Things to Do in Mendocino
When you dream of Northern California, what comes to your mind? For us at Sea Rock Inn, we think of the mystical fog rolling in from the Pacific Ocean, the cliffside splendor of our bed and breakfast, and of course the myriad of things to do in Mendocino, CA. Whether you are a gourmand, wine lover, athlete, culture hound or all of the above, Mendocino is a wonderfully multifaceted destination that offers the perfect activity for you to enjoy. Whatever your interests are, you can easily spend three to five days exploring, tasting, learning, and immersing yourself in our local culture!
Let us at Sea Rock Inn create your itinerary for your vacation with the many things to do in Mendocino. By requesting a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide, unlock the ultimate exploration experience with a carefully chosen selection of culinary, cultural, and nature-bound adventures. As you browse our travel planner, review the excellent survey of our rustic accommodations and deluxe amenities at our charming bed and breakfast, the answer the question of “Where to stay?”
How to Experience Our Coastal Community to the Fullest
When you visit our cliffside retreat, we suggest packing according to the particular season. Typically the weather in Mendocino remains temperate throughout the year, but the climate could change at any moment. As you gear up to experience the wonderful things to do, remember to wear comfortable clothing, bring an umbrella or rain jacket, and enjoy yourself while you’re exploring.
For the Outdoor Enthusiasts
Nothing brings you closer to our peaceful landscape quite like visiting the many scenic destinations, each of which defines the natural allure and pleasing aesthetic of Mendocino. On your adventures, you’ll pass through the towering Redwood Forest, enjoy views of the scenic Mendocino Coast, walk through the Mendocino National Forest, or maneuver through the magical sea caves! If you wish to spend your day outdoors, here are the top things to do!
- Biking through the forest
- Birding in Mendocino
- Driving through the Avenue of the Giants
- Exploring the memorizing Bowling Ball Beach
- Fishing in the Pacific Ocean
- Hiking in the Russian Gulch State Park
- Horseback riding in Northern California
- Kayaking the coast
- Lounging on Big River Beach
- Meandering through the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
- Touring the Mendocino lighthouses
- Visiting the Point Cabrillo Light Station
- Whale watching
For the Wine Aficionados
When you visit our cliffside community, sip, savor, and socialize at the assortment of stunning Mendocino wineries and vineyards. Each of these wine lover’s destinations boasts grapes pressed to perfection, rows of loaded vines, and an upscale yet laid-back tasting experience.
For the Comestible Connoisseurs
While visiting a new vacation destination, indulging in the regionally inspired cuisine remains one of the most excellent ways to learn about the local culture. Why not enjoy a culinary tour of Mendocino while you’re with us at Sea Rock Inn?
- Breakfast at Sea Rock Inn
- Cafe Beaujolais
- Lunch spots like the Mendocino Cafe
- MacCallum House Restaurant, a gourmet favorite
- Oceanfront dining at Flow
- 955 Restaurant, a romantic experience in Mendocino
If you wish to find more options for dining and treat your palate to exceptional flavors, peruse the restaurant section of our complimentary Travel Guide!
For the Artistic Minds
Art has shaped Mendocino history through intricate works and articulate handcrafted pieces. It is difficult to find a day when a Mendocino visitor or local isn’t out painting one of the innumerable scenes of raw natural beauty that abounds here. You may even see some of these handpainted masterpieces on a day tour at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition to the art, delight in an evening performance by the Mendocino Theater Company. This troupe performs in a black-box theater, a blank canvas with a simple design, which makes for a fully immersive experience. It’s almost as if you’re a member of the cast. Other destinations include:
- North Coast Artist Guild
- Highlight Gallery
- Partners Gallery
- Panache Gallery
For the History Buffs
Learn about the fascinating past of our town when you visit the carefully curated exhibits of historical places in Northern California. Two of the most iconic exhibit halls are Mendocino County Museum, Ford House Museum, Grace Hudson Museum, Kelly House Museum, and Temple Kwan Tai. Each of these museums occurs insights the logging industry, the shipwrecks, and our town’s close ties to the Pacific Ocean. Book your guided tour today!
For the Event Goers
Every year, there are hundreds of captivating celebrations with Mendocino as the breathtaking backdrop. Feel the history, the local culture, and the warm invitations come to life as you attend one of these enthralling extravaganzas.
- Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival | January
- Mendocino Whale Festival | March
- Avenue of Giants Marathon | May
- A Taste of Redwood Valley, a food and wine event | June
- Mendocino Film Festival | June
- Mendocino Music Festival | July
- Paul Bunyan Days | August
- Winesong Weekend | September
- Mendocino County Fair | September
- Mendocino Abalone Festival | October
- Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Festival | November
- Festival of Lights | November- December
Sea Rock Inn is Your Vacation Destination!
Now that you’ve discovered the most captivating things to do in Mendocino, explore the charming accommodations at Sea Rock Inn. Each of these retreats at our luxurious bed and breakfast offers deluxe amenities and some the finest views of the Pacific Ocean. To enhance your time even more, browse our selection of indulgent specials & packages. Once you booked your next getaway with us, immerse yourself in everything our community has to offer!