Eureka, California, USA
Eureka is the county seat and principal city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Located adjacent to Humboldt Bay 270 miles north of San Francisco, the port city is situated near extensive preserves of the world's tallest trees - the Coast Redwoods.
Attractions in Eureka include world-famous redwood forests, a visit to a Native American village, a guided tour of historic Victorian architecture, the Clarke Historical Museum, Sequoia Park Zoo, Fort Humboldt and the Morris Graves Museum of Art, the Carson Mansion, the most famous Victorian house in the world, or visit world-famous Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Old Town area still contains much of its Victorian architecture, which, if not maintained as homes, have been transformed into scores of unique lodgings, restaurants, and small shops featuring a burgeoning cottage industry of hand-made creations from glass ware to wood burning stoves and a large variety of art created locally.
Things to See & Do
* Old Town Eureka
* Clarke Historical Museum
* The Carson Mansion
* Sequoia Park Zoo
* City Boardwalk
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 24.50 km²
Population –28,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – The port of Humboldt Bay is located directly west of the city of Eureka. Visitors are transported across the bay (approximately 5 minutes) to the City of Eureka’s “F” Street Dock in Eureka’s Old Town area by the ships' tenders.
Transport Links - The Eureka/Arcata airport is served by three air carriers, United Express, Delta & Horizon Air, with daily flights from San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Portland. The airport is located in the town of McKinleyville, 12 miles north of Eureka.
Bus service is provided by Amtrak and Greyhound. Amtrak Thruway buses go from Eureka to the Capitol Corridor train at Martinez, northeast of San Francisco. You must have a ticket for a trip on the train to use Amtrak Thruway. Greyhound provides service to Oakland, California.