With Humboldt Bay on one side and pristine Redwood forest on the other, Arcata California is a truly unique and beautiful vacation destination. Everything is within walking distance in this small town including many boutique shops and restaurants catering to Humboldt State University (HSU).
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the renowned Arcata Marsh wetlands as well as the Hike-Bike-Horse trails of Redwood Park. Nightlife includes many big name entertainment acts presented by HSU Center Arts as well as a vibrant downtown with venues such as the historic Arcata Theater Lounge. Special events such as the worlds first and only Kinetic Sculpture Race, the North Country Fair, and the weekly Arcata Farmer’s Market, all taking place downtown on the Arcata Plaza.
For mountain bikers Arcata offers well-maintained accessible trails throughout the community forest (trail map). For more ambitious cyclists the trail now extends deep into the redwood forests of the surrounding hillsides thanks to the Samuels Conservation Easment.
The Arcata Marsh is known for it’s natural beauty and extensive bird and wildlife habitat. It is also known for its leading example of environmentally friendly wastewater treatment facility. After decades of wetlands restoration the marsh is now the home to over 300 species of birds, and wildlife including River Otters, Pacific Tree Frogs, Gray Foxes, Bobcats, Red-legged Frogs, and Rough-skinned Newts. Learn more about the marsh here.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure in the redwoods or to enjoy a locally brewed beer and catch a show, Arcata CA has much to offer. Arcata Vacation Rentals are available for all group sizes and budgets.
When planning a Redwood Forest Vacation, Arcata is a town you will definitely not want to miss!
Plaza Casita is a two-bedroom, one bath home just minutes from the Arcata Plaza. Featuring all new everything, this home is perfect for your next Redwood Coast Excursion. Designed with the vacationer in mind, Plaza Casita is an unsurpassed lodging accommodation for all to enjoy
New, Fresh, inviting and right in the heart of Downtown Arcata! Stay and relax in this brand new, 3 bedroom townhouse apartment less than a block from Arcata Plaza. Enjoy the sunsets over the bay from your private balcony, sleeps 6! Incredible Restaurants at your doorstep
Manila Cove Majesty is a spacious, contemporary custom 3 bedroom 3 & 1/2 bath home with panoramic views over the Humboldt Bay and the foothills of the Trinity Alps sprinkled with city lights across the bay in the background. Sleeps 6! A cedar fence encloses the property with 100 yards of bay shoreline.