ld Town Eureka, on the north coast of California, is the art, shopping and dining destination in the heart of the redwoods. You’ll find Old Town just two blocks off of Highway 101, in Eureka, a historic logging and fishing town perched on the edge of Humboldt Bay. Eureka is surrounded by the largest ancient redwood forests in the world. Redwood National Park located 45 minutes to the north and the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park is only a half hour to the south.
Eureka’s classic Old Town retains much of the flavor of its Victorian architecture and faces the picturesque marina on Woodley Island. Old Town features unique gift shops, bookstores, boutiques, museums, antique stores, galleries, and a wide array of wonderful restaurants. Historically connected to its original commercial seaport, Eureka’s Old Town is listed as a National Historic and Cultural Arts District. On a rise at the end of historic Second Street sits the Carson Mansion, a masterpiece of Victorian splendor, one of more than 1,000 Victorian homes in Eureka.
Whether your visit to Humboldt County includes walking among the towering redwood trees, participating in the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, or dancing at our annual spring Jazz Festival, you will find a warm welcome in Old Town Eureka.