Experience the cozy comfort of winter beside the Northern California coast. The temperatures may drop, but the exciting and relaxing activities never stop!
Wake up and get warm with a cup of coffee at one of our many charming coffeehouses, including: Headlands Coffeehouse, Mendocino Cookie Company, Laurel Deli, A-Frame Expresso and Mara’s Coffeehouse. Stroll to downtown Fort Bragg and enjoy our many unique shops, such as a quirky sock store, eco-friendly boutiques and a world-famous ice cream parlor. Hop on board the Skunk Train’s Magical Christmas Train. Take a fun and family friendly 1-hour train ride, with delicious cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself! The train runs from December 3-23. Order tickets here. Explore the wild terrain with a leisurely walk through MacKerricher State Park and take in the moment with miles of stunning ocean views. Relax with mouthwatering seafood in the Noyo Harbor, go downtown for an Italian dinner, or savor authentic Mexican cuisine. See a full list of Fort Bragg restaurants.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Wherever you choose in Fort Bragg is sure to be a delicious decision. Enjoy a hearty traditional breakfast at the Homestyle Cafe or follow the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz-themed Egghead’s Restaurant, featuring actual memorabilia from the movie! Visit the Noyo Harbor to spot a sea lion, or take a kayak up and down the river at Liquid Fusion Kayaking. After a day of seafaring adventure, enjoy local craft brews and a tasty meal at North Coast Brewing Company. Visit on Friday or Saturday for live Jazz in the Sequoia Room. Tickets go fast so save your seat.
It’s your last day. Celebrate with brunch! Enjoy bottomless mimosas and mountains of french toast at Cucina Verona, or a zesty Mexican fusion at Cafe One. Wander over to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and stroll through the redwoods, ferns and meadows, with the open sea as a backdrop. Visit from late November through mid-December and this majestic setting becomes even more magical at night with the twinkling of holiday lights during the Annual Festival of Lights. See Fort Bragg’s spirit of renewal come to life at Glass Beach. This former dumpsite is now a living museum, as former broken glass pieces have become beautifully polished sea glass. To see the most glass, visit at low tide. Conclude your visit with the stunning views of Pudding Creek Beach at sunset.