If you’re looking for relaxing ways to start the new year, we have an idea for you. How about going on a little vacation? There’s nothing like leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life to reconnect with yourself and with nature, and there’s no better place to do that than Northern California. Mendocino is a wonderful destination for visitors looking to unplug. And, January is especially ideal because of the peace and quiet! Read on to discover our favorite things to do in Mendocino in January and start planning your trip today.
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4 Things to Do During Your Visit to Mendocino in January
Whale watching is one of our favorite winter activities in Mendocino. You’ll be able to see whales between the months of November and February, turning your trip into a truly magical experience! Pack binoculars and try to spot some from the shore, or hop aboard a special whale watch cruise that will take you to the heart of the action.
Explore Ten Mile Beach
A simple pleasure you cannot pass up this January is a leisurely walk on the beach. Head to Ten Mile Beach in Mendocino and enjoy strolling the sand. You can even bring a blanket and a thermos of hot cocoa to watch the sunset with your better half. We highly recommend packing a coat, gloves, and a scarf to protect you from the wind.
Visit Mendocino County Museum
January in Mendocino has beautiful sunny days, but there’s also a chance it could rain during your visit. You don’t want to find yourself with nothing to do! Head downtown and learn more about Mendocino’s history at the Mendocino County Museum. You’ll love exploring the exhibitions and learning about our town’s past.
Experience Oceanfront Dining
Another perk to visiting Mendocino in January is fewer crowds. You won’t have to wait in line at your favorite restaurants anymore. Make the most of this time to enjoy a delectable meal with stellar ocean views. For example, Silver’s at the Wharf offers a high-end menu with fresh seafood and delicious, local ingredients.
Start the New Year Right at Sea Rock Inn
Are you excited about your trip to Mendocino in January? We are, too! Now that you have a better idea of all the wonderful things you can do here, it’s time to book your stay. Sea Rock Inn is one of the top B&Bs in Northern California and one of the best wellness destinations in the state. Come enjoy a soothing stay in one of our high-end rooms and let yourself be pampered. You can enjoy a delicious, homemade breakfast every morning, add delectable spa treatments to your stay (check availability), and surprise your better half with our packages and add-ons.