Eureka! You've found it; now enjoy it.
FREE festival shuttle service to historic downtown Eureka.
While in Eureka take time for a stroll along the Boardwalk or check out Old Town. Listed on the National Register
of Historic Places, the area is full of restored victorians hosting interesting shops and restaurants.
Historic Old Town Eureka
Downtown Eureka District
This meticulously preserved and restored Old Town/Downtown district of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums on Humboldt Bay is a must stop on your visit. It includes theaters, pubs, antique shops and local coffee houses. Take a walking tour of the historic buildings in Old Town, view it from the seat of a horse-drawn carriage, or cruise around Humboldt Bay on the oldest passenger carrying vessel in continuous service in the United States -- the Madaket. The Music Festival has a shuttle stop in the middle of Old Town at the Gazebo.
Eureka Waterfront Boardwalk
Old Town Eureka
Eureka's Waterfront Boardwalk borders Old Town and makes for a relaxing walk after dinner and drinks. Running along historic Old Town, Eureka's waterfront is a vibrant working wharf, where fishermen still sail out to haul in the local catch of black cod and pink shrimp. Stroll along the harbor, take a seat on a lovely wooden bench, and watch the ships in the marina come in and out from Woodley Island.
Victorian Architecture - Eureka
Still a small city with just 40,000 residents in the immediate area, Eureka's downtown is a collection of historic Victorian buildings. Many have been restored to reflect their mid-19th Century splendor, when local residents built ornate homes with money earned through logging, farming and fishing. In recent decades the city has been spruced up to show off both its waterfront and its heritage. Walking, driving and horse-drawn carriage tours are available.
Eureka Main Street Info
Eureka Main Street promotes the unique character of Eureka’s Core Business District. The District is a magnet. Specialty shopping and distinguished restaurants draw locals and visitors from throughout the region. This is an excellent resource for events and places to go.
The Madaket Bay Cruises
Built in 1909, launched in 1910 and refurbished in 1989, The Madaket is a reminder of our bays maritime past preserved for the future and has become a vital part of the local heritage tourist industry.
One of 700 historic vessels registered in the United States. She was built for the shallow waters of Humboldt Bay at Fairhaven Ca, in 1909. She is the oldest passenger carrying vessel in continuous service in the United States and boasts the smallest licensed bar in California.