River State Beach off Highway 101. Voted 'Best of North Coast' MORE DETAILS


Centerville Beach is located west of Ferndale on Centerville Road. MORE DETAILS


Black Sands Beach is located in Shelter Cove and features a large black pebble beach backed by cliffs with some large caves. Restrooms available at parking lot. MORE DETAILS


Northern Coastline

Westport-Union Landing is located north of the towns of Fort Bragg and Westport. This park offers camping on the bluffs and several beaches. MORE DETAILS


Pudding Creek Beach

MacKerricher State Beach is located three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone. This park is a tidal lagoon with tide pools, sand dunes, freshwater lakes and camping near the ocean. MORE DETAILS


Glass Beach is located on the north end of town in Fort Bragg. From the days of heavy logging until the late 1960's, this beach was the local dump. Today it has become a tourist attraction for all of the glass that has been rounded by the surf over the years and blended with the pebbly sand. Exit Highway 1 at Elm Street. MORE DETAILS


Noyo Beach is located on the north side of Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. This is a popular dog beach. MORE DETAILS


Caspar Headlands State Beach is located between Fort Bragg and Mendocino. This beach offers outstanding Northern California coastal scenery. The beach is tucked back in a cove of jagged, rock cliffs that sporadically descend into the Pacific. MORE DETAILS


Russian Gulch State Park

Russian Gulch State Park is located 2 miles north of Mendocino on Highway 1. Russian Gulch Creek Canyon is known for its picturesque waterfall, bridge and Devil's Punch Bowl MORE DETAILS


Mendocino Headlands State Park is located in Mendocino off Highway 1. This park features grassy headlands filled with wildflowers in the Spring, rocky outcroppings with some forming arches and beaches where the Big River meets the ocean. Turnouts for several small beaches along Heeser Drive. A large beach is located south of town off Big River Road. MORE DETAILS


Big River Beach is a large sandy beach along Big River just south of Mendocino. MORE DETAILS


Van Damme State Park is located 3 miles south of Mendocino on Highway 1. The park is known for its Fern Canyon, Cabbage Patch and Pigmy Forest. Kayak tours are available on the beach, which give access to several sea caves. MORE DETAILS


Elk Cove is located across Highway 1 from the Elk Store. trailheads branch from parking lot. MORE DETAILS


Manchester State Beach

Manchester State Beach is located on the north end of Manchester off Highway 1. Park is known for its 760 acres of beaches, sand dunes and flat grasslands. Point Arena Lighthouse is located on the southern edge of the park and offers accommodations in former light keepers cabins. MORE DETAILS


Schooner Gulch State Beach is a picturesque beach with a popular photographic beach at the southern end, nick-named 'Bowling Ball Beach' for its unusually round boulders. MORE DETAILS


Gualala Point Regional Park is situated just north of the golf course in Gualala. Short trails lead to a large sandy beach at the mouth of Gualala River. Bluff trailheads south for several miles following the bluffs of Sea Ranch with access to several beach coves. MORE DETAILS


Stump Beach is a beautiful sandy beach tucked between high bluffs with a bright emerald cove. Other coastal access points include Horseshoe Cove, Fisk Mill Cove and Gerstle Cove with unique rock formations. MORE DETAILS


Reef Beach is located south of Fort Ross at Reef Campground. trailhead to beach located behind the historic Russian fort. MORE DETAILS


The Sonoma Coast contains 17 miles of oceanfront with large sandy beaches, small secluded coves, sand dunes and bluff-top trails. There's something for everyone between all these beaches. MORE DETAILS


North Coast Shopping

Bayshore Mall

Bayshore Mall is located in Eureka. Bayshore is a traditional mall with over 100 stores including Gottschalks, Hot Topic, Old Navy Outlet and more. MORE DETAILS


Montgomery Village is located in Santa Rosa. Montgomery Village is an outdoor mall with over 70 stores including Ann Taylor, Chico's, Merle Norman, White House/Black Market and more. MORE DETAILS


