Are you planning a trip to Mendocino County? We couldn’t be more excited for you. Northern California is a gem waiting to be discovered, and those with a traveling spirit will find their souls elevated during this marvelous journey. In this blog, we’ll tell you all about the different regions in Mendocino County. Between ocean-lining towns, lush forests, and inland treasures, you’ll have a whole world to discover! Read on, take notes, and start planning your trip today.
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Discover the 3 Types of Regions in Mendocino County
Mendocino County is a dream come true for adventurers. The forest part of our region is especially breathtaking thanks to majestic redwoods. One of the main attractions you cannot miss is the Avenue of the Giants. Drive along this impressive, 31-mile road under the shadow of some of the tallest trees on Earth, and spend a day you’ll remember forever. Another popular thing to do in the forest areas of Mendocino is to go wine tasting. The Anderson Valley is known as the “Northern Napa,” and is home to many world-renowned vineyards. If you’re around in February, don’t miss the Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival!
The Mendocino inlands are just as magical as the forests but in a different way. It’s the perfect day trip if you want to relax in nature and enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the river. Ukiah, for example, is the largest city in the county and features a lot of hiking trails as well as golf courses. Another unique attraction you can find there is the City of 10,000 Buddhas. This 700-acre land is home to the disciples of the Gold Mountain Monastery and welcomes visitors from all over the world for retreats and day tours.
We saved the best for last! When you think about Northern California, what comes to mind? Our bet would be misty beaches and hills that frame the ocean—and you’re right! In our opinion, the best region to stay in Mendocino County is the town of Mendocino itself. It has everything you’re looking for: Splendid beaches to walk on, historical landmarks like lighthouses, gorgeous state parks for hiking, and, of course, incredible ocean view dining. It’s the best place to experience the Northern California spirit (as well as a great opportunity to take a scenic drive via Highway 1)!
We Know the Best Place to Stay in Mendocino
Now that you have a better overview of what Mendocino County is, it’s time to find you the perfect place to stay. Your vacation to Northern California deserves the best, and nothing beats ocean views! Sea Rock Inn is one of the most romantic B&Bs in the whole state. It’s also known as a fabulous wellness getaway destination. Bring your significant other to rekindle the romance, your friends to go hiking, or your girlfriends to have some fun. Whatever you do, make Sea Rock Inn your home away from home.
Browse our selection of suites and cottages and pick the one you prefer. They are all beautifully appointed with cozy decor and modern amenities. Plus, you’ll love the stunning ocean views. Imagine falling asleep to the soothing sound of waves crashing in the distance. Nothing says “serenity” more than that. You can even enhance your stay and book one of our packages!