Our Guide to the Best Things To Do During Fall in Mendocino

Mendocino County is a magical area no matter what time of year you visit. If you visit during the fall, you’re in for an unforgettable experience! We’ll tell you all about the fantastic activities you can do while staying with us, including scenic visits to pumpkin patches and vineyards, hikes among beautiful scenery, fun-filled events, and more. So, are you ready to fall in love with Northern California? Read on, take notes, and plan a fabulous stay at Sea Rock Inn during fall in Mendocino!   

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The Perks of Fall in Mendocino   

Hands down, Mendocino is one of the most breathtaking spots on the California north coast. When you visit Mendocino during fall, you’re sure to fall in love with this area.  

Hop Aboard the Pumpkin Express 



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Celebrate the festive season and climb aboard the Pumpkin Express! This is a special annual event offered by the world-famous Skunk Train in Fort Bragg. You’ll embark on a fun-filled train ride leading you to a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin and enjoy some tasty fall treats. Visitors of all ages are welcome—including dogs!  

Visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 


If you want to surround yourself with breathtaking scenery and views of the Pacific Ocean, head to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. During the fall, you can join in on their weekly birdwatching gatherings and go shopping at the annual Fall Plant Sale.  

Explore Mendocino Headlands State Park 


When you think of fall scenes, you probably picture colorful wooded areas. Mendocino is home to this environment, but it’s known for its out-of-this-world ocean views. You’ll find some of the best at Mendocino Headlands State Park. Plus, this is one of the best spots to go whale watching 

Taste Award-Winning Wines 



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Anderson Valley is home to many award-winning wineries, and fall is the perfect time to go out for a tasting. Put on your cutest vineyard-worthy outfit and head to Pacific Star Winery in Fort Bragg, Navarro Winery & Vineyards in Philo, or Foursight Winery in Boonville.  

Enjoy the Crisp Ocean Breeze From Your Room at Sea Rock Inn

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Now that you’re excited about fall in Mendocino, it’s time to start planning your stay with us at Sea Rock Inn! Create your must-do list, pack your bags, and come stay in one of the top B&Bs in Northern California. You will love the peace and tranquility that our rooms and cottages offer, as well as the elegant décor and stunning ocean views from your private balcony. You’ll wake up each morning feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to concur the day. Did we mention the mouthwatering, homemade breakfast we serve each morning? It doesn’t get any better than that!   

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