Historic
Downtown Ukiah

 

 

Ukiah’s Historic Downtown is the backdrop for an exciting blend of arts, entertainment, cuisine, specialty shops and a down-to-earth functionality that only a small town can provide. Our scenic, tree-lined streets are also host to a well-rounded special events calendar. You won’t want to miss a thing.

Shopping

Ukiah may be small but it’s open-minded and big enough in spirit for a wide variety of businesses. MacNab’s Menswear is a family-owned, third-generation shop where service is still an art form and shelves are full of everything a man could possibly wear. Boutique 120 features major brands including True Religion, Lucky Brand and Michael Stars and carries a big selection for men and women. Brevado is newly open in the Conference Center and this boutique is focused on quality fashion and handcrafted items, often made in California. Think effortless, laid back style, for those who are down-to-earth. Nearby on Church Street, visit Sweet Cheeks for fantastic lingerie of all types and for all sizes. To look great while working out or just to be comfortable afterward, don't miss Haiku Activewear on the very stroll-able School Street.

Liv Fashion Boutique is home to up-to-the-minute designs. Beneath its distinctive art nouveau-style sign, La Tre carries a selection of irresistible dresses, boots, handbags, and other accessories. Shoefly and Sox is a go-to Ukiah spot for gifts and fashionable, comfort footwear including Clarks, Born, Frye, and UGG, as well as handbags and accessories. And, if you're traveling with your four-legged friends, stop by Mendocino Barkery for water and treats, plus everything you need to spoil them.

You’ll also find a number of Ukiah stores with distinctive ideas for your home. Habitat specializes in gifts and fine housewares, while Mendocino Bounty is a marketplace that features local foods and wines along with unique kitchen and garden accessories. Elegant and intimate Three Sisters carries gifts, candles, and other items.

Dining

The reputation for food in Ukiah just keeps getting better. And, our restaurant options continue to grow by the month. Speaking of growth, many of our restaurants proudly serve local, organically-grown produce, meats and, of course, wines. In Ukiah, we were organic before organic was cool. When you can enjoy a Zagat-acclaimed restaurant down the street from the second certified organic restaurant in California, you know you have a food scene that can only be described as eclectic. And delicious.

Some of our favorites in downtown Ukiah include Patrona Restaurant & Lounge with its beautiful upscale interior and casual sidewalk tables outside. Here you will enjoy seasonal, locavore-style California cuisine, craft cocktails and a local wine list from heaven. Another great choice is Oco Time, where you can savor sushi and variations of its signature egg and noodle dish—the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. Or for a Brazilian twist on fine food, try Dora's Gourmet Cafe at 263 North State Street- delicious!

For great vegetarian food, in-house or made to go, visit Taste Buds on State Street. You'll find creativity is always on the menu here! For casual lunches, Schat’s Bakery & Café makes its breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups from scratch daily. Newest to the block is Chop Chop- Patrona's quick little sister. Or savor the flavors of Saucy where gourmet pizzas are wood-fired and guests can enjoy a variety of wines and beers  on tap.

Farmers Market

Ukiah’s local farmers created the first Certified Farmers’ Market in Mendocino County in 1977. Although this Saturday morning market is the largest in the county, it has a small and personal feeling in comparison to many markets in larger cities. With live music, local arts and crafts, and educational events, this is more than just a market. Join us each Saturday in downtown Ukiah at Alex Thomas Plaza. For more information, click here.

Art Walk

Ukiah is host to several unique art galleries. Plan your visit around the First Friday Art Walk -- year-round, you can experience Mendocino County artists in a fun and festive environment as the galleries open their doors from 5-8 pm, often serving refreshments and providing live entertainment. For more information, click here.

About Visit Ukiah

The Visit Ukiah Program is spreading the news about the Ukiah Valley. Funded by the lodging tax from local hotels and managed by a seven member advisory group with local representatives from the retail, wine, hotel, tourism, and art sectors, the program is responsible for marketing Ukiah as a destination for leisure vacations and business meetings to improve the City’s tax base and grow Ukiah’s stock in the State’s tourism industry.