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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3. Shanachie Pub

Shanachie Pub is a wonderful, friendly pub located in downtown Willits, in the heart of Mendocino County. On tap is a wide variety of local …

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4. Sherwood Valley Casino

Since 1996 Sherwood Valley Casino in Willits has committed to providing a fun and entertaining atmosphere, offering new and exciting ways to earn rewards and cash, while …

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5. Skunk Train – Willits

All aboard the Skunk Train! Journey on this historic 130-year-old rail line amongst towering old-growth redwood trees, over wooden trestle bridges, and through majestic stone …

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6. Super 8 Willits

All rooms include en suite bathrooms and TVs with cable/satellite channels, plus microwaves and minifridges. There’s free Wi-Fi in every room and kids 17 and …

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7. Taqueria Bravo

The Mexican fare offered at this small taqueria is authentic and exquisite. The meat is tender, the beans are flavorful, and the chips and salsa …

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8. Taqueria Jalos

Low key taqueria serving tasty Mexican cuisine, including tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. A favorite with the Hispanic population in Ukiah, Taqueria Jalos serves up incredible …

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9. The Old West Inn

On the Redwood Highway, this family-run Western-themed motel is 0.8 miles from downtown Willits. The rustic rooms are arranged around a garden courtyard designed to …

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