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The North Coast county of Humboldt is filled with vast and noble stands of redwood and fir, graceful Victorian architecture and dramatic, forested Pacific coastline. Primarily due to sheer force of geography, one thing it doesn't have - even at summer's peak - is crowds. Humboldt County may be the most removed piece of the California Countryside; those who make the effort to see it are rewarded with a very special experience.

In planning a "Redwood Coast" adventure, keep in mind that the three largest towns, Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna, are centrally located on Humboldt Bay, from which nearly anywhere in the county can be reached in about an hour.

For More Information

Humboldt County Convention &
Visitors Bureau
1034 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Toll free: (800) 346-3482
Email: info@redwoodvisitor.org

www.redwoodvisitor.org

With its central location and proximity to numerous attractions, Eureka is the ideal hub from which to roll out a Redwood Coast adventure. A broad range of accommodations from classic hotels to quaint B&Bs and familiar national chains are available. There are numerous great places to eat, plus ample shopping for everything from picnic supplies to that special gift.

Eureka retains many reminders of its bustling past. Magnificent houses built of enduring redwood line the orderly streets. One of them, the Carson Mansion at 2nd & M Streets, has been called the most photographed Victorian in America, and is truly a wooden fairytale castle. Across the street is another well-known Victorian, the Pink Lady. Visitors can learn how these architectural treasures were built and restored at the remarkable Blue Ox Millworks at the foot of X Street.

The Old Town and Downtown district is one of Eureka's greatest assets. These blocks of vintage commercial buildings have been lovingly restored, and now contain bookstores, restaurants, coffee houses, galleries, museums and a variety of unusual boutiques. Eureka's Old Town has retained its Victorian character and is truly 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.

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