Things to Do in Mendocino, California for a Weekend Getaway

Things to Do in Mendocino, California for a Weekend Getaway

Things to do in Mendocino. What you need to know to plan your own Mendocino getaway- the perfect hideaway on the northern California coast!

You might not know this, but most people’s dream California road trip is more or less a list of things to do in Mendocino.

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘California road trip’?

Perhaps it’s grand coastal views, world famous beaches, a day of cruising down Hwy 1 in a convertible with good company by your side.

You might add in a hike in a redwood forest, a sea lion colony, a night of camping in the desert, or a day of exploring one of the many national parks. In the right season, you might even add in a day of snowboarding at Mammoth after a couple days of surfing off the coast.

California has a wealth of options on hand for any traveler or local that’s adventurous at heart, and its northern city, Mendocino is home to most of those options. It’s a state that I continue to discover a little more of each time I come back.

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Where to Stay in Mendocino: The Brewery Gulch Inn

where to stay in mendocino: Brewery Gulch Inn | Northern California | USA Travel

Where to stay in Mendocino? The best cozy accommodation on the coast has to be the Brewery Gulch Inn.

When I asked one of my best friends if she was interested in doing a Mendocino getaway, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. There wasn’t even a question of where to stay in Mendocino once we looked at the pictures online and saw that the Brewery Gulch Inn had an ocean view of the beautiful Northern California Coast.

Mendocino is only about a 3.5 hour drive from San Francisco, and it’s one of the few places that is still relatively unknown to many Californians and tourists. I’m sure most people, even those who grew up in California, wouldn’t be able to place it on a map.

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A Photo Essay through Northern California

Welcome to California

Those of us from California tend to specify which area of the state we’re from. We’re either from NorCal or SoCal, maybe even the Central Coast. Growing up in Santa Cruz, our location is always debatable as to whether we fit into Northern California or the Central Coast.

Personally, I’ve always thought my hometown leans much more towards Northern California, at least in terms of the culture and the people. Not to mention, when I think of Northern California, I have an overwhelming feeling of home.

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