Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Redwood National & State Parks

Redwood National Park

This park is the southernmost of a patchwork of state and federally administered lands under the umbrella of Redwood National & State Parks. After picking up a map at the visitor center, you’ll have a suite of c…
Top Choice Museum in Willits

Mendocino County Museum

Among the best community museums in this half of the state, this puts the lives of early settlers in excellent historical context – much drawn from old letters – and there’s an entire 1920s soda fountain and barber …
Top Choice Gardens in Fort Bragg

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

This gem of Northern California displays native flora, rhododendrons and heritage roses. The succulent display alone is amazing and the organic garden is harvested by volunteers to feed area residents in need. The s…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Point Arena

Point Arena Lighthouse

This 1908 lighthouse (the tallest on the US West Coast) stands 10 stories high and is the only lighthouse in California you can ascend. Check in at the museum, then climb 145 steps to the top and see the Fresnel len…
Top Choice Winery in Clear Lake

Kaz Winery

A cult favorite, supercool Kaz is about blends: whatever is 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, …
State Park in Redwood National & State Parks

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

The northernmost park, Jedediah Smith is 9 miles northeast of Crescent City (via Hwy 101 north to Hwy 199 east). The redwood stands are so thick that few trails penetrate the park, but the outstanding 11-mile Howlan…
State Park in Redwood National & State Parks

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Famous for some of the world's best virgin redwood groves and unspoiled coastline, this 14,000-acre section of Redwood National & State Parks has spectacular scenic drives and 70 miles of mainly shady hiking tra…
State Park in Redwood National & State Parks

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Marked by steep canyons and dense woods north of Klamath, half the 6400 acres of this park are virgin redwood forest, crisscrossed by 15 miles of hiking trails, some of which pass by branches of Mill Creek (bring yo…
Park in Coastal Highway 1

Salt Point State Park

Stunning 6000-acre Salt Point State Park has sandstone cliffs that drop dramatically into the kelp-strewn sea and hiking trails that crisscross windswept prairies and wooded hills, connecting pygmy forests and coast…
River in Klamath

Klamath River

The mouth of the Klamath River is a dramatic sight. Marine, riparian, forest and meadow ecological zones all converge and the birding is exceptional. For the best views, head north of town to Requa Rd and the Klamat…