Things to do and Attractions in Eureka California!

During our drive from Vancouver Washington to San Francisco, we stopped by Eureka and this post will tell you what are some of the things to do and attractions in Eureka California!

1. Historic Buildings in Eureka California. With its beginnings in mining, logging and fishing, Eureka grew to become a significant sea port. Many came and established their homes here resulting in many beautiful historic buildings in this city…

 Eureka Inn on the National Register of Historic Places
Eureka Inn on the National Register of Historic Places

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Facade of Eureka Inn – We stayed at the Eureka Inn during this trip

 The Eureka Theatre
The Eureka Theatre

 Morris Graves Museum of Art
Morris Graves Museum of Art

 Old Historic Eureka Downtown
Old Historic Eureka Downtown – Resembles “wild wild west” doesn’t it?

2. Eureka Waterfront Promenade. Eureka has a beautiful waterfront promenade where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll and perhaps even get a glimpse of some wildlife…

 Map of Old Town Eureka Waterfront
Map of Old Town Eureka Waterfront

 Eureka Waterfront Promenade and Boardwalk
Eureka Waterfront Promenade and Boardwalk


Video of the Eureka Waterfront

3. The Wooden Sculpture Garden of Romano Gabriel. Romano Gabriel was born in Italy but came to USA with his father to be furniture makers. After serving in WW1, he settled in Eureka and started to make wooden sculptures that filled his garden. As he progressed with the hundreds of sculptures he made, many visitors came from far and wide just to see his beautiful wooden sculpture garden. But he would just hide behind his windows and peer at his visitors as he was a little reserved. After he passed away, the garden was preserved and encased for future generations to enjoy…

 Description of Romano Gabriel's Wooden Sculpture Garden
Description of Romano Gabriel’s Wooden Sculpture Garden

 Romano Gabriel's Wooden Sculpture Garden
Romano Gabriel’s Wooden Sculpture Garden

4. Lost Coast Brewery. This seems to be the one restaurant that the entire Eureka city gathers at for dinner. While all the streets of Eureka were empty and quiet, Lost Coast Brewery was filled with people and we had to wait 20 minutes before we got to be seated!

 Facade of Lost Coast Brewery 4th Street Eureka California - Seemingly quiet on the outside
Facade of Lost Coast Brewery 4th Street Eureka California – Seemingly quiet on the outside

 Noisy and boisterous crowd inside Lost Coast Brewery
Noisy and boisterous crowd inside Lost Coast Brewery

We tried the fruit beers at Lost Coast Brewery and totally enjoyed them! Unlike many other breweries that claim to have fruity-flavoured beers, they seldom taste fruity. But at Lost Coast, we tried both Tangerine Wheat and Raspberry Brown and they tasted flavourful and fruity! Yum!

 Ordered Tangerine Wheat during our 20 minutes wait, therefore it was half full when we took this photo
Ordered Tangerine Wheat during our 20 minutes wait, therefore it was half full when we took this photo (3.75USD per pint)

As for the meal, we had the caesar’s salad, Lost Coast Brewery’s famous hot brown and 1 pound of its buffalo wings. Turns out that its buffalo wings were better than Anchor Bar’s original buffalo wings! It was tangy, juicy and tender! Shiok! And when we asked the waitress, she matter-of-factly said “Well, our buffalo wings are hard to beat!”

 Caesar Salad 8.99USD
Caesar Salad $8.99USD

 What to eat at Lost Coast Brewery buffalo wings
1 pound of Buffalo Wings at $10.99USD

 Lost Coast Brewery's Famous Hot Brown - Generous servings of beef with melted cheese between crispy sourdough bread!
Lost Coast Brewery’s Famous Hot Brown – Generous servings of beef with melted cheese between crispy sourdough bread!

 Total damage of 38.36USD at Lost Coast Brewery
Total damage of $38.36USD at Lost Coast Brewery

Things to do and attractions in Eureka California
Things to do and attractions in Eureka California

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For your convenience, we have arranged for the best hotel deals in Eureka right here!

All in all, it was a wonderful stopover at Eureka. The food was great and the experience of walking through the historic old town of Eureka while enjoying the waterfront was relaxing as well. Therefore if you’re doing an Oregon scenic ocean drive, we’ll definitely recommend a stopover in Eureka. A visit to Lost Coast Brewery is a must!

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