Arcata, CA, USA

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Arcata, CA, USA

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Bayside charm in a quaint college town

Nestled against the Arcata Bay, scenic Arcata is a pleasant college town, boasting the hallmarks of a bustling city, with a vibrant shopping area, charming neighborhoods, and idyllic scenery worthy of a postcard. The city is also home to Humboldt State University, and almost half of the population is enrolled there. When you book an Arcata vacation rental, you're in the perfect location to soak up quintessential small-town culture. There's much to do even if you aren't a student; whether you're an art lover, a history fanatic, or an avid shopper, you'll find something special in this charming town.

Vibrant times in scenic Arcata

For lively activity, head straight to Arcata Plaza. It dates back to the 19th century, but today it's a model example of modern life. Vibrant blossoms accent the town green, while a handsome statue sits in the center. Come here to grab a cup of coffee, catch live music, or attend one of the town's many festivals. America's largest Afro-Cuban music and dance class is held annually on the HSU campus. One of the country's oldest movie theaters is also here. If you booked an Arcata vacation rental with nature in mind, enjoy a self-guided tour and explore the town's magnificent grounds.

Attractions In and Around Eureka (and vicinity)

First time in Eureka (and vicinity) and looking for things to do? If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at College Cove and Samoa Dunes Recreation Area or experience the natural beauty of Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters and Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

Fun activities in the city include Doe Flat Trail, Young's Valley Trail and B Street Pier. Also while in town, you can visit Humboldt Bay, Arcata Community Forest or Humboldt Botanical Garden.

Birds, forests, and beaches stun in Arcata

Located in Humboldt County, Arcata is synonymous with natural beauty and adventure. The Arcata Community Forest is a 620-acre woodland composed of trails, ravines, and hills. Adjacent to the forest is magnificent Redwood Park. If you leave your Arcata vacation rental hoping to swim, Mad River Beach is approximately 5 miles outside of town. Arcata Bay itself boasts a brackish marsh waterfront and is an ideal spot to watch the sunset. It's home to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, which boasts an enormous bird population.