3 Reasons Why Fall in Northern California Is the Best

Fall is a magical time. Between the leaves changing colors, the holiday season approaching, and the crisp air blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, it’s one of our favorite times of the year. Make the most of it by planning a trip with your loved ones this autumn! Read on to discover three reasons why fall in Northern California is ideal for a getaway– and start planning yours today!

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Here’s Why Fall in Northern California is the Best Time for a Trip


  • Fall Foliage

Who says the East coast has a monopoly on fall colors? There are many places near Mendocino where you can enjoy fall foliage. We recommend checking California Fall Color to get a weekly report on the fall leaves in Northern California. This will help you plan your trip as best as possible! The Mendocino National Forest is one of our favorite spots to hike through the foliage. It’s an ideal day trip for nature lovers. Did you know grapevine leaves change colors as well? There is nothing like going out to a local winery and seeing the land ablaze with the colors of fall, and, of course, tasting delicious wine!


  • Fall Festivals

Do you love attending local festivals when you travel? If so, you’re in for a treat! Fall is a great season for events here in Mendocino. The most popular and one of our favorites is the Mushroom Festival. At this event, you can sample the various types of mushrooms, as well as delicious entrees prepared by local chefs. This nine-day culinary experience also features fun activities like cooking classes, history tours, and local beer tastings!


  • Many Outdoor Opportunities

Northern California’s fall weather is pretty mild, which means ideal conditions for exploring the great outdoors. Enjoy a kayaking trip, for example!. At Liquid Fusion Kayaking, you have a choice between exploring the ocean or a river. If you want to stay clean and dry while soaking in the surrounding beauty, we highly recommend embarking on the Noyo Meander Tour

Another way to take in the countryside of Mendocino and explore its history is with a trip on the Skunk Train. In the fall, they have special tours that coincide with the Mushroom Festival. Get excited about riding in a vintage trail and viewing the gorgeous fall landscape! Make sure you bring your camera.

Start Planning Your Fall Getaway to California Today!

Sea Rock Inn Suite 12 viewNow that you know why fall in Northern California has a special place in our hearts, it’s time to think about planning a trip yourself! Sea Rock Inn is one of the best B&Bs in Northern California — one that’s regularly ranked as one of the most relaxing retreats in the state. Marvel at scenic ocean views from your room, cozy up by your fireplace, drink delicious wine, and fall asleep to the soothing sound of the distant waves. Our beds are heavenly and topped with luxurious linens, so you’ll sleep like royalty! When you wake up in the morning, join us in the main inn where a wonderful breakfast awaits! Our hot entrees, homemade pastries, and selection of tea and coffee will make you wish it were morning all day long.


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