If you have never traveled to Mendocino, you may just want to find out the best things to do in Mendocino. You may not have time to research all of the travel blogs and websites. We here at Sea Rock Inn in understand that and always want to help our guests, or potential guests, with any of their travel needs from booking a room with us to finding things to do in Mendocino. Here are our top 3 favorite things to do in Mendocino and with something for everyone, you will most likely find your activity here.
One of the top things to do here in Mendocino is go outside and enjoy the sights. There are so many ways to enjoy Mendocino’s lush scenery that it might be hard to choose one. The top general suggestion would be to head to a state park. We have many here and just as different as they are, you will find something new and amazing about Mendocino in each one. One of the state parks we love is Jug Handle State Natural Reserve. This park is located on the coast right between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. One of the reasons why it is one our favorite things to do in Mendocino is its trail. It is a short 2.5-mile trail, but it will be one of the most interesting in Mendocino. The trail is called The Ecological Staircase and is called that because on the path you will get to explore “five wave-cut terraces formed by glacier, sea and tectonic activity that built the coast range.” Another reason why the trail is so cool is that each of the terraces shows a stage in the progression of environments. If you want to see more of our town, one of the best things to do in Mendocino is to head over to Catch a Canoe and rent a bike or a kayak and go exploring the land or the ocean. You can find guided tours for each of these fun things to do in Mendocino or you can go out on your own.
The next activity on our list of things to do in Mendocino is to go see our redwoods. This is a top suggestion because seeing redwoods is just completely awe inspiring. Here in Mendocino, there are 2 ways to see them. The first is you can go to Humboldt Redwoods State Park. You can ask just about anyone and they will agree that Humboldt is one of the best ways to experience redwood trees. There are many trails in Humboldt, but none of them compare to the Avenue of the Giants. For 30 miles along the Eel River, you will get to enjoy some of the best redwoods ever. You will notice subtle differences in the trees that are inland as opposed to those that are along the shore. However, if you are wanting to stay closer to town, we suggest taking a trip on the Skunk Train. This restored train will take you over water and through redwood forests. One of the top attractions on the Skunk Train is to ride in its open-air compartment. Be sure to check out all of their trips as well as their special events.
Our last suggestion of fantastic things to do in Mendocino is enjoy our local shops. We have a rich artistic culture here and it can be seen in our unique shops. While there are many Mendocino shops worth going to, there are two that we love. The first one is Sallie Mac. The shop is filled with fun and colorful things, artisan made home decor, bath products, and garden products. Everything has a certain fun French flair to it that makes you want to linger. If you love interesting jewelry, you are going to love Mendocino Sandpiper Jewelry. Full of beautiful, and affordable, jewelry, there is a little bit of something for everyone in this great store.
As you can see, there are so many wonderful things to do in Mendocino. When you do come to Mendocino, we hope you will consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our inn captures what so many love about our area, amazing service with killer views. We have jr. suites, suites, and cottages perfect for all types of guests and each morning with us you will get a delicious breakfast to start off your day right. Contact our amazing team today and let’s start planning a trip to Mendocino! Want to find our more about the amazing things to do in Mendocino? Request your Vacation Guide today!
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