Visiting Humboldt County
We invite you to discover for yourself the magic of the Emerald Triangle. Cruise scenic backroads through towering redwoods to a sandy bend in the river. Feast on locally produced fruits and vegtables, beer, wine, cheeses, meat, seafood, mushrooms, cider and sprits. Hear world class music in intimate settings. Walk a wide empty beach for miles with no one but the wind. Watch Roosevelt Elk butt heads during the fall rutt. Shop for locally produced artisnal goods, such as jewelry and glass. Sample the best cannabis in the world. No matter what your desire Humboldt County is your relaxation destination
The moon in different phases
Bed in hotel room
Hiker standing in Redwood forest
Cannabis Bud close up
With so many events going on in the Emerald Triangle you will need this calendar to help get the most out of your visit. We have world renound music festavals like Reggae on the River. Cannabis competitions such as Cannifest, The Emerald Cup, The Golden Tarp and many casual cups. There are amazing certified farmers markets almost every day in the summer. Comedy events and great live music most every weekend. Community events like the Kenetic Sculpture Race and the Seed & Plant Exchange. Food and beer festavals including the Arcata Bay Oyster Festaval, the Eureka Crab Crawl Festaval, and Hops in Humboldt. Check out our Calender to see whats happening when you will be here.
On the North Coast we can accommodate any desire or price range. We have luxurious vacation rentals overlooking rocky sea swept beaches. Bed & Breakfasts housed inside intrictately restored century old Victorian mansions. There are cute and cozy roadside cottages underneath towering ancient redwoods. Many come to Northwestern California to sleep under the stars. You can bed down on the white sands of the Lost Coast with a locally crafted brew. Maybe you would like to have your own fireside local wine tasting. To find accomadations check out the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
From our 110 miles of wind swept coast line to our dripping temprate rainforest to our bare desolate granite peaks with pristine rivers tumbling from top to bottom Humboldt County has always been known for open spaces. In one weekend, it is possible to climb a mountain, take a stroll through the redwoods and bicycle through sun washed pastures to catch the sunset at the beach. We also have many different options for different ability levels. You can birdwatch from a paved path or kayak out through the waves to whale watch if that suits you. Or you can just relax at a world class picnic spot. For more information see our Explore the Outdoors page.
We have always been known for our seafood but did you know that
Humboldt County is famous for fine cheeses and grass fed beef as well? Locals here have cultivated a thriving food scene based on local production. You can visit a Creperie for breakfast and then try a Mashed Potato Waffle Cone for lunch. How does Seared Steelhead Trout with Parsnip Puree & Apple Slaw for dinner sound? After a walk around the Arcata Plaza you may want a cup of locally roasted coffee with your homemade artisanal ice cream. If you have the munchies we have everything from candied bacon doughnuts to gravy smothered tater tots. Bon Appetit ! Check out our Taste The North Coast page
Humboldt County is home to six breweries, five distilleries and fourteen wineries with more springing up every year. We can claim the first Certified Organic brewery in the United States. Beers range from internationally distributed favorites to nano batch brews hand crafted from all Humboldt grown ingredients-including native yeast! Our beautifully located wineries produce a variety of wines from cool loving Pinots near the coast to sun soaking Chardonnay in the mountains. Our local distillers make many diffrent sprits including spiced rum and cannabis infused vodka. Please don't drive drunk. Let Humboldt Cannabis Tours Drive.
The best cannabis in the world is not the only thing to shop for in Humboldt County. Weather you want to find that unique gift or a one of a kind addition to your own collection Humboldt County has you covered. We are proud to claim more artists per capita then any other county in the California. Shop for hand made jewelry, hand poured glassware and fair trade hand knitted rugs imported from Nepal. There are many fine art galleries to visit as well as little visited out of the way antique shops to explore. Shop for hemp clothing, hemp paper, hempwick and hemp seed oil. There are many places to buy functional glass art and smoking utensils from local artists.
Let Humboldt County locals plan your unique adventure into the heart of cannabis country. We can put together any kind of experience that you can dream up. Our Cannabis connoisseurs have the resources, connections and imagination to create an unforgettable visit to the Emerald Triangle. We can help you find cannabis friendly accommodations in beautiful locations. We know the best restaurants serving up the best Humboldt has to offer. Contact us to explore the endless possibilities.
Most people don't think of night life when they think of Humboldt County. In fact we nuture a thriving arts and entertainment community. We house the internationally acclaimed theater company and school, Dell'Arte. Their hit satire, "Mary Jane the Musical," has been making aduences crack up while examining some of the deeper issues surrounding Humboldt's biggest industry. Humboldt State University draws surprisingly big names to little Arcata while local bands play every weekend in all kinds of venues from coffee shops to old theators. Our comedy scene is growing fast with constant intmate shows. Check out our events calendar to see whats going on tonight.