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With a rich history as a gold rush town, Eureka is named for the excited cries of miners as they found their fortune in the rolling green hills. This influx of people helped to build a quaint Victorian town, and much of this has been well preserved to this day, with historic storefronts and grand old houses that make it into many tourist's photo albums. Its location overlooking Arcata Bay also means there's plenty of areas of natural beauty to explore, with long stretches of rocky coastline.

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Fort Humboldt State Historic Park dates back to the 1850s when Native Americans clashed with settlers, and people flooded into the area to get their piece of the gold rush. The old clapboard hospital has been turned into a museum telling the story of the fort, with fascinating exhibitions showing how people lived back then, and at the Logging Museum you can see open air demonstrations of how logging was done in the 19th century using actual equipment from the time, and can take a ride on a miniature steam train to see more of the park's surroundings. The Bear River Casino lies just on the outskirts of town, perched on top of a hill and overlooking the rolling green fields beneath. Here you'll find bright and modern gaming facilities, with rows of flashing slot machines, table games, and a cozy poker den with regular tournaments. The casino also has several dining options, and after trying your luck at gaming you can relax in the large leather chairs of the lounge and watch popular local entertainers.

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There are many budget accommodation options in Eureka, so if you're looking for discount hotels then you'll be pleased with the selection. Most local hotels have 2 to 3 stars, allowing you to enjoy facilities such as indoor pools, fitness centers, spa tubs, business centers, laundry rooms, dry cleaning services, ad complimentary WiFi. There are a wide choice of rooms available, whether you're traveling alone or with family, allowing you to enjoy amenities such as coffee makers, hair dryers, flat screen televisions, free local calls, refrigerators, and microwaves. Some hotels also offer a complimentary buffet breakfast for each morning of your stay, and daily housekeeping to keep your room clean and fresh.

Where to stay

Eureka's Old Town area is full of well-preserved Victorian era buildings, and you'll find charming brick shopfronts with pretty, intricate details that give them a unique character. Take a walking tour and you'll no doubt be tempted into to some of the boutiques, from antique book stores to vintage clothing shops selling colorful pieces. It's also an important cultural destination, with independent art galleries and small museums scattered around the area. If you need to take a break there are plenty of cozy cafés and bakeries, and if you're in the mood for a more substantial meal then you'll find a wide selection of quality restaurants, including many serving locally caught seafood from the bay such as the popular Kumamoto oysters.

How to get to Eureka

Arcata/Eureka Airport is just north of Eureka and offers regular services to San Francisco and other Bay Area destinations. There's a regular bus service to and from the airport which takes about 45 minutes, or you can pick up a rental car from the terminal and drive to Eureka in just under 20 minutes. There's an Amtrak thruway bus service from downtown to Martinez Station, and from here you can pick up several national services, with trains to San Jost, Oakland, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

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