Romantic and charming yet rugged, the North Coast of California beckons you to escape to a slower pace. Mendocino is just a couple hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area and west of Sacramento, but its villages perched over the Pacific Coast, beaches and hidden coves, and artisanal and green wineries create a unique getaway. Find yourself spotting a whale from the porch of your cute, quaint inn, or hiking deep into an impressive redwood forest.
Trazzler has partnered up with the region’s official tourism organization, Visit Mendocino County, for the Mendocino County Writing Contest. Residents and visitors of Mendocino County are encouraged to submit short trips (65-120 words) on Trazzler of the beaches, parks, B&Bs, town festivals, local mom and pops, and other attractions that they love and find themselves returning to again and again.
Visit Mendocino County has rounded up an assorted of prize packages, from a weekend getaway and tango workshop at the Weller House Inn, dining at the award-winning vegetarian Ravens’ Restaurant, a $100 dining credit to MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant, passes to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and bottles of wine from Barra of Mendocino and Meyer Family Cellars.
Need inspiration to write? Mendocino has plenty to get you started . . .
–New England-style Mendocino Village
–Mendocino State Parks
–Organic brews and local food at Ukiah Brewing Company
–Road trips (NorCal’s Highway 20)
–Ocean caves near Little River Cemetery
–A Skunk Train ride in Fort Bragg
More Mendocino County trip ideas. . .