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Best things to do in Arcata

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Beautiful Redwood trees. Hilly trails good for exercise. Nice grassy park. Good human watching.”
16 locals recommend
Café
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“Have a puff pastry and some coffee before heading to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning!”
27 locals recommend
Cinema
“Such a fun movie experience. They serve local food and drinks during the movie. The seats are really comfortable.”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant and bar, in the beautiful historic Jacoby Storehouse on the plaza, offers good food, a complete bar and a nice atmosphere. Can even grab a table by the fireplace.”
9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Juice bar, salad and hot bar, meat and sandwich/burger deli and grill, organic, local, plus Ramone's Cafe inside serving coffee and pastries.”
13 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Bird sanctuary meets wastewater treatment facility. A lovely place to stroll run or bike! ”
20 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun little local brewery that has great beer, a food truck with really great fish tacos, and lots of games to play. There is often live music on the weekends.”
12 locals recommend
Laundry
“Eco concious laundry facility if you need to wash your sleeping bag or bulky gear.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For those who love breakfast any time of the day...these are not your grandmas crepes..they are even better!”
23 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Good wine , fresh beautiful local food. Creative specials, yummy desserts . Great ambience.”
8 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is where all of the cute local shops are in Arcata. Cruise around the plaza, check out the crafts stores, clothing stores and more. Saturday mornings during spring and summer there is a farmers market! ”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Adorable pie restaurant offering sweet and savory selections. Housed in the same building is a hard cider bar with a plethora of pours including beer and wine.”
15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Co-op just down the street with a great coffee bar, fresh pastries and deli where you can get a great sandwich.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Miles of trials for all levels through the redwoods for all levels. Great Mt Bike trails too!”
9 locals recommend
Bakery
“A Humboldt County institution. Delicious bagels and bagel sandwiches. Good coffee. ”
15 locals recommend
Cinema
“An old movie theater converted into a great lounge where occasionally they do actually play movies but most of the time you can watch a show sitting around tables and enjoying a drink and some food.”
10 locals recommend