More things to do in Mendocino County
(and surrounding areas)
If you're coming up for one of our Chef's Table Dinners, why not make a weekend of it. Here are some of my favorite things to do in the area.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (www.gardenbythesea.org)—A rare jewel located on the Pacific coast just south of Fort Bragg boasts 47 acres of ocean front gardens, forests, streams, fern canyons, and bluffs.
Hot Springs Resorts
Orr Hot Springs— small, tranquil, clothing-optional hot springs resort in the Mendocino Coastal Range, www.orrhotsprings.com
Vichy Springs— 160 yr. old resort featuring carbonated mineral baths, hot pools, swimming and more, www.vichysprings.com
Sample wine country’s wares on a self-guided tour of the region’s wineries. Downloadable maps at www.winecountry.com/maps/
Guided biking day-tour through wine country, getawayadventures.com
Sonoma Canopy Zip-line Adventure— 7 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, spiral staircase and 80 ft. rappel through Coastal Redwoods, www.sonomacanopytours.com
Lounge and dine poolside at Francis Ford Coppola Winery,
Picnic, swim, and sunbathe on a self-guided paddle down the Russian River, russianriveradventures.com or www.burkescanoetrips.com