Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

The Best Seaside Cottage Rentals

If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.

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Glendeven Inn, Mendocino, California
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Glendeven Inn, Mendocino, California

For the ultimate cottage getaway, ask for Sea Ridge Cottage, a 1,400-square-foot home that stands alone on a grassy ridge above the Pacific. The Inn is six miles north, though staff members will stock the kitchen with your grocery list and even offer a gourmet chef to prepare a special meal.

Field trip: Mendocino is a few miles up the road, and there’s never been a bad walk through that town, but take a hike past Van Damme State Park’s redwoods in the early morning. You’ll see.

Night out: If you’re staying at Sea Ridge Cottage, the Ledford House restaurant is a mile away. Every table has an ocean view, and the husband-wife chef team leans to the French side of California cuisine.

Rates: on-site rooms and suites, $121–$326/night, and Sea Ridge Cottage, $213–$305/night; 800/822-4536 or glendeven.com


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