The City of Ukiah and the surrounding Ukiah Valley have attracted attention since the mid-1850s. Initially part of Sonoma County, Ukiah became a city in 1856, then joined Mendocino County when it was formed in 1859. The area was part of the Yokayo Rancho, a Spanish land grant.

Visiting Ukiah and the Valley in the 1850s meant a 100-mile trek through rough terrain from San Francisco. Now we’re just a quick drive north to a quieter pace with plenty to see and experience, from brew pubs to hot tubs, winery tours to pedicures. Take a look as some ideas with the links below.