3 Reasons to Take a Weekend Trip to Mendocino

There is nothing like a vacation. It can refresh us in ways, unlike a weekend at home can. In our busy lives of jobs and parenting and relationships, sometimes it’s best to get away for a weekend. We at Sea Rock Inn love it when guests come for a quick weekend trip to Mendocino. Getting to show them the best that Mendocino has to offer is always a treat. However, finding exactly what you want to do during a weekend trip to Mendocino can be a bit of a challenge as there are so many amazing things to do. So we have broken it down to three different categories or reasons for why you should plan a weekend trip to Mendocino today.

The first reason you should plan a weekend trip to Mendocino is to enjoy our many outdoor attractions. Not only is Mendocino easy to get to from many other towns in California but we truly have the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor California attractions. You can easily go to the beach in the morning and drive a bit in the afternoon to see our giant redwoods. To achieve a day like this we suggest going to one of our state parks like Mendocino Headlands State Park for a trip to the beach. They have hiking trails as well as a ton of room to enjoy a beach morning. To see the trees, consider driving to Redwoods State Park in Humboldt to witness the Avenue of the Giants. If you want to be a bit more active, besides hiking trails a weekend trip to Mendocino can get your heart pumping with kayak tours as well as bike rentals.

Our next reason is for those who love to shop. A weekend trip to Mendocino can not only allow you to find interesting items for yourself or loved ones, but you can truly get to know our area by our local artists. There are a number of local jewelers who use the best in local mediums to produce jewelry that is one of a kind. There are also other fun shops filled with home decor that can give your home a nice lift that only something from Mendocino could provide. One of the things that sets us apart though are our art galleries. Our local artists love to use the beauty of Mendocino to inspire them in their pieces. You can also find our past in a lot of paintings as well. Be sure to check out one of our many galleries like Panache Gallery.

Our last reason for you to plan a weekend trip to Mendocino is to enjoy our delicious food and amazing wines. We all know that Napa and Sonoma have amazing vineyards but if you are looking for fantastic wines in a smaller, relaxing atmosphere then we suggest enjoying a food and wine weekend here in Mendocino. We have all types of restaurants to choose from from casual to upscale and many different cuisines as well. A great place for lunch is Cafe Beaujolais. They are a California/French style restaurant that uses the best in California ingredients and prepares them just like you were in France. For dinner, we suggest heading over to MacCallum House Restaurant. They are a delightful upscale restaurant where your evening out will be an event to remember. They pride themselves on not only having the freshest produce and proteins but also have the best service as well. For another amazing experience, we suggest taking an afternoon and touring one of our local wineries. There are two that we want to highlight. The first is Navarro. This is a family run winery that produces some fantastic Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noir, and Rose that you can buy there as well as at home. They also have some great non-alcoholic beverages to choose from as well. If you are looking for a winery that has sparkling wines, then you should choose to go to Roederer Estate.  They produce Brut, Brut Rose, L’Ermitage, and L’Ermitage Rose. Be sure to join them in their tasting room and learn all about this amazing winery.

As you can see, there are many wonderful reasons to plan a weekend trip to Mendocino. Mendocino doesn’t have to just be for couples as there are plenty of things for friends to do as well. When you do decide to plan a weekend trip to Mendocino, we hope you will consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our beautiful B&B is located off of Hwy 1 which gives you amazing views of the cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. We are conveniently located close to town as well as many other area attractions. Each of our rooms is decorated in such a way to reflect the calm and relaxing feeling guests have in our area. Each of our beds is topped with luxurious linens and we also have many modern luxuries in each of our rooms to help you feel right at home. Each morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before you go explore Mendocino. Contact us today and let us help you plan your next weekend trip to Mendocino.

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