Road Trip to Humboldt County

With more miles of coastline than any other county in California, Humboldt County is a NorCal beach lover’s dream. Black Sands Beach, Table Bluff and Trinidad State Beach are just a few of the amazing beaches that one should visit on a road trip to Humboldt.

In addition to the great beaches, the world-famous Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park are where you can see some of the biggest redwood trees in the world.

And with more artists per capita than anywhere else in the state, there is a wide range of incredible art galleries as well as interesting museums to visit while you’re there.

If you’re heading over to Humboldt and are looking for fun things to do while you’re there, check out our list below. If we’re missing your favorite thing to do in Humboldt County, please let us know so we can share it with other NorCalPulse.com users who are looking for a great time on the coast.


Arcata - Arcata Community Forest

Park Drive
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt
Website

The Arcata Community Forest is a true gem of Humboldt County.  Located on the eastside of Arcata, the forest encompasses almost 800 acres of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. ...

Arcata - Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

569 South G Street
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-826-2359

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is 307 acres of forward thinking ingenuity that has led to a beautiful park that has a little something for everyone.  Located on the north side of...

Arcata - Disc Golf at Humboldt State University

Bayview Street
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt

This 18-basket course is located in the Arcata Community Forest .  It's challenging and one of the best (if not the best) courses in Northern California.  We've been told that this is...

Arcata - HSU Natural History Museum

1242 G Street
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-826-4479

The mission of the museum, through its collections, exhibits and programs, is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world.  By exploring the museum, visitors are...

Eureka - Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

3431 Fort Avenue
Eureka, California 95503
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-445-6547

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay.  This remote military post was established in 1853 to assist in conflict resolution between Native Americans...

Eureka - Humboldt Botanical Gardens

7351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka (south of) , California 95501
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-442-5139

The Humboldt Botanical Gardens is a world-class botanical garden for the Northern California region.  The Gardens are constructed on a 44.5-acre site south of Eureka near Humboldt Bay and...

Eureka - Humboldt Roller Derby

3750 Harris Street
Eureka, California 96007
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-441-1993

Humboldt Roller Derby is fast-paced action that is fun for people of all ages.  Their bouts are extremely popular so get your tickets early and get there early for the best seats.  When...

Eureka - Kinetic Museum

518 A Street
Eureka, California 95501
Northern Humboldt
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Phone: 707-786-3443

The Annual Kinetic Races are an extremely popular Humboldt County event that draws people from all over the country.  The Kinetic Museum showcases how this event became so great.  The...

Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, California 95501
Northern Humboldt
Website
Phone: 707-442-0278

In 1996, the Humboldt Arts Council started raising money to turn the old Carnegie Library in Eureka into an art museum.  They offered to name the new museum after artist Morris Graves who,...

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