Mendocino, CA is a total surprise! I've never been and had heard very little about this place, but it's now one of my favorites in Northern Califronia.
I wanted to surprise Jeff for his birthday by spending the weekend in a unique Airbnb in the outdoors, and when I came across the New Mendocino Campground on Airbnb (listing here), I thought, this place is perfect! And it is! Teresa and her staff have made a really special experience and I can't recommend this place enough! The tents are gorgeous, the breakfast phenomenal, the sounds of the ocean at night dreamy, and you see so many stars! It's also seconds from Mendocino town and Big River Basin where we paddle boarded and took out an out rigger canoe.
+ the mendocino hotel (you feel like you're back in time)
+ the good life bakery
+ the mendocino cafe
+ big river basin (rent from catch a canoe)
+ glassy beach (fort bragg)
+ mendocino headlands