EUREKA

Hotels

Redwood Parks Lodge is located off Highway 101 in the heart of Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Redwood Lodge features six large 3-bedroom cabins situated within meadow in the forest. MORE DETAILS


Trinidad Inn is located off Highway 101 north of the town of Trinidad. Situated in beautiful redwood trees, the Trinidad Inn features a standard motel layout with a B&B feel. A colorful central garden houses a gazebo where a morning continental breakfast is served. Most rooms have a full kitchen and pets allowed upon approval for additional fee. MORE DETAILS


Trinidad Bay B&B is located off Highway 101 near the Quarry Road exit. Cape Cod style Inn is anchored on a high bluff overlooking the rugged California coast with the picturesque fishing harbor below. Local shops, restaurants and the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse are walking distance away. MORE DETAILS


Whale Song House & Gardens is located off Highway 101 near the Quarry Road exit. This is a peaceful cottage in a garden by the sea overlooking Trinidad Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The gardens feature over 50 specimen rhododendrons, climbing roses, hydrangeas, princess flowers, camellias, lavender, heather and other perennials. MORE DETAILS


Carter House Inns

Carter House Inns is located off Highway 101 from L Street. Situated in Old Town Eureka, the Carter House Inn is comprised of four charming Victorian-era homes. MORE DETAILS


Hotel Ivanhoe is located off Highway 101 in the heart of downtown Ferndale. This is Ferndale's original hotel and features four rooms with Victorian decor. One of the best Italian restaurants in the region is on the first floor of the Hotel along with a saloon. MORE DETAILS


Victorian Inn

Victorian Inn is located off Highway 101 in the heart of downtown Ferndale. Situated on the corner of Main and Ocean Streets, the Victorian Inn is one of Ferndale's most prominent Victorian structures. Over a dozen rooms are adorned with Victorian furnishings and decor. MORE DETAILS


Scotia Inn is situated just north of Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Avenue of the Giants, the Scotia Inn is an historic 1923 hotel with 22 guest rooms. The inn also features a popular dining room and pub offering a full bar and meals. MORE DETAILS


Surf & Sand Lodge is situated at the southern end of MacKerricher State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lodge amenities include expansive oceanviews and easy access to a sandy beach and the MacKerricher State Park walking trailing. MORE DETAILS


Beachcomber Motel is located off Highway 1 in north Fort Bragg. Beachcomber Motel is situated at the southern end of MacKerricher State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pudding Creek Beach. Motel amenities include a rooftop view deck, WiFi, outdoor barbecues, laundry room, continental breakfast, bike rentals and dog park. MORE DETAILS


Weller House Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near Pine & Fir Streets. This historic 1886 Bed & Breakfast is the only house on the Mendocino Coast listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It has been carefully restored including the English gardens and historic water tower in the back. All rooms include a private bath and some have fireplaces/woodstoves and jacuzzi tubs. Two rooms are uniquely located in the water tower. MORE DETAILS


Gray Whale Inn

Gray Whale Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near Fir Street. This Cape Cod-style Bed & Breakfast offers easy access to the Skunk Train and the town of Fort Bragg. MORE DETAILS


The Emerald Dolphin Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) just north of Highway 20. Situated on a bluff overlooking the picturesque and rugged northern California coastline, The Emerald Dolphin Inn is perfectly situated on the northern edge of the historic town of Fort Bragg. This Inn offers some rooms with jacuzzi tubs and/or fireplaces. Many activities and local attractions are close by. MORE DETAILS


North Cliff Hotel is situated at the south end of town and perched high on a cliff overlooking Noyo Harbor. The best thing about North Cliff is that many rooms offer a whirlpool tub with a bay-view window and gas fireplace. MORE DETAILS


Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo

Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo is located north of Mendocino in Pine Grove, off Highway 1. Stay in one of four rooms that was once the Lightkeeper's house or one of two Garden Cottages. The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was originally constructed in 1909 and poised 57 feet above the ocean on a picturesque Mendocino Headland. Guests of the Inn receive preferential visiting hours to the lighthouse. The Lightkeeper's Museum also houses a 350-gallon tidal aquarium. MORE DETAILS


