Thanks to your helpful insights I have reserved the Atrium in Fort Bragg for 4th and 5th July.
My husband and I will be staying at the Mutton Manor on July 3 and proceeding to Mendocino/Fort Bragg on the 4th morning. I am anticipating that the drive from Tomales to Mendocino will be around 3 to 3 and a half hours and we should be in Mendocino around 12:30 at the most. Hopefully, we'll be able to catch the parade on the 4th.
Since it's my husband's birthday on the 4th, and this whole trip is kind of a birthday-weekend-celebration, I was hoping to treat him to a massage -- any recommendations for good spas in the area? I've been looking for spa reviews but haven't found any authoritatively good ones so far. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, would you know what time the fireworks are in Mendocino and Fort Bragg? I have to make reservations at Raven's in Mendocino for dinner and would like to be able to catch the fireworks after dinner.
On the 5th, I'm hoping we can do the Skunk Train ride and then spend some time at the Glass Pebble Beach. Since most people will be busy with the Salmon BBQ, I'm guessing it would be a good day to take the Skunk Train. We'll probably have dinner at some of the great restaurants in Fort Bragg that evening.
On the 6th, I'm thinking of visiting the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, lunching in Fort Bragg or Mendocino and then driving back to San Jose.
Any suggestions to improve this itinerary would be very helpful.
Thanks, in advance, for your help.