Things To Do Northern California

A foggy redwood forest

Top 5 Things To Do In Northern California

The Benbow Inn in Garberville, California, is the perfect place to stay as you explore all the amazing destinations that Northern California has to offer. Located by the Eel River, the Benbow Inn offers clean, comfortable hotel rooms to lay your head between adventures.

Here are just 5 of the many things to do in Northern California, all within a short drive of The Benbow Inn!

1. Richardson Grove State Park

Just a short 5-minute drive from the Benbow Inn, Richardson Grove State Park is an absolute must-visit. The awe-inspiring beauty of towering California redwoods and the vibrant South Fork of the Eel River is an incredible experience. Capture picture-perfect moments between dips in the water or embark on scenic hikes through enchanting woodlands.

2. Black Sands Beach Trailhead

For an unforgettable day trip near the hotel, venture to the captivating Black Sands Beach Trailhead, only 50 minutes away by car. This remarkable black sand beach is unlike any other, offering a unique setting for exploration. Remember to wear comfortable footwear, as some areas can be rocky. Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline and enjoy the coastal wonders that surround you.

3. Avenue of the Giants

Located just 20 minutes north of the Benbow Inn, the legendary Avenue of the Giants beckons those in search of a scenic drive. This renowned highway stretches approximately 31 miles along Highway 101, treating you to a display of over 50,000 acres of majestic redwood groves. Prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking vistas and make the most of your proximity to Humboldt County, a hub for outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, and swimming. With the Benbow Inn as your central retreat, you’ll have easy access to these captivating experiences.

4. Briceland Vineyards

No visit to Northern California would be complete without indulging in a wine-tasting excursion. Luckily, Briceland Vineyards is just a short 20-minute drive from the Benbow Inn. Step into a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere where you can savor a variety of wines, including unique and unconventional blends. Engage in delightful conversations and recharge your spirits as you enjoy a tranquil afternoon of wine tasting.

5. Sweet Grass Boutique

For those seeking a touch of retail therapy, the charming Sweet Grass Boutique is a mere 5-minute drive from the inn. This whimsical boutique is a treasure trove of women’s clothing, exquisite jewelry, and all the essentials for your interior decorating projects. Explore the boutique’s curated collection and find the perfect pieces to complement your style and satisfy your shopping desires.

There you have it! When you stay with us at the Benbow Inn, you’ll have no shortage of things to do in Northern California to fill up your trip. You’ll be in the central location for it all.