The path in Mackerricher state park, fort Bragg

A weekend Getaway in Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is my childhood

My fondest memories as a child are those of our weekends in foggy Fort Bragg, California. We’d drive 3 hours north on a Friday after school and make it there by nightfall. My mom would make us a special treat for dinner and we’d play rummy in our cozy one bedroom cabin until it was time for bed. The next morning we’d head out to the beach for a morning of walking along the shore. I can still feel the bite of icy ocean water rushing over my feet and the course sand rubbing in-between my toes. I can hear my little rosy-cheeked brother’s gleeful screams as a rogue wave soaked his pant legs. We never managed to roll them up far enough.

Weekend getaway in Fort Bragg: A panoramic view of the ocean and tides in Fort Bragg from Mackerricher State park. The ocean is a beautiful teal blue color and the sky is clear, making for a serene feeling. #fortbragg #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanitcalgardens #weekendgetaway #getaway #botanicalgardens #wholewidenworld

After I graduated from college, I longed for a peaceful weekend without homework, deadlines, or computers. I felt the familiar tug of my inner child wishing to relive simpler times at a slower pace, from responsibilities. So Jeremy and I took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg, to reconnect with my nostalgia.

Fort Bragg is a quaint and sleepy fishing town along California’s scenic highway 1. It is a short 15 minutes north of Mendocino, the much more sought after coastal town. What Fort Bragg lacks in art boutiques and fine dining, it makes up for in natural beauty, recreation, and seaside charm.

Noyo Harbor

We took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg, California. This is sleepy little Noyo Harbor
We took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg, California. This is sleepy little Noyo Harbor

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Fort Bragg
Weekend getaway in Fort Bragg: A panoramic view of the ocean and tides in Fort Bragg from Mackerricher State park. The ocean is a beautiful teal blue color and the sky is clear, making for a serene feeling. #fortbragg #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanitcalgardens #weekendgetaway #getaway #botanicalgardens #wholewidenworld
Weekend Getaway in Fort Bragg : A path winds through a forest under a thick canopy of trees in the Mendocino Botanical Garden. | #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #weekendgetaway #getaway #wholewidenworld
Fort Bragg rocky shore
Jeremy and Loretta kissing at Fort Bragg

Mackerricher state park

Weekend getaway in Fort Bragg: A raised wooden path extends under a canopy of trees in Mackerricher State Park. The path is a straight shot, then curves to the side obscured by trees. This is the beginning of the trail along MacKerricher State park | #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #weekendgetaway #getaway #wholewidenworld
Rocks at Mackerricher State park, on a weekend getaway in Fort Bragg. #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanitcalgardens #weekendgetaway #getaway #botanicalgardens #hiking #hikingmendocino #wholewidenworld
Weekend getaway in Fort Bragg : The tide pools at mackerricher state park are fun to walk along and search for creatures.
The raised wooden path in a field of tall brown grass. In the winter, everything is dead, but in the spring it is covered in a valley of green and small pink flowers. #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanitcalgardens #weekendgetaway #getaway #botanicalgardens #hiking #hikingmendocino #wholewidenworld
Weekend getaway in Fort Bragg : Mackerricher State park ocean tide

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We took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg, California, This is a sleepy little fishing town along the picturesque California coast. Fort Bragg is 15 minutes north of Mendocino, a popular coastal tourism spot for fine dining, arty boutique shopping, and stunning coastal views. | #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanicalgarden #weekendgetaway #getaway #coastal #californiacoast #wholewidenworld
We took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg, California, This is a sleepy little fishing town along the picturesque California coast. Fort Bragg is 15 minutes north of Mendocino, a popular coastal tourism spot for fine dining, arty boutique shopping, and stunning coastal views. | #fortbragg #mendocino #noyoharbor #mackerricherstatepark #mendocinocoastbotanicalgarden #weekendgetaway #getaway #coastal #californiacoast #wholewidenworld
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