With Humboldt Bay on one side and pristine Redwood forest on the other, Arcata California is a truly unique and beautiful vacation destination. Everything is in walking distance in this small town including many boutique shops and restaurants catering to Humboldt State University (HSU). Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the renowned Arcata Marsh wetlands as well as the Hike-Bike-Horse trails of Redwood Park. Nightlife includes many big name entertainment acts presented by HSU Center Arts as well as a vibrant downtown with venues such as the historic Arcata Theater Lounge and special events such as the worlds first and only Kinetic Sculpture Race.
For mountain bikers Arcata offers well maintained accessible trails for throughout the community forest (trail map). For more ambitious cyclists the trail now extends deep into the redwood forests of the surrounding hillsides thanks to the Samuels Conservation Easment.
The Arcata Marsh is known for it’s natural beauty and extensive bird and wildlife habitat. It is also known as leading example of environmentally friendly wastewater treatment facility. The marsh was a originally the site of a landfill referred to as Mt. Trashmore. After decades of wetlands restoration it is now the home to over 300 species of birds, and wildlife including River Otters, Pacific Tree Frogs,Gray Foxes, Bobcats, Red-legged Frogs, and Rough-skinned Newts. Learn more about the marsh here.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure in the redwoods or to enjoy a locally brewed beer and catch a show Arcata CA has much to offer. Vacation Rentals are available for all group sizes and budgets.