- TripBuzz found 43 things to do with kids in or near Arcata, California, including 22 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Eureka.
- From Humboldt Crabs Baseball to Mad River Beach County Park, the Arcata area offers 30 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Beaches, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Natural History Museums.
- A college town, Arcata is approximately 300 miles northwest of Sacramento. The city has its own farmer's market and hosts Fourth of July activities every year. The Plaza serves as the focal point of Arcata, and has since the 1850s, when it was the location used for loading goods onto mule trains.
Mad River Beach County Park is actually two parks. One is the beach and the other leads into the Mad River. Patrons can walk along the beach or hike in the dunes. The park offers fishing and wildlife viewing.
RampArt Skatepark is 4,000 square feet and features indoor wooden ramps, vert walls and quarters, box jumps, euro-gap, wedges, wall-ride and grind ledges. They also have a skate shop and bmx bike shop, along with artwork and music.
Humboldt State University Natural History Museum is home to a variety of exhibits including a virtual tour of the Redwood Forest and Prehistoric Mammals of the Cenozoic period. The museum is located across the freeway from the University.
Affiliated with Humboldt State University, the Natural History Museum hosts an array of exhibits centering on various aspects of science, nature, and history. The museum also hosts a variety of educational programs.