Things to Do in Eureka, California

Discover the charms of our Humboldt Bay village. Stroll along the Boardwalk and explore historic Old Town, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the rich history of this area at the Clarke Historical Museum, the largest museum in Humboldt County. Take an exciting cruise on the Bay. Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn puts you near all these exciting things to do in Eureka, California - including the water adventures of the Pacific Ocean, Humboldt Bay, and the six rivers flowing into the north coast. Spend a day kayaking, fishing, river rafting, or bird watching. All this and more fun things to do awaits you in Eureka and Humboldt County!

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Redwood Sky Walk

Experience breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the beauty of the coastal Redwoods. Located inside the Sequoia Park Zoo, the Redwood Sky Walk offers guests the chance to get up close to these world-famous trees. Navigate the area with ease using the supportive platforms and bridges connecting around the forest. As you make your way through this beautiful oasis, be sure to look for the historical and ecological facts about the area sprinkled throughout the gateway and ascent ramps.

The experience is self-guided and is accessible for all guests. For adventure-seekers, dare to walk across the 369-foot bridge for unforgettable views at an unbelievable perspective. Please note that this part of the Sky Walk is not accessible for all guests. Discover more about this thrilling Eureka attraction by visiting the Sequoia Park Zoo's website below! 

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Explore the Redwoods

Immerse yourself in the world’s tallest trees at this renowned Eureka, California attraction. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Avenue of the Giants to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located just 30 minutes away from Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn. 

Just 45 minutes north of Eureka lies the Redwood National Park, where you can walk, bike, camp, or horseback ride amongst the towering trees. A stay at our hotel near Redwood National Park means comfortable, elegant lodgings close to all the wonders of the giant redwood trees!

Looking for a bit more inspiration? Browse our suggestions of top things to do in Eureka, CA below and start planning your trip today. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Boardwalk & Marina

The Eureka Boardwalk is a lovely place for a stroll along the waterfront. Got your fishing pole with you? Public fishing is permitted. So is feeding the resident seagulls. During the summer, a fun and free weekly concert series takes place at the C Street Market Square.

100 F St., Eureka, California 95501

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Historic Old Town

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Town Eureka is a portal into the past when there was gold in them there hills, and everyone wanted to shout, "Eureka! I've found it." Today, you can "mine" for treasure at antique shops and local boutiques. There's also an array of eclectic restaurants.

318 F St., Eureka, California 95501
Learn More| 707-442-3235 

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Carson Mansion

Built by one of the great lumber barons of the 19th century, the William Carson Mansion is a sight to behold in Old Town Eureka. This classic example of Victorian architecture is one of the most photographed structures in the world. Visitors marvel at its ornate elegance. Come see it for yourself!

143 M Street, Eureka, California
Learn More | 707-445-8775 

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Clarke Historical Museum

The largest museum in Humboldt County holds impressive collections of Northwest Native American artifacts. These include baskets, tools, and jewelry. Learn all about the colorful history of the area. The museum is housed in the former Bank of Eureka building in historic Old Town.

240 E St, Eureka, California CA
Learn More | 707-443-1947

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Humboldt Bay & Harbor Cruise

For a truly special experience, sign up for a cruise on Humboldt Bay. There are several types of tours from which to choose. The Cocktail Cruise is a lovely way to greet the evening. An Eco Cruise takes passengers out to see harbor seals and oyster beds. The Narrated Cruise touch on Eureka's fascinating history.

143 M St., Eureka, California
Learn More | 707-445-1910

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Avenue of the Giants

Enjoy a scenic 31-mile drive along old Highway 101 and take in amazing views of giant redwoods.

P.O. Box 100, Weott, California 95571
Learn More | 707-946-2263 

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Eureka Events

Interested in more suggestions for what to do in Eureka? Some northern California events that bring guests to our charming city include the Redwood Coast Music Festival held in the spring, the Redwood Acres Fair, the Kinetic Sculpture Race hosted by Humboldt County, and the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival. Don’t miss the Humboldt County Fair, where you can enjoy horse racing and participate in auctions yearly! Check out the Arts Alive! county-wide event showcasing artists and performers held on the first Saturday of every month.

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Even More Attractions Nearby

 Marina & Boardwalk (0.6 mile)

 Redwood National Park (39.4 miles)

 Carson Mansion (1.1 miles)

 Clarke Historical Museum (0.6 miles)

 Humboldt State University (8.8 miles)

 Old Town Eureka (0.6 miles)

 Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum (3.9 miles)

 Sequoia Park Zoo (3.3 miles)

 Humboats Kayaking Adventures (1.9 miles)

 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park-Fern Canyon (52.4 miles)

 Fort Humboldt State Historic Park (2.2 miles)

 Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park (1.8 miles)

 Pride Enterprises Tours (1.9 miles)

 Humboldt Bay Cruises (0.6 miles)

 Arcata Wildlife Sanctuary (7 miles)

 Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (7 miles)

 Humboldt Botanical Gardens (7 miles)

These unique and exciting things to do in Eureka, CA are just part of what makes our city one to remember. Plan your visit to our hotel by booking your stay with us today!

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