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Mendocino Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 177 photos

Nice Place for a Getaway

Mendocino, located on California’s northern coast, is a great place for a weekend getaway. Mendocino was founded in the mid-nineteenth century as a logging town. However, today it is more known as a tourist destination. The town enjoys a high percentage of artists among its residents.

Mendocino is just over a three hour drive from San Francisco, in good traffic. If you get caught in the Friday evening commute between San Francisco and Marin, the drive can be a bit longer. However, it is close enough to the San Francisco Bay Area to make for a nice getaway. The drive to the coast through the Anderson Valley is quite scenic.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Scenic north coast vacation town.
  • Cons:The drive can be a little long.
  • In a nutshell:A nice place for a weekend getaway.
  • Last visit to Mendocino: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Nice tips on one of my favorite parts of the coast. I'm due to make a return trip this year.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Willie Nelson told me that I would like the Mendocino County Line... is that a BBQ restaurant? Thanks for the tips.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    I'm always amazed by the little parks and trails you manage to find during your travels.


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