Old Town Eureka
Photo © Richard Kelly
Nowhere is Eureka's heritage more evident than in Old Town and Downtown, a meticulously preserved and restored district of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. The 49 block district includes art galleries, theaters, pubs, antique shops, clothing shops, local coffee houses, a coffee roaster, a brewery, and the newest addition, The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. Take a walking tour of the historic buildings in Old Town or view it from the seat of a horse-drawn carriage.
Take a break in one of our cafes, or dine in some of Eureka's finest restaurants. Follow up with a stroll on the boardwalk to take in the view of Humboldt Bay, or hop on board the Madaket for a water tour of the bay. Don't forget to reward the kids with some fun time in The Discovery Museum, and ice cream in an old fashion parlor.
Many special events including the First Saturday Night Arts Alive! a monthly art walk, take place in Old Town. As you walk the streets of this charming district admiring the Victorian architecture, you will find that many of the walls of the commercial buildings in the area are adorned with murals. Some of the murals in this area can be seen on the Eureka Mural Tour.
New books, old books, clothes, art, home decor, unusual gifts, garden items, jewelry, beads, birdhouses, pirate flags and more can be found as you meander through the shops.
No where else can you experience the preservation, early architecture, shopping, and dining of one of the last remaining, intact downtowns in California. A National Register of Historic Places and a National Main Street City.
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