Eureka Travel Guide

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Eureka Overview

Eureka is on old logging town on the northern coast of California. It is approximately 270 miles north of San Francisco. Eureka is along Humboldt Bay. It is the county seat of Humboldt county. Its located near the Redwood forests and many parks that have trails into the forests. The population is about 30,000 people, it is the largest town along the coast, the nearest other city is Redding.

This town is very far out of the way and must be reached by car. There are many good places to eat around the waterfront. Just north is the California State University at Humboldt, located in Arcata. Some people have moved north from the Bay Area after retiring. Some parts of Eureka have seen better days, since the lumber industry has been depressed, some parts of town aren't doing well. It is still a safe town though.

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