Mendocino Coast Guide
During our stay at Little River Inn, we stopped by the front desk to ask for an old-fashioned, paper map and a couple recommended circles on it. The guy laughed at us because we were certainly trying to make it more complicated than it really was - just one road. A lovely day in between our coffee on the rocking chairs and our evening wine on the rocking chairs and I'm sharing it with you below..Stay at the Little River Inn. Wake up, brew a little Big River coffee, and sit out on the rocking chairs to start your morning. Take off exploring down winding Highway 1. The first town you get to is Mendocino. Meander through the cottage stores and street-side hat-knitters on and off Main Street. Stop to have a discussion about their groovy flowers with the other fascinated visitors, as you make your way to the coast. Here's where the climbing comes in, if you're feeling adventurous. Take one of the trails down to the ocean. The views, so good.Moving on up the highway, swoop by the gorgeous views of Point Cabrillo Lighthouse on your way to Fort Bragg. Indulge in a little (or a lot!) ice cream from Cowlicks.Heading north! MacKerricher State Park is where we were luckiest in spotting whales! Whale migration season in Northern California is around March-April. Also spotted: dogs and seals and horses, oh my.U-turn time. On your (hopefully, top-down) drive back to your rocking chairs, swing by Mendocino again to catch the sunset, we weren't that lucky, but I've heard it's pretty rad. Rounding off the day, I'd suggest you dine back at the Inn. Chef Marc will take care of your appetite.The charm of the Mendocino coast converted these two city kids for the weekend and I'm sure you'll see just exactly why!Do you have any charming details to add to the guide?And the next day was when we fell in love with Anderson Valley.