Things to Do in Eureka, California

Visit and Discover -Eureka

Red Lion Hotel Eureka is located in one of the "Best Small Arts Towns" in America. Known for its classic Victorian architecture and vibrant arts community, Eureka has been able to hold onto its small-town character over the years.

When you visit Eureka, CA, make sure to explore the fairs and festivals taken place along Old Town's tree-lined streets and Waterfront Park.

Get lost in all the exciting Eureka, CA things to do in the historic downtown area -including museums, shops and restaurants. Or embark on an outdoor adventure with kayaking, fishing, golfing and more.

There are loads of things to do in Eureka, CA, check out our favorites.

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The Larrupin Cafe 1658 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570 707-677-0230 29.07

A top choice among local foodies, Larrupin Café features an eclectic decor, year-round live music, a friendly ambience, gorgeous gardens and a summertime patio.

Finnish Country Sauna & Tubs 495 J St, Arcata, CA 95521 707-822-2228 8.42

Private Outdoor Hot Tubes & Traditional Sauna Cabins Open Every Day including Sundays & most Holidays Sunday through Thursday from Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday from Noon to 1 am Thanksgiving Day: closed all day Christmas Eve (Dec 24): noon to 6pm, with last reservation starting at 5pm Christmas Day (Dec 25): closed all day

Downtown Arcata 791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521 707-822-4500 8.71
Historic Victorian Village of Ferndale 240 Francis St, Ferndale, CA 95536 707-786-4477 59.49

The Historic Victorian Village of Ferndale is known for its fascinating history, distinctive shopping, fine dining and local theatre. Take in a show at the Ferndale Repertory Theater or take a stroll along Main Street -a National Register Historic district, known for its exquisitely preserved commercial and residential buildings.

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Café Waterfront & Oyster Bar 102 F St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-443-9190 1.02

Located in a former brothel, Café Waterfront and Oyster Bar is an enchanting waterfront restaurant with an interesting past and the best Bloody Marys in the city. Enjoy Sunday brunch with a Jazz quartet, serene bay views and some of the freshest oysters in Eureka.

Mazzotti's Italian Food 305 F St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-445-1912 0.95
Café Marina and Woodleys Bar 01 Startare Dr, Eureka, CA 95501 707-443-2233 0.63

Hours: 7 am to 9 pm every day

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Madaket Harbor Cruise 1 C St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-445-1910 1.21

Hours Winter Hrs. Open Thursday to Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm ( Dec.1-Mar. 15) Summer Hrs. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm (March 16-Nov. 30) Closed: All major holidays Weather closure: During inclement weather, call the museum at (707) 444-9440 after 11 am to confirm we are open.

Avenue of the Giants/Trees of Mystery 17119 Avenue of the Giants Interpretive & Visitor Center Weott, CA 707-946-2263 95.73

View the majestic Redwoods by car along the 31-mile Avenue of the Giants. Drive through the Chandelier Tree, hike Founder's Grove and enjoy a picnic alongside stunning rivers and towering Redwoods.

Willow Creek Six Rivers National Forest Willow Creek, CA 800-628-5156 47.96

Considered ground zero for Bigfoot sightings, Willow Creek has become one of the most exciting camping sites in America. Visit the China Flat Bigfoot Museum, whitewater raft Willow Creek or zip line the Six Rivers National Forest.

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Eureka Boardwalk D St Eureka, California 95503 707-442-3738 6.39
Holly Yashi Store & Design Studio 1300 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521 707-822-5132 8.75

Store Hours Monday - Friday...... 10am - 6pm Saturday................... 10am - 6pm Sunday..................... 12pm - 5pm Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Guided Tour Hours Weekdays................ 11am reservations encouraged "See it Made" Design Studio Hours Monday - Friday..... 10am - 2pm

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Auto Races at Samoa Drag Strip PO Box 1211, Eureka, CA 95502 707-442-6753 1.27

The Auto Races at Samoa Drag Strip is an exhilarating quarter-mile NHRA Sanctioned Drag Strip filled with heart-pounding excitement for kids and adults alike. From junior dragster races to adrenalin-junkie races, test your families speed on the drag strip.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife PO Box 576 1020 Ranch Road Loleta, CA 95551 - 9633 707-733-5406 51.74

Located just south of Eureka on Humboldt Bay, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge was created to preserve the birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, invertebrates and plants of the bay. Visit in Spring to witness thousands of Aleutian Geese fly off for the season.

