Crescent City, CA

Travel Guide
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California’s last big town on the way to Oregon is famous for historic lighthouses, rugged beaches, wildlife and dramatic landscapes of Redwood National Park.

From Pacific Ocean beaches to the spellbinding Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City is a great place for outdoor recreation. Embark on hiking trails amid towering ancient trees and spot majestic wildlife in the area. Visit Crescent City’s lighthouse and discover a lively art and culinary scene at this Northern California seaport.

Get acquainted with the history of the city’s Native American people, seafaring and gold mining at the Del Norte County Historical Society. Enjoy the sandy beach, lush lawns and large children’s playground at Beachfront Park. A stroll to the end of B Street Pier offers views of the marina. At low tide, walk to the 160-year-old Cape Cod-style Battery Point Lighthouse for a tour of its tower and rooms.

Crab shacks and seafood restaurants line the docks of the working seaport of Crescent City Harbor. Browse exhibitions by local artists at the Crescent Harbor Art Gallery. Swim, surf, picnic and fly kites at the harbor’s South Beach. Nearby, Ocean World has tanks filled with fish, rays and sharks plus seal shows and shark petting.

Redwood National and State Parks start their 40-mile (65-kilometer) journey along California’s north coast at the edge of the city. Follow trails, such as the Boy Scout Tree Trail, amid old-growth redwoods in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Observe migrating whales from the beaches of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Spot free-roaming elk while driving the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

A short drive north of the city is Pacific Shores, where Tolowa Dunes State Park has great camping and bird-watching.

Travel 30 minutes south of the city to enjoy a day out at Trees of Mystery, with giant redwoods, tree sculptures and a treetop gondola ride.

Located close to the California-Oregon border, Crescent City is a 7-hour drive north of San Francisco. Take a domestic flight from Oakland to Del Norte County Regional Airport, which is about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from the city center.

Where to stay in Crescent City

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Crescent City North

5/5(2 area reviews)

While visiting Crescent City North, you might make a stop by sights like Pebble Beach and Castle Rock.

Crescent City North
Oceanview Inn
Oceanview Inn
2.5 out of 5
270 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA
The price is $114 per night from May 28 to May 29
$114
$126 total
includes taxes & fees
May 28 - May 29
Stay at this hotel in Crescent City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,970 reviews)
"Clean, new, great view"

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Oceanview Inn
Lighthouse Inn
Lighthouse Inn
2.5 out of 5
681 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA
The price is $75 per night from May 28 to May 29
$75
$83 total
includes taxes & fees
May 28 - May 29
Stay at this hotel in Crescent City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (1,325 reviews)
"Great value. Accommodating staff for room location. Breakfast basic but adequate."

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Lighthouse Inn
Anchor Beach Inn
Anchor Beach Inn
2 out of 5
880 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night from May 29 to May 30
$110
$125 total
includes taxes & fees
May 29 - May 30
Stay at this motel in Crescent City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
7.4/10 Good! (1,013 reviews)
Great cozy small town feel on the ocean
"I loved this hotel! The person at the front desk was extremely sweet and gave me suggestions on where to get some good seafood. I was in room 211 which faces the ocean. My only suggestion, if you can, is to get closer towards the center of the hotel for an even better view. I would suggest this hotel ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Anchor Beach Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Hideout
The Hideout
Crescent City
Stay at this apartment in Crescent City. Enjoy a garden and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Florence Keller ...
9.6/10 Exceptional! (106 reviews)
The Hide away
"Wonderful stay! We will be back!"

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

The Hideout
Footsteps to Pebble Beach & Short Drive to Redwoods
Footsteps to Pebble Beach & Short Drive to Redwoods
Crescent City
Stay at this vacation home in Crescent City. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and cable/satellite TV service. Popular attractions Pebble Beach and Castle Rock are ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (169 reviews)
Just what we needed
"The property is in a nice location. It is very close to the beach for great views, and low tide tidal pool exploration. It is also in a convenient proximity to the Redwood forests. We were able to explore the forest as close as 20 minues away, and alo went further along the beautiful highway 101 ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Footsteps to Pebble Beach & Short Drive to Redwoods
Cozy country retreat 5 minutes from the beach and redwoods.
Cozy country retreat 5 minutes from the beach and redwoods.
Crescent City
Stay at this apartment in Crescent City. Enjoy free WiFi and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Tolowa Dunes ...
10/10 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Great place, with everything you could need."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Cozy country retreat 5 minutes from the beach and redwoods.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.