How to Have the Best Mendocino Weekend

Mendocino is one of the most beautiful coastal areas along the California coast. Although many people think of San Francisco when they plan a trip to northern California, you’re missing out if you don’t experience a Mendocino weekend. You’ll discover gorgeous outdoor hikes and places to relax along with top-rated wineries, bars and, restaurants. 

To have the best Mendocino weekend ever, make sure to follow our tips in this article, then request access to our complimentary vacation itinerary for even more insider info. You’ll find everything from suggestions on activities and hiking trails to restaurants and bars.

Our Favorite Mendocino Weekend Activities

Dine at a Reputable Restaurant

One of the best parts of being on vacation is the chance to branch out and explore new cuisine. When you’re planning a Mendocino weekend escape, you’ll find no shortage of great restaurants to try. For a unique and intimate dining experience, Circa ’62 is the place to go. Located inside the restored Ledford farmhouse on the property of the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, the restaurant is known for serving a delectable breakfast spread including menu items such as bacon and mushroom hash, hard cider French toast and even pork belly tacos. For late-night eats, get your Italian fare fix at Luna Trattoria or indulge in some seafood or steak at Trillium Cafe.

Spend Time Outdoors

When you arrive in the beautiful town of Mendocino, you’ll quickly notice the natural landscape. Many visitors head to this part of the coast for a quiet, relaxing getaway with plenty of opportunities to hike and spend time outside. The nearby Mendocino Woodlands features more than 45 hiking trails perfect for people of all ages and physical activity levels. Don’t forget to make a stop at The Big Tree, an old redwood that has survived a number of lightning strikes. 

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

During your Mendocino weekend, why not allow yourself to have some me-time. There are plenty of top-rated spas in the area that can offer you services like massages, facials, and body treatments. We typically recommend that our guests check out the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek’s spa, a yurt-style spa with many different treatment options that will help melt away all of your worries.

Experience the Beauty of Mendocino at the Cottages at Little River Cove

If you’re planning a Mendocino weekend, you should treat yourself to some of the best accommodations in the area at the Cottages on Little River Cove. These adorable properties offer guests the privacy of their own accommodations with the perks of added amenities, including a private hot tub in the Casper Cottage or ocean views from the Farallon Cottage. Our accommodations are the ideal place for a romantic getaway with that special someone, and the property is just two miles north of Mendocino, so you can stay close to everything you want to see, do, and explore.

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