Patricks Point 4150 Patrick's Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570 707-677-3570 32.5

The ideal spot for nature lovers of all ages, Patrick's Point is located approximately 30 miles north of Eureka, off Highway 101. Take a scenic hike along the Rim Trail, view the Wedding Rock and Ceremonial Rock and watch for whales, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife out in the ocean located 300 feet below.

Trinidad State Beach 4150 Patrick’s Point Drive, Trinidad, CA 95570 707-677-3570 28.18

Trinidad Beach is a charming and secluded spot near a gorgeous rocky shoreline and some of California's most picture-perfect state parks with dozens of private campgrounds and vacation rentals.

Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours 205 G Street. Old Town Eureka, CA 95501. 707-672-3850 0.9

Open Tuesday - Sunday: 7am - 9pm

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Redwood Canopy Tour Bayview St, Arcata, California 95521 707-672-3850 8.9

Tours are run at 9am and 2pm Tuesday-Sunday

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Libation 761 8th St #1, Arcata, CA 95521 707-825-7596 8.74

Mon - Thurs 11am - 9pm Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm

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Arcata Theater Lounge 1036 G St, Arcata, CA 95521 707-822-1220 8.88
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Brick & Fire Bistro 1630 F St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-268-8959 1.63

Brick & Fire Bistro serves some of the best brick oven, wood-fired pizza in Eureka. Specializing in rustic dishes and innovative takes on longtime Italian favorites, Brick & Fire Bistro also boasts seasonally prepared salads, slow-roasted osso bucco, savory polenta lasagna and more.

Los Bagels Co 03 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-442-8525 1.25

Mon.-Fri. ~ 6:30 AM - 5 PM Sat. ~ 7 AM - 5 PM Sun. ~ 7 AM - 4 PM

Ramone's Bakery & Cafe 2223 Harrison Ave, Eureka, CA 95501 707-442-1336 1.63

Ramone's Bakery and Cafe is a recently renovated wine bar on Harrison Avenue. Enjoy a unique coffee drink, a glass of wine or local brew with some fantastic pizza or one of their award-wining pastries.

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Fort Humboldt State Historic Park 3431 Fort Ave, Eureka, CA 95503 707-445-6547 3.5
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Siz Rivers Brewery 1300 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519 707-839-7580 13.01

HOURS: Serving Eats & Brew Monday: 4pm-11:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am-11:30pm Wednesday:11:30am-11:30pm Thursday: 11:30am-11:30pm Friday: 11:30am-12:30am Saturday: 11:30am-12:30am Sunday: 11:30am-11:30pm

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
201 West North River Drive, Washington, 99201, USA
Phone: 1 800 733 5466

Avenue of the Giants

View the majestic Redwoods by car along the 31-mile Avenue of the Giants. Drive through the Chandelier Tree, hike Founder's Grove and enjoy a picnic alongside stunning rivers and towering Redwoods.

Trinidad Beach

Trinidad Beach is a charming and secluded spot near a gorgeous rocky shoreline and some of California's most picture-perfect state parks with dozens of private campgrounds and vacation rentals.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Located just south of Eureka on Humboldt Bay, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge was created to preserve the birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, invertebrates and plants of the bay. Visit in Spring to witness thousands of Aleutian Geese fly off for the season.

The Historic Victorian Village of Ferndale

The Historic Victorian Village of Ferndale is known for its fascinating history, distinctive shopping, fine dining and local theatre. Take in a show at the Ferndale Repertory Theater or take a stroll along Main Street -a National Register Historic district, known for its exquisitely preserved commercial and residential buildings.

Fern Canyon

Enjoy this amazing natural wonder, approximately an hour drive from Eureka. Explore nature while you hike through canyons and immerse yourself in the rich forest. Famously known for being a location for the 2nd Jurassic Park movie the Lost World.