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2 nights near Redwood National Park

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2 nights near Redwood National Park

I'm looking for a place to stay (hotel or motel, not camping) near Redwood National Park in April for 2 nights. We'll be coming from Portland, Oregon, and I'm thinking Crescent City might be our best bet because of the distance, but is it close enough to enjoy the Redwoods for a day? Would appreciate any thoughts from travelers with experience in the area.

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1. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

I like the state parks such as Humboldt which are further south. In any event, I would recommend Eureka over Crescent City. There are also some nice places in the many smaller towns.

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2. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

Thanks for the advice! Just out of curiosity, why do you prefer Eureka? Thanks!

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3. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

Eureka is in the heart of the Redwoods with groves north, south and east. From Crescent City, groves are only (or mostly?) south. Also, Eureka itself has more to offer in terms of restaurants, motels, historic area, etc. All of that said, there are also some interesting smaller places such as Trinidad. For local experts' opinions, try posting in the Eureka and Crescent City forums.

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4. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

Hi, Crescent City and Eureka are only about 1.5 hours apart. Crescent City is smaller, much quieter and is located closer to the redwoods than Eureka. Here is some info about Crescent City:

Crescent City is sort of like the late Rodney Dangerfield – " it don't get no respect"!

Crescent City as a destination is rarely on tourists' agendas, because if all you do is drive through on Hwy 101, you see an older, more working class somewhat congested town.

But it has a lovely side to it too, with some very interesting sights:

Battery Point lighthouse - access is across a causeway accessible only at low tide. The only lighthouse on the west coast like this. Very cute.

Point St George - a gorgeous open walking area along the bluffs above the sea.

Howland Hill Road - an awesome drive through huge redwoods on a gravel road, about 6 miles. You are close enough to touch them from your car window! Several places to park and wander through the giant trees.

The B Street Pier - near the lighthouse, this is a lovely walk out on a pier by the jetty. Even in summer, the waves come rolling in and crash on the rocks, so use common sense here.

The beach - a long crescent shape (hence the name) where the driftwood logs usually outnumber the people. One side is ocean, the other is hills covered with redwood trees.

Brother Jonathan cemetery - an historic cemetery for victims of an 1865 shipwreck.

Marina - a great place to have a walk, and you can get quite close to the sea lions there. It's still a working harbour and is quite picturesque.

If you'd like to drive a bit and see more of this lovely area, take Hwy 101 south as far as Trinidad. Klamath is a small town located on the Klamath River, and has jet boat rides in the summer. You'll drive through seemingly endless miles of trees, and go around picturesque lagoons. About 6-10 miles south of the town of Orick is Stone Lagoon, and you'll be sure to see elk all over around there, as they claim the "world's largest" elk herd lives there! Orick itself is an interesting little town with many woodcarvers. Trinidad is a charming little hamlet with gorgeous scenery and a pretty little harbour.

On your drive back north, take the Newton B Drury scenic route. This is old highway 101 and it will loop you back to the current 101 just south of Klamath.

Here are some helpful websites:

shannontech.com/ParkVision/…Redwood.html

http://www.exploredelnorte.com/

http://redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=2464

Here is some TA info on Howland Hill Road:

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60944-d1452…

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5. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

Does anyone have any recommendations in Eureka for overnight stay?

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6. Re: 2 nights near Redwood National Park

What kind of place, what kind of price?

You should also ask on the Eureka forum... tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g32363-i1339-Eurek…

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