My husband and I are flying into San Francisco arriving at 1:00 on a Sunday afternoon and will rent a car to drive to Mendocino.
We plan to stay at Agate Cove and Heritage House in Mendocino, both of which should have very good ocean views.
My question is, whether we would be missing out on something by not driving up Highway 1 and it's great coastal scenery, since we will be staying on the coast. Is there more dramatic scenery along this route that is more beautiful or interesting than what one might view in and near Mendocino?
I would say our travel style is "relaxed." We are considering taking 101 to 128 to see Redwoods on the way to Mendocino, since we will be enjoying a lot of ocean view. Does this seem like the most desirable choice?