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Thursday, October 26th

8am – 9am: Breakfast/Lunch

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of our many welcoming restaurants. From home-style breakfast to brunch, we have so many wonderful restaurants, it will be hard to choose just one. Click here for a full list of restaurants.




Glass Beach Happy

10am – 11am: Sea Glass Beach

Experience the world famous Glass Beach! Former dumpsite turned trash into tumbled sea glass. Be  sure to visit at low tide, since that is when you will see the most. Check online for tides here. Please leave the glass for others to enjoy, as it is a sight people travel long distances to see!

Directions: if coming from South, turn left onto Elm Street at Denny’s and park in the Noyo Headlands parking lot. If you have an RV you can park alongside Glass Beach Drive or Elm Street. If coming from North, take a right onto Elm Street and follow same directions as above.



Noon – 2pm: Day of the Dead Altar Walk

View 24 different altars throughout downtown Fort Bragg at various shops. Dia de los Muertos, a tradition in Mexico, is a festive, joyous occasion. It is a holiday for remembering and honoring loved ones who have passed. For more information on this please click here.



3pm – 4pm: Grey Whale Inn Haunted Historic Tour

See and hear all the secrets of The Grey Whale Inn. Explore behind the scenes and experience the mystery of 102 years. Haunted tours through the 28th only, call (707) 964-0640 for reservations Thurs-Fri 1, 3 and 5pm. This tour is $20 per person. Inn is located at 615 N. Main St.



5pm – 6pm: DinnerPoint Noyo Restaurant

Eat at one of our fabulous dinner venues. We have everything from authentic Italian cuisine to delicious Thai food. Click here for the full list of restaurants.





7pm – 8pm: Watch the sunset at MacKerricher State Park

Walk the boardwalk and see stunning panoramic views of the ocean along the beautiful MacKerricher headlands. Listen to the waves and be sure to bring a camera as the sun says goodbye for the day.



8pm – 9pm: Listen to live jazz at Headlands Coffeehouse

Headlands Coffeehouse has different jazz performances each evening for your listening pleasure. Entrance is free for jazz but please purchase a coffee or snack to support them 🙂 Located at 120 Laurel St. in Fort Bragg.



Friday, October 27th

8am – 9am: Breakfast/Lunch (see previous day for details)

11am – noon: Ride the Historic Skunk Train

Named one of the top ten for family travel by National Geographic, the Skunk Train is an adventure you won’t want to miss. Your train will travel along the Pudding Creek Estuary to Glen Blair Junction on this short and scenic one hour, seven mile round trip. You will be traveling over some of the first tracks laid down by the California Western Railroad in 1885. Once the train stops it will immediately return to Fort Bragg. Click here to book tickets now!



1pm – 3pm: Discover secrets of Fort Bragg with the oddities self-guided tour

Walking is a wonderful way to see parts of Fort Bragg you would not normally see. You could start out most anywhere but if you are new to town, you might orient yourself by locating the Guest House Museum on the West side of Main Street between Laurel Street and Redwood Avenue. A half mile can bag six hitching rings, a bar, and a church that predate the 1906 earthquake, as well as one misspelled bronze plaque! An additional two tenths of a mile will take you to a stage coach step! Call (707) 961-6300 to have the map emailed to you or pick one up at the Chamber of Commerce at 217 South Main.


3:30pm – 4:30pm: Visit Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

There is much to do when visiting the Point Cabrillo Light Station, a California State Historic Park. The State Park includes the historic 1909 Light Station (30.5 acres), approximately 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs and prairie and numerous coves, including Frolic Cove, the site of the shipwreck Frolic. When visiting, please respect how dangerous the Pacific Ocean can be, even on apparently calm days and stay well away from the edges of the bluffs.

To get there: Travel south of Fort Bragg about 10 minutes and take a right on Point Cabrillo Drive. Follow for one mile and park at lighthouse entrance, walk one mile down to the lighthouse.


5pm – 6pm: Dinner (see previous day for details)


7pm – 8pm: Haunted Hall of Horrors

Jack the Ripper and the Castle of Murder, brought to you by Cinders Productions. This is a high tech, very scary and professional haunted house. Not recommended for young children. Kids under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. For an additional $5 per person, teams of up to five people are trapped in a room and must solve clues in order to escape! Each night, the highest scoring (escaping the fastest) team will win a prize! Warning! Very intense! Game and clues change several times per evening. Located at the Masonic Center at 428 N. Main.



Saturday, October 28th

8am – 9am: Breakfast/Lunch (see first day for details)


10am – Noon: Walk the Coastal Trail

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the new Coastal Trail. Located off the West end of both Elm Street and Cypress Street, there are over 7 miles of trail to wander. Ride your bike, walk your dog, either way you will love the scenery!



1pm – 3pm: Shop in Downtown Fort Bragg

Explore our diverse downtown shopping area, with everything from video games, arts and crafts and eco-friendly clothing boutiques, to gift stores, gem stores, a  funky sock store and a world famous ice cream parlor.



4pm – 7:30pm: Pumpkin Night

This is actually happening from noon-7:30 but arriving at 4:00 pm would fit into this itinerary…come dressed in your Halloween best and light up the night with some creatively carved gourds and painted pumpkins. Vote for your favorite pumpkins, enjoy spooky games, haunting music by DJ Nutrishious, and fall treats. Winners of the Pumpkin Contest will be announced at 7:00 pm (do not need to be present to win) as well as on the gardens website, Facebook, and Instagram page.


7:30pm – 8:30pm: Dinner (see first day for details)



Quick Itinerary Summary:

Thurs. 10/26:

  • Breakfast/Lunch | 8am-9am
  • Sea Glass Beach | 10am-11am
  • Dia de los Muertos Altar Walk | noon-2pm
  • Grey Whale Inn Haunted Historic Tour | 3pm-4pm
  • Dinner | 5pm-6pm
  • Sunset at MacKerricher State Park | 7pm-8pm
  • Live Jazz at Headlands Coffeehouse | 8pm-9pm

Fri. 10/27:

  • Breakfast/Lunch | 8am-9am
  • Skunk Train | 11am-noon
  • Fort Bragg Oddities Tour | 1pm-3pm
  • Point Cabrillo Lighthouse | 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Dinner | 5pm-6pm
  • Haunted Hall of Horrors | 7pm-8pm

Sat. 10/28:

  • Breakfast/Lunch | 8am-9am
  • Coastal Trail | 10am-noon
  • Shop Downtown Fort Bragg | 1pm-3pm
  • Pumpkin Night | 4pm-7:30pm
  • Dinner | 7:30pm-8:30pm


There is so much to do in this beautiful coastal town, it can be difficult to decide what to do in such a short period of time! Hopefully this itinerary gives you a good idea of a spooktacular three days in paradise as you plan your getaway!






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