Mendocino is a year-round destination that is suited for all types of travelers. While the seasons change drastically in many parts of the country, our cliffside community remains temperate, especially during the winter. With hardly any snowfall seen or freezing temperatures, this time of year is simply magical. In addition to the holidays, there’s no shortage of captivating things to do in Mendocino, CA in the winter. Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time, you’ll be in for a marvelous experience.
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Our Favorite Things to Do Mendocino, CA in the Winter
While there are many things to do in Mendocino in winter, we carefully curated our top recommendations below and even included them in our free travel guide (link above). We hope you enjoy these seasonal favorites as much as we do!
Beloved Outdoor Adventures
Nothing brings you closer to the serenity and peaceful nature of our region quite like sightseeing and exploring our many outdoor destinations. Being nestled on the Mendocino Coast, enjoy vistas from the grounds of Sea Rock Inn as well as on your aquatic adventures with Liquid Fusion Kayaking. This delightful company affords you the unique opportunity to participate in an on-the-water excursion this winter on the Noyo Meander tour. You will see plenty of wildlife as you slowly paddle on the Noyo River. In addition to kayaking in Mendocino, other great options include:
- Ride on the holiday Skunk Train
- Marvel at the towering Redwood Forests
- Enjoy a visit to Point Arena Lighthouse
- Make the drive from San Francisco to Mendocino via Highway 1
Wonderful Indoor Activities
Mendocino maintains a delicate balance of adventure, history, culture, and art; there are many destinations to experience this careful combination. One of our favorite places to savor this balance is at one of the many wineries in Northern California. Each of these destinations allows you to sip and socialize with locals as learn more about our culture. We also recommend learning about our coastal lifestyle by tasting some of the delicious food at one of the many places to eat in Mendocino. These charming eateries offer a marvelous menu of regionally inspired cuisine, artfully blended libations, and inviting atmospheres. Many of these establishments even offer quaint ocean-view dining options, which are the perfect places to watch the sunset. Other culinary and cultural destinations include breweries and the theater!
Warm up Together at Sea Rock Inn
Enjoying the winter weather of Northern California is simply an experience you’ll never forget. Since there’s an assortment of things to do in Mendocino in winter, you’ll need a place to unwind after your daily adventures. Sea Rock Inn offers a collection of luxurious accommodations, deluxe amenities, and upscale luxury. We invite you to browse our suites and reserve the ideal one for your getaway. Once you book, you’ll be treated to our enticing extras including scrumptious breakfast, indulgent packages, and romantic add-ons.
If you’re having trouble deciding on what to surprise your special someone with this holiday season, give the gift of an experience with a Sea Rock Inn certificate. It’s the best way to celebrate any occasion with your loved one. We can’t wait to host you and your special someone this year!