"Northern California Explorer" Top 5 Page for this destination Mendocino by richiecdisc
Mendocino Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 177 photos
California is the place where the mountains meet the sand. Most visitors are quite content to fly into Los Angeles, enjoy its typical Southern California lifestyle for a few days, head up through Big Sur to San Francisco and maybe the wine region just beyond. With limited time, it is surely a good choice. Those with a bit more time and an inclination to nature venture to Yosemite which proves quite convincingly that all the state's gems are not along the coast. But this is a big state and there is a lot to explore beyond these more noted sights. Northern California seems to be the realm of locals and those determined to get to the core of the golden state. If you are looking to do the same or are going to Oregon to the north, try hugging the coast rather than heading up the Interstate. With a rugged coast equal to Big Sur, some quaint towns from the logging era, and a lot fewer people than in its more famous south, you will be glad you did.
Mendocino is quintessential Northern California and while this page concentrates on this historical logging town, it also encompasses areas as far north as Redwood National Park along with stops we made on our way from San Francisco to it. Since we did the region in a matter of a few days, it made more sense to make it one cohesive page rather than a series of short detached ones.
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