The North Coast

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  • 1. Avenue of the Giants

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Some of the tallest trees on Earth tower over this magnificent 32-mile stretch of two-lane blacktop, also known as Highway 254, that follows...Read More

  • 2. Foursight Wines

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Four generations of the Charles family have farmed the land that produces this winery's vegan-friendly all-estate lineup of Sauvignon Blanc...Read More

  • 3. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Something beautiful is always abloom in these marvelous gardens. Along 3½ miles of trails, including pathways with ocean views and observation...Read More

  • 4. Noyo Harbor Tours with Captain Dan

    Tour–Sight

    The genial Captain Dan owns two commercial fishing boats that hit the high seas, but for his gentle tours of Noyo Harbor from the river up to...Read More

  • 5. Pennyroyal Farm

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    At this Boonville ranch with a contemporary barn tasting room you can sample estate Sauvignon Blanc, one of Mendocino's best rosés, and velvety...Read More

  • 6. Phillips Hill Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    You're apt to meet owner-winemaker Toby Hill on a visit to this winery whose tasting room occupies the upper floor of a weatherworn former apple...Read More

  • 7. Point Arena Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    For an outstanding view of the ocean and, in winter, migrating whales, take the marked road off Highway 1 north of town to the 115-foot lighthouse...Read More

  • 8. Sonoma Coast State Park

    Beach–Sight

    The park's gorgeous sandy coves stretch for 17 miles from Bodega Head to 4 miles north of Jenner. Bodega Head is a popular whale-watching perch...Read More

  • 9. Testa Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This family-owned winery sells most of its grapes—some from vines planted in the 1930s and 1940s—to notable Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino brands...Read More

  • 10. The Madrones Tasting Rooms

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Expand your palate at this 2-acre complex's trio of tasting rooms pouring wines from a dozen varietals. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the focus...Read More

  • 11. Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Brewery tours, tastings in the Tap Room, and 18 holes of disc golf provide a diversified experience at the home of Boont Amber Ale, double and...Read More

  • 12. Artevino Maple Creek Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel are the specialties of this winery whose artist owner, Tom Rodrigues, also makes Merlot, two dessert wines...Read More

  • 13. Bee Hunter Wine

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Winemaker Andy DuVigneaud of Bee Hunter Wine prefers vineyards close to the ocean because the cool climate requires that grapes stay longer...Read More

  • 14. Blue Ox Millworks

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    This wood-shop is among a handful in the country specializing in Victorian-era architecture, but what makes it truly unique is that its craftspeople...Read More

  • 15. Briceland Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Lean yet flavorful Humboldt County Pinot Noirs are the specialty of this winery set amid the trees. In good weather the delightfully low-key...Read More

  • 16. Brutocao Cellars

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    With 1,250 acres of vineyards mostly in the Hopland area but also the cooler Anderson Valley, family-owned Brutocao produces Sauvignon Blanc...Read More

  • 17. Campovida

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Wines from Italian and Rhône varietals grown in Mendocino County organic, biodynamic, and sustainable vineyards are the focus of Campovida,...Read More

  • 18. Clam Beach County Park and Little River State Beach

    Beach–Sight

    These two adjoining oceanfront areas stretch for several miles south of Trinidad. The sandy beach here is exceptionally wide. Beachcombing and...Read More

  • 19. Clarke Historical Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Native American Wing of this museum contains a beautiful collection of northwestern California basketry. Artifacts from Eureka's Victorian...Read More

  • 20. Ferndale Historic Cemetery

    Cemetery

    The well-worn gravestones at Ferndale's east-side cemetery provide insight into the hard, often short lives of the European immigrants who cultivated...Read More

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