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.
Nestled in a pastoral valley near the California Redwoods, the historic coastal town of Ferndale—legendary for its lovingly preserved Victorians and Normal Rockwell-esque Main Street—is pure magic at Christmas. A glowing downtown with a towering living Christmas tree (America’s tallest), picturesque setting between farms and forest, and spirit of small-town Americana make this historic hamlet one of America's best towns to visit for the holidays.
Historic Ferndale is an enchanting place to visit all year round. But with its moody coastal mist, hauntingly beautiful historic houses, and a scenic small town setting that’s been a backdrop for several Hollywood films (including a spooky cult favorite), this Victorian hamlet near the California Redwoods really shines in October. From cozy to creepy, here are our favorite things to do on a fall trip to historic Ferndale.
It doesn't get much better than a fun-filled day with your best friend. But when your pal is of the four-legged variety, it can be a challenge to find pet-friendly activities you can do together. Fortunately, Ferndale has you and your favorite furry buddy covered! From dog friendly hikes to delectable locally baked pet treats, here are our favorite ways to spend an afternoon exploring Ferndale, California with Fido.