Spring is a fantastic time to visit Living Light Culinary Institute, located in the harbor town of Fort Bragg, on Northern California’s Mendocino Coast.
Year-round the Mendocino Coast is a nature-lover’s paradise. Our coastline offers miles of forest, beach, and river trails perfect for walking, running, biking, and hiking. Our air is clean and fresh and our small town friendly and welcoming. It's just a 10 minute walk to the beach from your cozy room at the eco-friendly Living Light Inn.
While any time is a great time to visit this California gem, springtime is especially spectacular on the Mendocino Coast. In March and April, wildflowers bloom in profusion on protected headlands that overlook the majestic Pacific Ocean, where 20,000 Pacific Gray Whales are making their annual pilgrimage from Baja to their ancestral feeding grounds in the Bering Sea.
The Mendocino Coast Whale Festival, now in it’s 35th year, celebrates the beloved and behemoth Pacific Gray Whales throughout the month of March, with educational activities and entertainment. Visit Mendowhale.com for all the Whale Festival details.
Located a short drive north of the historic village of Mendocino, Fort Bragg is an easy town to get around in, with well maintained streets and plenty of parking. Fort Bragg is also a charming town to explore on bike and by foot. Near Living Light Culinary Institute you’ll find a great bicycle shop featuring plenty of gear, as well as an outdoor store, where you can find maps of local trails, and you can pick of a pair of binoculars for whale watching.