TRAVEL: A Drive to Mendocino

 

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We recently had an adventure driving up Highway 1 all the way to Mendocino, CA.  Along the way, we discovered some fantastic bites, hikes, and sites to see.  Once in Mendocino, there are a ton of outdoor adventures to be had, and the coastline is simply stunning.  What a special place.

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As we began our drive North, we had lunch at Spud Point Crab Company in Bodega Bay.  Hands down some of the best clam chowder we’ve ever had!

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We stopped in Sea Ranch for a hike by the coast.  These houses are incredible, all designed to mesh with the environment.  A terric place to have a getaway with a large group with tons of 2-4 bedroom homes to rent.

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Then we took a tour of the Point Arena Lighthouse.  It’s especially cool and creepy with the thick fog and ravens everywhere.  Definitely worth a visit.

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Once we arrived in Mendocino, we attempted some Kayaking in the ocean outlet.  We did the sea cave tour – very fun!  (and not too scary).

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The next morning we took a long hike in Van Damme State Park.  These trees are amazing, and the park is immaculate.

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Each foggy morning we took a hike on the Mendocino Headlands Trail.  The most amazing views.  This town is incredibly special, and so is the drive along Highway 1.  If you have 2-3 days to getaway, this is worth every minute.

Options on where to stay in Mendocino:

JD House

 Blue Door Inn

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