Eureka Tourism, California

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Eureka (Hupa: do'-wi-lotl-ding' Karuk: uuth) is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. The city is located on U.S. Route 101 on the shores of Humboldt Bay, 270 miles (430 km) north of San Francisco and 100 miles (160 km) south of the Oregon border. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,191, and the population of Greater Eureka was 45,034. Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, and the westernmost city of more than 25,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states. It is the regional center for government, health care, trade, and the arts on the North Coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Greater Eureka, one of California's major commercial fishing ports, is the location of the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, a stretch of about 500 miles (800 km). The headquarters of both the Six Rivers National Forest and the North Coast Redwoods District of the California State Parks System are in Eureka. As entrepôt for hundreds of lumber mills that once existed in the area, the city played a leading role in the historic West Coast lumber trade. The entire city is a state historic landmark, which has hundreds of significant Victorian homes, including the nationally-recognized Carson Mansion, and the city has retained its original 19th-century commercial core as a nationally recognized Old Town Historic District. Eureka is home to California's oldest zoo, the Sequoia Park Zoo.


Located on Route 101, Eureka is an important city of the Redwood Empire’s Humboldt County. Its significance further lies in the fact that it is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland. This city is also considered to be one of California's major commercial fishing ports. Occupationally, the city once witnessed a boom in the lumber industry. Aesthetically speaking, Eureka’s panoramas are dominated by beautiful Victorian homes.

On the Eureka tourism front, the city is home to the Sequoia Park Zoo which happens to be California's oldest zoo. It is also Eureka’s most important attraction. Following the zoo is the Carson Mansion that is “considered the grandest Victorian home in America,” in order of importance. It is also regarded as one of the highest executions of the American Queen Anne Style architecture. Then the Old Town Eureka, an important city landmark is abundant with places to shop, eat and just linger around in the evenings. Additionally, some more attractions that you must not miss as you visit Eureka include Humboldt Bay, Sequoia Park Garden, Lost Coast Trail and the Headwaters Forest Reserve among more.

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Facts and Stats for Eureka*

  • Pollution Statistics in Eureka

    Know the pollution level of Eureka before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Eureka: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Eureka for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Eureka.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 91.67 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Eureka - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 20.83 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 35.19 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.92 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Eureka

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Eureka

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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