Crescent City Travel Guide

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Crescent City Things to Do

  • Del Norte Redwood State Park

    Del Norte Redwood State Park is located in and part of Redwoods National Park. Del Norte is just south of Crescent City on Route 101. It does not have its own visitor center. For information on this park, stop in at the Crescent City visitor center. Del Norte is the least visited park in the area because of the lack of old growth redwoods and...

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  • Sunset in Crescent City

    Being on the Pacific Coast, watching the sunset in a must. At least it is for me. Crescent City has a road the runs along the coast called South Pebble Beach Drive. There are several parking areas where you can gain access to several different beaches. Choose one you like and enjoy the sunset. Because of the location of Crescent City, the sun sets...

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  • Saint George Reef Lighthouse

    Just across from the Brother Jonathan Park and Memorial Cemetery is an excellent view point for the Saint George Reef Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is on a small island just off the coast. It is quite picturesque, especially at sunset. The lighthouse was built as a result of the events on July 30, 1865, when the Brother Jonathan steamer ship wrecked...

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  • Brother Jonathan Park

    In my effort to find apace to watch the sunset, I came across Brother Jonathan Park. This park also serves as a memorial for the passengers that died in the ship wreck of the Brother Jonathon, which was a steamer paddle wheel passenger ship. The Steamer ship left Crescent City going north on July 30, 1865 and soon ran into severe weather. The...

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  • Crescent City Redwoods visitor center

    This visitor center is run by the national and state park service. This visitor center not only supplies information about Redwood National Park but also includes Jedediah Smith, Del Norte and Prairie Creek. There is also a store to purchase some souvenir items, books and maps. I found the display on the different types of pine cones interesting....

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  • Ocean World

    Ocean World aquarium is privately owned and operated and has been in Crescent City since 1964. Originally Ocean World was called Under Sea Gardens and was located in the small boat basin. It was a barge that was built in Seattle as an aquarium and floated down to Crescent City and rested in the harbor. Visitors would descend below the surface of...

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Crescent City Hotels

  • Lighthouse Inn

    681 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, California, 95531, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Crescent Beach Motel

    We staid at the Crescent Beach Motel, nothing fancy but right on the ocean with gorgeous sunrise and...

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  • Curly Redwood Lodge

    I've stayed at the Curly Redwood several times over the past 10 years. It's a pretty neat older...

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Crescent City Restaurants

  • Didn't live up to expectations

    After eating at the Banana Hut in Eureka, I was excited to find another Hawaiian restaurant in Crescent City. This restaurant is in a small strip mall at the southern end of town. I stopped in for dinner early before going to the coast to watch the sun set. The menu is very similar to Banana Hut in that it is full Hawaiian with some Korean dishes...

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  • Hip little shop

    This little shop is set up as a drive up coffee shop to go orders. At first, this is how I thought the breakfast orders were placed and this was a take out only place. I pulled up to the window and ordered from my car through a window in the side of the building. I ordered an egg sandwich. As I waited for my ordered I noticed the building was much...

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  • Pretty good Mole sauce

    I walked in just as they were closing. The hostess was nice enough to allow me to sit and order when she saw I was a party of one. This is a big place with several different seating rooms and a large bar in the back. I saw the had a chicken mole dish that I wanted to try. The mole sauce was very good but the chicken itself was very dry. The dish...

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  • Very good Mexican

    Good food at a good price, we had 2 full plates of food with drinks for $23 and tip....clean and lots of locals.....indoor or outdoor seating tostada

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  • Best Burgers in Crescent City!!

    Voted "The best hamburger in Crescent City"! Along with Ice cream, milk shakes, Banana splits, and the best service around! The famous "BUDDY BURGER" Is just scrumptous!Come in and meet the "The Cole Boys"

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  • Weirdest Bloody Mary Ever

    Ok, they put grenadine in my bloody mary, which is wrong. Then they rimmed my glass with salt. Ok, I would have accepted it as a margarita had it not had tomato juice and an olive in it. Weird.Other than that, it was fair. The service was weird, although it kind of was weird everywhere else we ate, too. It took a long time to get seated, and once...

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Crescent City Nightlife

  • Simple but open-minded...

    Hey- I don't know why some people think there's nothing to do in this town...fun is where you MAKE it! There are a few spots to go - Everett's, off of Front Street, has a nice dancefloor and is packed on occasion. Torero's has a pretty nice restaurant, and dance floor with a dj in the evenings. There are places to go for karaoke, play pool, or just...

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  • Simple but open-minded...

