Eureka, California Photos, Information, Hotels and Map

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 properties.

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 Forest land.

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:



Eureka, California MapEureka is 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.


Humboldt County: Arcata; Eureka; Fernbridge; Ferndale; Fields Landing; Fortuna; Garberville; Loleta; Lost Coast; McKinleyville; Redcrest; Samoa; Weott


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