Brookings isn't the only place in this popular region worth seeing; travelers can also take a day trip or two to experience the unique qualities of the nearby countryside, cities and towns. Crescent City, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Gold Beach, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south of Brookings are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Organize some transport and spend half a day in Crescent City, a transport and retail hub for the area, situated approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Brookings. The place has a range of attractions, such as Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City Harbor and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Beachfront Park, Trees of Mystery and Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park a few of the other attractions worth checking out for those who would like to spend a while longer there.
Enjoy a little local culture amid the great outdoors at the region's fascinating lighthouses.
If you're the kind of traveler who likes to take things easy while on vacation, Brookings offers great shore fishing and picnicking.
The closest major airport, Arcata - Eureka Airport, is situated in Eureka, 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the south of Brookings, which is handy to remember when planning your holiday.