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Ukiah, CA
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Aislyn Greene

Ukiah, CA

Autumn in this throwback burg explodes with foliage that rivals Vermont’s. The city—population 16,000—may be the largest city in Mendocino County, but the place is as small-town as it gets. It’s got 19th-century architecture, charming tree-lined neighborhoods, and a laid-back vibe without the bustling feel of its wine country neighbors. Make sure you save time for the indoor and outdoor mineral baths at Vichy Springs Resort (pictured).

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