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Beyond Eureka

The city of Eureka is the basecamp for most Humboldt Country adventures. The region offers over 20 state, national, and community parks, forests, reserves, and more than 30 local beaches – each more pristine and awe-inspiring than the last.

EXPLORE HUMBOLDT TOWNS

ARCATA
10 mins north

ARCATA


Home to Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata is framed by the Pacific Ocean to the west, forested hills to the east, Mad River to the north, and Arcata Bay to the south. Corporations aren't allowed in the downtown area, which adds to the grassroots charm. Check out their year-round Saturday farmers’ market.

TRINIDAD
25 mins north

TRINIDAD


It doesn't get more picturesque than Trinidad.

Fortify yourself with a hearty bowl of clam chowder at one of the many seafood restaurants. Then, head out to explore the beaches and trails that line this stunningly beautiful part of California's North Coast, including Trinidad Head, College Cove and Elk Head.

McKINLEYVILLE
20 mins north

McKINLEYVILLE


McKinleyville is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of tree-covered mountains. This modern-day town surrounded by rural beauty, has kept its leisurely-paced atmosphere. McKinleyville offers something for everyone, whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, looking for a quiet getaway, or taking the family on a tour of Northern California.

BLUE LAKE
20 mins east

BLUE LAKE


Hankering for some sunshine? Head to Blue Lake (there's not a lake, but the town is nestled along the scenic Mad River) for some warmer weather in the summer. Grab a beer at the local Mad River Brewing Company and head to the river. Blue Lake is also home to Dell'Arte, a world-renowned physical theatre school, which offers ongoing programming.

FORTUNA
24 mins south

FORTUNA


Fortuna offers an exciting range of summer activities including the Fortuna Rodeo, Auto Expo, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks extravaganza, Hops in Humboldt and the Apple Harvest Festival. Not in town for summer? You’ll still find tasty treats, historic charm, and flowers on every corner of Main Street.

FERNDALE
28 mins south

FERNDALE


The Victorian village of Ferndale is a hidden oasis of small-town charm, spectacular architecture and natural beauty. With its fusion of old-fashioned Americana and modern quirkiness – and a scenic setting straight out of the movies – this small but vibrant dairy town is the perfect destination for a fun family vacation, outdoor adventure, or a romantic getaway.
ITINERARY

7 STATE & NATIONAL PARKS

ACCOMODATION IN EUREKA

Close to everything, Eureka is the perfect place to stay during your county-wide adventures. From historic boutique hotels to large chains, there’s something for everyone.

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