The North Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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