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“Scary, beautiful drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Coast
Mendocino, CA
707-961-6300
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Mendocino
Activities: Driving, Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Scary, beautiful drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The coast is awesome and the people are the friendliest ever. It is a very winding ride at the beginning of the drive, then proceeds through a redwood forest. We drove Hwy 1 back to San Francisco and it is as scary as it is beautiful. Stop often to take in the sights and settle your stomach.

Visited July 2013
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Fresno, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Location Location Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Crashing surf, Victorian buildings, great food - what else could you ask for. This is a great place for families.

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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111 attraction reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Don't just drive through, stop in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

There are some lovely little shops, galleries and cafes. We walked around in our rain slickers and explored. It was a nice break in our drive.

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Always more to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is our second summer trip to the Mendocino area and there is always something to see. So much beauty! We hope to keep visiting every summer.

Visited June 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It is well worth your time to drive up this area with the great views of rocky coasts. Prettiest area we visited other than perhaps Big Sur.

Visited July 2013
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