5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

5 days in Mendocino County Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco, Bus to Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg
— 4 nights
Bus to San Francisco, Fly to New York City


Fort Bragg

— 4 nights
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Bragg: Point Arena (Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum & B Bryan Preserve). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, admire the majestic nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park, and don't miss a visit to Albion River Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip builder tool.

New York City to Fort Bragg is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Fort Bragg, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Mendocino County travel guide

Beaches · State Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Endowed with a dramatic and undeveloped coast and forests of towering redwood trees, Mendocino County draws residents of the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a peaceful vacation. Tranquil sand beaches backed by cliffs offer prime sunset viewing. State parks present scenic hiking and biking options, and wineries serve up fine California vintages. Mendocino County's nutrient-rich soil has also made it a leading area for the cultivation of marijuana--much of which goes to Bay Area medical cannabis dispensaries--and the area has a reputation for brewing fine craft beers. The county also contains numerous points of historical interest, including lighthouses on the coast and museums detailing the region's past. In Mendocino's easygoing towns, you'll encounter small art galleries and charming boutiques.