We are planning a return trip to Crescent City, CA and the Redwoods in a couple of weeks. This time, the plan is to drive to Eureka for a day. Can anyone give any advice as to what to do or see on the drive down. I know people have told me there are a few really nice beaches to stop and take in the scenery. Also, how far is Ferndale from Eureka and is it worth it? I've also been told since we are planning on staying in Jedediah Smith State Park we really don't need to go to The Avenue of the Giants. Any advice??