Sea Rock Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) on Lansing Street. Perched on the bluff above Agate Cove, Sea Rock Inn is a B&B offering detached cottages and suites with spectacular oceanviews. Amenities include a private deck, fireplace, spa and kitchenettes. MORE DETAILS


Hill House Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) from Little Lake Road. Perched on a hill above Mendocino, the Hill House Inn Mendocino is a B&B offering 44 Victorian guest rooms. Inn amenities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and oceanview terrace. MORE DETAILS


MacCallum House Inn

MacCallum House Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near the Main Street turnoff. The Inn is within easy walking distance of galleries, shops, superb restaurants, the beach and The Headlands State Park. MacCallum House offers 6 rooms in a Victorian home, 6 rooms in a fully restored barn and 7 private cottages. MORE DETAILS


Blue Door Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near the Main Street turnoff. Situated in Mendocino Village, the Blue Door Inn is a bed and breakfast Inn offering 5 stylishly decorated guest rooms. Inn amenities include a gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine, fragrant flower gardens, high-speed internet and all-day coffee, tea and cookies. MORE DETAILS


Headlands Inn B&B

Headlands Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near the Main Street turnoff. The Inn is within easy walking distance of galleries, shops, superb restaurants, the beach and The Headlands State Park. Headlands Inn is a quaint B↦B offering six guest rooms within the town of Mendocino. MORE DETAILS


Mendocino Hotel is located off Highway 1 (PCH) near the Main Street turnoff. The Inn is within easy walking distance of galleries, shops, superb restaurants, the beach and The Headlands State Park. Mendocino Hotel offers 26 elegant Victorian rooms, and 25 garden rooms and suites. Rich woods and stained glass are pletiful throughout the hotel. MORE DETAILS


Stanford Inn Mendocino is located east of Highway 1 off Comptche Ukiah Road. The Inn overlooks a meadow and beyond to the Pacific below. Rooms and suites are all furnished with a wood paneled lodge feel and feature a fireplace, refrigerator and high-speed internet connections. MORE DETAILS


Brewery Gulch Inn is located off Highway 1 (PCH) north of Highway 128. This craftsman-style Bed and Breakfast was built with redwood timbers eco-salvaged from Big River. It is ideally situated on top of a 10-acre hillside overlooking Smuggler's Cove and offers an amazing oceanview. MORE DETAILS


Little River Inn is located off Highway 1 in Little River, south of Mendocino. This country Inn resides atop a bluff at cliff's edge, overlooking the Pacific. Amenities include a day spa, golf course, tennis courts, restaurant and bar. Everything has stunning oceanviews. MORE DETAILS


Point Arena Lighthouse

Point Arena Lighthouse is located off Highway 1 near Manchester, south of Mendocino. Rent 1 of 4 Keeper's Homes situated atop rugged Northern California headlands and adjacent to one of California's most spectacular lighthouses. MORE DETAILS


Wharf Master's Inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Mendocino coast. Wharf Master's Inn is comprised of an historic 1865 Victorian vacation rental and modern inn. MORE DETAILS


Whale Watch Inn is situated on the cliff over Anchor Bay Beach. They offer direct access to a large sandy beach cove. One of the cool things about Whale Watch Inn is that many rooms offer a whirlpool tub and gas fireplace. MORE DETAILS


St. Orres Hotel was originally built in 1929 and features an artistic mix of craftsman, Victorian and Russian architecture. The 50-acre property consists of a main hotel & restaurant, spa building and several cottages and cabins nestled in a lush forest. MORE DETAILS


Vichy Springs Resort is located off Highway 101 east of Ukiah. This State Historic Landmark features 150 year old hot springs that are the only naturally warm and carbonated mineral baths in North America. Choose to stay a night at their cozy cottages or just enjoy a few hours soaking in the mineral baths. MORE DETAILS


Applewood Inn, Restaurant & Spa is located on the Gravenstein Highway (Hwy 116) south of Guerneville. Situated near the Russian River, Applewood Inn is a boutique B&B hotel with Mediterranean elegance. Inn amenities include a fine-dining restaurant, day spa and swimming pool. MORE DETAILS


