Eureka

Travel Guide
Redwood National and State Parks

Experience the lively arts community and lumber-milling heritage of this Northern Californian city bordered by redwood-studded hills and Humboldt Bay.

Eureka is a large coastal city with a charming 19th-century town at its heart. Discover its preserved Victorian streetscape and learn about the city’s former life as a West Coast lumber hub. Explore the broad expanse of Humboldt Bay and enjoy some of Eureka’s best-kept secrets. You’ll find fantastic fishing spots, beautiful foreshore hikes and a wide variety of wildlife.

Take a stroll down the captivating streets of the Old Town Eureka Historic District to get a great introduction to the city. See beautiful Victorian-era façades and grand old buildings that paint a picture of the city’s lumber-milling wealth. Check out the Renaissance-style Clarke Historical Museum, browse art galleries and antiques stores and relax in coffee shops and restaurants that populate this historic district. At the eastern edge of the Old Town, the magnificent Carson Mansion looks out over Humboldt Bay. This Victorian jewel is not open to the public but its exquisite architecture has made it a landmark in the city.

Go on a scenic tour of Humboldt Bay and take photos of the sweeping views of the harbor and the coast. Follow foreshore hiking trails and find bird-watching hot spots at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. If you chat to locals you’ll also learn about some of the city’s best fishing and clamming spots.

Explore the water with a rented kayak or join one of the bay’s boat tours. Go for a stroll along the beach near Manila and explore the peninsula trails at North Spit. Drive past the historic Coast Guard Station to reach a viewpoint looking back over Eureka toward picturesque Table Bluff.

Take the kids to see the animals at Sequoia Park Zoo and walk amid the towering redwoods at Sequoia Park Garden. Another popular spot for enjoying the forests’ tranquil beauty is Headwaters Forest Reserve. The scenic Redwood Highway presents a showcase of California’s natural beauty.

Eureka is easy to reach via Arcata-Eureka Airport. You can also take advantage of the Amtrak, Greyhound and local bus services. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Eureka from a waterfront hotel or stay overnight in a charming Victorian townhouse. Visit at any time of the year to experience Eureka’s energetic local culture, preserved architecture and striking scenery.

Motel 6 Eureka, CA
Motel 6 Eureka, CA
2 out of 5
1934 Broadway, Eureka, CA
The price is CA $154 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Eureka, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Humboldt State Historic Park and Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters. Bayshore Mall and ...
3/5 (551 reviews)
"Fine"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2021

Motel 6 Eureka, CA
Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn
Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn
3 out of 5
232 W 5th St, Eureka, CA
The price is CA $188 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Downtown Eureka, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Coast Repertory Theatre and Clarke Historical Museum. Morris Graves Museum of Art ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (961 reviews)
"Great pool and the best and biggest hot tub I've ever been in. The oasis part of the hotel, which is pictured in their ad is just spectacular."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Eureka, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Eureka, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
815 West Wabash Ave, Eureka, CA
The price is CA $196 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Eureka, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters, and North Coast ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"Property is always very clean, and the rooms were very clean as well. Amentities all looked very new and worked well."

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Eureka, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Eureka, CA
The price is CA $146 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in the heart of Eureka, this romantic cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Ox Millworks, Carson Mansion, and St. Joseph Health - Humboldt County. Evergreen ...
5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Best Host
"Ky was amazing and goes above and beyond for everyone. Thank you"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2021

Ky's Cottage - White Dome in Myrtletown
Beautiful suite in a historic building w/ a kitchenette - close the waterfront!
Beautiful suite in a historic building w/ a kitchenette - close the waterfront!
Eureka, CA
Located in the heart of Eureka, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Clarke Historical Museum, Morris Graves Museum of Art, and North ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Historic European appartment.
"The room is on the 3rd floor in an historic building and it has its own parking space. It is a flashback in time with large windows andd wooden stairs and tastefully decorated. The shared bath, while clean, was a bit inconvenient and a somewhat off putting to share a shower with a stranger. It all ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2021

Beautiful suite in a historic building w/ a kitchenette - close the waterfront!
Beautiful, historic room w/ shared bath - just blocks from the water
Beautiful, historic room w/ shared bath - just blocks from the water
Eureka, CA
Located in the heart of Eureka, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Clarke Historical Museum, Morris Graves Museum of Art, and North Coast ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Beautiful and cozy stay!
"This is a cozy place, with amazing windows and natural light! With a beautiful view!"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2021

Beautiful, historic room w/ shared bath - just blocks from the water
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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