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California's Mendocino County: redwood forests, wines, steam trains, a glass beach, and more

With such diverse events as the Mendocino Coast UkeFest, Shoreline Riders Rodeo, Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival, Crab, Wine and Beer Days, the …

Mendocino County

Highway 128 offers bounty of food, wine and landscape

It’s almost too hard to choose. A trip on Highway 128 will take you through the heart of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino wine regions, plus up-and-coming western Yolo County. You can visit dozens of wineries, some newcomers, others iconic, without ever leaving the highway.<p>Some of them, like Rutherford …

Wine

15 under-the-radar California beach towns to visit now

We're coming up on California's <i>real</i> summer, so what better time to explore some uncharted coastal territory? We know and love California's famous places and have staked out our favorites among beach towns the rest of the world has yet to discover, such as the hamlets of Elk and Gualala to the north …

30 places every California kid should see before growing up

School’s out and summer is in full gear. Parents are taking vacation time from work to spend time with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Europe are grand, many families can’t afford lavish holidays and will be looking for places to visit closer to home. Our own Golden State is filled with …

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4 People Have Died Hunting A Precious Shellfish This Month Alone

Many gourmands consider abalone one of the finest-tasting shellfish on the earth. They prize its firm, almost crunchy texture and mild flavor, and are willing to pay upwards of $125 a pound for a taste of its flesh.<p>But every year, a few of the thousands of people who brave the cold waters off …

Boonville a wine town with rustic charm

Boonville, at the beginning of the Anderson Valley appellation (the wine-growing region that stretches along California Highway 128) sometimes feels like a place beyond the frontier. It even has its own dialect, known as "boontling." Yet you'll find charm in this Mendocino County outpost that you …

Explore Anderson Valley to find Wine Country’s roots

It’s so easy for Mendocino to slip through the cracks in our wine travels. Is it the complicated elevator story? The county’s warmer eastern side thrives on Zinfandel and the inspirations of the Rhone. To the cooler west, near the coast, Syrah, Pinot Noir and more begin to dominate.<p>The Anderson …

Mendocino County

Ten Mile River getting reef-to-ridge makeover to save salmon

<b>MacKerricher State Park, Mendocino County</b> --<p>The deep-blue Ten Mile River snakes down from the mountains through redwood forests and coastal wetlands near Fort Bragg before it flows past rolling sand dunes into the sea.<p>The little-known waterway along the rugged Mendocino County coast looks, from the …

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Road-trippin' along Highway 1

From Laguna Beach to Mendocino County, Highway 1 offers 735 miles of stunning scenery punctuated with must-stop destinations that deliver the some of the best highlights of coastal California.<p>This article originally appeared on Sunset.com: "Ultimate California Highway 1 road trip"<p>Subscribe to …

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Anderson Valley High

Vintners till the golden pastures. Hippies hole up in the hills. Star chefs grow their own—vegetables. Guy Trebay heads deep into California's …

10 unique beaches you need to see to believe

Hidden Beach, MexicoSwim through a dark tunnel to this secret spot<p>"The 'hidden beach' was absolutely breathtaking and a must see for all</b> …

Fort Bragg 2018: Best of Fort Bragg, CA Tourism

Beat the rush to beautiful Point Arena

Spectacular tract of land on coast now open to public<p>The strangest, coolest and most obscure national monument in California just got less strange and a whole lot cooler. And it's about to become considerably less obscure.<p>Even among outdoor enthusiasts, few had ever heard of the California Coastal …

Mendocino County

Insider’s Guide to Healdsburg

Healdsburg is the perfect base for exploring Sonoma wine country: it’s serious about food and drink, and you don’t have to venture out of town to …

The World's Quirkiest Beaches (PHOTOS)

On this, National Relaxation Day, we thought it appropriate to find some of the most unusual beaches around the world.<p>From beaches with colorful sand to odd shapes lining the shore, here are nine quirky beaches around the world that are worth a visit.<p><b>Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California</b><p>Located in …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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Fort Bragg Photos - Featured Images of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County

Top Beach Towns for Summer

Up-and-Comer <b>Fort Bragg, Calif.</b><p>The Fort Bragg Mill closed in 2002, and since then the town has been busy reinventing itself, starting with the lumber …

Fort Bragg Bakery oven rises again

FOOD<p>The massive brick wood-burning oven is the first thing you notice. Lit like a jack-o'-lantern, the oven has a handsome facade that dominates the dining room at Fort Bragg Bakery. But it's the story behind the oven that makes it the object of pride and fascination at the North Coast's new …

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