Lonely Planet Writer

California town serves up chowder, beer and hopefully some whale-watching!

The California coastline is a prime location for whale-watching at this time of year and one town plans to keep you full and fuzzy while you watch for these aquatic marvels.

Gray whale
Gray whale Image by NAParish / CC BY-SA 2.0

Fort Bragg, north of San Francisco, is having its whale festival this Saturday. Visitors will be able to savour various chowders and sample a selection of craft beers and wines before heading out along the new coastal trail in search of whales passing by as they make their spring migration north. Read more: mendowhale.com