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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“Truly cheesy pizza, if you love cheese , I recommend it! My nephew highly recommends their sandwiches. They make the hot, toasted, cheesy, melty kind. I have yet to try their sandwiches, though since I love that kind of sandwich, I can't wait to.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Why not visit our well-loved cemetery and hike up the hill for a wonderful view of the Ferndale valley. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“The Golden Gait Mercantile is a general store brimming with hard-to-find heirloom items. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for local characters, this is the place. Ferndale's greasy spoon offers great filling breakfasts and lots of local flavor. ”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“Victorian room settings, a working seismograph, farming and dairy equipment. Reopening in March 2010. Open hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11-4; Sundays, 1-4; Tuesdays, June through September, 11”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“The VI is almost right across the street from "The Quarters." Great bar & dining. Tell Lowell (the host/owner) you are our guests & he promises he'll give you a great table with a view of Main St. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Love Mind's Eye! Great vibe, good strong coffee. Wi-fi, record player, books, newspapers and locals. Scones, etc available. Sunny spots in window to view the world go by. Open in the evening. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
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“This place is very conveniently located just next door to the Beauregard! This is a super casual place: there is a window where you order your food: it's good for take-out, or you can eat on the outside picnic tables in good weather, or indoors which has a counter with 3 stools. This place is a local favorite and has been voted "best burger of Humboldt county" for a reason: the burgers are made from Humboldt grass-fed beef and are addictive (for me, anyway, which is not great news for my waistline, but man, are they good). This place is of course, mainly for burger lovers. My favorite is the cajun bacon cheese burger (single or double) with everything on it. The fries are also good. Try the "fry sauce" (yum) which is free: you have to ask for it when you pick up your order. They always have a $20 special which includes tax: a double cheese burger with a large fries and a milkshake. Try the milkshakes, if you like shakes. I tried the black raspberry one and it was de-lish!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“A two-minute walk from "The Quarters" and a great playground for young children. For adults, a wonderful bocce court. Head to J&W Liquors (a block from The Quarters) for info on borrowing bocce balls. (Not sure why Airbnb had photos of Cemetery instead of park!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
  • 1 local recommends
City
“A beautiful picturesque town, full of old victorian houses and unique local shopping. Only a ten min drive from Fortuna. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Truly cheesy pizza, if you love cheese , I recommend it! My nephew highly recommends their sandwiches. They make the hot, toasted, cheesy, melty kind. I have yet to try their sandwiches, though since I love that kind of sandwich, I can't wait to.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for local characters, this is the place. Ferndale's greasy spoon offers great filling breakfasts and lots of local flavor. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“The VI is almost right across the street from "The Quarters." Great bar & dining. Tell Lowell (the host/owner) you are our guests & he promises he'll give you a great table with a view of Main St. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Love Mind's Eye! Great vibe, good strong coffee. Wi-fi, record player, books, newspapers and locals. Scones, etc available. Sunny spots in window to view the world go by. Open in the evening. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
“This place is very conveniently located just next door to the Beauregard! This is a super casual place: there is a window where you order your food: it's good for take-out, or you can eat on the outside picnic tables in good weather, or indoors which has a counter with 3 stools. This place is a local favorite and has been voted "best burger of Humboldt county" for a reason: the burgers are made from Humboldt grass-fed beef and are addictive (for me, anyway, which is not great news for my waistline, but man, are they good). This place is of course, mainly for burger lovers. My favorite is the cajun bacon cheese burger (single or double) with everything on it. The fries are also good. Try the "fry sauce" (yum) which is free: you have to ask for it when you pick up your order. They always have a $20 special which includes tax: a double cheese burger with a large fries and a milkshake. Try the milkshakes, if you like shakes. I tried the black raspberry one and it was de-lish!”
  • 1 local recommends

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