Are you planning to do something special for your significant other? Sometimes, you don’t need a big celebration to get out there and surprise one another. Be spontaneous and treat yourselves to a romantic getaway in Northern California! Mendocino is one of the top choices for romantic destinations on the coast, and it’s one of the most beautiful areas in the world. At Sea Rock Inn, we have everything that you need to easily make the trip for you and your partner a reality. Come to see all of the romantic places in California near Mendocino and plan your visit today!
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Our Ideas for the Most Romantic Getaway in Northern California
Go On An Unforgettable Outdoor Adventure
The gorgeous natural setting of Mendocino’s towering cliffs, deep cerulean ocean, and mysterious forest trails are a huge draw to the area. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something to enjoy here, so channel your inner adventurer in Mendocino County.
A Walk Along Glass Beach
The iconic Glass Beach in Fort Bragg is one of the most romantic places in the area. It’s right inside MacKerricher State Park and is often too gorgeous to describe. Picture a beach filled with sea glass of every color, shape, and size. It’s the perfect destination for an intimate walk but also a great background for pictures!
A Ride at Ricochet Beach
How about going on a romantic horseback ride on the beach? At Ricochet Ridge Ranch, you can choose to embark on a beach ride with others, or you can book a private beach ride for just you two. Discover Ten Mile Beach and experience some of the best views of our area! Riding your horse along the coastline the surf is an amazing experience and should be at the top of your list on your romantic trip to Mendocino.
Hiking at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
You can’t visit Mendocino without stepping into the redwood forests. Our redwoods are a sight to behold and the Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve is a fantastic place to experience them. The trail goes around the five redwood groves and is three miles long. It’s an easy loop that takes most people about an hour to complete, so no need to be a skilled hiker! Be sure to pack a picnic and a camera to enjoy an afternoon amongst the trees.
If you wish to explore more thrilling experiences around Mendocino, here are some additional ideas you might like:
- Driving through the Avenue of the Giants
- Backpacking in the National Forest
- Touring the Mendocino lighthouses
- Biking through the forest
- Hiking in the Russian Gulch State Park
- Visiting the Point Cabrillo Light Station
- Horseback riding in Northern California
Whale watching is a very popular pastime in Mendocino, one you should consider trying, especially if you’re never seen a whale before.Whether you visit in winter or spring, you’ll have the unique opportunity to view these majestic creatures in their natural habitats. In addition, here are a few other on-the-water activities our guests’ enjoy during weekend trips!
- Kayaking in Mendocino
- Exploring the sea caves of Mendocino
- Walking down Bowling Ball Beach
- Spending the day at Big River Beach
Travel on a Historic Train
If you would like to see our gorgeous forests without the walking around, be sure to buy some tickets for our amazing Skunk Train. This is a popular choice for those planning their romantic getaways in Northern California. Enjoy fully restored 19th-century era cars as they take you through forests, meadows and over 30 trestles. Be sure to check out their site for their fun events and times.
Marvel at the Local Art
You might not know that Mendocino is a famous cultural hub! It’s considered one of the top art towns in America! With a variety of galleries to tour, our charming town has a thriving creative scene like no other. One of the most exceptional places to visit is the Mendocino Arts Center. This artistic showcase features inspiring exhibits, thought-provoking pieces, and a fantastic gift shop to peruse. You can also experience nature and art blended together at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. This gorgeous location features a lovely trail through the blooming flowers and stunning views of the mighty Pacific over the famous cliffs of Mendocino. Here are some events held annually at the Gardens:
- Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival | January
- Art in the Gardens | August
- Winesong Weekend | September
- Mendocino Festival of Lights | November – December
Experience the Finest Dining in the Area
A romantic getaway wouldn’t be complete without a date night. Take a look at our suggestions for delicious Mendocino restaurants and make your choice!
Luna Trattoria is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Enjoy a variety of delicious Italian dishes such as bruschetta, spaghetti di pomodoro, farfalle de la nonna, homemade gnocchis, and a tiramisu that’s to die for!
Flow Restaurant & Lounge is an organic restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu of vegetarian options and mouth-watering meat dishes. With a full bar and outdoor patio, it also offers an unparalleled view of the ocean.
Touring the many vineyards dotted throughout the serene landscape is another charming way to enjoy romantic getaways in Northern California. Take an afternoon to visit Mendocino wineries and sample their delicious blends. From red to white wine varietals, there’s something exquisite waiting for your arrival. After all, you deserve it!
Rekindle The Flame at Sea Rock Inn
Sea Rock is the romantic oasis you’re looking for. Leave the stress behind and focus on each other during the most romantic weekend of your life. Between our secluded location, beautiful gardens, cozy amenities, and access to nature, our B&B is one of the most romantic destinations north of San Francisco.
Browse our selection of guest rooms today and pick your favorite! Our Junior Suites are perfect for a couple’s getaway, especially if you’re seeking rest and relaxation. If you wish to have a more authentic experience, choose one of our cottages! You’ll have all the privacy you need with breathtaking views of the ocean. When you wake up in the morning, follow the sweet smell of coffee all the way to the dining room and you’ll find a delicious, complimentary breakfast waiting for you!