California North Coast Must-Sees

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There’s another California north of the Golden Gate. A landscape of rugged coastlines, towering forests and sparkling lakes and rivers. A countryside full of cherished farms and vineyards.

A place where small towns preserve the past and embrace the future. Travel to this is Authentic California, where unspoiled Nature rubs elbows with the good life, and meet people that are as real as our redwoods. The partners of the North Coast Tourism Council invite you to visit Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties on your next Northern California vacation or holiday.


California North Coast
California North Coast


Treat yourself to wine tasting in California Wine Country. Experience wonders of Nature in the California Redwoods. Drive the scenic Northern California coast for a romantic getaway or a relaxing beach vacation. Hankering for adventure travel without leaving the U.S.? You’ll find the best of the outdoors with incredible walking and hiking, kayaking, river rafting, mountain biking, wildlife, rock climbing, fishing and camping throughout the North Coast of California.

Explore classic small towns and delve into their arts, history, shopping and unique events. Find a comfy bed and breakfast inn, vacation rental, or classic California hotel and leave the big city behind to discover Authentic California.

California North Coast Must-Sees

Take a self-guided tour of Garden Valley Ranch, one of Northern California’s most sought-after horticultural marvels. In 1998, the nine-acre garden-rose ranch produced more than a quarter-million blooms and shipped them across the country.

Gather fruits and vegetables for a fresh salad at Sonoma County Farm Trails, where sheep, honeybees, butterflies, llamas and birds intermingle with spectators. Pick berries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, Christmas trees in the winter and flowers in the spring.

Napa Valley is a wine connoisseur’s wonderland, with tasting sites, picnic tables and tours along Highway 29. Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for a trip from Napa to St. Helena.

In St. Helena, visit the specialty shops, art galleries, jewelry boutiques and independent restaurants on Main Street.

Luxuriate at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs with a soak in a mineral pool, a mud bath, full spa services and lodging.