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Organize your next trip to the stunning destination of Bodega Bay. You will be able to find this place located in the rocky inlet of the Pacific Ocean in northern California, United States of America. Situated half way from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, the bay is right between Sonoma County and Marin County. This popular destination is used for boating, swimming, surfing, and other recreational activities. The first settlers in this area were the Coast Miwok Native Americans who lived on the shores of Bodega Bay.Vacation rentals in Bodega Bay
There are many stunning rental properties to choose from while visiting Bodega Bay. You will be able to find accommodations closer to the city center, ones located near the beach, as well as others immersed in nature. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of the waves just outside of your bedroom window. Spend the day swimming and diving in your private pool. Invite friends over for a barbecue in your backyard. Admire the sunset on the beach from your balcony. These are some of the memories you could be making with a rental property in Bodega Bay.
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The area and getting around
Making your journey to Bodega Bay will be quite simple and convenient. Bodega Bay is easily accessible by car as it is situated right off of U.S. Highway 1 which goes along the coast of California. The bay is located 70 miles north of San Francisco and 20 miles west of Santa Rosa, making it convenient drive from the surrounding main cities. You will also find regional buses with routes to Bodega Bay. IF you wish to fly to your destination, the closest airport will be the Santa Rosa (STS) Airport which provides commercial flights for domestic and international routes.Where to eat in Bodega Bay
There are countless restaurants to choose from while visiting Bodega Bay. Form upscale dining to casual lunch spots, you will definitely find something to satisfy your appetite. Head to Gionochio´s Kitchen for a quick lunch. This family-owned restaurant has an award winning Clam and Scallop Chowder and their menu is complete with seafood and barbecue items. On the other hand, for an elegant dinner, visit Gourmet Au Bay. This eatery has been open since 1995. With stunning waterfront views, the restaurant will serve you with wood oven cuisine and a list of local wines.
Travelers and activities
There are plenty of great outdoor activities to enjoy while visiting Bodega Bay. One of the most unique things you can do is go whale watching. Head over to the Bodega Head peninsula to find this four-mile-long strand of beach where you can get a premier whale-watching spot. On the other hand, you can also discover the area from the water. Visit Bodega Bay Kayak and rent out a paddle board or a kayak to go explore the the lower Russian River, the Estero Americano, or Salmon Creek.Family friendly activities in Bodega Bay
If you choose to invite your family on vacation with you to Bodega Bay, these activities will be enjoyable to try out all together. Head over to the Valley Ford Cheese and Creamery for a delicious tasting. This places have produced several award winning cheeses, such as the “Estero Gold” parmesan style aged cheese. Here you will be able to order a tasting platter for you and your family. Another great activity in the area is going on a stroll at the Bodega Bay Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail. This easy level trail goes by the marshes and creeks of the bay and it’s a prime destination for bird watching.
Did you know that Bodega Bay was the location for the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's horror film The Birds?
Top 5 travel tips for Bodega Bay
Try out the local oysters. This unique place will allow you to buy fresh and BBQ oysters which have been picked straight from Tomales and Bodega Bay.2. Doran Beach
Spend the afternoon at the beach. This two-mile long strand of beach is known to be the most beautiful one in the area. Here you will be able to build sand castles, swiiming and go for a picnic.3. Salmon Creek State Beach
Go catch some waves. This other beach can be found in Bodega Bay and it will provide you with bigger waves. Many people come to this beach for water sports in general.4. Sonoma Coast Vineyards
Taste the local wine. This stunning vineyard is located right by the coast. Here you will be able to take a private tour of the grounds and have a wine tasting of this vineyard´s production.5. St. Teresa of Avila Church
Visit a famous film set. This church was one of the main sets for the famous Alfred Hitchcock´s movie, The Birds.