Mendocino Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Mendocino

  • 1. Mendocino Headlands State Park

    This state park covers the entire coast line of Mendocino. Nice to explore and a great place to watch the sunset. But the mornings are just as nice. There are trails along the coast line that are...

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  • 2. Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

    This is a great find. We saw it on the map that it was on the way from Mendocino to our next stop, Napa Valley. So glad we took the time to visit. It is a small park with about a two mile loop hike in...

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  • 3. Redwood National & State Parks

    Redwood National Park is co-managed with California State Parks but your America The Beautiful Pass ($80 for one year, good at all National Parks) is still...

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  • 4. flower gardens

    Mendocino's charm does not end with its quaint architecture or stunning coastal setting, one of the first things you will notice is the profusion of flowers...

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  • 5. Mendocino Headlands State Park

    Mendocino has such a lovely setting that everything around it has been designated Mendocino Headlands State Park. This free to enter area offers up some nice...

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  • 6. Mendocino

    Mendocino is a sleepy charmer. Added to the list of National Historical Places in 1971, it combines a gorgeous coastal setting with 19th century architecture to...

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  • 7. Masonic Symbolism

    We didn't think much about this statue on top of The American Savings Bank in Mendocino aside from the fact that we liked it. As it turns out, this building was...

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  • 8. take a walk amongst the redwoods

    There are countless hikes along the coastal portions of the Redwood National Park as well as those passing through amazing strands of old growth forest. They...

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  • 9. coastal views

    Even if you have little time to fully explore Redwood National & State Parks, it is an area you can get a good glimpse of from your car or with very short walks...

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  • 10. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    A short drive north of the town of Mendocino is the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. It is a great place for a leisurely walk. The gardens are beautiful. Be...

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  • 11. Big River Beach

    Big River Beach is located within the Mendocino Headlands State Park. It is where the Big River meets the Pacific Ocean. It is a pleasant beach on a warm day....

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  • 12. Van Damme State Park

    Van Damme State Park offers hiking along its Fern Canyon Trail. For some reason, this trail has the same name as one in nearby Russian Gulch State Park. It...

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  • 13. Russian Gulch State Park

    Russian Gulch State Park is where the forest meets the ocean. The park stretches along the rugged coast for over 7,600 feet while occupying 1,100 acres. It...

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  • 14. Downtown

    A trip to Mendocino would not be complete without spending time to explore the downtown. Historic buildings line the small downtown area. Spectacular views over...

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  • 15. An artist's paradise

    Mendocino began its life as a lumber mill. Now it produces art in its many forms. The galleries are all within easy walking distance along what used to be the...

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  • 16. Mendocino Coast Botanical...

    Mendocino Coast Botanical GardensBeautiful grounds, well labeled gardens. The garden for all seasons has manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest,...

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  • 17. Explore Mendocino Headlands...

    Explore Mendocino Headlands State Park. This park surrounds the town on the north, west, and south. There's a short drive around the headlands with a few...

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  • 18. Ocean views

    Drive along the beach highway, stop at the scenic spots. Here's a few pictures from some scenic spots in and around Mendocino.

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  • 19. More Views

    This was the view from the front of the house that my good friends rented along the coast. We sat and watched whales spout while we sipped wine. And the...

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  • 20. Glorious views

    There are a million gorgeous views along Highway 1. This photo was taken from a pullout just south of the town of Mendocino.

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