Eureka

Travel Guide
Redwood National and State Parks featuring waves, general coastal views and a sandy beach

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.

Travelodge by Wyndham Eureka
Travelodge by Wyndham Eureka
2 out of 5
4 4th Street, 4th and B Street, Eureka, CA
The price is RM414 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
Located in Downtown Eureka, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Carson Mansion, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters and Bayshore ...
3.5/5Good! (919 reviews)
"Nice, clean motel next to a great grocery co-op. Quick walk to downtown restaurants and bars."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Eureka
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 RM524 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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! (964 reviews)
"Selina was available from the best western lobby to drive you by limo anywhere Sea grill was excellent I wouldn’t walk around after dark"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 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 RM686 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Located in the heart of Eureka, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters and North Coast ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
"Property is always very clean, and the rooms were very clean as well. Amentities all looked very new and worked well."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 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.
Carlsbad Suites
Carlsbad Suites
3.5 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
The price is RM474 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Situated near the airport, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Legoland California and Sealife ...
4/5Very Good! (2,459 reviews)
"The rooms were spacious, staff was nice, I would personally like a thicker bedding. They only had sheets so I was a little cold."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

Carlsbad Suites
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
3 out of 5
1700 S Clementine St, Anaheim, CA
The price is RM715 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
This family-friendly Anaheim aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Disney California Adventure® Park and Angel Stadium of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,486 reviews)
Great
"It was cozy, had everything needed. The restroom door lock was not able to lock but it was not a big issue for us :D"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
2430 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA
The price is RM544 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in North Redondo, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lakes at El Segundo and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center. Redondo Beach Pier and Manhattan ...
3.9/5Good! (993 reviews)
"Rooms were very nice,staff was always friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
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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