Eureka is the largest protected deep water port between San Francisco and Puget Sound and lies in the heart of stunning forests renowned for their magnificent coastal redwoods.
Gold prospectors, many of whom were lumbermen, came to the area in the late 1800s and soon recognized the potential for the timber industry on the bay. The best place to go to see what it would have been like there is the Samoa Cafe, still preserved in the same way it always has been the now half restaurant half library serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The town prospered and literally grew out of the two forests, its wealthy inhabitants building grand wooden homes, many of which still survive.
Today Eureka has one of the nation's best preserved Victorian districts and is renowned for being a center for the arts, the Carter Mansion and its antique shops. It is a delight to stroll through the historic old town streets, exploring the buildings, shops and galleries at your own pace.
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Places near Eureka
- Trinidad 30 kilometers away
- Crescent City 108 kilometers away
- Mendocino 169 kilometers away
- Crater Lake National Park 290 kilometers away
- Sonoma 315 kilometers away
- Napa Valley 320 kilometers away
- Sacramento 337 kilometers away
- San Francisco 369 kilometers away
- Lake Tahoe 401 kilometers away
- Newport, Oregon 428 kilometers away
- Bend (Sisters) 445 kilometers away
- Oregon 446 kilometers away