Now that winter is in full swing sometimes you realize you just want to get away and escape the snow, even if it’s for a few days. It’s easy to get jealous of the hibernating animals who don’t have to deal with the cold and get to wake up in the spring. We at Sea Rock Inn are fortunate enough to be in an area that while it still can get chilly, we tend to have pleasant weather year round here in Mendocino. We are also a quick drive from many other areas but a short drive and weather can’t be the only reasons why you should escape the snow and visit. Let us show you why not only is Mendocino a great place to go to escape the snow a great place to go any time of year.
Mendocino is Full of Things to Do!
One of the main reasons we all want to escape the snow is because it can get boring being inside all time. It’s fun to be outside and discovering new things. Here in Mendocino, you can almost guarantee that you can spend your days outside. In the winter, there are a few special activities that are available here that you can’t do in other seasons. The first, and perhaps, most exciting, is that you can go whale watching. We are so lucky to be on the coast and have spectacular views of the whales that migrate up and down the coast. Be sure to check out our blog about whale watching! If you like to stick to the land, there are many parks and coastal gardens to check out. Our favorite garden is the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. You can go at your own pace and walk through it or you can go on a docent-led walk and learn so much more about the area, the plants, and even how to help your own garden! If you are looking for a state park with just a little bit of everything, then we highly recommend Russian Gulch State Park. While this park has trails and beaches, it has one unique feature, a very interesting blow hole. It was formed by the ocean and now is the home to many plants and at high tide, you can look in and watch the tide come in and out. Lastly, not only are we known for the beaches but also for our incredible redwood trees. There are many places in the area to go visit but if you are looking to stick close to town then head to Jackson State Forest. It is a demonstration forest which means that there is a great staff on hand to answer any questions about the forests and the history of logging in the area. At Jackson, there are also miles of trails for you to enjoy as well!
You Won’t Eat Better Anywhere Else!
When you escape the snow and head to Mendocino, you will quickly learn that our restaurants use the best of what we are given from the sea and the land to create some of the best dishes for you. We have many recommendations on restaurants in the area which you can find on our Gourmet Mendocino page. A few that stand out that we would like to highlight are 955 Ukiah Street Restaurant which has both French style and American style food, weekly specials to go with the season and a wonderful local wine selection. For a nice night out head over to the restaurant at MacCallum House. The chef keeps the menu close to home in California and strives to be organic when possible. Whether you eat casually at the bar or at a table, you will have a great time. Last is Trillium Cafe. What sets them apart from others is that they focus on using local food in their dishes. They are open for lunch and dinner and can have some spectacular views from their dining room.
As you can see, when you choose to escape the snow and come to Mendocino, you can truly have an amazing time. When you do decide to come to our area, consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our beautiful B&B will give you some of the best of Mendocino, friendly service and killer views. To top it off, our rooms have been decorated in the Northern California style to reflect the area and are filled with modern touches to make you feel right at home. Each morning with us enjoy a delicious breakfast that will help get you going for a fun day of exploring Mendocino. Contact us today and start planning a trip to escape the snow and head to Mendocino!
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