What's in a Visit to Mendocino Wine Country?

Mendocino’s winemaking history dates back to the mid 1800s, when Italian immigrants set roots literally and figuratively, making this one of California’s most historical wine regions. The region is home to 12 AVAs (including the only non-contiguous AVA in America, Mendocino Ridge, and the smallest American AVA, Cole Ranch).


ADVENTURE IN MESA

Head out on the historic Apache Trail, Highway 88, and discover far-off ghost towns, the original Elvis Presley chapel, and soak in the legend of the Lost Dutchman. Explore the tucked away canyons, raging rivers and expansive lakes all surrounding by breathtaking mountain ranges when you journey through Mesa, Arizona. www.visitmesa.com


FAMILY FRIENDLY SPRING GETAWAY IN YOSEMITE

Families thinking about a Spring Break getaway should look no further than Yosemite Mariposa County. Visitors can go back in time at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, an award-winning museum that presents an authentic picture of people and life in Mariposa, concentrating on the Gold Rush and late 19th century. Mariposa’s main street is straight out of an Old West set with modern amenities like restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. Inside the park, families can shake off their cabin fever on endless hiking and biking trails or by taking a private naturalist-led walk for an insider perspective on the park’s icons and hidden gems. Lodging options around Yosemite National Park provide something for every family. The Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort, nestled in the rolling hills outside of the park, offers a rustic mountain experience with private rooms, tent cabins and even hostel-style dorms. The Tenaya Lodge’s “Explorer Cabins” are a great way for families to experience the privacy of your own modern, two-bedroom cabin with high-end amenities, a kitchen and an inviting porch. www.yosemite.com


PORTO’S HONORS FOUNDER WITH NEWEST BAKE AT HOME ADDITION

Porto’s is bringing another classic out of the vault to the Bake at Home lineup: Rosa’s Guava Pie. This pie was an original menu item at the first Porto’s bakery in Echo Park up until the early 90’s when the bakery replaced the larger pie with the individual Guava Strudel. Almost 30 years later, and this classic Pie is being brought back to the menu. Starting on April 6, 2021, guava fans all across the US can order and enjoy this authentic Cuban delicacy. The European style butter puff pastry filled with Rosa Porto’s original fruity and sweet guava jam recipe, is the perfect size to share with the family any time of day. www.portosbakery.com


BLUE SANDS INN HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS

Located just steps from Santa Barbara’s famous East Beach and within walking distance to great restaurants, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Wharf, and the famed Funk Zone, the Blue Sands Inn is centrally located in one of Santa Barbara’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Embracing Santa Barbara’s unique, creative community, every aspect of the hotel is dedicated to the support and implementation of local artists and artisans from the hand milled, locally felled countertops to the custom-made furniture and unique rotating art featuring new artists each month. bluesandsinn.com


FAMILY TIME AT THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Kids of all ages will enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden in Buellton. With large picnic areas and natural shade coverings for everyone to enjoy the views of the mountains, small and large families will enjoy their time. This garden is made by the community and provides a beautiful area to learn, reflect, and take in all the native plants that are found in Buellton and the surrounding valley. A new family space with new attractions for kids will be opening up on March 27th. discoverbuellton.comVISIT MENDOCINO WINE COUNTRY

Mendocino’s winemaking history dates back to the mid 1800s, when Italian immigrants set roots literally and figuratively, making this one of California’s most historical wine regions. The region is home to 12 AVAs (including the only non-contiguous AVA in America, Mendocino Ridge, and the smallest American AVA, Cole Ranch). The region is looking for media to host in April and Maythat are working on wine-centered stories, so please let us know if you are interested in learning more about this unique viticulture region. mendowine.com


ADVENTURE IN MESA

Head out on the historic Apache Trail, Highway 88, and discover far-off ghost towns, the original Elvis Presley chapel, and soak in the legend of the Lost Dutchman. Explore the tucked away canyons, raging rivers and expansive lakes all surrounding by breathtaking mountain ranges when you journey through Mesa, Arizona. www.visitmesa.com


FAMILY FRIENDLY SPRING GETAWAY IN YOSEMITE

Families thinking about a Spring Break getaway should look no further than Yosemite Mariposa County. Visitors can go back in time at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, an award-winning museum that presents an authentic picture of people and life in Mariposa, concentrating on the Gold Rush and late 19th century. Mariposa’s main street is straight out of an Old West set with modern amenities like restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. Inside the park, families can shake off their cabin fever on endless hiking and biking trails or by taking a private naturalist-led walk for an insider perspective on the park’s icons and hidden gems. Lodging options around Yosemite National Park provide something for every family. The Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort, nestled in the rolling hills outside of the park, offers a rustic mountain experience with private rooms, tent cabins and even hostel-style dorms. The Tenaya Lodge’s “Explorer Cabins” are a great way for families to experience the privacy of your own modern, two-bedroom cabin with high-end amenities, a kitchen and an inviting porch. www.yosemite.com


PORTO’S HONORS FOUNDER WITH NEWEST BAKE AT HOME ADDITION

Porto’s is bringing another classic out of the vault to the Bake at Home lineup: Rosa’s Guava Pie. This pie was an original menu item at the first Porto’s bakery in Echo Park up until the early 90’s when the bakery replaced the larger pie with the individual Guava Strudel. Almost 30 years later, and this classic Pie is being brought back to the menu. Starting on April 6, 2021, guava fans all across the US can order and enjoy this authentic Cuban delicacy. The European style butter puff pastry filled with Rosa Porto’s original fruity and sweet guava jam recipe, is the perfect size to share with the family any time of day. www.portosbakery.com


BLUE SANDS INN HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS

Located just steps from Santa Barbara’s famous East Beach and within walking distance to great restaurants, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Wharf, and the famed Funk Zone, the Blue Sands Inn is centrally located in one of Santa Barbara’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Embracing Santa Barbara’s unique, creative community, every aspect of the hotel is dedicated to the support and implementation of local artists and artisans from the hand milled, locally felled countertops to the custom-made furniture and unique rotating art featuring new artists each month. bluesandsinn.com


FAMILY TIME AT THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Kids of all ages will enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden in Buellton. With large picnic areas and natural shade coverings for everyone to enjoy the views of the mountains, small and large families will enjoy their time. This garden is made by the community and provides a beautiful area to learn, reflect, and take in all the native plants that are found in Buellton and the surrounding valley. A new family space with new attractions for kids will be opening up on March 27th. discoverbuellton.com

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