For a tiny town, the Victorian Village of Ferndale, California is full of surprises. Venture a short way from nostalgic Main Street and you’ll find an untamed wilderness ready for exploring, a treasure trove of history, quirky artisan galleries and antiques, and some of the best burgers on the Redwood Coast - just a few more reasons to stay in Ferndale on your redwoods vacation.
If the best weekend getaways in California offer an escape from reality, Ferndale belongs at the top of the list. Tucked away on the romantic Redwood Coast, this historic small town is a hidden gem of picture-perfect homes, small-town Americana, and secluded coastline. Here’s our itinerary for a couple’s escape that will have you falling in love with Ferndale.
When the thermometer’s pushing 100, the car feels like a sauna, and you’re wilting faster than your tomato plants, the lazy days of summer can feel downright sluggish. In the midst of a sizzling California heat wave, a trip to the quaint historic town of Ferndale on the temperate North Coast can be just the breath of fresh air you need.