Downtown Arcata, California











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Things to do in Arcata, California

Main Street of old Downtown Arcata speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Arcata the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Arcata brings smiles by way of doughnuts and pastries made fresh daily for your enjoyment. Everyone has their favorite of course but having a variety of bakeries is what makes downtown so special. Fritters, scones and pies oh my!

Downtown Arcata visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Downtown Arcata offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown Arcata micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Why do you love downtown?

Friday Nelson
Just moved to Jacksonville. What an adorable little town!

Kathleen Gerds
Looking forward to Ashland downtown. Theater and shopping here we come.

HILDA SMITH
It has some unique stores.

Alicia Hansen
I love the unique products and small town vibe.

kelly jordan
shops and food

Restaurants in Arcata, California


Almas Mexican Express Food

7th & G St
Downtown Arcata



Abruzzi

781 8th St Floor 1
Downtown Arcata



Abruzzi

780 7th St
Downtown Arcata




Downtown Arcata Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Arcata can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.



Hampton Inn & Suites Arcata
4750 Valley West Blvd


Super 8 Arcata
4887 Valley West Blvd


BEST WESTERN ARCATA INN
4827 Valley West Boulevard


Days Inn and Suites Arcata CA
4701 Valley West Blvd


Howard Johnson Express - Arcata
4700 Valley West Blvd


Red Roof Inn Arcata
4975 Valley West Blvd


Quality Inn
3535 Janes Rd