Thanks to tree-shaded streets, an inviting downtown, and a vibrant cultural life, Ukiah was once named California’s best small town—and the sixth best in the entire country. The largest city in Mendocino County, Ukiah is home to a bumper crop of Bartlett pears, Victorian architecture and a distinctive laid-back vibe. For a taste of the past, saunter over to the Grace Hudson Museum for a personal tour of the Sun House, a stunning 1911 craftsman bungalow offering an inside look into the lifestyle of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson.

Hike and bike up a storm on a host of hiking trails in the western hills and Ukiah’s cycle-friendly streets. Golfers can try for a birdie at the only 18-hole golf course in the county. Follow the signs to Lake Mendocino for outdoor recreation or take a trek to the City of 10,000 Buddhas for some spiritual renewal.

Explore Ukiah

1. Chop Chop Restaurant

An affordable, fast paced, Asian-Californian Infusion restaurant located in downtown Ukiah, Chop Chop offers a variety of options from Pho and assorted noodle bowls, pork …

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6. Crush Italian Steakhouse

Welcome to Crush Steakhouse and Bar, a restaurant beyond any local experience offering a unique combination of the traditional and contemporary, specializing in traditional Italian …

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7. Cultivo

The former Saucy Pizzeria & Pub in historic downtown Ukiah gets a makeover. This chic Italian restaurant has now transitioned to a farm-to-table eatery that …

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8. Days Inn Ukiah

Find value in the valley of southern Mendocino County at Days Inn in Ukiah. Ideally located off Highway 101 near Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, visitors will …

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9. Dora’s Gourmet Cafe

Eclectic, California and Brazilian cuisine inspired cafe featuring fresh seafood dishes, salads, polenta chicken, and delicious specials with a good selection of local wines.

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