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Fort Bragg doesn't have as many high-end stores and galleries as its dainty cousin to the south, but it does have some worthwhile shopping spots. Antiques shops line Franklin Street between Laurel and Redwood (also known as Antiques Row), and several boutiques are housed within the Union Lumber Company Store, an impressive edifice built almost entirely with handcrafted redwoods (on the corner of Main and Redwood sts.).

The Hot Pepper Jelly Company, 330 N. Main St. (tel. 866/737-7379; www.hotpepperjelly.com), is famous for its assortment of Mendocino food products -- dozens of pepper jelly varieties, plus local mustards, syrups, and biscotti; hand-painted porcelain bowls; baskets; and more. The Mendocino Chocolate Company, 232 N. Main St. (tel. 800/722-1107 or 707/964-8800; www.mendocino-chocolate.com), makes and sells homemade chocolates and truffles, which it ships all over the world. Painters, jewelers, sculptors, weavers, potters, woodworkers, and other local artists display their works at Northcoast Artists, 362 N. Main St. (tel. 707/964-8266; www.northcoastartists.org).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.