Eureka

Tucked just inland of Humboldt Bay, Eureka is the largest city between San Francisco and Portland and the perfect home base for your Redwood adventure.

Filled with a rich history of gold mining and bustling port activity, nowhere is Eureka’s Victorian heritage more evident than in Old Town. Here you’ll find a meticulously restored district of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. The Eureka Boardwalk is open for strolling and baywatching and is also home to the Carsion Mansion. If it is a water-facing activity you’re looking for, you’ll have no problem finding waterfront dining opportunities, kayaking excursions, oyster tours, or sunset cruises. Leaving, however, will be a challenge.

Head inland from the bay and you’ll find it hard to miss the massive old-growth redwood forest smack dab in the middle of Eureka (just under 70 acres to be exact). Developed trails, stairways, bridges and corduroy roads make this an easy adventure. Don’t forget to stop by the Sequoia Zoo to say hi to our magnificent red pandas or check out the new river otter experience. Few cities the size of Eureka have zoos, let alone world-class exhibits such as these.

Whether it is before or after you find yourself lost amongst the ever-famous Redwoods of Humboldt County, Eureka is a perfect jumping off point on any itinerary.

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Sometime words just don’t cut it. Let these videos transport you directly to some of the natural wonders of Humboldt. Fair warning… even these videos don’t do it justice.

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When friends or family come to town, I love to take them to Lady Bird Johnson Grove about 45 minutes north of Eureka. After that, we stop by Patrick's Point State Park to show them Wedding Rock (the most amazing view on the North Coast). We always end our day in Old Town Eureka for sunset views of the Humboldt Bay and the must-see Carson Mansion, before choosing one of the many fabulous restaurants for dinner.

- Dave Miller -

Patrick’s Point State Park

4150 Patricks Point Drive
Trinidad, CA 95570

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Bald Hills Road
Orick, CA 95555

Eureka’s Historic Old Town

525 2nd St
Eureka, CA 95501

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