I have been reading the Eureka forum postings and have changed our plans several times. First off our vacation originates in Sacamento. We are definitely not going to travel Hwy 1 due to time constictions. I was considering taking Hwy 20 to 101 to travel through the Avenue of the Giants.(opinions please on better route.) Initially I was going to book 2 nights in Crescent City but after reading the forums I think we will book our 1 night in Eureka and maybe 1 night in Crescent City. I definitely want to visit Ferndale. The reason for the Crescent City stop is my husband is a lighthouse addict and he wants to visit Battery Point Lighthouse. If we cut out Crescent City, is there any visitor friendly lighthouses close to Eureka.