Nestled in Little Lake Valley, Willits is the “Heart of Mendocino County” and “The Gateway to the Redwoods,” declarations spelled out on the sign that straddles Main Street. Trivia alert: Willits is home to the first stoplight on US 101 north of San Francisco!

Entering Willits from the south you will find traveler’s necessities – motels, gas stations, auto shops, and supermarkets. But just north of Highway 20, the route to the coast, lies downtown and many of Willits’ small-town charms. Plan a day to ride the Skunk Train with a windy ride into the magnificent redwood forests.

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2. Nikos Gyro Shop

Go Greek in Willits! Nikos serves the highest quality homemade food using mostly organic ingredients from family recipes. Try the incredible gyros or one of …

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4. Old Mission Pizza

Patrons of Old Mission Pizza will be treated with excellent pizzas made from the finest and freshest ingredients. The menu also includes a number of …

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6. Pepperwood Motel

Sitting just south of historic downtown Willits on US Highway 101, this simple motel in the Mendocino County redwoods region is a 10-minute walk from …

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7. Pine Cone Motel

On Highway 101, this humble, low-rise motel organized around a central parking lot is 1.5 miles from Mendocino County Museum, and 3.6 miles from Brooktrails …

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8. Pizza To Go

At Pizza To Go, customers will be delighted by creative combinations, fresh ingredients, and tasty results. At this local, family style restaurant you can find …

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9. Ridgewood Ranch

With old growth redwood groves, historic, yet beautifully preserved buildings, famous white deer and surrounded by gorgeous oak woodlands and vernal pools, an event at …

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