After 3 days in SF, we rented a Ford Mustang convertable to drive up the coast to Mendocino. All I can say is WOW.... around every corner the views are breathtaking. We drove slowly, letting cars pass as necssary and enjoyed the warm sunny November day.
It took about 5 1/2 hrs from the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping for many photo ops.
We stayed at the Little River Inn 2 miles from Mendocino. I wrote a trip review for the Inn, and we highly recommend the place. After the small little room we had in SF, the size of the room, the views it had were awesome.
We stayed 2 days in the Mendocino area. Did lots of hiking due to the unseasonably warm weather. Sitting on the bluffs we saw two whales, apparently on the early migration track.
We ate at various places around town - all wonderful. Also tried Dicks Pub (drinks only), Pattersons(serve food) as well as the Ole's Whale watch bar (serves food) at the Little River Inc. All very fun.
If anyone has questions - let me know.