5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at B Bryan Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Gulch State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Point Arena Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Point Arena trip builder website .

San Francisco to Point Arena is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Point Arena, with highs around 88°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendocino.

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Gualala Point Regional Park
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach


Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Take a break from Mendocino with a short trip to Seaside Beach in Fort Bragg, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mendocino planner .

You can drive from Point Arena to Mendocino in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

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Fort Bragg
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park