The Mendocino Coast is Haute Hippie Heaven

Join me on a journey to the California coast, and discover five great reasons to visit.


Wine Tasting

And, of course, no trip to Mendocino  would be complete without visiting some of their world-famous vineyards, wineries, and wine cellars. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway for two, or a no-boys-allowed weekend with friends, Mendocino’s 90 wineries makes a day of sweet libation-hopping possible along Route 128. You can experience a winery run completely on wind, and indulge in Alsatian-style Gewürztraminers, all without breaking the bank. The wine here is so divine that many vineyards from Napa and Sonoma buy their grapes from Mendocino because they are “second to none.”

The Mendocino Coast is Haute Hippie Heaven

Part of the view at Pacific Star Winery

Don’t want to venture far from The Inn at Newport Ranch? No problem – there’s a cliffside winery and tasting room, called Pacific Star Winery, literally two minutes up the road. Have a seat sipping a biodynamic petit syrah and watch the waves crash against the bluffs.

So there you have it ladies, five fun, romantic and rejuvenating reasons to visit Mendocino county. If you’re in the mood to be lost in beautiful forests, dazzling waterways, breathtaking accommodations, adventure activities, novelty experiences, and liquid delights, then putting this modern day Garden of Eden on your must-see list is an absolute essential.

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 52 Comments

  1. Well, staying at an inn, beside a cliff, with miles of forest at the back. Sure it looks good when you get there. BUT! Is it that safe? This is a perfect place for a serial murderer to just pop up and terrorize all clients and staff alike.

  2. Meghan Ryan

    Wow! It has It all. The sea, Forest, Mountains and great view. I wish I’ve seen this post earlier when I went to California. I badly needed a side track from work back then. oh well, I can always come back.

  3. Judy

    Let’s not forget Fort Bragg is home to the World Famous Skunk Train.

  4. Monika Smith

    Great! Amazing article and photos are just fantastic . After reading this article i can’t wait to visit this place

  5. Jennifer McSween

    Your photos blow me away. Great shots! And I’m trying not to be envious, but oh my god… You’re totally living my dream. I wish I could travel so often just like you.

  6. Sabrina Grattidge

    Articles likes this the reason why I keep coming back to your site.
    I’ve never read such an honesy and well detailed review like this before on any blog. Thank you!

  7. Sasha Rosswell

    Oh my god, this all looks absolutely amazing!I have got to get up there! Have you been to Temecula, CA down south? Just went there this past weekend and did an off-roading Jeep Winery Tour. SO much fun.

  8. Evelyn Sandler

    Everything looks great! Your articles represent a reason enough to make me want to visit The Mendocino Coast. I miss California even more now after reading this post.

  9. Christina Norelli

    I’ve just emailed this article to my sister. She’s an adventure travel, and it’s just the kind of place she will be crazy about. 🙂

  10. Felicia Stewart

    Another one for the bucket list. Thanks to Hilary and the Urbanette Magazine my bucket list keep growing haha! I love it. 🙂

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