Geyserville Inn is located off Highway 101 at the Highway 128 junction. The Inn is surrounded by vineyards of several local wineries and offers 38 rooms and 3 suites. MORE DETAILS


Madrona Manor is located to the west of Highway 101 off Westside Road, and situated within a huge Victorian mansion. Built in 1881, over 30 rooms & cottages now feature full baths and air conditioning. They were rated, 'One of the Top 100 hotels in North America and Canada' by Travel & Leisure. Madrona Manor houses one of Healdsburg's top rated restaurants. MORE DETAILS


Honor Mansion is located to the west of Highway 101 from Dry Creek Road. Honor Mansion has won a plethora of awards including 'Top Romantic Hotel in the United States'. Amenities include a full breakfast, lap pool, tennis court, basketball court, PGA putting green, croquet court and bocce ball courts. The four-acre property includes beautifully manicured gardens, a small vineyard and koi pond. MORE DETAILS


Hotel Healdsburg is located off Highway 101 in downtown Healdsburg. This luxury boutique hotel offers amenities like a swimming pool, hot tub, day spa, wine & cocktail lounge, two restaurants, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, bikes and more. MORE DETAILS


Healdsburg Inn is located off Highway 101 in downtown Healdsburg. Situated at Healdsburg Plaza, this B&B Inn is centrally located to shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Inn amenities include a buffet breakfast, WiFi, concierge, fresh-baked cookies, afternoon wine, tea and hors d'oeuvres and more. MORE DETAILS


Hostels are situated throughout the North Coast including Caspar. These are low cost alternatives to hotels and often require dorm-style living. MORE DETAILS


Restaurants

Larrupin Café is nestled in the redwood trees north of Trinidad. They feature a stylishly eclectic restaurant and outdoor patio. They specialize in a mesquite grilled menu selection including Fresh Snapper, Creole Prawns, Cornish Game Hen, Beef Brisket and Tofu Kabobs. MORE DETAILS


Sunset Restaurant is located in the Cher-ae Indian Casino. Steak and seafood restaurant is situated atop a bluff with expansive views of Trinidad Bay. Restaurant menu choices include Thai Coconut Prawns, Prime Rib, Grilled Rosemary Scallops, Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo and Sauteed Macadamia Nut Crusted Duck Breast. MORE DETAILS


Moonstone Grill

Moonstone Grill is located south of Trinidad off Highway 101. Located on the sand at Moonstone Beach, they offer expansive oceanviews. Moonstone Grill is a seafood restaurant offering menu choices like California Red Abalone Medallions, Whole Maine Lobster, Local King Salmon, Wild Alaskan Halibut and more. Meat and vegetarian choices are also offered like Lamb Tenderloin, Rib-Eye Steak, Goat Cheese and Herb Polenta and Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Risotto. MORE DETAILS


Brick & Fire Bistro is situated in Old Town Eureka. They specialize in Mediterranean and Italian favorites cooked in a wood-fired oven. Restaurant menu items include Wild Mushroom Cobbler, Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese Salad, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Polenta Lasagna and Italian Mac & Cheese. MORE DETAILS


Restaurant 301

Restaurant 301 is located off Highway 101 from L Street. Situated in Old Town Eureka and within the Carter House Inn, Restaurant 301 features a seasonal menu of fresh vegetables and seafood. MORE DETAILS


Lost Coast Brewery, Old Town Eureka

Lost Coast Brewery is located off Highway 101 between H and G Streets. Situated in Old Town Eureka, Lost Coast Brewery is renowned for their refreshing microbrews like Downtown Brown, Great White Beer and Pale Ale. Their café serves up unique pub-grub dishes like Buffalo Chicken Salad, Navajo Chicken Sandwich, Pesto Portabella Sandwich, Eight Ball Stout Beef Stew and Linguine Gorgonzola. MORE DETAILS


Samoa Cookhouse is located off Highway 101 from R Street. Situated on the peninsula in Arcata Bay, the Samoa Cookhouse is the last surviving historic cook house in the West. Restaurant menu choices include traditional ranch fare of eggs, French toast, biscuits & gravy, fried chicken, potatoes and more. MORE DETAILS


