"Eureka!" is precisely what you'll exclaim when you arrive in this charming coastal city. The seat of the "Redwood Empire" combines two of California's greatest attributes: stunning Pacific coastline and ancient redwood forests. Nestled at the intersection of these incredible landscapes, Eureka's natural beauty is matched only by its historic elegance. The entire town has been declared a historic landmark, and hotels in Eureka are immersed in its timeless Victorian beauty.
Out and About in Eureka
Eureka is a magnet for art, architecture, and shopping enthusiasts. Once there, you'll find that the Old Town area on the waterfront is the place to be. Browse the Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt State University First Street Gallery, or simply marvel at the many murals adorning the area. Experience the tranquil pace of life from a bygone era, strolling from shop to shop on Eureka's Victorian commercial strip, one of the best preserved in the country and full of local, family-owned businesses. The Clarke Historical Museum and Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum are must-sees for any history buff, and the fantastic Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest in the state. This small town holds many other intriguing and unexpected treasures, like a world-class Native American basket collection, and many of the local Eureka hotels are brimming with old town charm.
Eating and Drinking
Residents of Eureka take pride in their locally-sourced delicacies. Scrumptious seafood is abundant in this major commercial fishing port, and the surrounding area is known for its grass-fed beef. Microbrews are big in this town, and many restaurants feature the renowned wines of northern California. Salivating already? Don't worry, since cheap hotels in Eureka and flights to Eureka are easy to find with Travelocity. Vacation packages to Eureka and anything else you need are available on Travelocity, so get started planning a trip to this unforgettable town!