Local Area Attractions
Avenue of the Giants (Redwood Forest)
The Avenue of the Giants is a magnificent 31-mile scenic drive just five hours north of San Francisco. This is 51,222 acres of redwood groves. By far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way.
The Samoa Cookhouse is the last surviving cookhouse in the West that continues the tradition of serving lots of good food -- lumber camp style. The museum and dining rooms feature early culinary items in addition to historical mementos from the early years of the lumber and logging industries. Three private rooms are available for large or small gatherings. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Special prices for children. Be sure to ask for a coupon at the office.
Beaches / Fishing / Clam Digging
- Patrick's Point State Park
- Samoa Dunes
- Clam Beach
- Moonstone Beach
Carson Mansion/Victorian Homes
- The grand dame of Victorian architecture, pioneer lumberman William Carson completed this Italianate/Queen Anne mansion in 1886. It is the most photographed Victorian in Old Town Eureka.
- Visit Ferndale and view the most elegant Victorian homes in Northern California.
- Drive or walk a self guided tour of 20 distinctive Victorian or historically significant homes. Pick up a map at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.