Three Days in Eureka

After an enjoyable drive through the beautiful redwoods you will find yourself entering your destination of Eureka…  

  • Continue your journey to the foot of C street where you can catch the Motor Vessel Madaket which just so happens to be the last of seven ferries on Humboldt Bay. The Madaket hosts several 75 minute 8 mile cruises of the bay. The Captain gives lively narration on the past, present, and future of Humboldt Bay. After the cruise is over and you have seen the beautiful town of eureka from the bay, it is time to get lost in the streets of its historic old town and enjoy an amazing dinner at many of the local restaurants. You will go to bed with a full stomach and wake up ready to start your adventure. 

  • Wake up in the morning and visit the Blue OX Millworks where you can experience the craftsmanship of the Victorian Era.  This is a full production working museum of Victorian Era machinery, technology, and craftsmanship.  
  • Next go on an oyster tour and tasting, guided by Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours. Tours are available by motor boats. This interactive tour includes oyster farming history, harvesting techniques, bay and marsh ecology, boat safety, hands-on oyster harvesting, and includes three oysters to take home or to the restaurant of your choice. The Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour takes two hours and is rain or shine.
  • If you’re hungry after being on the bay all day drive over the bride to Manila and have lunch at the Samoa Cook House. With great food and a great atmosphere you will not be disappointed.
  • Next you can take a guided walking tour around old town. Explore our historic buildings and hear their stories.
  • After this you can jump on the Old Town Horse Carriage CO and be trotted around Historic Old Town Eureka viewing all the historic architecture and restored buildings which you just learned about. Then grab dinner and get ready for another enjoyable day.
  • First on the agenda is the Clark Historic Museum located in Old Town, which is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Humboldt County, also the Eureka Visitor Center. Frequently changing exhibits tells the story of many people, activities and events that made Humboldt County—the gold rush, the lumber industry, ship building and fishing, farmers and businesses, and the everyday lives of people from the earliest times to the recent past.
  • Once you have taken in some of Humboldt County’s history you can head over to the Morris Graves Museum of Art and acquire some more.
  • After you have taken in Humboldt County’s unique story, grab a picnic and head on over to Sequoia Park. You can visit the Sequoia Park Zoo, which was established in 1907, and is the oldest Zoo in California and situated next to the magnificent old growth redwoods, the, Sequoia Park Zoo is a jewel in the heart of Eureka. There you can see the zoo’s newest exhibits including an interactive river outer experience, bald eagles and red pandas. 
  • Then take a stroll through the Sequoia Park - Eureka's Community Redwood Forest. There you will see enormous redwoods and can set up a picnic lunch. All while enjoying nature’s beauty.  

For lodging and dinning information click lodging in Eureka or dinning in Eureka on the home page and pick from a wide variety of amazing accommodations. 

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