Wine Country Honeymoon

- Northern California, Our Wedding, Travel

For our honeymoon, we wanted to do something a little different than spending a week at a warm-weather beach (although, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely would have loved it). Living in Las Vegas, we have warm weather for the majority of the year, and we were craving some fall-temps. Which is how we decided on a honeymoon in Northern California – Mendocino, to be exact.

Warning, there are a lot of photos in the post – it was too pretty not to take a ton of them!

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We flew into San Francisco, and then took Route 101 all the way up. The drive through wine country was beautiful – Mendocino is North of Sonoma and Napa, so we had some great scenery to check out.


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We stayed at Brewery Gulch Inn for the entire week of our honeymoon, and it was perfect. They were so welcoming and served a delicious breakfast every morning + organic hors d’oeuvres/wine every night. And they had champagne waiting for us with a sweet little note when we arrived. I’m on their email list now, and every time I get one in my inbox, it makes me want to go back!

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This was the view from our room – we woke up every day to the sound of the ocean.

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The town of Mendocino has quaint little shops and restaurants, which we visited, but the main attraction was the beautifully rugged coastline. We spent a lot of time relaxing, drinking wine, and enjoying exploring the little towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg (just a few minutes north of Mendocino). Cirino’s was our favorite little sandwich shop in Fort Bragg – if you visit, be sure to check it out!

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We also loved Frankie’s in Mendocino – they made an awesome falafel salad, and have the cutest patio to enjoy your lunch on. Plus, they have a great selection of ice cream!

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    The Sandy Cottage
    January 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These pictures make me want to change our plans! Looks like you had a wonderful time!!

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