Although the coastal village of Mendocino is a popular place to visit year-round, summer is by far the most desired time. This doesn't mean you have to be surrounded by tourists, though. Mendocino is unique in that it has a cozy, New England vibe, and artists, writers, musicians, and others who are inspired by beautiful outdoor scenery will find it is a great place to relax and recharge. As you find yourself among natural beauty, you will see there are countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. A few options include driving the rugged coastline on Highway 1 or heading through wine country on Highway 128; enjoying a hike along the beach to view sea arches, blowholes, or watch for whales; visiting Montgomery Woods State Reserve to spend some time among ancient Redwood groves; heading to Glass Beach to see the famous sea glass that lines its shore; or visiting two of the area's iconic lighthouses, Point Arena and Point Cabrillo. These summer vacation rentals near Mendocino, California are in close proximity to many popular excursions, making them perfect for your next vacation.