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With an endorsement from Forbes as one of “America’s Prettiest Towns”, Ferndale is not one to be missed on your trip to Northern California. A highlight of the town is its Victorian-style village (Main Street) that’s been well-preserved for over 100 years. The village’s shops, housed in restored buildings, are a sight to see, and the nearby Eel River Delta provides visitors a place to relax. Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but what’s more is the proximity of Ferndale to the acclaimed Lost Coast. This piece of the California coastline earned its name during a dramatic depopulation of the area in the 1930s, and is now home to some of the most pristine, development-free land in the state. Ferndale is the perfect vacation spot or weekend getaway.
Things to do in Ferndale
Take a stroll down Main Street and you’ll have plenty to do and see. Catch a show at the Ferndale Repertory Theater. They put on plays like A Charlie Brown Christmas during the holidays and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Couture Designer Consignments is a great place to shop for name-brand clothing at a fraction of the price. Stop in at Times Remembered and grab a gift for yourself or a loved one. The Ferndale Gazebo is right on Main Street and features a plaque detailing Ferndale’s history within California. Be sure to check out Mind’s Eye Manufactory and Coffee Lounge. Here, you can enjoy a pour-over coffee made from locally roasted beans and stay for a book reading, chat with local artists, or watch a classic film. This place is ideal for artists, musicians, and coffee-lovers alike! Ferndale Pizza is the place to go for some delicious grub. Their garlic bread and pizza are the best in town, and they serve up some great local brews, too. The Lost Coast, an 80-mile stretch of the California coast, offers some of the most beautiful views in the state. It is California’s only coastal wilderness, meaning no development or major roads come near the ocean. Get your hiking pack ready and drive to the end of the Mattole to Black Sands Beach trail. You will want to get a map of the trail at the park ranger station, but once you start the hike, you’ll be blown away by the incredible view. You’re also likely to run into some wildlife and get an up close view of some coastal plant life. If you’re not up for hiking and want to take a scenic drive, start at Ferndale’s Main Street and drive through the alpine forest, along King Range, and the into the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This 4-hour drive gives you the most scenic view you can get from inside a car. Either way, the Lost Coast is a wonderful place to get away from the real world and enter an uninhabited, undisturbed stretch of the beautiful California coast.
Day Trips from Ferndale
Take the 35-minute drive north along the coast to Arcata and you won’t regret it. Although it is the home of Humboldt State University, this town has so much more to offer visitors. Take a beer tour and check out 6 breweries, 2 cideries, and 3 distilleries that Arcata and nearby towns in Humboldt County have to offer. Stop in at The Trinidad Bay Eatery and Gallery for the #1 Chowder on the West Coast. This establishment has been a favorite since 1975, and it’s definitely a place you should visit while in Arcata. Every second Friday of the month, you can enjoy live music, food, and local art at Art’s Alive. For some good, old fashioned summer fun, check out a baseball game. The Humboldt Crabs are the oldest continuously-operated summer collegiate baseball team in the country and the team is made up entirely of college baseball players. Score cheap tickets, grab some popcorn and a beer, and enjoy an evening under the lights.
Tripping.com has some great options for your Ferndale vacation rental. Whether you’re making a trip up the coast with your family and need a 4-bedroom house to accommodate everyone or heading to Ferndale with your significant other and want a cozy cottage in this historic town, you can find exactly what you need on Tripping.com. Stay near Main Street if you plan on strolling around and attending an event in the village, or stay on the outskirts of town if you want some peace and quiet before embarking on your Lost Coast or Arcata trip.
Transportation in Ferndale
If you’re coming from out-of-state, fly into any of the Bay Area airports—San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose. For a more convenient, but pricier trip, fly into the Arcata-Eureka Airport. From the Bay Area airports, rent a car and make the approximately 250-mile long trek to Ferndale. Although the drive may be long, you’ll get to experience some of the most scenic views in Northern California.
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