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Eureka is a Victorian seaport town located on the northern Mendocino Coast, well-known for its' Victorian architecture and historical museums. Eureka's "Old Town," which is situated near the waterfront, has been carefully restored to its' original 1800s glory. Old Town is a delightful place to shop, stroll and dine -or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Many of Eureka's frequent fairs and festivals take place on the streets of Old Town. Eureka is an excellent city for history buffs with several worthwhile museums. The Clark Memorial Museum includes an extensive collection of artifacts of the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk Indian tribes. The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum contains lighthouse displays and other maritime memorabilia, and operates its own cruise boat, which is one of the oldest passenger vessels in the country. Eureka is also home to the Fort Humboldt Museum and State Historical Park, and the waterfront along Humboldt Bay is another great place to stroll and watch the fishing boats and pleasure craft coming and going. Eureka was named as one of "America's Best Small Art Towns," and has a growing Cultural Arts District. For outdoor recreation, there are over 40 parks, forests, reserves and recreation areas near Eureka; as well as 110 miles of beaches, cliffs and coves, six wild and scenic rivers and coastal lagoons. To reach Eureka, travel north from San Francisco along scenic Highway 1 for approximately 200 miles.

Surrounding areas: Arcata, California (7.1 mi), Fortuna, California (13.3 mi), Ferndale, California (15.5 mi), Trinidad, California (18.8 mi), Willow Creek, California (29.7 mi), Hawkins Bar, California (34.0 mi), Orick, California (34.8 mi)

Eureka Vacation Rentals




Eureka Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Clarion Resort2223 Fourth StEureka, CA (707) 442-3261
Days Inn4260 Broadway StEureka, CA (707) 444-2019
Econo Lodge1630 Fourth StEureka, CA (707) 443-8041
Eureka Travelodge4 Fourth StEureka, CA (707) 443-6345
Motel 61934 Broadway (hwy 101)Eureka, CA (707) 445-9631
Quality Inn1209 4TH StEureka, CA (707) 443-1601
Ramada Eureka270 5TH StEureka, CA (707) 443-2206
Red Lion Hotel Eureka1929 Fourth StEureka, CA (707) 445-0844
Rodeway Inn2014 4TH StEureka, CA (707) 444-0401
Town House Hotel933 Fourth StEureka, CA (707) 443-4536
Arcata Days Inn4975 Vly West BlvdArcata, CA6.8 mi.(707) 822-4861
Arcata Super 8 Motel4887 Vly W BlvdArcata, CA6.8 mi.(707) 822-8888
Comfort Inn Arcata4701 Vly West BlvdArcata, CA6.8 mi.(707) 826-2827
Howard Johnson Express Inn4700 Valley W BlvdArcata, CA6.8 mi.(707) 826-9660
Super 8 Motel4887 Vly West BlvdArcata, CA6.8 mi.(800) 626-1900
Best Western Arcala Inn4827 Vly W BlvdArcala, CA7.0 mi.(707) 826-0313
Quality Inn Arcata3535 Janes RdArcata, CA8.4 mi.(707) 822-0409
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3107 Concorde DrMckinleyville, CA11.3 mi.(707) 840-9305
Best Western Country InnRiv Walk DrFortuna, CA13.3 mi.(707) 725-6822
Holiday Inn Express1859 Alamar WayFortuna, CA14.4 mi.(707) 725-5500
Comfort Inn & Suites1583 Riverwalk DrFortuna, CA14.6 mi.(707) 725-7025
Best Western Country Inn2025 Riverwalk DrFortuna, CA14.7 mi.(800) 679-7511
Super 8 Motel Fortuna1805 Alamar WayFortuna, CA14.7 mi.(707) 725-2888
Flying Double A Ranch700 Ruth Star RtBridgeville, CA29.3 mi.(707) 574-6668

Eureka Weather & Climate

The scenic redwoods coast area of Northern California has a mild year round climate that is completely dominated by the Pacific Ocean. This region that is located approximately two hours south of the Oregon State line experiences frequent and abundant rain October through April. These months account for about 90 percent of the annual precipitation, which averages 40 inches. The months of June through September are generally dry. Warm summer days are marked by low clouds and fog which usually dissipates by early afternoon with sunny conditions remaining until late evening when low clouds move back in. Temperatures are quite moderate with the annual range being one of the smallest in the lower 48 states. Fall is marvelous along the northern coast with warm, sunny days and calm ocean conditions. Areas over the coastal mountains, as close as 40 miles away, can have a much greater range of temperature than the coastal areas.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 40°F 5.97 in. 51°F
February 55°F 41°F 5.51 in. 51°F
March 56°F 42°F 5.55 in. 52°F
April 57°F 44°F 2.91 in. 51°F
May 59°F 47°F 1.62 in. 51°F
June 61°F 50°F 0.65 in. 51°F
July 63°F 52°F 0.16 in. 53°F
August 63°F 53°F 0.38 in. 54°F
September 63°F 51°F 0.86 in. 54°F
October 61°F 47°F 2.36 in. 54°F
November 58°F 43°F 5.78 in. 53°F
December 55°F 40°F 6.35 in. 51°F

Eureka Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Arcata airport (ACV) located about 13 miles north of Eureka and the Jack Mc Namara Field (CEC) located approximately 68 miles north of Eureka in Crescent City, California.

Eureka Attractions

 
Water Parks
Waterworks ParkReddingCA93.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Eureka Municipal Golf CourseEurekaCA 
Beau Pre Golf ClubMcKinleyvilleCA11.0 mi.
Bigfoot Golf & Country ClubWillow CreekCA29.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Mount Shasta Ski ParkShastaCA88.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Patricks Point State ParkCA23.5 mi. 
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State ParkCA25.5 mi. 
Humboldt Lagoons State ParkCA27.7 mi. 
Humboldt Redwoods State ParkCA33.7 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sequoia Park ZooEurekaCA 


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