The list below includes 45 free or cheap things to do in or near Crescent City, California, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, National & State Parks, History Museums and Parks.
From Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to Howland Hill Road, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Crescent City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brookings.
Featuring an 1100-foot elevation drop, Damnation Creek Trail takes visitors through a wooded area containing redwoods, Sitka spruce, red alder and Douglas fir. The trail is suitable for hiking and ends at a rocky beach along the Pacific Ocean.
Situated between a redwood forest and the coast, Lagoon Creek is a scenic pond where visitors can spot heron and other species of birds by the water's edge. The pond has a four mile trail that leads into the lagoon.
Located along the ocean, Beach Front Park features open grassy fields with trees and walking paths. The park provides wooden play structures, picnic tables, a disc golf course, benches, a shelter and a gazebo.
Kings Valley Road, Costal Access, 8 mi north of Crescent City, Crescent City, CA
A beach with views of the adjacent harbor, Kellogg's Beach provides opportunities for visitors to sunbathe, stroll, or walk with their dog. Visitors to the park can also watch cruise ships leave and dock from the harbor.
The Battery Point Lighthouse, which first shined its lights on Dec. 10th, 1956, is an active lighthouse that has often been hit by violent storms. The location is also the home of a museum that features artifacts, documents, and photographs.
Crescent City Harbor lies at an intersection of beach and redwoods where visitors can enjoy sport fishing or watch whales, seals and sea lions. They feature a modern marina, a surf shop and several restaurants.
Visitors can start their exploration of the California redwood trees at the Redwood National & State Parks, Crescent City Info Center. The center features a variety of exhibits, a picnic area, and a bookstore.