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 bay watching and is also home to the Carson 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 this lovely place, however, may 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 Park 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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