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Whether it’s communion with nature, creative expression or physical and spiritual rejuvenation, people who come to Ukiah are seeking an escape from the usual. The beautiful scenery, the community of free thinkers, world-class cultural venues, outdoor recreation, and a beautifully restored historic downtown have created a magical place where expression is a tradition and a way of life.


Just a two hour gorgeous drive north of San Francisco, Ukiah is a unique small town of 15,000 that charms you with its rich character, arts, vineyards and natural surroundings. Named California’s best small town, and the sixth best in the entire country, Ukiah beckons you to explore all that the valley has to offer amidst its 300 days of annual sunshine.


The Ukiah area has been the center of life in Mendocino County since 1859 and has supported indigenous populations and other settlers long before that. This heritage provides a rich foundation for cultural development and artistic expression as well as a unique collection of historic artifacts and buildings. The exceptional museums, cultural events, theatre groups, artists, music organizations, and concerts in the community are all testaments to Ukiah’s thriving and vibrant culture.

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