What Are the Most Unique Places to Visit in Northern California?

view of a road leading into the Redwood forest and the tall trees with overlaying text saying download our free vacation guideNorthern California is a magical destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Get ready to experience the best of the West Coast when you stay with us at Sea Rock Inn. In this blog, we’ll tell you about four unique places in Northern California you must see! Between splendid outdoor spots and an unexpected spiritual city, you won’t be able to resist our recommendations. Read on, take notes, and start planning your visit today! We also offer you an exclusive Vacation Guide to help you access more fabulous recommendations, including our favorite local restaurants, events, shops, museums, and many more outdoor adventures.

 

Have the Perfect Vacation Exploring These 4 Unique Places in Northern California!

 

The Avenue of Giants

Northern California is home to one of the most magnificent sites in the world: The Avenue of Giants! This attraction is at the heart of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which covers more than 51,000 acres of the redwood forest. You’ll marvel at the majestic trees, which are incredibly tall and historic. Some are up to 950 years old!

 

How to Get There?

From Hwy 1, where you can see beautiful views, enter the park and follow the auto tour signs. They’ll lead you to all the vista points worth stopping at. We suggest that you look at these beforehand and plan out which ones you want to explore. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the 51,000 acres!

 

The City of 10,000 Buddhas

You may not have heard of the City of 10,000 Buddhas, but it’s one of the most unique spots in Northern California! This gem is located in the town of Ukiah, CA, among the hills and vineyards. It’s home to one of the largest Buddhist temples in the United States! You’ll be able to spot the dazzling golden gate from afar. Over a hundred volumes of sacred texts have been translated within its walls and contributed to the spread of knowledge within the Western World. You can visit the city, which consists of 700 acres. It includes the monastic complex, religious and educational activities, and more!

 

Mendocino Sea Caves

Outdoor lovers will enjoy exploring the wonders of Mendocino. Kayaking enthusiasts in particular will love discovering the local sea caves. Discover these hidden treasures at cliff bases along the coast, and channel your inner Goonie! Kayak Mendocino offers a Sea Cave Nature Tour that takes you to Van Damme Beach and along its rocky shoreline. You might even be able to spot some seals! Tours cost $60 per person.

 

Glass Beach

Are you ready to discover the most dazzling beach you’ve ever seen? Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA, features colorful glass pieces, all made from abandoned bottles. The ocean has broken, churned, and released these bottle pieces as tiny grains of smooth glass! The site, which also features a museum, is only 15 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn. 

 

Sea Rock Inn Is One of the Best B&Bs in Northern California

Cottage Sea Rock bed view overlooking the ocean - Mendocino Music FestivalIf you’re looking to enhance your experience along the Pacific coast, then Sea Rock Inn is ideal! Our inn is one of the most relaxing and cozy places in Northern California and a prime destination for wellness retreats. As soon as you arrive, you’ll experience the magic of the coast with jaw-dropping views from our lush gardens and balconies.

We offer a variety of charming suites and cottages, all with serene decor and modern amenities. Take a look at Cottage 4, for example. Picture yourself sipping a glass of wine on the balcony, daydreaming about all the wonderful things you’ve seen. You can treat yourself to a warm shower and slip into a comfortable robe by the fireplace! It’s a great spot to read a good book or cuddle with your significant other. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the waves, and when you wake up in the morning, join us in the dining room where a delicious, homemade breakfast awaits you! 

 

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