Adventure

Springtime in Mendocino

We love the Northern coast of California in the springtime—the rainy and cool weather of winter has finally receded and the landscape is starting to bloom again. With its beaches, botanical gardens, and festivals, springtime in Mendocino is a great time to visit. Plan your visit to our Mendocino boutique hotel Blue Door Group, with these tips for springtime in Mendocino.

Our Mendocino boutique hotel will be all spruced up for your next visit—rooms in the JD and Packard House are being renovated for springtime in Mendocino. Rooms in the JD House overlook the ocean and the English cottage style garden will be showing off its hydrangea blooms, succulents, and annual plantings. Springtime in Mendocino sees daily high temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s but cools off at night. It's best to pack plenty of layers for warm days and cool nights, and of course, your raincoat for the occasional springtime shower.

Start your day off with our signature small plates breakfast and a cup of locally roasted coffee from Thanksgiving Coffee Roasters at the inn. Then consider a trip to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, a short drive north of Mendocino in Fort Bragg. Springtime is one of our favorite times of year at the garden, when the magnolia and rhododendron blooms are the star of the show. Enjoy the mild weather as you explore the 47 acres of gardens filled with native plantings.

Or perhaps you'd like to spend an afternoon trying your hand at whale spotting! Springtime in Mendocino is when whales' migratory routes bring them past the north coast of California. Grey whales make their way from Alaska to Baja, Mexico this time of year and can frequently be spotted from any high vantage point in Mendocino. The trails of the Mendocino Headlands State Park, just a short walk from our inns downtown, are a great place to scope out some whales. If you'd like some guidance during your whale watching, a number of charter trips out of Fort Bragg let you see the whales up close while learning some facts about these beautiful mammals. Whether you choose to stay on land or get out on the water, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to choose from during your visit to Mendocino in springtime.