Top 15 Awesome Things To Do In Mendocino


I was lucky enough to pass through Mendocino, California on a West Coast road trip and I was immediately drawn in by the charm of the historic town surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. It’s a great example of good things coming in small packages and it’s easy to see why the tiny village is such a draw

Its most lengthy connection was with the series Murder She Wrote, in which many locals played small roles!

Here are my 15 best things to do in Mendocino and nearby, hopefully, it’ll be the inspiration for that long overdue west coast trip…

It is full of beautiful Victorian-era architecture including the Mendocino Presbyterian Church on Main Street

Mendocino Headlands Historic District

Jughandle State Reserve

Boutique Shopping

Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Book

Deserving a little section all to itself, especially if you’re a bookworm like me, is Gallery Bookshop. It’s the old-fashioned kind of independent bookshop that you can literally spend hours in.

Try out the Mendocino eateries

Watch the Pacific sunset

This is a part of California where you’ll be treated to possibly the most splendid sunset I have ever seen. The rugged cliffs fell away below us and the wild and windswept ocean, prompted by magnificent rock formations and the turbulent Punchbowl rolled out ahead.

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