Enjoy the magic & splendor of the North Coast.
Rarely a day goes by in Eureka, California where one isn’t enticed to get out and enjoy the eclectic activities and surreal surroundings that abound. Being the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, Eureka draws artists, musicians, and travelers alike, creating a culture of innovation and inspiration. If the world’s wackiest art triathlon, The Kinetic Sculpture Race or Arts Alive does not excite you, then surely the Oyster Fest or the many local music festivals will. If crowds aren’t your thing, then take advantage of the beauty that surrounds Eureka and kayak or cruise the Humboldt Bay, hike or bike through the magnificent redwood forests, or venture to the incredible and vast beaches, dunes and wetlands to find that solitude you've been searching for.
Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, It is the regional center for government, health care, trade, and the arts in California’s North Coast. Greater Eureka, one of California's major commercial fishing ports, is the location of the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, a stretch of about 500 miles (800 km). The headquarters of both the Six Rivers National Forest and the North Coast Redwoods District of the California State Parks System are in Eureka. A port for hundreds of lumber mills that once existed in the area, the city played a leading role in the historic West Coast lumber trade. The entire city is a state historic landmark, which has hundreds of significant Victorian homes, including the nationally recognized Carson Mansion. Eureka’s nationally recognized Old Town Historic District and Waterfront are a must-visit. Sip on craft beer, eat at hyper-local restaurants, rent a kayak or go for a sunset cruise on the Madaket, and visit shops populated with passionate home-grown business owners. All this and more, nestled in stunning Victorian architecture interspersed with giant, colorful murals is right out the door for the guests of the Inn at 2nd & C, Old Town Eureka's best boutique Inn!