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 19 miles away
- Crescent City 67 miles away
- Mendocino 105 miles away
- Crater Lake National Park 180 miles away
- Sonoma 196 miles away
- Napa Valley 199 miles away
- Sacramento 209 miles away
- San Francisco 229 miles away
- Lake Tahoe 249 miles away
- Newport, Oregon 266 miles away
- Bend (Sisters) 277 miles away
- Oregon 277 miles away