Historic Mendocino: A Colorful Coastal Village
Learn the story of this unique village as you take expert-led walks, explore historic monuments, visit the Mendocino Art Center and explore the ruggedly beautiful California Coast.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 6463RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Bordered on three sides by grassy meadows and the breaking surf of the Pacific Ocean, free of billboards, traffic lights and box stores, Mendocino remains an unspoiled village closely tied to California’s colorful early history. Experience the area’s stunning beauty and Victorian past on streets lined with old wooden buildings, water towers and fragrant gardens. Delve into Mendocino’s human and natural history through lectures and expert-led field trips.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile and standing up to a half-hour; some uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • During an expert-led walk on the Mendocino Headlands and MacKerricher State Park, learn about the region’s often-dangerous logging history.
  • Visit the beautifully restored and historically significant Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and the Mendocino Botanical Gardens with its remarkable diversity of plants.
  • Explore the renowned Mendocino Art Center perched above the Pacific Ocean, and watch demonstrations by its resident artists.
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