Highway 101 North

The San Francisco Bay Area is the starting point.

These listings are just a taste of each area.. They offer an introductory taste, so that you arrive with a few good leads on things to do and places to eat and spend the night. You’ll make many more discoveries as you explore on your own.

empty road through Avenue of the Giants in Weott, California
empty road through Avenue of the Giants in Weott, California
quick links
Russian River Region
Anderson Valley
Clear Lake Area
Avenue of the Giants
Highway 101 South
The Peninsula

Marin

Highway 101 north from Corte Madera north to Tiburon.

Petaluma

VIDEO–Petaluma Pete plays “Mr. Bojangles” out in the open
Attractions
The Find
Mc Evoy Ranch (olive oil tasting)
Sonoma Portworks
Restaurants
Della Fattoria
Lagunitas TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary
Luma
Tea Room Cafe
Hotels
 
Metro Hotel
          VIDEO–spooky welcome greeters

Santa Rosa

Attractions
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton)

Pacific Coast Air Museum
Safari West-ARTICLE-Going on Safari
Snoopy’s Home Ice/Redwood Empire Ice Arena
Restaurants
Amy’s Drive Thru (in Rohnert Park)
Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen
Belly Left Coast
Perch+Plow
Pupuseria Salvadorena

Hotels
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Russian River Region
(west on Highway 116)

 Introduction to region

Sebastopol

Restaurants
Mom’s Apple Pie

Forestville

Attractions
Hartford Family Winery
The Quicksilver Mine Co.
Russian River Vineyards
Trombetta Family Wines
Restaurants
Corks
Hotels
Case Ranch Inn
The Farmhouse Inn

Guerneville

Attractions
Korbel Champagne Cellars

Shops and Art Galleries
Wine tasting along Westside Road in Russian River Valley
Restaurants
Big Bottom Market

Coffee Bazaar
Hotels
Applewood Inn & Spa

The Creekside Inn

Duncans Mills

Attractions
Duncans Mills–shops

Healdsburg

Attractions
Christopher Creek Winery
Geyser Peak Winery
VIDEO–how to aerate a Tawny Port
The Hand Fan Museum
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
shops
Wine tasting along Westside Road in Russian River Valley
Restaurants
Cafe Lucia
Christmas–Strolling Dine Around
Costeaux French Bakery & Cafe
Downtown Bakery and Creamery
The Wurst
Hotels
Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Calderwood Inn
Grapeleaf Inn
h2Hotel and Spoonbar

Geyserville

Attractions
Bosworth & Son General Merchandise
Francis Ford Coppola Winery + RUSTIC Restaurant
VIDEO–bottling wine
Isis Oasis Sanctuary
Lake Sonoma
Locals Tasting Room
Meeker Winery
Route 128 Winery
Restaurants
Catelli’s
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria
Hoffman House Restaurant
Hotels
Geyserville Inn
The Hope-Merrill Bed & Breakfast Inn

Cloverdale

Attractions
Fritz Underground Winery
Restaurants
Hamburger Ranch and BBQ Restaurant

Anderson Valley
(west on Highway 128) 

Yorkville

Attractions
Yorkville Cellars

Boonville

Attractions
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Farmhouse Mercantile
John Hanes Fine Art Gallery and Studio
The Pennyroyal Goat Dairy and Farm
Rookie-To Gallery
Restaurants
Acquarelle
Boont Berry Farm Store
Boonville General Store
Lauren’s
Paysanne
Hotels
The Toll House Inn

Philo

Attractions
Balo Vineyards
Handley Cellars
Goldeneye Winery
Phillips Hill Winery
Hotels
The Apple Farm
The Madrones

Hopland

Attractions
Solar Living Center

Clear Lake Area
(east)

Introduction

Kelseyville

Attractions
Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill
Clear Lake State Park
Kelseyville Pear Festival

Lakeport

Attractions
Lakeport Historic Courthouse Museum
Restaurants
Angelina’s Bakery & Espresso
Park Place
Hotels
Lakeport English Inn

Middletown

Attractions
Langtry Estate Winery

Upper Lake

Restaurant+Hotel
Tallman Hotel+Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant + things to do

Ukiah

Attractions
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
VIDEO–chanting at California temple
Restaurants
Jyun Kang Vegeterian Restaurant
Patrona
Schat’s Bakery Cafe
Ukiah Brewing Company & Restaurant
Hotels
Hampton Inn
Vichy Springs Resort
VIDEO–historic soaking tubs

Willits

Attractions
The Book Juggler
Skunk Train
Willits Center for the Arts
Restaurants
Adam’s Restaurant+Scanachie Pub
Loose Caboose Cafe
Hotels
Baechtel Creek Inn and Spa

Avenue of the Giants

all the wacky trees, plus majestic forests galore, cafes, and lodgings

Eureka

Attractions
Carson Mansion
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate
Harper Ford Carousel
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Humboldt Bay Naval Sea/Air Museum
Lost Coast Brewhouse
Restaurants
Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe
Samoa Cookhouse
Hotels
Carter House Inns

Crescent City

Article
Traveling Way Up North to Crescent City Is Worth the Trip

Highway 101 South

The San Francisco Bay Area is the starting point.

Peninsula

Highway 101 south from San Francisco to Cupertino

San Juan Bautista

Attractions
mission San Juan Bautista

Salinas

Article
Salinas’ Wild Things brings guests close to “rescued” animals
VIDEO–Breakfast Delivery by Elephant

Soledad

Attractions
Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Paso Robles

Attractions
antiques shops
Calcareous Vineyard
Firefly (shop)
kukkula Winery
Light at Sensorio
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (in San Miguel)
Restaurants
Brown Butter Cookie Company
Finca
Il Cortile
Jaffa Cafe
Panolivo French Bistrot
Hotels
Allegretto
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites

San Luis Obispo

Attractions
Bubblegum Alley
History Center of San Luis Obispo County
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Restaurants+Hotels
Jamba Juice
Kreuzberg Coffee Company
SLO Brew

Avila Beach

Introduction
Attractions
Alapay Cellars
 Avila Beach Pier
Avila Valley Barn
Harford Pier
Olde Port Inn
Restaurants
Custom House Restaurant
Hotels
Avila La Fonda Hotel

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