Coastal Bliss in Mendocino

Ready, set, take it easy! The Mendocino Coast is a great way to ease into summer. The dramatic coastline offers fantastic hiking, incredible sunsets, romantic lighthouses, a vibrant botanical garden, and plenty more.

Week 06.23.2021
Regions Northern CA

Night Light

Catch Sunset at Point Cabrillo Light Station on the Mendocino Coast

hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino coast
hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino Coast
hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino Coast
For over a century Mendocino’s Point Cabrillo Light Station has signaled coast-side danger to passing ships. Time your visit for a spectacular “lightshow” twofer—sunset and the lighthouse’s crowning glory: a 6,800-pound original Chance Brothers classic Fresnel lens producing a flash every 10 seconds.
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Sea You Soon!

Favorite Attractions at Reopened Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kelp forest at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sea otters at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium
After over a year of being closed, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is ready for some quality time with you! A visit to Monterey this time of year is a refreshing coastal escape of beaches and bike paths and beautiful blooms, with a big bonus: The region’s marquee attraction is at the heart of it all.
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Heads Up, Headlands!

Hiking Along the Mendocino Headlands State Park

Mendocino Headlands State Park
woman hiking at Mendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park
There’s one thing that’s pretty much mandatory when you visit Mendocino and that’s a hike along the famous bluffs. The trail system at Mendocino Headlands State Park is vast, surrounding the village and meandering for miles, with sweeping sea panoramas.
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Goddess of the Gardens

Stroll Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Blooming flowers at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
rhododendrons at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
woman at a bench overlooking Mendocino coast
It’s what you call a Garden with a View! Mendocino Botanical Gardens is a double-whammy of stunning flora—especially rhododendrons—and coastal views. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens makes a splash in more ways than just its fantastic flora.
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