Arcata has something for both the city slicker and nature lover in all of us. Giant Redwoods from the Community Forest encompass the slow-paced college town and delightful shop-lined streets. The Plaza in central Arcata is perhaps the liveliest gathering spot in all of Humboldt. From walks down the Lanphere Dunes Preserve Beach, self-guided tours of beautifully restored Victorian homes, Kinetic Sculpture Races, and the world-famous Oyster Festival, you will always find something fun to do in Arcata.