Mendocino is the Best Weekend Getaway from San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

Just 3 hours from the famous Golden Gate Bridge is the peaceful coastal village of Mendocino. Home to scenic beaches, incredible native wildlife, and sky-high Redwood forests, the Mendocino Coast is ideal for escaping the city and gives visitors the chance to experience the great outdoors during any time of year. Whether you’re looking to explore the area’s many art galleries and boutiques, take on rugged nature excursions, or simply relax and unwind, you’ll find it all on your weekend getaway from San Francisco.

San Francisco Weekend Getaway Ideas

When planning your next vacation from San Francisco, be sure to book your stay at the Inns of Glendeven. Located on eight breathtaking acres, our inn features ocean views, roaming livestock, and access to the best Mendocino attractions – all just steps from your room! Here are some of our favorite things to do on a perfect weekend getaway.

Connect with Nature

Mendocino, California is a unique and special place that offers guests countless opportunities to get to know their inner nature-enthusiast. In the winter months, visitors can have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing thousands of migrating California Gray Whales on an incredible whale watching tour. Or, if you’re planning to visit in the summertime, take a walk through the grapevines at a local vineyard or spend an afternoon sampling your favorite wines in a tasting room. With tons of trails open for hiking and biking in the fall and spring months, there is truly something for everyone to explore any weekend of the year.

Get Romantic

Our lovely town knows romance, and there are tons of things to do and see in Mendocino that are sure to ignite that spark. The famous Glass Beach is the perfect place to bring your sweetheart for a stroll amongst the gem-like sea glass, and various restaurants and fine dining establishments offer delicious, memorable meals for couples who are foodies. Most days in Mendocino end with breathtaking sunsets bursting with shades of orange and pink, so you and your loved one can expect a stunning backdrop each evening!

Go Sightseeing

To truly escape the hustle and bustle of city life, be sure to spend a day relaxing and taking in the unparalleled views of the Mendocino Coast. In the forests of the area’s State Parks, looming Redwood trees provide a green canopy of peace and serenity, and a reclined chair on the beach gives you a front-row seat to the gentle lapping waves of the Pacific. For a more expansive view, head up the 115-foot tower of the Point Arena Lighthouse and breathe in the salty air. No matter where you venture, be sure to bring your camera!

Stay at the Inns of Glendeven

Less than three hours north of the Bay Area up the coast, our Mendocino bed and breakfast is your ideal homestead. Our luxurious rooms, suites, and cottages provide visitors with the peace and privacy you’ll need after a trip from the city, and our close proximity to the all of the restaurants, shops, galleries, and wineries in the area make our inn the best place to get to know Mendocino. We can’t wait to be a part of your incredible weekend!

Torrey Douglass