Home to Cal Poly Humboldt (public university in Arcata, California), one of the nation’s greenest schools. It is one of three polytechnic universities in the California State University system and the northernmost campus in the system. The town of Arcata features chic shopping around the downtown plaza, including organic clothing stores, progressive bookstores, bead and crystal shops and home and gift stores. Don’t miss the historic Jacoby Storehouse.