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EurekaUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Eureka

Oceanview Inn
Oceanview Inn
2.5 out of 5
270 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $107 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Ocean World and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Beachfront Park and Del ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,280 reviews)

"Big room, clean facility, great location, and reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Oceanview Inn
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
3.5 out of 5
777 Casino Way, PO Box 1128, Blue Lake, CA
The price is CA $127 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Situated in Blue Lake, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Blue Lake Casino and Chumayo Spa. Mad River Hatchery is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

4.4/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Very comfy beds. No refrigerator .great staff. Good value.would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
Oceanfront Lodge
Oceanfront Lodge
2.5 out of 5
100 A Street, Crescent City, CA
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Crescent City, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Battery Point Lighthouse, B Street Pier and Beachfront Park. ...

3.4/5 (937 reviews)

"Amazing ocean view from our room. Staff was friendly and had knowledge of the area, onsite restaurant was good quality food....only drawback was the free breakfast was not available during covid 19"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Oceanfront Lodge
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.

Vacation Rentals in Eureka

Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
15870 US Hwy 101 N, Street Address 2, Klamath, CA

Situated in Klamath, this romantic cabin is steps away from Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park and Redwood National and State Parks. Trees of Mystery is 0.8 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)

"The cabin was small, but clean. It was thoughtfully put together."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2020

Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
A Romantic Getaway in a Serene Setting is Close to State and National Parks
A Romantic Getaway in a Serene Setting is Close to State and National Parks
3751 Patricks Point Dr, #2, Trinidad, CA

Located in the heart of Trinidad, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Patrick's Point State Park, Agate Beach and Turtle Rocks. Humboldt Lagoons State Park ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Relaxing vacation

"View from porch, area in general all great"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2020

A Romantic Getaway in a Serene Setting is Close to State and National Parks
CHARMING DOME HOUSE NESTLED IN THE REDWOODS
CHARMING DOME HOUSE NESTLED IN THE REDWOODS
165 Lois Ln, Trinidad, CA
The price is CA $300 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Moonstone Beach, Clam Beach and Little River State Beach. Luffenholtz Beach County Park and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
lovely place I. the redwoods

"Location location location in the trees."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

CHARMING DOME HOUSE NESTLED IN THE REDWOODS
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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Reviews of Eureka

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5 - Excellent 8.695652173913043%
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4 - Good 30.434782608695652%
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3 - Okay 39.130434782608695%
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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Sep 5, 2019

Dirty, abandoned, street people, drug users. One of the worst places I’ve been. Never will return.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 15, 2019

The hotel was great, the surrounding area was a little sketchy,

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

May 6, 2019

This hotel needs to invest in the room amenities and supplies, not just appearance.

2/5 - Disappointing

PATRICIA

May 1, 2019

Sorry to say this town looks like it’s hit hard time and it’s reflected in the number of homeless people everywhere. We did not feel safe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 28, 2019

Quaint! Old Town was amazing! Nice shops, good food!

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