Drive just two hours North of San Francisco to Mendocino County and you'll discover a place that's worlds away from ordinary. Mendocino County encompasses a number of charming coastal villages with breathtaking proximity to the Pacific coastline, historic attractions, an awe-inspiring redwood wilderness, a bucolic inland landscape of rolling hills, vineyards and tasting rooms, and small towns that haven't lost the true meaning of hospitality. Curl up to the view of the dramatic coast from a seaside inn, stay at an eco friendly hotel, overnight at a winery villa, find peace at a retreat in the redwoods or rent a Mendocino-style house and stay for a while .
Mendocino County is home to a number of year round attractions and annual events. Go for a ride on the Skunk Train through the redwood forest. Walk through the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, hike hundreds of trails in state and regional parks, or mountain bike, canoe and kayak. See the giraffe during a tour at B Bryan Preserve, or visit the Gualala Arts Center on the South Coast. Head to the northern-most tip of the county to visit Confusion Hill, and drive through the nearby famous Chandelier Tree (315 feet high). Taste at dozens of wineries located along Highway 128 in Anderson Valley or along Hwy 101 in Ukiah, Redwood Valley and Hopland. The experiences are unique and restoring, and waiting for you to discover. It's what you've been missing. For more information please visit www.visitmendocino.com.