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CVStarr Aquatics Center
The Mendocino & Fort Bragg Rec centers offer year round activities for adults and kids! Great day camps, skating, Swimming and other fun activities! Both centers are rentable for meetings, birthday parties and special events.

...World-Class Indoor Pool
Good Clean FUN!

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Places to Stay with your Dog
We have a great selection of Mendocino Hotels that welcome you and you're pet. Although not every room is suitable for pets, so please let your innkeeper know that you want the "Pampered Pet" room!
Click for more information on Emerald Mini Golf.
Emerald Mini Golf
A fun yet challenging mix of miniature golf with holes around & through streams, fountains and a two sided water fall! Sure to delight people of all ages.They have a Snack Shack and Arcade and a great place for kid parties.
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Beautiful Beaches
Mendocino beaches are pristine, uncrowded and majestically beautiful! You may stroll along a sandy beach one day and snuggle-up for a cliff top sunset the next night. You'll find magnificent trails and beaches along every inch of Mendocino's spectacular shoreline!
Click for more information on RIDE HORSES ON THE BEACH.
Horseback riding along Ten Mile Beach, through Redwood forests or ranches overlooking the ocean. Adventure Vacations and daily trail rides for beginner through advanced riders, English or Western. "Outside Magazine" called Ricochet Ridge Ranch one of the "Top 25 Vacations of a Lifetime!"
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Catch a Canoe & Bicycles too
Offering bicycle, canoe & kayak rentals to explore the great outdoors of Mendocino. Check out their outstanding line of mountain bikes and expert opinion of trails.
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CVStarr Aquatics Center
The Mendocino & Fort Bragg Rec centers offer year round activities for adults and kids! Great day camps, skating, Swimming and other fun activities! Both centers are rentable for meetings, birthday parties and special events.
...World-Class Indoor Pool
Good Clean FUN!
Click for more information on Skunk Train Rides.
Skunk Train Rides
Take a trip back in time on the World Famous Skunk Train from the Mendocino coast through the majestic redwood forest. It's fun for the whole family!!
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Sub-Surface Progression Rents Boards
Bring the kids and hit the waves. You can rent kayaks, surf boards, boogie boards, wetsuits and more... everything you'll need to have a great day at the beach.
Click for more information on North Coast Surf School.
North Coast Surf School
Make your Mendocino vacation memorable! Learn to Surf! 1 Hour 45 Minutes of Instruction
  • Private & Group Lessons
  • Includes all equipment
Click for more information on GLASS BEACH ~ FORT BRAGG.
Glass Beach is one of the most unique beaches on the Mendocino Coast, if not the world. It's not the occasional piece of glass as you stroll along - This awesome cove is covered with glass!
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Out of this World
Located on the corner of Main and Kasten in Mendocino. You'll find the largest selection of telescopes, spotting scopes, cameras and fascinating science toys. Great shop for curious kids of all ages.
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Point Arena Lighthouse
Open for public tours, the museum is located in the Fog Signal Building, includes displays of historical equipment and pictures, Coast Guard and ship wreck artifacts and charts, geographical maps and information on the area, and examples of local plants, birds, and whales.
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Mendo Insider Tours
Wheelchair Accessibility
Their wheelchair accessible van removes the challenges of persons traveling with disabilities. Take a custom tour designed to accommodate your needs while making the most of your visit to Mendocino.
Click for more information on Frankie\'s Ice Cream & Pizza.
Frankie's Ice Cream & Pizza
Serving fresh, organic pizza, falafel, beer, wine, espresso, tea, and locally made ice cream in a family friendly atmosphere, all at reasonable prices in the heart of Mendocino. Wi-Fi friendly. Gluten-Free Crust available
Click for more information on At Last Farm - Doggie Day Camp.
At Last Farm - Doggie Day Camp
Hands on Care with Total Supervision in a Protected & Safe Environment that is Fully Enclosed by Fencing.

