5 Things to Do When It’s Your First Time Visiting Mendocino

Do you want to discover Mendocino for the very first time? You couldn’t have picked a better place in Northern California. Our lovely coastal town is home to many wonders, and you’ll have so much fun discovering each and every one of them. In this blog, we’re sharing five activities that will make your first time visiting Mendocino even more epic. So, read on, take notes, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

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Is It Your First Time Visiting Mendocino? Try These Five Fun Activities!

Go on a Hiking Adventure in Nature

One of the best features of Mendocino is its lush and serene nature. During your first visit, make sure you explore one of our many state parks! The Jug Handle State Reserve is a sight to behold and the ideal campground for your daily adventures. Make sure you bring your camera along and get ready to be dazzled by the views!

Explore the Mendocino Sea Caves

You can’t come to Mendocino and not get on the water. Northern California boasts many splendid sea caves, and our coastal town is the ideal place to explore them. The Sea Cave Nature Tour is the way to do it. Not only do the guides provide the necessary equipment, but they also take you to some stunning caves along the rocky shoreline. 

Discover the Top Historical Landmarks

History buffs can rejoice because Mendocino is filled with stunning landmarks you can explore. Start the day by visiting the Kelley House Museum downtown, for example. There, you’ll learn all you need to know about Mendocino’s past. Make sure you also check out Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park!

Visit a Winery

Mendocino might not be as famous as Napa when it comes to wine, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t boast high-quality wineries. Take some time to tour some of the most famous ones and enjoy tastings in gorgeous Pacific settings.

Stroll Through Mendocino’s Art Galleries

Did you know Mendocino is one of the top art towns in California? If you enjoy discovering local artists, then you won’t be disappointed here. Take an hour or two to stroll downtown and discover the many galleries and art shops there. You might even find a souvenir to bring home.

We Know the Best Place to Stay for Your Mendocino Adventure

Cottage Sea Rock bed view overlooking the ocean - Mendocino Music FestivalNow that you’re excited about all the wonderful things you’ll see in Mendocino, it’s time we tell you about the best place to stay. Sea Rock Inn is a beautiful B&B along the coast and offers all the comfort and views you can dream of. Relax and unwind, surrounded by the stillness of nature, reconnect with one another, and let us pamper you like royalty! Browse our beautiful accommodations today and pick the one you prefer. They all come with unparalleled comfort and luxury. After all, the only thing we overlook here is the Pacific Ocean!

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