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October through December in Mendocino

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October through December in Mendocino

I was wondering if anyone could give me the feel of things and level of activity October through the end of December in Mendocino. We're thinking about a 4 or 5 month stay.

We're just looking for a quiet place to hang out and relax, nice scenery and not too extreme weather.

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1. Re: October through December in Mendocino

There will likely be a lot of fog & rain with cool temps. It is counter to the travel season so should not be all that crowded.

I think it would be a great place to hang out for a few days, weeks, or months. I'd get lodging with a fireplace...for warmth & atmosphere.

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2. Re: October through December in Mendocino

Wow--4 or 5 months! That will really allow you time to explore all of Mendocino County as well as the coast down to Sonoma and up into Humboldt. October should provide the most beautiful (and potentially sunny) weather of the 3 months--but then I've experienced warmish, bright days even in Dec. That month could have some serious rain which makes for very dramatic views over the ocean. Nov. is a transition month and can go either way, but usually you won't get sustained rainstorms till Dec.

There are always fun, interesting events taking place around Mendocino. Local wineries will have their own special activities as well. In Oct. there's the Hopland Passport, a wine, food and entertainment event. Nov. is the wonderful Wine and Mushroom Festival encompassing numerous activities, dinners and locations. Dec. has the Candlelight Inn Tour, a delightful event when the public can visit various inns--all decorated for the holidays.

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