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Gallery Bookshop
This independent bookstore's outstanding selection of books as well as a knowledgeable staff who will accompany a customer to the shelves to find a book or make suggestions, this bookstore a Must-See.
Click for more information on B Bryan Wildlife Preserve.
B Bryan Wildlife Preserve
Located in Point Arena, their endangered animals range from various species of zebra, and antelope to giraffes. It's not a petting zoo, but a private preserve caring for endangered African animals roaming free in their large open fields.
Tour Reservations Required
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Noyo Beach - Off Leash Beach
Located under the bridge at Noyo Harbor in Fort bragg is a great off leash beach for dogs to romp and play. Mcdog (Mendocino Coast Dog Owners Group) are working on a fenced park in Fort Bragg. Great fun, particularly if you are a dog!
Click for more information on CHANDELIER ~ DRIVE THRU TREE.
Located 175 miles north of San Francisco at the junction of US 101 and Coast Highway 1, lies the tiny hamlet of Leggett known worldwide as the home of the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.
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Hendy Woods
This State Park features 100 acres of virgin old-growth Redwood trees, family-friendly swimming hole and the Navarro River runs through this park with camping and nature trails. Picnicking sites are located near the banks of the Navarro River in full view of Big Hendy Grove.
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Many of the Inns and Hotels offer handicap accessible rooms, but not all Hotels and Not all Rooms.

Please confirm with your Innkeeper that your room will suit your special needs.
Click for more information on POINT CABRILLO LIGHTHOUSE.
Join our knowledgeable docents for a leisurely stroll through the meadows and along the windswept bluffs of the 300 acre Point Cabrillo Preserve. You'll learn a little coastal ecology and some Mendocino history including the story of the Frolic, the 1850 shipwreck that changed the north coast forever.
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Located on 47 Ocean Front acres, this magnificent landscape includes canyons, wetlands, coastal bluffs, a closed-cone pine forest and a varied array of floral and plant collections.
Bring a Picnic!
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Mendocino Art Center
Explore the arts! Take a class, listen to a concert, enjoy the theater, relax in the gardens, view our exhibits, buy a piece of local art, talk with artists, go on a garden tour, join the fun. There's always something going on.
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Fern Canyon in Van Damme
These 1,831 acres of beach and forest feature a lush Fern Canyon scenic trail that takes you to the Pygmy Forest where mature cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall
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Confusion Hill
The Home of Mystery, Fun, and Family Entertainment since 1949. There is the World Famous Gravity House, the Redwood Shoe house, the Worlds Largest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving and the unique miniature Mountain Train Ride to enjoy.
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MacKerricher State Park
Popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. This park is best known for all the seals that live in this beautiful and varied habitat of sandy beaches, ocean bluffs, sand dunes and tide pools to forests and wetlands.
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Pygmy Forest in Van Damme
Because of poor soil characteristics, and a hardpan that precludes penetration by roots or water, trees on this site are dwarfed. The same species in the surrounding forest off the pygmy soils, attain full height.
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Big River Beach
Where the Pacific ocean meets the Big River to form Mendocino Bay. A picturesque path that runs atop the southern bluffs (if you walk EAST), will take you to the wooden staircase that leads down to this sandy beach. Drive South out of Village and take first left before bridge to drive to sand.
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Cowlicks Ice Cream
They make their Ice Cream with the finest and freshest ingredients in their parlor. Stop by for a cone, hot fudge sundae, and a banana split. They're open late and KID FRIENDLY!
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Village Toy Store
The Village Toy Store specializes in old fashioned toys like Wooden Blocks, Raggedy Ann Dolls, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Puppets, Classic Children's Books, Trains, Puzzles, Clay and more. Every toy can be played with in the store come on in and take a look! We carry the largest inventory of kites North of San Francisco.
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Coast Cinemas
The latest movie releases offered on several screens, shown several times a day in Fort Bragg. Matinee showings are available. Check the website for times, titles and discounted showings!
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Russian Gulch State Park
Perfect for exploring and hiking, this park features 1,162 acres with 7,630 feet of ocean frontage, with rugged headlands, beaches, tide pools and the Devil's Punch Bowl sea cave on one side and on the other side you'll find the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon and the 36-foot high waterfall. On leash at all times.
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Caspar Beach
The long shallow beach is perfect for kids and dogs are OK, but must be on a leash at all times.! Dive for abalone, fish to your heart's content or hit the water for a little surfing, boogie-boarding, kayaking, snorkeling or swimming. Sunbathe on our sandy shores, or comb the Beach for shells.
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Tides and tidepools
The sun and the moon move in cycles affecting the ebb and flow of the Tides, wind and storms. We have two high and low tides of unequal heights each day, with a time difference of approximately six hours between them. Tides below one foot in height are ideal for viewing organisms in our majestic tidepools.

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