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Eureka, CA

Travel Guide
Redwood National and State Parks

Experience the lively arts community and lumber-milling heritage of this Northern Californian city bordered by redwood-studded hills and Humboldt Bay.

Eureka is a large coastal city with a charming 19th-century town at its heart. Discover its preserved Victorian streetscape and learn about the city’s former life as a West Coast lumber hub. Explore the broad expanse of Humboldt Bay and enjoy some of Eureka’s best-kept secrets. You’ll find fantastic fishing spots, beautiful foreshore hikes and a wide variety of wildlife.

Take a stroll down the captivating streets of the Old Town Eureka Historic District to get a great introduction to the city. See beautiful Victorian-era façades and grand old buildings that paint a picture of the city’s lumber-milling wealth. Check out the Renaissance-style Clarke Historical Museum, browse art galleries and antiques stores and relax in coffee shops and restaurants that populate this historic district. At the eastern edge of the Old Town, the magnificent Carson Mansion looks out over Humboldt Bay. This Victorian jewel is not open to the public but its exquisite architecture has made it a landmark in the city.

Go on a scenic tour of Humboldt Bay and take photos of the sweeping views of the harbor and the coast. Follow foreshore hiking trails and find bird-watching hot spots at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. If you chat to locals you’ll also learn about some of the city’s best fishing and clamming spots.

Explore the water with a rented kayak or join one of the bay’s boat tours. Go for a stroll along the beach near Manila and explore the peninsula trails at North Spit. Drive past the historic Coast Guard Station to reach a viewpoint looking back over Eureka toward picturesque Table Bluff.

Take the kids to see the animals at Sequoia Park Zoo and walk amid the towering redwoods at Sequoia Park Garden. Another popular spot for enjoying the forests’ tranquil beauty is Headwaters Forest Reserve. The scenic Redwood Highway presents a showcase of California’s natural beauty.

Eureka is easy to reach via Arcata-Eureka Airport. You can also take advantage of the Amtrak, Greyhound and local bus services. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Eureka from a waterfront hotel or stay overnight in a charming Victorian townhouse. Visit at any time of the year to experience Eureka’s energetic local culture, preserved architecture and striking scenery.

Where to stay in Eureka

Oceanview Inn
Oceanview Inn
2.5 out of 5
270 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA
The price is ¥11,897 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Beachfront Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Redwood National and State Parks and Jedediah Smith Redwoods ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,443 reviews)
"Its close to the redwoods and the beaches were nice"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Oceanview Inn
Oceanfront Lodge
Oceanfront Lodge
2.5 out of 5
100 A Street, Crescent City, CA
The price is ¥18,617 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in Crescent City, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Pebble Beach, B Street Pier, and Beachfront Park. Brother ...
3.3/5 (1,008 reviews)
"The location was phenomenal, the staff was friendly, and the experience was kind and prompt. I must admit, I was very nervous reading some of the reviews leading up to the trip. However, I’ve stayed at many beach side resorts, I know sand no matter where you go was going to be an issue, which there ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Oceanfront Lodge
Motel 6 Eureka, CA
Motel 6 Eureka, CA
2 out of 5
1934 Broadway, Eureka, CA
The price is ¥12,337 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Eureka, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Humboldt State Historic Park and Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters. Bayshore Mall and ...
3/5 (522 reviews)
"The shower pressure was fantastic and the beds were surprisingly comfortable. Was in a pinch and this was wayyyyyy too expensive for a motel 6, but was super comfy."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Motel 6 Eureka, CA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Close to all you Want to do!
Close to all you Want to do!
Crescent City, CA
The price is ¥9,914 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Crescent City North, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Del Norte County Historical Society, Pebble Beach, and Brother Jonathan Park. Beachfront ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Quick trip
"The property was as advertised and close to everything we wanted to see & do. However it would have been nice to have a television in the unit. Thank you for hosting us!"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Close to all you Want to do!
Emerald Forest Cabins
Emerald Forest Cabins
3 out of 5
753 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA
Situated near the beach, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trinidad Museum, Trinidad State Beach, and College Cove South. Trinidad Town Hall and College Cove ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (408 reviews)
"Great location, unique setting among the redwoods. Perfect for visit to Tall Trees Trail."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Emerald Forest Cabins
Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Eureka, CA
The price is ¥11,567 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in the heart of Eureka, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Ox Millworks, Carson Mansion, and St. Joseph Health - Humboldt County. Evergreen Lodge ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
KY is GREAT
"KY Is a wonderful host with great recommendations for local establishments. Is very friendly and accommodating. EZ access from parking. Coffee shop and restaurant right next-door."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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