Our third visit to Mendocino (CA) was wonderful, and we plan to return. You might wonder what does Mendocino have that pulls us back?
The flowers are the most beautiful here of any place we’ve been. Gardens are everywhere. Buildings are painted in lovely colors, if painted at all. The effect is charming.
Mendocino is an historic town. A surprising number of buildings date back to the mid-1800’s. We love turning corners to be met with old water tanks, restored houses and sheds. Mendocino shows its age well.
The town is old so the streets are not wide and the buildings smaller. Cottage gardens are everywhere. Open park land is close by. The scale is human.
What is there to do outdoors? On our trips there, we have kayaked, hiked, camped, and dove for abalone (with a permit!).
Lack of Greed
Parking is free. Shops close early. There are no chain stores.
We’ll be back!