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HIGHWAY 101

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The San Francisco Bay Area is the starting point.

NORTH

MARIN

PETALUMA
     VIDEO--Petaluma Pete plays "Mr. Bojangles" out in the open
   Attractions
     The Find
     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 Ari Museum
     Safari West
     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
     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
     Duncans Mills--shops

HEALDSBURG
   Attractions
     Christopher Creek Winery
     Geyser Peak Winery
          VIDEO--how to aerate a Tawny Port
     shops
     Wine tasting along Westside Road in Russian River Valley
   Restaurants
     Cafe Lucia
     Christmas--Strolling Dine Around
     Costeaux French Bakery & Cafe
     The Wurst
   Hotels
     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
     Fritz Underground Winery
     Hamburger Ranch and BBQ Restaurant

ANDERSON VALLEY (west on Highway 128) 
YORKVILLE

     Yorkville Cellars
BOONVILLE
   Attractions
     Anderson Valley Brewing Company
     Farmhouse Mercantile
     John Hanes Fine Art Gallery and Studio
     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
     Phillips Hill Winery
   Hotels
     The Apple Farm
     The Madrones

HOPLAND
     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
     Langtry Estate Winery
UPPER LAKE
     Tallman Hotel+Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant

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
     Benbow Hotel & Resort (in Garberville)
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

SOUTH
PENINSULA

SALINAS
   Article

     Salinas’ Wild Things brings guests close to “rescued” animals
               VIDEO--Breakfast Delivery by Elephant
PASO ROBLES
   Shops
     Firefly
   Restaurants
     Brown Butter Cookie Company
     Jaffa Cafe
     Panolivo French Bistrot
   Hotels
     Allegretto
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
 

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