Walking the New England-Style Village in Mendocino, California
If you’ve never seen Mendocino, spend a day puttering around. The whole town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the surrounding lands protected in a series of state parks. A good starting point: the Ford House Visitors Center, where you can fuel up on hot cider and check out a scale model of town in 1890. On summer weekends, the Kelley House Museum hosts walking tours of town for ten bucks. Seek out the tiny Kwan Tai Temple. Climb the rickety wooden staircase and peer through the glass to see the frozen-in-time 19th-century Taoist altar. The epicenter of town’s art scene, the Mendocino Art Center hosts cool exhibits, scores of classes, open studio tours, live performances, and second-Saturday gallery walks.
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