Newport may be ignored due to its unincorporated status, but is located in California's heart and cultural epicenter, Mendocino County, which speaks volume for this small town. The town is in close proximity to many attractions and Mendocino Coast’s scenic beauty. By getting a car from car rental in Newport, you can plan your own trip, avoid the hassles of cabs and buses, and enjoy the nightlife which is filled with performances and galleries.
Before you start your trip, you should check for agencies that will offer you a car for rent in Newport. This will allow you to explore most of the county while you are there. You can also drive to Boonville-MO in Anderson Valley, which is chockablock with numerous antique stores and shops that are selling art made by the its residents. Stretch your legs here and enjoy scrumptious and delicious gourmet ice creams and cookies in the restaurant “Paysanne”. From here you can travel to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, about four to five miles from Boonville.
The lighthouse is a historical landmark which was built in 1909. Try to reach here before 4 p.m., as the lighthouse and the lightkeepers house which is nearby will close by then. But even if you can’t make it, the serenity and the scenic beauty of the nature around the lighthouse will provide you a memorable walk as you look out at the sunset on the Pacific.
Fort Bragg. The city, which was once known for its timber industry, has seen a shift to tourism with many attractions and things to do here. You can simply pass your time by taking strolls on Franklin Street, which is lined with many bookstores, boutiques, and antiques shops. Or you can visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. These gardens are a delight for those that love plants and nature. The Gardens are filled with paths that transverse it and allow you to see a magnificent collection of flowers and also offer viewpoints to see the ocean. The dahlias are in full bloom from August to October, while rhododendrons are extravagant in the months of April to June.
The simple yet delightful fact is that you can never get enough of Mendocino County. It has many places that you can explore, including Caspar, Albion, and Noyo. Also it’s not important for you to go far; you can spend an evening in the Good Life Café, mingling with the local residents, where you can enjoy delicious burritos for which this café has become famous. You can give yourself the freedom to enjoy all this county has to offer if you rent a car in Newport.
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