Sequoia Park & Redwood Sky Walk

3414 W St, Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 441-4263
Tues-Sun 10-5
$24.95 adults, $12.95 kids ages 3-12, free for kids ages 2 & younger, $22.95 seniors, $22.95 military

A 67-acre old-growth redwood grove is a surprising green getaway in the middle of residential Eureka. It  has biking and hiking trails, a children’s playground and picnic areas, creeks and duck pond and a small  fun-sized zoo that opened in 1907. The oldest accredited zoo in California houses red pandas, river  otters, a barnyard petting area, and a walk-in aviary with exotic birds. 

The most popular attraction is the Redwood Sky Walk, an instant hit following its 2021 debut. Soar as  high as 100 feet above the forest floor on the elevated trail. While the world’s tallest trees can feel  remote in their incomprehensible heights from ground level, the Sky Walk brings humans closer to the  mighty trunks for unrivaled views of the forest. The entire quarter mile route is wheelchair-accessible  too, save for the “adventure leg,” a narrow segment with open mesh decking that offers oohs and aahs  with a back and forth sway. Humboldt residents can take advantage of a modest price discount. Tickets  include admission to the Sequoia Park Zoo.

Dune With A View

Manila, CA 95521
(707) 825-2300 (Arcata Field Office)
Open sunrise to one hour after sunset

Visit the biggest of all Humboldt dunes, a sprawling, 1 million-cubic-yard sand mountain barely  contained by the Ma-le’l Dunes Cooperative Management Area. Jointly supervised by the Bureau of  Land Management and the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, this federal preserve features rare coastal 

plants and animals, a spooky skeleton forest and, once one trudges to the top of said dune, panoramic  views of ocean, bay and inland mountains. Look for beach strawberries, sea rocket plants and rare  Humboldt Bay wallflowers, or crisscrossing tracks left at night by foxes, skunks and raccoons. The  southern unit, which permits horses and dogs, is open daily. The northern unit, which offers more direct  access to the monster dune, is open weekends.

Tavern 1888

Elevated Coastal Cuisine
139 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501

Thurs-Mon 5-10
(707) 444-1313

Tavern 1888, located in the Historic Eagle House on the Humboldt Bay offers “elevated coastal cuisine” with a focus on housemade and market fresh ingredients. The seasonal menu offers adventurous culinary creations while highlighting the best of Humboldt County’s land, sea and air. Innovative, craft cocktails and fine West Coast wines pair beautifully with the timeless, chic charm of this newly renovated and inviting Humboldt favorite. Definitely choose the Dungeness Crab Cakes or the Poke Tower as the opening act ahead of the varied main event options. Just a hint (this is a place where you want to leave room for the finale) because dessert is a must here. Part of the charm of Tavern 1888 is knowing that the original owners of this historic building were serving steamship passengers docking nearby. View the current menu online. Don’t miss delectable food and drink at the Tavern’s sister restaurant, Phasty Klines, also housed in the Eagle House (129 2nd St), which is open Tues-Sat 4-10:30. 

Cocina Mariposa

Unique Michoacán Cuisine
Eureka Municipal Golf Course
4750 Fairway Dr, Eureka CA, 95503

(707) 599-2469
Tues-Sat 11-6

Looking for authentic Mexican food? Cocina Mariposa opened up in the pro shop at the Eureka Golf Course a few years ago to the delight of locals. Chef/Owner Marisela Carillo along with her mom, Graciela Salas serves up Michoacán favorites using local and organic ingredients when possible. Choose from five homemade salsas. Yes, as the menu says, the Salsa Macha packs a punch but is full of flavor. A housemade Horchata will take care of the heat. Traditional menu items include wet burritos, chili rellenos, street tacos with your choice of meat, tortas, vegan and vegetarian items or any of the daily specials highlighted on their social media. We recommend the Baja Fish Tacos. (There’s a “Not So Mexican” menu featuring Mary’s Organic chicken, too.) Dining space inside is limited, but there are outdoor tables and they do a big “to-go” business so call them to place your order.