Hotel Ivanhoe

Hotel Ivanhoe Restaurant is located in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. This historic hotel features several Victorian rooms and an authentic Italian restaurant. Restaurant menu items include Linguini and Meatballs, Chicken Cacciatore, Scampi and New York Marsala. MORE DETAILS


VI Restaurant is located off Highway 101 in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. VI is situated on the first floor of the historic Victorian Inn. They bring a fine dining experience to Humboldt County. Enjoy restaurant menu options like Goat Cheese Ravioli, Paella Portuguese, barbecued Duck Breast, Antelope Short Ribs and Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken.  MORE DETAILS


Gallagher's at the Scotia Inn is situated just north of Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Avenue of the Giants. Scotia Inn is an historic 1923 hotel with 22 guest rooms and a popular dining room and Irish pub offering a full bar and meals. Gallagher's menu options include Deep Fried Oysters, Celtic Chicken, Portobella Mushroom Sandwich, Bangers & Mash, Gaelic Steak, Goulash and Beef Stroganoff. MORE DETAILS


Headlands Coffeehouse

Headlands Coffeehouse is located in downtown Fort Bragg. The works of local artists decorate the walls of this café restaurant and live jazz is featured on most nights. Restaurant menu choices include Belgian Waffles, Bagel & Lox, Chicken Enchiladas and several varieties of quiche and panini sandwiches. MORE DETAILS


Silver's at the Wharf is situated at water's edge in Noyo Harbor. Silver's features a restaurant and lounge with great views and fresh seafood. Menu choices include Silver's Cioppino, Garlic Clam Linguini, Dungeness Crab Louis, Noyo Fish Tacos and Grilled Chicken Breast Melt. MORE DETAILS


Mendo Bistro is located in downtown Fort Bragg. This pasta & seafood restaurant has won a plethora of awards and accolades. Restaurant menu items include Warm Spinach Salad, Braised Rabbit, Seafood Linguine, Crab Cakes and Pan Roasted Halibut. MORE DETAILS


MacCallum House Restaurant

MacCallum House Restaurant is located in Mendocino and offers fine dining in a Victorian Inn. Situated on the bluff of the Mendocino Headlands, they feature beautifully manicured grounds, the very popular Gray Whale Bar and several rooms & cottages. Restaurant menu choices include Tofu Scramble, Pan Charred Rock Cod Tacos, Grilled Niman Ranch Steak and Red Seal Ale Braised Baby Back Ribs. MORE DETAILS


Café Beaujolais is situated in a little yellow house on Ukiah Street. Café Beaujolais specializes in California French food. Menu choices include Pan Roasted Quail, Liver Pate, Dungeness Crab Cakes with Scallion Vinaigrette, Niman Ranch Filet Mignon, Petaluma Duck, Pan Roasted California Sturgeon Fillet and Shitake Mushroom & Spinach Crepe. MORE DETAILS


Mendocino Hotel Restaurant is located on Main Street in Mendocino. Rich wood and stained glass moderately adorn the this Victorian hotel. Several dining options offer Restaurant menu choices like Eggs Benedict, Dungeness Crab Sandwich, Steamed Manila Clams and Peppercorn Crusted Del Monico Steak. MORE DETAILS


Patterson's Pub

Patterson's Pub is situated in a former Catholic Church Rectory and today is a locals hangout with great food and large selection of beers and wines. Menu choices include Garlic Fries, Killer Nachos, Asian Salad, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Linguini Primavera, Philly Cheesesteak, Pulled Pork Sandwich and Homemade Corned Beef Hash. MORE DETAILS


Ravens' is located east of Highway 1 off Comptche Ukiah Road. Ravens' Restaurant, found within the Stanford Inn, offers vegetarian and vegan cuisine with environmental considerations like sustainability, recycling and composting. Restaurant menu items include Frittata, Vegan Pancakes, Sea Palm Strudel, Grilled Portabella Flatbread and Tofu Brochettes. MORE DETAILS


