Albion is located along the winding
highway between other small towns such
as Elk and Mendocino. It offers a few
B&B hotels, homes, general stores
selling everything from food to staples,
a post office and little commerce beyond
tourism and limited fishing enterprises.
Unique to this region are the in-house
restaurants of the B&B's. Known for
hiring talented chefs, the focus on
regional and international wines provide
very gourmet dining, far from what you
would expect in places that seem so
remote from the big cities such as San
Francisco only 150 miles away and a
three hour drive by car.
Albion is a drive market destination, though you may pass through and consider it no more (or less) than a road stop. An ideal trip would be a flight into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and drive along the coast to Mendocino. Because the area is so sparsely populated and there are so few accommodations, the widest selection of hotels will be in Mendocino. Albion is located on the ocean side of Coast Highway 1, six miles south of the historic village of Mendocino.
Mendocino is the regional center for shopping, dining, museums, hotels and things to do. Unique art galleries, boutiques, state parks, beaches, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, golf and tennis are some activities and things to do. There are also concerts and other performing arts events and special festivals throughout the year.
In addition to the
city parks, there's also the Navaro
River Redwoods State Park in Albion is part of the
California State Parks system in the
North Coast Region.