Now that fall is here, you may think it’s time to slow down. It’s not! Now is the time to plan a wonderful trip before the start of the holidays. If you are contemplating where to go, consider coming to California. While we at Sea Rock Inn love every season, fall in Northern California is stunning. There are so many things to see and do. Our tops picks can be found in our Vacation Guide! Let’s have a look at our top reasons why we love fall in Northern California.
Reason #1: The trees produce a range of colors in fall in Northern California!
You may think that only the East coast has a monopoly on gorgeous fall colors. We in Northern California have them as well! There are so many places near Mendocino where you can delight in our fall leaves. Have a look at California Fall Color to get a weekly report on the fall leaves in Northern California. Another wonderful spot to check out would be the Mendocino National Forest. It is a vast recreation area with many sections. Be sure to plan out a trip before you go. Lastly, leaves on the trees aren’t the only ones that change. Leaves on the vine do as well! There is nothing like going out to a local winery and seeing the land ablaze with the colors of fall.
Reason # 2: Fall in Northern California means festivals!
Every fall, the Mendocino area comes alive with fun festivals. The most popular one is the Mushroom Festival. Locals and visitors love coming to our area and sampling all of our different types of mushrooms. Many of them are ones that you can only find here! Another wonderful event is the Festival of the Trees. Gualala Arts Center is transformed into a mid-19th Century Gualala. The look will be complete with handcrafted wares and demonstrations. Join them Thanksgiving weekend! Also, that weekend will be the Festival of Lights. This will begin November 25th and last until December 18th. Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, the Mendocino Botanical Gardens will glow with festival holiday lights.
Reason #3: When there are smaller crowds, you can see and do more!
While fall in Northern California is beautiful, it isn’t a time where there are a lot of visitors. If you are the type that doesn’t enjoy a crowd, then fall is an ideal time for you. You will get to easily immerse yourself as a local and see Mendocino through a local’s eye. We at Sea Rock Inn know that Mendocino has several sides to it, active, cultural, and gourmet. Have a look at our top picks for each!
Reason #4: Still enjoy your favorite summer activities, just with a fall twist!
Since the weather here during fall in Northern California is so mild, many of our favorite activities can still be enjoyed. One in particular that many love is kayaking. At Liquid Fusion Kayaking, you have a choice between ocean and river. If you want to stay clean and dry, we suggest their Noyo Meander Tour. It is a mild tour that lets you paddle and simply take in all of the beauty of the Noyo River. Another way to take in the countryside of Mendocino is a trip on the Skunk Train. In the fall, they have special tours that coincide with the Mushroom Festival. Get excited about their vintage trains and the splendor of the trees, creeks, and more.
As you can see, fall in Northern California has a special place in our hearts. Thinking of planning a trip for this fall? Consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. You can’t beat the views we offer our guests. You can have scenic views from your room or our grounds of the Pacific Ocean. Each of our rooms is cozy. Our beds are heavenly and topped with luxurious linens. Our rooms also can offer different amenities like fireplaces, perfect for a cool evening. Each morning you are with us, join everyone for a wonderful breakfast before you start your day. Contact us today and begin planning your trip in the fall to Northern California.
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