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Mendocino

Travel Guide
North Coast California

Explore the art galleries, trendy boutiques and museums in this refined town on a headland with scenic views of the ocean.

Mendocino is a haven for artists, with spectacular views of bluffs and rock formations. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the headland is in the midst of vineyards, museums and parks. Enjoy the haute culture among the art hangouts and quaint cafés.

Hike along a nature trail during warm summers and mild winters for views of the ocean. Watch the migration of pods of gray whales off the coast from February through April. Among the most scenic sights in the town is Agate Beach, with headlands and offshore rocks. Relax and enjoy the tranquility in this secluded cove.

On the western flank of the town is the Mendocino Headlands State Park, which has beaches, cliffs and a historic home. Visit the park’s iconic Ford House Visitor Center and Museum for the model display of the town in the 1890s. Learn about the intriguing logging industry of the community.

Wander through the blocks of the cultured town center to find the Mendocino Art Center. It offers more than 200 classes each year on topics from ceramics and fiber arts to jewelry and sculpture. Examine the works by local artists in monthly exhibitions.

Explore the displays of the nearby Chinese Taoist Temple of Kwan Tai. This brightly painted red-and-green structure has a museum educating visitors about California’s Chinese history. East of the town center, watch all types of sports games at Friendship Park.

Note that the community is often referred to as Mendocino Village to distinguish it from its namesake county. It has been used for the setting of many movies, including The Karate Kid and The Majestic.

Fly to San Francisco International Airport and drive north for about 175 miles (280 kilometers) to get to this community in northwestern California. Move around this small town on foot or rent mountain bikes. Visit nearby towns, such as Sacramento, Fort Bragg and Santa Rosa.

Mendocino is a sophisticated retreat with art galleries and museums in the heart of wine country.

Blue Door Inns, Four Sisters Collection
Blue Door Inns, Four Sisters Collection
3.5 out of 5
10481 Howard Street, Mendocino, CA
The price is £240 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Kelley House Museum, Mendocino Headlands State Park and Friendship Park. Ford House ...
4.3/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Clean and quiet area. Breakfast was fantastic. Wine and cheese was a great snack. Bathroom fan and toilet was VERY LOUD-"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

Blue Door Inns, Four Sisters Collection
The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
3 out of 5
45080 Main St, Mendocino, CA
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mendocino Headlands State Park and Mendocino Art Center. Agate Beach and Russian Gulch State Park ...
3.7/5Good! (651 reviews)
"I felt like stepping back in time. Definetly a neat experience. Has a nice wrap aroud deck where you can see the ocean. Overall clean. The room i had was a garden room where there was a sink but no toilet or shower (it was a shared bathroom situation). The bathrooms were maintained and clean. I think ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
The Stanford Inn By The Sea Eco-Resort
The Stanford Inn By The Sea Eco-Resort
4 out of 5
44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, CA
The price is £397 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mendocino Headlands State Park, Van Damme State Park and Friendship Park. Ford House Visitor ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (102 reviews)
"Rooms werre clean and well kept"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2021

The Stanford Inn By The Sea Eco-Resort
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The Oasis Resort
The Oasis Resort
3 out of 5
4190 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA
The price is £94 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Situated near the airport, this condo is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Rimrock Shopping Center and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from San Jacinto Mountains. Canyon Plaza Shopping Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (602 reviews)
"Always a great place to stay, friendly staff and nice rooms with mostly everything you need for your stay."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

The Oasis Resort
HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
3 out of 5
400 Concourse Dr, Belmont, CA
The price is £122 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
Situated in Belmont, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Los Prados Park, Marlin Park and Hiller Aviation Museum. Laurie Meadows Park and Casanova Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,129 reviews)
"I love this place"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is £123 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Steep Canyon Trailhead and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club. California ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,401 reviews)
"Nice hotel .good location but unfriendly server very rude @ the morning when you take your breakfast"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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