What? : Mendocino is a coastal small town, a prime tourist destination in northern California coast. The town can be your basecamp for few days, see and explore all nearby attractions.
Additional Nearby attractions:
- Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
- Skunk Train roundtrip from Fort Bragg to inland Northspur
- MacKerricher State Park
- Little River State Park
- Van Damme Beach State Park
Where? : located on the north coast of California, located 155 miles north of San Francisco, at list 3 and a half hours drive, plan for much longer drive, but with a lot more to see, if you are taking the longer and slower highway 1 road.
Due note 1: Mendocino is a popular destination year-round. It can be very crowded and pack with tourists.
Due note 2: At main st. Chevron gas station I paid the highest gas price ever 6.20 $/G
Fill your car gas at the nearby Fort Bragg.
My thoughts: A small picturesque town that is a must stop at your way on highway 1. Visit the small town (only few streets with stores and restaurants) and visit the nearby ocean cliff park.