Come to Bodega Bay California for an idyllic California central coast getaway. If you're looking for a rejuvenating, inspiring escape against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Bodega is the perfect vacation destination. While here, experience landscapes of sage brush, vineyards, rolling hills, and ocean vistas. Stay in a private luxury vacation rental and wake up each morning to watch the sun rise over the California Mountains, then head into town for shopping, art galleries, annual festivals, and local museums. Spend the afternoon on the beach watching the sailboats, swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the golden California sand. Wander the scenic trails of the state and regional parks in the Bodega Bay area. After the sun goes down, enjoy world-class dining, and a lively nightlife at the bars and live music venues along the coast. Or head home to your condo or private vacation house and host dinner for your family and friends.
Here are a few suggestions as you make your plans:
-Experience Bodega Bay Horseback riding: Local stables can help you saddle up and explore the trails with an experienced guide.
-Go hiking and camping: Bodega Bay is the home of Bodega Head State Park, a beautiful protected wilderness area with winding trails overlooking the ocean and excellent camping and picnicking areas.
-Relax in the spa: The Bodega Bay spa experience is second to none. Spend an afternoon indulging in world class luxury and enjoying some head-to-toe pampering.
-Play golf: Tee off on a champion caliber Bodega Bay golf course. Try Bodega Harbor Golf Links, rated one of the best in California.
-Take a wine country tour: Taste some of the finest vintages of the central coast and explore the scenic back roads of California's wine country.
-Go diving at Bodega Rock: This thriving reef ecosystem lies just off the coast and is a great place to experience close encounters with marine life, including whales.
You'll have no trouble finding an ideal vacation home in Bodega Bay, no matter what season of the year you choose to visit. Rent a private luxury cabin in the mountains, or find an ocean villa just a few steps from the beach and within easy reach of your favorite activities. While you're visiting Bodega Bay, you may also want to schedule some time to explore nearby Monterey or Cambria.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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