    Hey- I don't know why some people think there's nothing to do in this town...fun is where you MAKE it! There are a few spots to go - Everett's, off of Front Street, has a nice dancefloor and is packed on occasion. Torero's has a pretty nice restaurant, and dance floor with a dj in the evenings. There are places to go for karaoke, play pool, or just...

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  • What nightlife? Except for...

    What nightlife? Except for the wedding reception we were attending there really isn't too much 'doing' here.We usually got take out and brought back to our motel room. We can recommend the little Mexican place just south of town on the highway, and also almost right across from the Visitor's Center on the east side of town, is a Cantonese...

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Crescent City Transportation

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    We flew in on a turboprop from...

    by AnitaJRT Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We flew in on a turboprop from San Francisco, after spending a miserable night on the floor in the SF airport. USAir told us that our flight on the previous evening had been cancelled by the FAA. I work for a helicopter company and the FAA never cancels flights unless there is a mechanical problem. As a result of of this 'excuse' they wouldn't put us up. About 4 o'clock in the morning when security told us we had to leave the airport -- my husband was regretting not allowing me to argue the issue with USAir.
    The Hertz rental place at the local airport is small and friendly. In fact, at pickup our car needed some gas and the owner took us on a small tour of the town while putting gas in the car. I know, I know, would just have been easier to fuel it up ourselves, but she really gave us some insight into Crescent City's history. When you're at the airport, you will hear the sound of the seal pups at this island, calling for their mothers.

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Crescent City Local Customs

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    Expect to wait a lot.

    by jzeidman Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Super efficient customer service is not a practice here. Expect to get a glassy stare when asking for anything at all out of the ordinary. Even getting a sandwich made at Safeway was a chore.
    Just be patient and enjoy the people watching-it's some of the best I've seen.

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Crescent City Warnings and Dangers

  • Steep trail in the Trees of Mystery

    We went to the Trees of Mystery so that we could, of course, solve the Mystery. The Mystery was how the hell anyone's ever been able to hike the down trail off the gondola ride without suing the place! It's super steep. They told us that we'd probably be ok since we seemed athletic enough, but I hung on to the roped side of the trail most of the...

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  • While in the parks, watch for...

    While in the parks, watch for bears!! We were there in off season and were virtually alone with the fresh 'bear droppings.'And as this sign plainly indicates -- there's a real threat of Tsunami's. Who would have thought?

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  • Crescent City Hotels

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Crescent City Tourist Traps

  • Trees of Mystery

    Weird weird weird. As I said on the "Warnings" page-it's like Disneyland meets Swiss Family Robinson. There's a pulpit built into the base of a beautiful huge tree. There are voices piped into the forest. Its a damn shame. Ride the gondola if for no other reason than to marvel at why this big, fancy, expensive machine is plunked down in this hoaky...

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  • My daughter made me do it! ...

    My daughter made me do it! She even had to admit it was a mistake after we paid our 12 bucks!Oh Well!

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Crescent City What to Pack

  • The usual beach fare

    Backpack to carry your picnic Shoes for the beach, a sweater or jacket for the sea breeze, sunglasses and a camera. Sunscreen Camera with a zoom lens is great for lighthouse shots and kites. A towel for the sand and a shovel and pail is great. Even a kite if you're so inclined.

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  • Packing List

    Hiking boots and rain gear! Nothing fancy, we lived in jeans and jackets. They thought it was a really warm day (the day we arrived) at 65 degrees! Be sure to have bandaids if you're breaking in that new pair of hiking boots.

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Crescent City Off The Beaten Path

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    Watch the sea lions from Pebble Beach

    by jzeidman Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Instead of hanging out on "busy" south beach, drive down Pebble Beach Drive and walk down to the beach from there. You'll see a long stretch of sand from the road with a bunch of large rocks off the shore a ways. From the beach you can hear the sea lions making a racket and one even swam up to the shore to check us out. Plus, there were NO people there.

    The island in the background is seal heaven

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Crescent City Favorites

  • Nature is in charge here...

    I know, I know. Maybe you've already driven through here on the 101, and didn't see much of anything. Turn around and come back! The complexion of this area is vast and ever-changing. Grey one afternoon, sparkling and bright just a moment later! I was lucky enough to have a few locals show me the beauty spots...and they're incomparable. Hidden...

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  • Another great view of the...

    Another great view of the Battery Point lighthouse! The tide was out on this visit...so we got some good shots!One should note that this is an active lighthouse and a family lives in and maintains the operations! So visit only at posted times!

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  • You must go to the beach of...

    You must go to the beach of course...and you must attempt to reach this light house! When the tide goes up you can no longer reach it! So check the tide charts! But the beach around this area is great for treasure hunting! I found tons of sea glass here! We were determined to reach it on one visit...and were given piggy-back rides across the two...

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