The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism—a designation that emphasizes responsible, eco-friendly tourism as a passport to prosperity. What better way to celebrate the Mendocino coast’s untrammeled nature than by getting there for a weekend getaway without a car? It turns out to be remarkably easy to do by MTA bus. Just hop on the Route 95 bus in Santa Rosa, sit back and enjoy the spectacular Pacific ocean scenery while an experienced driver tackles the white-knuckle curves of Coast Highway 1. This Press Democrat article offers you a full itinerary and pictures for the trip, including hotels and restaurants in your destination village of Gualala. From town, a starburst of beach and bluff hikes await you. Try this car-free weekend adventure with MTA!