A Dreamy Drive Through California's Redwood Country

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On a four-day drive through redwood country—from San Francisco to Mendocino and back—Eviana Hartman discovers ever-changing landscapes, quirky inland towns, and farm-to-table food that rivals nearby Napa.

Day Two | Going Coastal

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We were eager to get to Mendocino and, especially, to our room at the John Dougherty House, with its sweeping ocean views and Brobdingnagian bathtub. “It’s like we’re on some sort of honeymoon,” Megan said. (The manager seemed to think so too, when we checked in.) But rather than spend all day in the room, we ventured out for dinner across the street at Trillium, an inn with a 20-table locavore café downstairs. We walked off the miso-ginger prawns and artisanal cheese platter along the bluffs of Mendocino Headlands State Park on the edge of town, taking in the sunset view of the Big River emptying into the sea.

California Sweet

A Dreamy Drive Through California's Redwood Country

Day Two | Going Coastal

We were eager to get to Mendocino and, especially, to our room at the John Dougherty House, with its sweeping ocean views and Brobdingnagian bathtub. “It’s like we’re on some sort of honeymoon,” Megan said. (The manager seemed to think so too, when we checked in.) But rather than spend all day in the room, we ventured out for dinner across the street at Trillium, an inn with a 20-table locavore café downstairs. We walked off the miso-ginger prawns and artisanal cheese platter along the bluffs of Mendocino Headlands State Park on the edge of town, taking in the sunset view of the Big River emptying into the sea.

Courtesy of Trillium
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