Suggested Itinerary

If we could be tourists in our own town, here is what we’d suggest. Some of these things require a car for transportation so be sure to contact ORAA to see what arrangements can be made.

  • Fly into Ocean Ridge Airport, tie down
  • Gather at the Pilot’s Lounge near the owner’s house
  • Get a ride from a friendly ORAA member to your room at the Sea Cliff hotel. Check in and enjoy the view of the ocean and river from the private deck
  • Get a coffee at Trinks Cafe and take a walk along the Bluff Trail
  • Wander around the galleries downtown to work up an appetite
  • Order sandwiches at the Surf Supermarket deli
  • Go to the river for a picnic and take a walk across the green bridge
  • Stop by the Gualala Arts Center on the way back into town
  • Get dinner at Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen
  • Watch the sunset from Cook’s Beach on the way back
  • Stop by Four Eyed Frog bookstore to buy a new book
  • Get a nightcap at Cove Azul Bar & Grill then head back to the hotel to cozy up with the new book in front of the fire
  • Fall asleep listening to the crashing waves
  • Get a hearty breakfast the next morning at Bones Roadhouse–there are binoculars at each table and you might be able to see a whale spout while eating
  • Rent a kayak or paddleboard and paddle down the estuary from the Highway 1 bridge to the ocean where you can disembark to explore the beach or swim in the river
  • Get lunch or an early dinner at Antonio’s Tacos
  • Catch a theater performance at the Gualala Arts Center or see a live band at Bones Roadhouse
  • Fall asleep in the hotel listening to the crashing waves
  • Grab breakfast at Trinks Cafe
  • Get a ride back to the airport from a friendly ORAA member
  • Pay tie down fees in payment box
  • Fly home, enjoying the amazing view of the ocean, the river, the dense redwood forests, and the little airport as you depart
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