Eureka Travel Guide
Welcome to Eureka!
With Humboldt Bay to the north and surrounded by ancient redwood trees, the city of Eureka enjoys an intimate relationship with the ocean and a colorful history of logging. During the city's prosperous years, wealthy lumber barons built marvelous Victorian-style homes, many of which are still standing. Carson Mansion is one of the most photographed Victorian homes in California. Nearby, the Redwood National and State Parks draw many thousands of visitors every year, and the coastal waters and parks bordering Eureka present ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and observation. The annual Redwood Coast Jazz Festival occurs for three days in March and brings the city's streets to life with swing, bop, calypso, blues and more. Aquatic activities like fishing charters and whale watching tours are popular with tourists in the area, while art galleries like the Ink People Center for the Arts and museums like the Morris Graves Museum of Art provide enjoyable cultural diversions.