Founded in the mid-19th century as a logging town, Caspar has since evolved into a charming seaside community that is home to an artist colony, picturesque coastline, and marvelous natural wonders. Nestled in Mendocino County in northern California, this coastal town has moderate summer temperatures reminiscent of a Mediterranean climate. Caspar is an ideal town for vacationers to unwind and partake in recreational activities.
As a small town, Caspar is very community-oriented. Visitors will enjoy visiting Caspar Headlands State Beach and enjoying the scenic views, as well as going to the nearby towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. Visit the Point Cabrillo Light Station to take some beautiful pictures, and be sure to visit nearby Glass Beach.
During March, Mendocino hosts its annual Whale Festival featuring wine and food tastings, an art exhibit, and whale watching. Toward the winter in December, Mendocino shifts into the holiday spirit by holding the Holiday Lights Parade, a celebration of festive cheer replete with carols and floats adorned with colorful lights.
Those with a penchant for the outdoors will enjoy Mendocino Headlands State Park, a California State Park with an abundance of hiking trails, thick forests, and two gorgeous beaches: Portuguese Beach and Big River Beach. Accordingly, the town’s unparalleled natural beauty has inspired artists to practice their craft at local studios. Visit the nearby Mendocino Art Center, an educational institution offering courses in ceramics, jewelry making, and fine arts.
Located northward of Caspar with just a twenty-minute drive is Fort Bragg, a former military outpost that boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Attractions at Fort Bragg include the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Noyo Harbor, and aptly named Glass Beach that is coated with sea glass which was the result of the waves wearing down garbage dumped by local residents.
From Caspar, about a 3-hour drive southward leads to the iconic city of San Francisco. Home to a great number of famous historic landmarks and sites, San Francisco offers some of California’s most renowned points of interests. At San Francisco, visitors can partake in many activities including admiring and walking across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, browsing shops and markets at Chinatown, riding in cable cars, and exploring the ominous Alcatraz Island.
Since Caspar is situated along the coast, there are numerous vacation rentals available that show off breathtaking oceanfront views. From romantic cottages along the beach to luxurious villas encompassed by thickets to vintage houses with white picket fences, Caspar has hundreds of fantastic properties that feel like a cozy home away from home.
Due to the community’s small size, the town’s public transit system offers limited reliable transportation. The most convenient way to navigate around the city is via car or bike. State Route 1(SR 1) is a major Californian coastal highway that spans the majority of the state extending northward and southward. SR 1 runs through cities in Mendocino County like Fort Bragg and Point Arena.
Find the best Caspar vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 73 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Caspar range from $108 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 68 homes in Caspar offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 2 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 64 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Caspar offers 20 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 4 vacation rental sites in Caspar where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and Booking.com. There are 39 HomeAway rentals, 21 Expedia short term rentals and 11 Booking.com vacation rentals.