Mendocino is often said to have a New England vibe despite its location in the Pacific West, which makes it a unique northern California destination. Those who love natural beauty—including artists, writers, musicians, and other creative people—will be inspired by the region because of its cozy, coastal charm. Visitors can explore a variety of cliffside trails to access beautiful beaches (be sure to check out Glass Beach, famous for the sea glass that lines its shore); kayak or canoe on the Big River Estuary; or even learn to surf at one of the area's surf schools. Other popular destinations include Montgomery Woods State Reserve, famous for its Redwood groves; Point Cabrillo or Point Arena lighthouses; and Noyo Harbor, where you might spot whales. Check out these unique vacation rentals near Mendocino, California to begin planning your next vacation.