Little River Restaurant is located off Highway 1 in Little River, south of Mendocino. This Victorian Inn resides atop a bluff at cliff's edge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant and bar feature expansive oceanviews. Restaurant menu choices include Ole's Swedish Hotcakes, Crab Cake Benedict, Dungeness Crab Pot Pie, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Porcini Crusted Alaskan Halibut and Olallieberry Cobbler. MORE DETAILS


Ledford House is located 7 miles south of Mendocino and perched high on a bluff with expansive oceanviews. Restaurant menu selections include Oysters On the Half Shell, Fisherman's Stew, Rabbit, Potato Gnocchi, Spanakopita and Roast Beet Salad. MORE DETAILS


Rollerville Café is located off Highway 1 at Lighthouse Road. They serve traditional comfort foods as well as unique seafood dishes. Restaurant menu options include Omelets, Bisquits & Gravy, Prawn Tacos, Ortega Pepper Jack Burger, Seafood Pasta, Crispy Stuffed Chicken and Prime Rib. MORE DETAILS


St. Orres is located off Highway 1 halfway between Anchor Bay and Gualala. Situated in the magnificent St. Orres Hotel, the restaurant offers a fine dining experience for guests, locals and passers by. Menu options include Baby Abalone with Seared Scallop, Fresh Rabbit with Shitake Mushrooms, Sauteed Prawns over Saffron Fettucini, Rack of Wild Boar and Wild Mushroom Ravioli. MORE DETAILS


Trinks is located off Highway 1 in Gualala. Trinks is a gourmet café with menu items like Buttermilk Pancakes, Irish Smoked Salmon B.L.T. Club, Seafood Lasagna with White Sauce, Hazelnut Encrusted Alaskan Halibut, Manila Clams with Thai Chili Jam and Spaghetti with Meatballs. MORE DETAILS


Bones Roadhouse is an authentic Texas wood pit bar-b-cue. They have some of the best oceanviews of any restaurant in the region. Savor the smoke flavor of menu items like the Roadhouse Burger, Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Style Pork Ribs, Kielbasa Sausage and BBQ'D Chicken. Seafood items include Clams & Chips, Char-grilled Ahi Steak, House Smoked Salmon and New England Clam Chowder. MORE DETAILS


Catelli's is located off Highway 101 in Geyserville. Catelli's began business in 1936 and locals sometimes refer to the restaurant by its original name, "The Rex". The restaurant is still family owned by accomplished chefs an impressive background of culinary expertise. Catelli's offers Italian menu choices like Organic Truffle Fries, Monterey Bay Calamari, Spaghetti and Clams, Lasagna, Grilled Pesto Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Portabello Burger and Meatball Sandwich. MORE DETAILS


The Restaurant at Madrona Manor is located to the west of Highway 101 off Westside Road, and situated within a huge Victorian mansion. The restaurant features 5 dining rooms serving courses from an award-winning menu. Restaurant menu includes Seared Dayboat Scallops, California Squab, Potato Gnocchi and Colorado Lamb. MORE DETAILS


SCOPA is located off Highway 101 in downtown Healdsburg. Situated at Healdsburg Square, SCOPA specializes in Italian cuisine with dishes like Baked Goat Cheese Salad, Grilled Calamari, Pizza Del Giorno, House-made Ravioli and Grilled Rib-Eye Steak. MORE DETAILS


Dry Creek Kitchen is located off Highway 101 in downtown Healdsburg. Situated at Healdsburg Plaza, this fine-dining restaurant serves California Wine Country cuisine in courses with choices like Spanish Octopus, Petaluma Chicken Duo, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Curry Spiced Lamb Sirloin and Pan Seared Pacific Cobia. MORE DETAILS


Café Europe is located at the intersection of Calistoga Road and the Sonoma Highway. Small, award-winning café restaurant with traditional German, French, Italian, Swiss and Netherland menu items. Restaurant menu choices include Jaeger Schnitzel, Chicken Vienna, Smoked Icelandic Salmon, Bayrischer Sauerbraten and Swiss Bratwurst. MORE DETAILS


