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5 Must-See Halloween Activities in and Around Eureka

In Humboldt, we know how to get spooky! When the leaves start turning and the air begins to chill, Eureka gets to work preparing for weeks of Halloween fun. Our spirited community is deeply passionate about the season and always puts on a slew of activities to celebrate it. Throughout...

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Architecture in Eureka

As you plan your Eureka getaway, set aside some time to learn about the city’s unique architectural history and scope out your must-see buildings. While most are easily accessible on foot in the historic Old Town and Downtown district, locals recommend venturing off the beaten path into neighborhoods studded with...

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Van Duzen Redwoods
Basecamp Eureka: Seven State and National Parks Near Your Eureka Hotel

Eureka is the perfect destination to discover the great outdoors —there are so many incredible options right at your fingertips. In fact, you’ll probably want to add some extra days to fit everything into your schedule. From Pacific Ocean views to 300’+ ancient redwoods, the nearby state and national parks...

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Best Eureka Brunch Spots

Who doesn’t love a good brunch spot? Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, a latte or mimosa, brunch really does have it all. Below are some of Eureka's local favorites that offer a full breakfast to lunch experience.

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Best Outdoor Dining in Eureka

Eureka’s temperate coastal climate lends itself to dining alfresco many months out of the year (though, we do recommend checking the weather before you travel — an umbrella or light sweater may be in order!)  Read on for a list of spots to grab a bite while the bay breeze...

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Kites fly above Carson Mansion
Blue skies provide backdrop for colorful creations at Redwood Coast Kite Festival

Smiles were the only thing more plentiful than kites this weekend at Halvorsen Park. Visitors and tourists joined participants and spectators for Saturday and Sunday’s Redwood Coast Kite Festival, with plenty of sunshine and just enough wind to ensure the event’s success. Admission was free. Families and groups of friends,...

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California Responsible Travel Code

Eureka joins Visit California in its call for safe and responsible travel throughout the state. We support the Responsible Travel Code, which asks visitors to travel with RESPECT by committing to seven best practices when exploring the Golden State: Roam ResponsiblyEducate MyselfSafety FirstPreserve CaliforniaEmbrace CommunityCelebrate CultureTeach Others The code marries the imperative to travel...

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Camping in Eureka

Camping turns an ordinary weekend into an ideal outdoor adventure. Take advantage of long weekends and last-minute impromptu plans with a trip to experience California's north coast. Eureka, California, located 5 hours north of San Francisco in stunningly beautiful and remote Humboldt County, is the perfect place to spend your...

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Cheers! Local Beer & Cider

Eureka proper boasts several breweries and cider houses to satisfy all travelers’ taste buds. Read below for some of our favorite local stops.

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Dungeness crab being sold off the boat.
Dinner plans?

Eureka fishing fleet hauls in season's first Dungeness crab! Fresh, locally caught Dungeness crab is a delicacy that Eureka families have looked forward to for decades. Dipped in drawn butter as a party snack or barbecued on the backyard grill for the next day’s dinner, the tasty crustaceans are a...

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Dog-friendly Eureka

Road tripping with your best friend?  No, not your partner or kids…if Fido’s in the passenger seat, Eureka has ample dog-friendly spots to check out while you’re in town.

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Don’t Forget Your Clubs! Golfing in Eureka

Eureka Municipal Golf Course is a golfer’s dream. Set in a serene landscape surrounded by the majestic coastal redwoods, you will enjoy tree-lined fairways, ponds, and a small creek that winds through the course. Eureka Municipal Golf Course prides itself on being certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary,...

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Eureka July 4th Celebration: One Day Just Isn’t Enough

Sometimes, one day just isn't enough. Visitors and locals are invited to stretch out the 4th of July holiday to five enjoyable days in Eureka. The diverse celebration combines the traditional with the unique, typical of this bayside community located on the northern California coast nestled between the redwoods and...

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Eureka Landmark Inspires Pink Lady Gingerbread House

Sugar and spice and everything nice! This house has it all and just in time for the holidays! Eureka’s famed Pink Lady Queen Anne-style Victorian house is the inspiration for this masterpiece gingerbread creation. Self-described hobby baker Morgan Hamatake undertook her most ambitious gingerbread house ever after a serendipitous intersection...

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Mural of a dancer by Dwane Flatmo
From Rural Burl Mural Bureau to Street Art Festival

Meet the Eureka Street Art Festival Team It all started with local businesswoman Michelle Cartledge. As a member of the Eureka Economic Development Commission, she was seeking a way to involve the community and make it social. Murals were already happening in Eureka. The Rural Burl Mural Bureau, a group...

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New Magnolia Network Television Series with Local Eureka Business to Begin Production This Fall

The City of Eureka, California, Visit Eureka, and the Humboldt Del Norte Film Commission join with Blue Ox Millworks and the Hollenbeck family in celebrating the upcoming release of a preview episode of The Craftsman, a new TV series from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network that will feature their...

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Ready to Hit the Trails – Biking in Eureka

With endless views, grabbing your helmet and jumping on a bike is one of the best ways to take in the incredibly bikeable streets and all that Eureka has to offer. With many different trail options, you are bound to find one that suits you, whether you’re more inclined to...

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River Fishing Near Eureka, California

Eureka and Humboldt County have some of the best river fishing in northern California. When you're ready for world-class fishing with stunning scenery, grab your fishing pole and head out to these beautiful rivers to find your catch of the day.

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Shops along 2nd St.
Roadtrip To Yesteryear

Holiday Shopping in Eureka's Old Town As the old song tells us, this is the time of the year to journey "over the river and through the woods." For many, the tune harkens back to youth and holiday experiences that included families, couples, and friends enjoying the sights, sounds, and...

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Stay Awhile – Unique & Boutique Hotels

When planning your visit to the City of Eureka you’ll want to stay awhile. Trust us. You’re in luck – Eureka has a range of wonderful unique accommodations that fit every travelers’ needs and tastes. No matter your traveling itinerary, you’ll rest easy at the end of a full day...

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The Sequoia Park Zoo & Gardens

A family-friendly spot, the Sequoia Park Zoo and Gardens should be on your trip itinerary. Established in 1907, it’s the oldest accredited zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. Situated next to the stunning old-growth redwoods of Sequoia Park, you’ll instantly feel transported –...

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