from San Francisco / Bay Area:
Head across the Golden Gate Bridge, going north on Hwy 101. Travel
approx. 94 miles/1hr. 40min. to Cloverdale. Take the last
Cloverdale exit, which will read Hwy 128 West I Fort Bragg, Mendocino.
(Hwy 128 turns into Hwy 1 when you see the ocean) From Cloverdale
to Mendocino it's approx. 68 miles / 1hr. 45min. on a very
You'll reach the town of Booneville about halfway along, then the
beautiful Redwoods. (along this stretch are several good wineries
to visit) As you reach Mendocino, and cross the "Big River Bridge",
you'll take the first entrance into the Village marked "Main Street",
turn left across southbound highway. There will be an "S" curve,
then when Main street straightens out, you'll find Sweetwater Inn,
the 4th house on your right, #44840. From the
Golden Gate Bridge to Mendocino it's approx. 162 miles / 3hr. 20min.
Alternative scenic routes:
After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, passing Sausalito and just
past Marin City is an exit to Stinson Beach / Hwy 1 (Shoreline Hwy.)
From Hwy 101 / Hwy 1 to Mendocino, it's approx 145 miles
/ 2hr .40min.
From the Golden Gate Bridge:
travel North on Hwy 101 to Petaluma, take the 3rd exit reading E.
Washington Street ( approx. 40 miles / 45min. )
take a left at the light, E. Washington will turn into Bodega Ave.,
travel west to Bodega Bay & Hwy 1 North. Approx. 22 miles
/ 30min., go north approx. 104 miles / 2 1/2 hrs to Mendocino.
Travel for this route is approx. 166 miles / 3hr. 40min.