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Gals Who Grow Grapes in Mendocino

Handley Cellars

Mendocino County is growing a name for itself in the wine industry and responsible for some of that growth is a few fabulous women winemakers.

Soaking and Sipping in Ukiah

ukiah

Though it plays the role of the big-city as needed, Ukiah, the largest city in Mendocino County, has managed to hold on to some small town charm. 

24 Hours in Boonville and Philo

With each twist and turn in Mendocino County, you never know what you might find or what you might see. 

Mendocino Wine Country is Growing a Name For Itself

The rugged Mendocino coast has a well-earned reputation as a Bay Area weekend getaway. But there’s more to Mendocino County than just those beautiful beaches. Head inland to stumble upon some small towns and get a taste of Mendocino Wine Country.

Add Llamas to Your Mendocino Must Do List

Lodging & Llamas

Mendocino is known for its picturesque seaside setting. You expect to see things like shining blue water, rugged coast and even the not-so-pretty thick, wet fog.

Llamas out for a jaunt – well they make you question your eyes, and when you realize you’re not seeing things, even pull over.

The Bay Area Guide to Lighthouse Hopping

Lighthouses may have been designed to guide sailors, but they do a pretty good job of getting the attention of drivers as well. Throw them in the mix with a day off, and you’ve got a good reason to hop in the car and go for a drive.

5 Beaches for the Christmas Visit List

Año Nuevo State Park

Sunny skies and mild temperatures make day trips to the beach a year round possibility in the Bay Area. And there’s no better time to take advantage of a little surf and sand than over the holidays. Whether you’ve got some extra time off, or are looking to escape the holiday craze, here’s some great beaches to put on your Christmas visit list.

Año Nuevo State Park

Weekend Getaway to Mendocino, Northern California's Other Wine Country

Roederer Estate Mendocino

Whenever there's a discussion about Northern California wine country, it typically revolves around Napa or Sonoma. However, just north of Sonoma is an often-overlooked wine region: Mendocino County.

Great Whale Migration Happening Now

Helicopter in Morgan Freeman and Sigourney Weaver- we've got a real-time episode of Planet Earth on our hands.  More than 20,000 California gray whales (and a smattering of humpback, blue, and killer whales) are making their way along the Northern California Coast (en route from Mexico to Alaska) for their annual migration (in March and April). Dozens of pods per hour (each pod contains 20 or so whales) will be swimming by at a rate of 70 to 80 miles per day. Their journey -- one that should make you think twice about complaining about your next half marathon -- is 12,000 miles, the longest known distance that any mammal migrates on an annual basis.

Weekend Getaway: Mendocino Crab and Wine Days

Crab season is upon us, and unless you're ready to grab a net and spend a day on the pier, you'll have to enjoy the fruits of someone else's labor. The weather looks clear this weekend, so pack your overnight bag and head up to Mendocino for a weekend of crab and wine.

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