Located on Humboldt Bay, Eureka is considered the capital of the Redwood Empire region of California. While the population is under 50,000 it is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland. A major commercial fishing port, Eureka was once
the center of a booming timber industry. The historic downtown area includes spectacular Victorian mansions as well as a newly developed waterfront, marina and performing arts center.
Visitors on a Redwood Forest Vacation can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities on Humboldt Bay out of Eureka, including kayak tours, fishing charters or a harbor cruise on the
Historic downtown offers many shops and restaurants as well as a Ghost Tour of historic buildings, horse drawn carriage rides, The Carson Mansion, and much more. For an authentic historical experience The Blue Ox Millworks offers demonstrations and education
on the way of life and historic arts of Victorian era.
For foodies and seafood lovers the
Humboldt Bay Provisions is a good place to start with an oyster bar on the waterfront as well as a tasting room offering local wines, beers, cheeses and much more.
Eureka has many of the cultural offerings of a big city. You can enjoy several outstanding art exhibits offered by the Morris Graves Museum or an evening of entertainment at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts which hosts the Eureka Symphony and a series
of local and touring artists throughout the year. Various world-renowned festival and events take place here year-round as well such as the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival and The Kinetic Sculpture Race. The city is even home to its very own Sequoia Park Zoo,
an excellent place to enjoy a perfect family day.
With all this to offer, Eureka maintains the small town feel and natural beauty that brings many visitors to the Redwood Coast. Many options for lodging include long term furnished rentals, vacation homes, and more.
Your Redwood Forest Vacation Would Not Be Complete Wthout a Visit to Eureka.
Check out Our Featured Vacation Rentals in Eureka:
Lights on First Street in Historic Old Town Eureka
This recently renovated two-story loft is conveniently located on the waterfront in Old Town Eureka.
#6 - Samoa Field
This light-filled suite with a private bath sleeps four. Pine floors and built-ins make the room feel
airy and modern. Enjoy views of the Social Club property from the bedroom and watch TV in the cozy living room (with sleeper sofa). The bath features an antique pedestal sink and tiled walk-in shower. .
Step into comfort and freshness at Henderson Haven. This home is perfect for a Redwood Coast escape
for the whole family. Modern lighting and skylights showcase the home’s modern and crisp aesthetic, while the living spaces and bedrooms set the tone of relaxation.
Additional Vacation Rentals in Eureka Include:
Old Town Modern Loft
Shell Cottage on Humboldt Bay
The Ranch House at Oyster Beach
Mid Century Beach House at Oyster Beach
Loft @ Oyster Beach
Bayview Suite at Oyster Beach
Oyster Beach Escape
Old Town Victorian Cottage - Upstairs Flat
Old Town Victorian House
Vacation Villa in Quiet Neighborhood
The Famous Pink Lady
117 West Boutique Hotel
Birdsong Beach Cottage
Golden Oaks - 30 Day Minimum Rental
The View at Snug Alley
Old Town Contemporary
2 Story Country Cabin with Pasture & Bay Views
Suite #6 - Samoa Field
Suite #7 - Samoa Field
Suite #8 - Samoa Field
Bunk Room #9 - Samoa Field
Boardwalk Loft - on the Bay!
Cozy Craftsman Cottage
Hookton Wildlife Retreat on the South Bay
Pelican's Perch with Boat parking & Dock