Top 5 Reasons why Mendocino is the first place you should visit when tourism opens again.
We’ve been San Francisco Bay Area tour guides for decades. We’ve taken people on San Francisco sightseeing tours, Muir Woods tours, wine country tours – basically everything the San Francisco Bay area has to offer. We can tell you everything you want to know about The Golden Gate Bridge, the gold rush, the 1906 earthquake, and anything you want to do in San Francisco.
Two years ago we began doing cannabis tours, and by far it’s been the most rewarding experience we’ve ever had, and I can tell you if there’s one place you choose to visit once you’re able to travel again, Mendocino County is the place. Here are 5 reasons why.
Mendocino County is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Maybe you’ve traveled to San Francisco before. Maybe you’ve even ventured north to the beauty of Marin County or wine country. As beautiful as those places are, they just don’t hold a candle to the incredible beauty of Mendocino County. As majestic as the giant redwoods are in Muir Woods, seeing them up close in their natural state and actually being able to touch them gives you a much more visceral experience. As beautiful as the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma are, the vineyards of Mendocino County are even more beautiful offset on a background of scenic rolling hills and wild coastal giant redwoods.
The beauty of a place isn’t just limited to picturesque scenery. The people you meet when you’re there create the overall experience, and leave you feeling the beauty of the place as well as seeing it. The people of Mendocino county are so mellow, warm, and easy going, and they make everyone feel so very welcome – from farmers to waiters & waitresses to dispensary workers, they show you a whole new level of beauty in Mendocino.
Award winning wineries.
You may have visited the wineries of Sonoma, Napa, and the Carneros region at the north end of the San francisco Bay, (called the Richardson Bay in wine country), but did you know Mendocino County, which borders Sonoma County on the north, has amazing award winning wineries as well?
Remember the excitement of exploring new wineries in Sonoma & Napa? Have you fallen into a rut? Are you visiting the same wineries every time you visit San Francisco? Get back in touch with the excitement of exploring new wineries again. There are amazing, award winning wineries in Mendocino County to explore with wonderful tasting rooms in phenomenally beautiful settings.
Best weed on the planet.
If you’re at all curious about cannabis culture or the back to the land movement, or if you just want to sample the best marijuana in the world, The Emerald Triangle, (made up of Humboldt County, Trinity County, and Mendocino County) is the place you absolutely need to have on your bucket list. For generations, families have been perfecting the art of growing cannabis, and passing this knowledge down from generation to generation, and they are so generous in sharing that information. We’ve had professional growers from all over the world come on our tours to learn from these folks. The brain trust of the region is easily as important as the terroir.
Day trip from SF.
The best part about visiting Mendocino is that you can do it on a daytrip from San Francisco. You can enjoy everything San Francisco has to offer – The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, the fine dining at North Beach, wine country, and spend one day taking a deep dive into the culture and industry of world class cannabis of The Emerald Triangle, and still be back in San Francisco in time for dinner.