United Airlines, Virgin America, and JetBlue all fly nonstop to San Francisco, with round-trip tickets this fall from under $400.
Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino
Three-hour drive from San Francisco International Airport.
The rate for the inn’s largest oceanfront room in May was $342 a night, tax included, as part of a five-night package. Rates vary by season and time of week. (The same room goes for $495 a night, not including taxes, for an in-season weekend night.)
Rental houses and condos, nightly or weekly, some of them oceanfront.
Moderate: Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg.
Memorable: Albion River Inn in Albion. Extraordinary food competes with spectacular email@example.com