John Ash & Co. is located off Highway 101 north of Santa Rosa. Situated in the four diamond award Vintner's Inn, John Ash & Co. specializes in wine country cuisine. Restaurant menu choices include Dungeness Crab Fritters, Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters, Miso Glazed Black Cod, Moroccan Spiced Lamb Mixed Grill and Braised Veal Shank. MORE DETAILS


Osake Japanese is located to the east of Highway 101 in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center. This award-winning Japanese restaurant is decorated with rice paper, mahogany and traditional Japanese art. Popular for their sushi and saki bar as equally their restaurant. Restaurant menu choices include OSAKE Executive Bento Lunch, Spicy Tuna Avocado Thai Wrap, Prawn Yakisoba, Lemon Chicken and Vegetable Tempura. MORE DETAILS


Ca'Bianca is located east of Highway 101 in the heart of Santa Rosa. Situated in a fully restored Victorian home, Ca'Bianca contains elegant dining rooms, beautiful shaded patios, painted frescoes, crystal chandeliers, delicately carved moldings that adorn the ceiling and lush gardens. This traditional Italian restaurant specializes in fare from Milano to Sicilia. Restaurant menu choices include Prosciutto e Melone, Polenta e Funghi, Insalata Caprese, Gnocchetti Sardi al Pomodoro and Salmone alla Menta. MORE DETAILS


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North Coast Airports

There are no major airports in this region.


Traffic & Transportation

Highway 1

Highway 1 hugs the coast north and south along the southern half of the North Coast. Driving Highway 1 is a slower alternative to Highway 101 but offers spectacular oceanviews the entire way. Expect to stop at traffic signals in most towns. Highway 1 runs all the way from Westport to Sausalito and goes through Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Manchester, Bodega Bay, Tomales Bay and Bolinas Bay.


Highway 101 spans the entire Northern California Coast. Located inland from the coast for the most part but hugs the coast from Crescent City to Eureka. With less traffic signals and faster speed limits, Highway 101 is faster alternative to Highway 1. Highway 101 also passes through Trinidad, Fortuna, Garberville, Willits, Ukiah, wine country and multiple redwood parks.


Highway 96 is an inland highway that travels north and south through Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests, connecting Yreka with Highway 299 at Willow Creek. Subject to closure in winter due to snow.


Highway 299

Highway 299 heads east and west through Trinity National Forest from Redding to Eureka. Subject to closure in winter due to snow.


Highway 36 heads east and west through Trinity National Forest from Red Bluff to Eureka. Subject to closure in winter due to snow.


Highway 20 heads east and west from Williams to Mendocino. Expect traffic signals through Clear Lake and Willits. A short distance on Highway 101 is necessary to connect with Willits.


Highway 128

Highway 128 heads northeast from Davis and connects to Medocino. Expect traffic signals through wine country. A short distance on Highway 101 is necessary to connect with Cloverdale. Highway 128 also passes through Winters, St. Helena, Calistoga, Geyserville, Boonville and several redwood parks. Most Mendocino County wineries are situated along Highway 128.


Highway 29 runs north and south through the heart of wine country. Highway 29 passes through Clear Lake, Kelseyville, Cobb, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville and Napa Valley. Expect plenty of traffic signals the entire length.


Public transportation is good on the California Northern Coast. Very few regions are not covered.

See our resources page for links to Rental Car agencies, Amtrak Train and Greyhound Bus. Anyone traveling by train must switch to bus in this region as train service is not available.


Weather

Weather from Crescent City to Healdsburg including Eureka, Ferndale, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Ukiah, Point Arena, Bodega Bay and more.

Winter Average lows in the 30's and highs in the 50's. Heavy rain is common often with strong wind gusts.


Spring Average lows in the 40's and highs in the 60's. Rain decreasing to misty mornings and fog.


Summer Average lows in the 50's and highs in the 80's. Cloudless skies with little to no precipitation. Fog is common during summer months... Serious Fog.

NOTE: See our TIPS page for precautions when driving in fog.


