California's Arcata is a picturesque town on Humboldt Bay with a small population, beautiful Victorian sculptures, and a gorgeous coastline that is perfect for when you want a quaint getaway. Charming hotels near Arcata add to the simple and homely hippie vibe that the area embodies. Choose one of many flights to Eureka, and start planning your getaway today.
Discover freedom in nature with Arcata's open spaces and lack of noise—most people here choose to walk or cycle across town. The locals have a relaxed attitude and enjoy a slow, uncomplicated lifestyle. Hotels in Arcata are likely to be around the Plaza, which is Arcata's central commercial hub and region of community activities. The bookshops and galleries are all walking distance away from each other as well. Remember to also pay a visit to the famous Arcata farmer's market, which is one of the highlights in this area by virtue of being the largest one in the County of Humboldt. Redwood Park, meanwhile, has biking and hiking trails that stretch across large and untouched grounds. Walk through these areas at leisure to get a feel of people's daily lives, or simply watch locals having a good time when taking a stroll on the beach or downtown.
The Plaza is home to many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, particularly on G Street. Arcata's many breweries are also great spots to sit and chat with your friends, or even make some new ones. In addition, you can choose from restaurants in the area that serve everything from fusion food and baked goods to good old American favorites. Classic sandwiches, bagels, and crepes versus curry and noodle soup—the variety is incredible for a town so small.
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