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My husband and I have a meeting in Eureka in June and would like suggestions to stay and the best, most picturesque drive down to Sonoma and Napa Valley and any other good destinations in between.

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1. Re: Eureka

Stay: Carter House

Destinations in between: Ferndale and the Avenue of the Giants (best, most picturesque drive!)

101 between Eureka and Sonoma is stunningly beautiful in many parts, so give yourself a whole day to make the trip...for photo stops and a detour to Ferndale.

Fremont, California
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2. Re: Eureka

If you like motel type lodging in Eureka, the Best Western is the best to stay at there.


Eureka is pretty much a working industrial town - not that pretty - but close to amazing scenery at Klamath, redwoods, and the coast.

Or if you like bed and breakfasts, such as Halycon, works


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3. Re: Eureka

The downtown area in Eureka is getting nicer every year. The best place to stay is the Carter House and they have the best restaurant too. Although, if you want something more lively, and you like pub-food, try the Lost Cost Brewery.

If you have to drive back to the Sonoma and/or Napa Valleys in one day, Hwy 101 is your best bet. If you have two or three days and want to wander around the redwoods or drive down the coast, you could stay a night at the Benbow Inn or stay in Fort Bragg or Mendocino. You have different options depending on the amount of time you have and what your interests are.

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4. Re: Eureka

Eureka has:

... Many lovely Victorian homes, including one of the most impressive Victorian mansions every built,

... A picturesque active harbour,

... A 100+ year old city park consisting of 40 acres of old growth redwoods,

... An historic and an authentic interesting Old Town,

... A former Fort, now State Historic park,

... Several museums . . .

All you need to do is get off the main road :-)

AmyS85, Eureka also has a variety of lodging in all types and price ranges. What are you looking for?

As far as your drive south, highway 101 is the only road as far south as Leggett, and there you could take Highway 1, which hugs the coastline and is a spectacular drive. It is fairly slow, however, so it depends upon how much time you have. As you get nearer to SF, you can take one of two or three roads across inland to the Napa area.

If you opt to stay on 101, it's a pleasant drive with some freeway, so much faster.

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Be sure you get the Best Western BAYSHORE INN. There are two Best Westerns in Eureka: one is flanked by 101 on each side, coming and going; the other is near the Bayshore Mall and a Marie Callender's, with a view of the bay from the back rooms.

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6. Re: Eureka

We stayed at Abigail's Elegant Victorian Inn, and loved it. Not right on the harbor, but not far, in a neighborhood filled with Victorian Ladies.

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