Mendocino's North Coast - Something For Everyone!

The North Coast, a place of beauty. Surrounded by towering, coastal redwood forests, Mendocino Village beautifully maintains its Victorian-era ambiance. Year-round flower gardens proliferate in the temperate climate. State and recreational parks sustain abalone coves, waterfalls and the unique Pygmy forest. From Elk to Westport, Highway One follows the breathtaking coastline. Romantic inns and regional restaurants dot the coast and welcome travelers with hospitality and mouth-watering fare. Turn-of-the-century Fort Bragg, once a company lumber town now bustles with boutiques, art galleries, cafes and a fascinating collection of global gifts and home decor – visit downtown Fort Bragg or Noyo Harbor. The North Coast is comprised of great towns like Albion, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Elk, Little River, Westport and Cleone – the gateway to MacKerricher State Park.

 

Drive The California Coast To Wine Country - Whether coming up from The Bay Area or driving south from Oregon, click to see the driving loop. Crusing from the coast, through giant coastal redwood groves and into wine country is remarkable!

 

What's Better, The Food Or The View?!

Albion River Inn Enjoy the perfect scenic lodging with ocean views. Located on the ocean, minutes from Mendocino village, Anderson Valley Wine Country (link to wine co blog), golf, state parks and beaches. The acclaimed restaurant and bar are open nightly, the restaurant lawn terrace is the picture perfect setting for small weddings.

The Best Views In Mendocino and check out the views from these tables - The Best Rehearsal Dinner In Mendocino

 

Enjoy Local Wine And Brew

North Coast Brewing Fort Bragg’s pioneer in craft beer. The Brewery Taproom is open 7 days/week for lunch and dinner. Jazz at the Sequoia Room has ticketed music events in addition to local music shows.

 

Relax, Rejuventate, Ahhhh

The Stanford Inn’s Mendocino Center for Living WellA holistic and integrated wellness center in Mendocino’s premier eco-resort. Enjoy a massage, facial, yoga, Tai Chi, Ayurvedic treatments, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese herbals, cooking classes, gardening, foraging and nature tours. Plan your perfect Wellness Retreat

Sweetwater Eco Spa - Therapeutic Massage, Infrared and Traditional Saunas, Outdoor Redwood Hot Tubs with Ozone. Organic Health, Skin and Beauty Products.

 

Our Favorite Lodging, Your Home Away From Home

Howard Creek Ranch Inn - This homey B&B on a 60-acre oceanfront farm boasts individually decorated rooms featuring antique furniture and handmade quilts. Some rooms and private cabins add kitchenettes, fireplaces and/or decks. A full breakfast is served each morning and the property features a hot tub, a sauna, beach access and hiking trails.

Glamping on the coast at Mendocino Cove - Check out the blog for more details and photos. 

 

Adventures Galore! 

Skunk Train - Come ride the 131-year-old vintage motorcars in their natural habitat. Forty miles of railroad run through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows and over 30 trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. Depart from Willits or Fort Bragg and check out the themed cars around Halloween and the holidays!

Catch a Canoe and Bicycle Too - Located on the grounds of The Stanford Inn by the Sea, rent kayaks, canoes, outriggers and bicycles for exploring beautiful Big River and beyond.

Ricochet Ridge Ranch Unforgettable daily horseback riding tours, weeklong riding vacations and weekend riding holidays on the beaches, ranches and redwood forests of the Mendocino Coast.

Romantic Vacation Ideas on the blog - Romantic Adventures In MendocinoA Romantic Trip To Mendocino, The Most Romantic Locations In Mendocino

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - 47 ocean-front acres of year-round beauty

Whale Watching - Every Spring, watch the Gray Whales migrate off the coast. 

 

Take Home Treasures From Our Favorite Shops

The Highlight Gallery - Showcasing over 200 regional and nationally known American Artists and Craftspeople in downtown Mendocinol. 

Mendocino Jewelry Studio - Elegant paintings, ceramics, stained glass and jewelry in downtown Mendocino.

Plan a Mendocino Shopping & Spa Trip with details from the blog. 

 

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For more ideas - Flip through the Online Guest Directory, check out our Touring Pages, plan your regional trip to the Wine Country and South Coast.