Fall Average lows in the 40's and highs in the 60's. Wind and Rain increasing to thunderstorms. Fog decreases giving way to heavy thunderstorms with occasional hail.


Ocean water temperature ranges from the mid 40's in winter to the 50's in summer.


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Events

Mendocino County Crab & Wine Days is a community event that includes restaurants and Skunk Train tours. You won't believe the list of events that occur daily at multiple locations. Wine tasting, meet the fisherman, crab feeds and whale watching excursions from Noyo Harbor are just a few of the activities to choose from. WEBSITE


Mendocino Whale Festival features wine tasting of local varietals and chowder tasting while celebrating the northern migration of the gray whale. View the whales from the Mendocino Headlands, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse or hop on a charter boat out of Noyo harbor for up close viewing. WEBSITE


Cloverdale Fiddle Festival features old-time tunes performed on fiddles, guitars and mandolins. The kind of music that lifts the spirit and makes the toes start tappin'. Event is held at the Citrus Fairgrounds. WEBSITE


Fort Bragg Whale Festival features samplings from local microbreweries and chowder tasting while celebrating the northern migration of the gray whale. View the whales from the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, MacKerricher State Park, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse or hop on a charter boat out of Noyo harbor for up close viewing. Festivities include a classic car show and arts & crafts shows. WEBSITE


Godwit Days is a birdwatching event at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Area. It celebrates the Marbled Godwit and annual bird migration. Sometimes as many as 110 species of bird can be spotted in this rich habitat on a single outing. WEBSITE


The Kinetic Sculpture Race is a 3-day bicycle race that occurs once a year from Arcata to Ferndale. The race is a blend of art, innovation and craziness over land, sand, mud and water. Considered the "Triathlon of the Art World". WEBSITE


Mendocino Film Festival showcases independent films, documentaries, foreign films, short films, and animation. WEBSITE


Willits Frontier Days is a week-long festival leading up to the 4th of July. Events include fund raiser breakfasts, rodeo, carnival rides, parade, barbecue, firehouse water fights, truck pulls, street dance and much more. WEBSITE


World's Largest Salmon Barbecue is held in Fort Bragg on the 4th of July. This event attracts visitors from around the world year after year. Salmon is brought straight from Noyo Harbor to open barbecue pits and marinated with a homemade sauce. Corn on the cob, garlic bread and a fresh green salad fill the plate. Enjoy your meal at outdoor benches while meeting locals from the area and listening to live music. WEBSITE


Mendocino Music Festival features Festival Orchestra, Big Band concerts, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, and folk music. This festival continues to attract the highest quality classical and contemporary music and musicians. WEBSITE


Humboldt County Fair is held at the County Fairgrounds in Ferndale. Enjoy live horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, exhibits and tasty fair foods. Join the friendly locals in this county-wide family reunion. WEBSITE


Wings Over Wine Country Air Show features aeronautical shows, stunt pilots, modern day and historic aircraft. See the F-18 Super Hornet attack fighter, tour the inside of a monstrous C-17 cargo carrier, catch a glimpse of the elusive U-2 spy plane and view dozens more warbirds. WEBSITE


Clear Lake Splash-In is held on Clear Lake at Skylark Shores Harbor. This is the largest seaplane gathering in the Western United States. Festivities include spot landing & water bombing contests, seaplane rides and more. WEBSITE


Abalone Cookoff & Festival is held in Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg. Enjoy great food, live music and festivities. Purchase a Judge Tasting Ticket and sample the abalone recipes of all the contestants. WEBSITE


Mendocino Bear, Wine and Mushroom Festival is a community event that includes restaurants and Skunk Train tours. You won't believe the list of events that occur daily at multiple locations. Wine tasting, mushroom hunting, cooking classes and the Symphony are just a few of the activities to choose from. WEBSITE


Ferndale Victorian Christmas is where Santa Claus comes to town with bags of goodies for youngsters. The country's tallest living Christmas tree is lighted at the end of Main Street. Christmas carols are sung by the Ferndale Community Choir. Brass bands march the streets playing holiday favorites. WEBSITE



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