We all have our favorite places to visit (perhaps a bucket list for you and the dog?) … if we were traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are a few favorite places to visit easily from Monterey County… Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay, Napa...
We all have our favorite places to visit (perhaps a bucket list for you and the dog?) … if we were traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are a few favorite places to visit easily from Monterey County… Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay, Napa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Mendocino … We love them all… Still, here is a trip we are longing to explore again in a heartbeat… beaches, wine and cheese and chocolate and redwood trees… who could ask for anything more?
Our favorite pet friendly wineries…
Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Road
Larson Family Winery
Navarro Vineyards 5601 Highway 128, Philo; (800) 537-9463; www.navarrowine. com. Doggie heaven. There are always treats and a bowl of water in the tasting room. Picnic tables are around the grounds, and there’s a fenced-in dog exercise area.
Toulouse Vineyards 8001 Highway 128, Philo. (707) 895-2828; toulousevineyards.com. Dogs are free to roam the big warehouse of a tasting room or outside on the loading dock.
(Contact me for a free list of pet friendly wineries in California)
Pet Friendly Avenue of the Giants
from Willits to Garberville is about 1 to 2 hours (twisty and windy) and then to Orick another 2-3 hours….very twisty and windy from Oregon to Crescent city (just beyond Orick) Orick is north of eureka and arcata
and Trinidad is just before Orick, or south of Orick on the way to Eureka and Klamath is just north of Orick a few miles
if you take the 5 rather than the 101 north, you wind up in Medford, Oregon…
Ruffing it in the redwoods
If your dog has a certain affinity for trees – and what dog doesn’t? – they’ll certainly enjoy a fragrant stroll among the tallest in the world. Humboldt County has some of the few places where you can let your dog scamper among redwoods. And while other regions boast of having a single off-leash dog beach, Humboldt has six of them – one of which awaits at the end of a scenic 5-mile coastal trail.
Several County Beaches allow dogs to run without a leash on the wave slope within voice command:
Mad River County Park
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Trinidad State Beach,
Little River, and Dry Lagoon.
Pet Friendly lodging
Motel Trees across from Trees of Mystery
$60 + per night
Humboldt Gables Motel
Rio Dell Clean, comfortable, AAA approved, & just a few minutes from the Wild and Scenic Eel River.
RATES STARTING AT $60
Sherwood Forest Motel
Urban luxuries in a northcoast motel located in the center of a beautiful redwood forest.
Clean and comfortable stay at a reasonable price. Close to the redwoods. Travel packages for groups.
Econo Lodge Downtown
Humboldt County’s best in the budget segment. Close to Old Town. Indoor pool.
Bode Suites & Rentals
Perfect choice for a 30 day+ stay. Comfortable, convenient and affordable in the Eureka area. 53/day (30 day minimum).
stay far far far away from the eureka motel 6 worst place ever
visit to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center in Weott, 6 miles south. The friendly staff will be happy to answer all your questions. Then it’s time to go! Hiking, biking are literally at your doorstep and golfing is just a short drive away. Fishing, swimming, kayaking and rafting are possible on one of our six spectacular rivers. Search for shells and agates on one of the many redwood coast beaches.
Traveling North from Redcrest
Visit the Victorian Village of Ferndale which is listed on the Historic Register. See the many turn of the century homes and shops