Albion is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. It is located 15 miles (24 km) south of Fort Bragg, at an elevation of 174 feet (53 m). Albion had a population of 168 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Albion
4.5 based on 21 reviews
This is a really cool bridge. You can't appreciate it if you just drive over it :), but if you look from the side or from below, you will see it for all it's worth. The river, bay, and ocean under and around it are stunning.
5 based on 673 reviews
A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
Beautiful beaches and the coastline is really awesome with the waves crashing over the rocks. The towns are interesting as well with lots of quant little shops and some really good restaurants. Expect to pay a tad more on the coast but it really is worth it.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Amazing drive through between redwoods along the river. No trails or campgrounds were open after the rain, there were water standing everywhere under the trees. The trees are not giants, but still amazing size. You can see the giant logs and the few hundred year old clones growing around them in groups.
The coastal access at the inn in the delta is a not to miss. Everything was covered with driftwood and seals were sunbathing in the opposite side.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
The Wine Bar[n] at Glendeven Inn is Mendocino's only wine bar. Serving wine by the glass, bottle and tasting flight in its space that is part lounge, art gallery, and garden courtyard. Take your top choices home at winery prices – no markups! Pair your wine with fine cheese boards and charcuterie.
We enjoyed the free wine and appetizer every evening we stayed at Glendeven, in the Bar(n). The room is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of outdoor seating under the huge trees and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The accompanying gift shop is also nice to browse around in.
5 based on 1 reviews
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The mild maritime climate makes it a garden for all seasons, attracting gardeners and nature lovers. With manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, heaths and heathers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue ocean, the garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Open daily except the Saturday after Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. March-October 9am-5pm, November-February 9am-4pm. Rhody's Cafe, located in the Gardens, serves fresh, locally made lunches, coffee drinks, desserts, and Cowlicks'Hand Made Ice Cream. Picnic lunches are available. Open April-September, 11am-4pm. The Garden Store and Nursery on the Plaza are open daily. There is no admission charge to visit the Store, Nursery, or Cafe. ~Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems.~
The front of this sprawling property is deceiving! It is beautiful, magestic and very romantic. We came in March, rain or shine ... we were determined. Family friendly and couple friendly. I think, due to rain, we were the only ones there .. or it seemed like it. Take your time, stroll, hold hands, and stop to literally smell the flowers. Would love to go back. They also have a cliff house with wall to ceiling glass window to sit back and enjoy the Mendocino cliff side.
4.5 based on 418 reviews
A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
There is a breathtaking array of natural things to see here from the sea in the distance to the trees and plants and wildlife that teems in the area.
4.5 based on 63 reviews
We reserved this attraction, but didn't actually go out. It was difficult to get information on what to wear, how difficult it would be for us. We went to the meeting place and spoke with the operator, but he seemed uninterested in giving an opinion about anything we asked about. We were particularly interested in how difficult it might be given how strong the wind was. He was not encouraging.
4.5 based on 225 reviews
This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
This slice of the coast is such a beautiful spot it's almost hard to believe. You will want to see the beach and explore as well as hike some of the trails. WE did not go to the waterfall but we'll save that for another visit. The headlands are spectacular. We stayed at Van Damne State Park and that allowed us entry here too so be sure to ask if you are staying at another state park.
4.5 based on 604 reviews
OPEN 365 DAYS a YEAR -- THERE IS NO FEE -- Built between 1908 and 1909, and extensively restored, it is one of the most complete Lightstations in the U.S. and hosts visitors, vacation rentals, receptions and weddings, plus education programs for classes of local students. There is a parking area inside the gate off Point Cabrillo Drive, adjacent to the restored Kearn farmhouse with its public restroom. Enjoy the half mile downhill walk to the Light Station buildings. There is parking for vehicles with Disabled placards at the bottom of the hill. There are two paths to the Station. The dirt path begins at the north end of the parking lot and takes you through the introduced grassland and coastal prairie. The paved access road to the south is an easier walk. The Light Station includes the Lighthouse, which is an active duty Aid to Navigation, containing the original Chance Brothers classic 3rd order Fresnel lens. -- Three restored Lightkeeper homes; the first is a period museum of a lightkeeper's house in the 1930s; the other two houses are comfortable vacation rental homes, -- The restored Blacksmith & Carpentry Shop houses the Marine Science Exhibit with its 240 gallon saltwater aquarium, -- Two lovely vacation rental cottages, and public restrooms, one by the lightkeepers houses and another in the Kearn farmhouse. THERE IS NO FEE to tour the Lighthouse museum/giftshop or the period museum lightkeeper's house, although your donations are welcome. The Lighthouse, 1st Assistant Lightkeeper's House and Marine Science Exhibit are open to the public from 11am to 4pm year-round, including holidays. The State Historic Park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset daily.
I am a big fan of lighthouses and this one definitely delivered. The grounds are beautiful with great ocean views and is dog friendly (must be on leash). The volunteer staff was very knowledgeable and friendly, imparting her wisdom and information about the lighthouse on us. You can stay on the grounds as well as climb up to the lantern room on certain days (check website for dates). From the parking lot it’s a 0.6 mile to the lighthouse.
4.5 based on 198 reviews
Picturesque spot known for its Pygmy Forest of small trees and Fern Canyon.
This option is a good workout for walkers. 8 miles roundtrip from the trailhead parking lot. Although signage indicates 7 miles. Drive thru the campground to find trailhead parking at the end of the road. The path is also suitable for mountain bikes. The Pygmy forest can be accessed via a road outside the park for non walkers.
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