Seniors Shout Eureka

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I look at the TV weather map daily and today Eureka California caught my eye. Eureka is unique. I learned that it lies along Humboldt Bay 270 miles north of San Francisco.

Humboldt Bay, California’s second-largest bay includes a museum, boat launch and assortment of wildlife and stands as a major attraction. The Bay, home to California’s only open-ocean boat launch, is a favorite among fisherman who enjoy catching perch, jacksmelt, California halibut, salmon, leopard sharks, clams, bat rays and crabs.

With the largest ocean fishing fleet in California, Eureka lands more rock-fish, Dungeness Crab, salmon, shrimp and oysters, than any other region in California. Reason enough right there for you senior gourmet visitors to spend a few days in Eureka.

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For senior birders, 250 species inhabit the Bay, many of which are found in the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Eureka and Humboldt County are popular with hikers, nature lovers and anyone who enjoys Victorian architecture.

It is the westernmost city of more than 25,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states. Greater Eureka is the location of the largest deep water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay.

Seniors Find the Williamsburg Of The West

The rich history of Eureka is so well-preserved in the community’s “Old Town” district that the town has been officially declared the 477th California Historical Landmark. With a plethora of elaborate Victorian homes, mansions, and commercial buildings dating back to the 1850′s, Eureka is called “The Williamsburg of the West.”

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The city is surrounded by hundreds of miles of magnificent 1,000 year old giant Redwood trees, some so huge you can drive a car right through them, and, get this…taller than a football field. As Capitol of the fabled Redwood Empire, senior travelers will enjoy those Giant Redwood trees and rugged California coastlines, while enjoying opulence and grandeur in a host of super lodging facilities.

Travelers come to the California North Coast for many reasons. For some it is the majestic redwoods, for others it is a glimpse of the Victorian seaport City of Eureka, still others for the rich cultural and historic character of the area.

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 Victorian Mansions And Art Town Greet Seniors

Abigail’s “Elegant Victorian Mansion” is a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1888 and major draw to Eureka. The Carson Mansion is one of the highest executions of American Queen Ann architecture in America. The mansion is a mix of every major style of Victorian Architecture, including but not limited to: Eastlake, Italianate, Queen Anne (primary), and Stick.

The arts community has earned Eureka the No. 1 spot in “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America”. And sure enough, TripAdvisor recommends the Redwood Highway, the Lost Coast Trail and Sequoia Park Garden.

When you are in northern California, check out Eureka, marvel at the huge redwood  trees and the magnificent Pacific Ocean.  Folks there are just awaiting your arrival to show you a good time.  jeb

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