Eureka is a fantastic place
to visit, especially when the sun shines. And though the average
rainfall is 40 inches per year, the many beautiful days of sun help
to provide a lush, green atmosphere along the Humboldt Bay not far
from California's giant Redwood forests.
Eureka features a beautiful
harbor, shopping, superb dining and the beautiful Victorian houses,
including many that have been transformed into Bed & Breakfast
Hotel Carter, a 4 Diamond AAA
property, is one that provides the B&B experiences plus all the
amenities of modern life. That's because it is modeled after a
turn-of-the-century Eureka hostelry with all the charms of a warm
European-style auberge. It was built from scratch in the mid-1980's
to resemble a Victorian house. The Carter House Inns maintain four
such properties in Eureka.
Eureka is listed in the
National Register of Historic Landmarks as Historical Landmark NO.
477 CITY OF EUREKA. Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and
incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern
coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by
water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by
land, and rose to historical prominence as the major social,
political, and economic center of the region. 'Eureka' is a Greek
expression and a popular mining term meaning 'I have found it.'
Location: NW corner, 3rd and E Sts, old town, Eureka
Humboldt County is bound on
the north by Del Norte Countyy; on the east by Siskiyou and Trinity
counties; on the south by Mendocino County and on the west by the
Pacific Ocean. The County encompasses 2.3 million acres, 80 percent
of which is forestlands, protected redwoods and recreation areas.
The southern part of the
County includes Alton, Carlotta, Hydesville, Rio Dell and Scotia;
the Avenue of the Giants communities; Garberville and Redway; the
Eel, Mattole and Van Duzen River communities; Humboldt Redwoods,
Richardson Grove and Grizzly Creek State Parks; and the King Range
National Conservation Area. The northern part of the County includes
the City of Trinidad, Orick; Redwood National Park; Prairie Creek
and Humboldt Lagoons State Parks; and several State Beaches. The
eastern part of the County includes Willow Creek, Hoopa Valley
Indian Reservation, Orleans, and a great deal of Six Rivers National
The southern border of
the County is located 225 miles north of San Francisco, the closest
major metropolitan city. The County is linked by Coastal Highway 101
to the rest of California to the South and the Oregon Coast to the
North. Highway 299 links the County to Interstate 5 to the east. The
County airport in McKinleyville has daily flights to San Francisco,
Sacramento, Portland and Seattle. Source: .co.humboldt.ca.us
very easy to drive around. Streets in the main shopping and hotel
region along Redwood Highway (101) are in a grid pattern designated as
letters of the alphabet one direction and numbers the other.
An official California Welcome
Center with maps, information, free guides and staff is located at 1635
Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Call: 707 822-3619.