Top things to do

Top Choice Californian in Anderson Valley

Table 128

Food-savvy travelers love the constantly changing New American menu here, featuring simple dishes done well, like roasted chicken, grilled local lamb and cheesecake. The family-style service makes dinner here a free…
Top Choice Winery in Clear Lake

Kaz Winery

A cult favorite, supercool Kaz is about blends: whatever’s in the organic vineyards goes into the wine – and they’re blended at crush, not during fermentation. Expect lesser-known varietals like Tannat and Lenoir, a…
Top Choice Californian in Clear Lake

Saw Shop Gallery Bistro

The best restaurant in Lake County serves a Californian-cuisine menu of wild salmon and rack of lamb, as well as a small plates menu of sushi, lobster tacos, Kobe-beef burgers and flatbread pizzas. Laid-back atmosph…
Top Choice Cafe in Ukiah

Schat’s Courthouse Bakery & Cafe

Founded by Dutch bakers, Schat’s makes a dazzling array of chewy, dense breads, sandwiches, wraps, big salads, dee-lish hot mains, full breakfasts and homemade pastries.
Top Choice Pizza in Ukiah


Yes there are arty pizzas with toppings like Calabrian love sausage (really), fennel pollen and almond basil pesto but there are also amazing soups, salads, pastas and starters – Nana's meatballs are to die for and …
Farm in Anderson Valley

Philo Apple Farm

For the best fruit, skip the obvious roadside stands and head to this gorgeous farm for organic preserves, chutneys, heirloom apples and pears. It also hosts cooking classes. You can make a weekend out of it by stay…
Drinks in Hopland

Sip Mendocino

In central Hopland, this is a friendly place to get your bearings, pick up a map to the region and taste several wines without navigating all the back roads. Amiable proprietors guide you through a tour of six local…
State Park in Ukiah

Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

Two miles west of Orr Hot Springs, this 2743-acre reserve protects five old-growth virgin redwood groves, which are some of the best groves within a day’s drive from San Francisco. A 2-mile loop trail crosses the cr…
Ice Cream in Anderson Valley


Booneville’s fantastic sweets shop serves the innovative flavors of Three Twins Ice Cream, whose delightful choices include Lemon Cookie and Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi (which has a hint of balsamic vinegar).
Diner in Hopland

Bluebird Cafe

Classic American diner serves hearty breakfasts and homemade pie (the summer selection of peach-blueberry pie is dreamy). For a more exciting culinary adventure, try the wild game burgers, such as elk with a bite of…