Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino in March

Spring is the perfect time for a getaway! The newfound warm weather welcomes an array of things to do in Mendocino in March. Enjoy great conditions to explore state parks, attend popular special events, and more! March is an especially good time of year to visit Mendocino because the kids are off school for spring break. Our area boasts tons of family-friendly things to do for every type of family — even those with four-legged members! 

Explore our favorite things to do during March in Mendocino below! When you’re ready to start planning, request our free Mendocino, CA, Itinerary to help you get started. 

Top 5 Things to Know About Mendocino in March

1. What to Expect From the Weather

March in Mendocino boasts mild temperatures. The average high temperature for the month is  53° Farenheight, while the average low temperature is 49°. However, March is one of the rainier months in Mendocino, averaging 12 days of rainfall. With little variation in temperature, it’s safe to pack a light jacket and raincoat for your March getaway to Mendocino!

2. Ways to Explore the Outdoors

If it’s not raining, take advantage of the comfortable temperatures and head to the nearest California state parks! Mendocino Headlands State Park encompasses nearly 350 beautiful acres of bluffs and islets along the Mendocino Coast. What’s better? It’s just an eight-minute drive from Cottages at Little River Cove!

Visitors can explore a network of hiking trails or relax by the beaches. Perhaps the most popular attraction at this state park is the Mendocino Headlands Trail! Along this four-mile trail, hikers can take in views of whimsical wildflowers, marine life, and more. For more outdoor fun, check out Mendocino Woodlands State Park

3. March Special Events & Festivals 

The Mendocino Whale Festival is the most exciting spring event in our area! This special event takes place in the Mendocino Village and features a wine tasting, beer tasting, samples of delicious chowder, and, best of all, whale watching! Sip and shop to your heart’s delight in the Mendocino Village as you watch these majestic sea creatures jump and play! 

4. What to Do If It Rains

While the mild temperatures make March a great time to enjoy the outdoors, it’s likely that it could rain sometime during your getaway. Family travelers will love the Fort Bragg Guest House Museum! In March, the museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Or, take a tour of the North Coast Brewing Company! This brewery features a variety of craft beer as well as delicious lunch and dinner menu items.   

5. Bring the Family Back to Cottages at Little River Cove 

Ignacio bedroom view

What brings you to Mendocino in March? Whether it’s a family spring break trip or a romantic getaway, we have a cottage for you! 

Consider the Ignacio Cottage for your family getaway. This two-story accommodation features ocean views, a king-size bed, a queen-size sleeper sofa, two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, a sun deck with chairs, and more. This cottage is also pet-friendly, which makes great use of the open meadow behind this cottage! 

Check our availability and start planning your trip to Mendocino!