Discover the coastal community of Mendocino and recharge in its pristine nature. Hike along the 347 acres of undeveloped seaside bluffs at Mendocino Headlands State Park, bask in the sun at secluded beaches, and let the historic Ford House carry you back to another era. Traverse the 15 miles of lush trails within Russian Gulch State Park—admire the Devil’s Punchbowl along the Headlands Trail, discover the Fern Canyon Trail’s sparkling waterfall, and frolic at the beach at the mouth of Russian Gulch Creek via the Fern Canyon Loop Trail.
Make yourself comfortable at the elegantly designed Little River Inn with sweeping ocean views. Dine at the on-site restaurant, and top off one of the most romantic weekend getaways from San Francisco with a stroll to the Point Cabrillo Light Station.
A short drive along Highway 1 commences an amazing journey. Embark on one of the most popular overnight trips from San Francisco with that special someone—Timber Cove’s secluded landscape makes it a prime romantic getaway in Northern California. A weekend here is all about relaxing and being in the moment, so check in at the Timber Cove Resort and pamper yourself. Soak in the tub or cuddle by the fireplace before exploring Sonoma County.
Traipse through the ancient coast redwood forest of the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, explore the former Russian fur trading outpost at Fort Ross State Historic Park, and hike to the tafoni sandstone formations of Salt Point State Park. After working up an appetite, dine at the resort’s very own Coast Kitchen restaurant, then roam the grounds to find the late Benjamino Bufano’s 93-foot-high Peace Obelisk sculpture and soak up the last rays of the sun. Nights along Timber Cove’s coast are magical, so grab a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, and admire the stars sparkling high above you.