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Best things to do in Crescent City

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Where in the world: USA  /  California  /  Crescent City

Top 15 things to do in Crescent City

1. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Enjoy hiking and camping in the idyllic setting of , where redwoods stand tall next to the Smith River. The park and river are named for one of the first American explorers to travel from the Mississippi River to California. More than 29 km (18 mi) of trails weave through the ancient trees, and 100 campsites are available for overnight visits. Some of the most scenic campsites are near the banks of the river, where you can fish and lounge on the beach. Book your campsite online in advance to guarantee your spot near your activities of choice.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Stout Grove

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Howland Hill Road

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. Redwood National Park, Redwood National Park

Best known as the home of the world's tallest trees, Redwood National Park offers a plethora of outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and sport fishing. Spreading across 44,515 ha (110,000 ac) of old-growth rainforest and 64 km (40 mi) of rugged California coastline, the park's verdant landscape also encompasses vast prairies, oak woodlands, and wild waterways. Camping in the backcountry is arguably the best way to experience the diversity of wildlife, while guided nature walks provide additional information about the history and geology of the area.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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5. Ocean World

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Crescent City Harbor

Welcome to the Crescent City Harbor District! We offer a new, state-of-the-art marina, with modern amenities for both commercial fisherman and recreational boaters.

Our harbor facilities were dedicated on March 22, 2014. The Inner Boat Basin marina has 240 slips which range in size from 30 feet to 70 feet with side- tie availability for vessels up to 100 feet. The harbor is dredged to a 12 foot depth.

Wide concrete docks from Bellingham Marine with lighted Eaton pedestals provide a safe and stable environment for your vessel and passengers. A new ADA compliant restroom facility with showers, a laundry facility and an enclosed fish cleaning station was completed earlier this year.

The Chart Room, a seafood restaurant overlooking the harbor, and Porcini, a contemporary cuisine establishment with views of the beach, are both located within the harbor. For sandwiches and fresh filleted fish you can walk to The Harbor Deli or if you are interested in buying fresh crab or oysters, The Crab Shack is also located at the harbor.

There are five other restaurants, ranging from Northwest contemporary to Mexican, just across the street.

Englund Marine has a store at the harbor that can meet all your vessel, foul weather gear and fishing needs.

We have a 30 ton Travelift and a dry storage area for light do-it-yourself repairs. Fashion Blacksmith is a full service shipyard with a shiplift 100 feet long and 34 feet wide.

The new Inner Boat Basin was designed to resist a 50 year Tsunami event. Thirty inch diameter piles, enclosed in HDPE sleeves, were driven from twenty one to thirty seven feet into the bedrock. “H” dock is designed as a wave and current attenuator with many closely spaced piles to disrupt tsunami flow patterns within the harbor.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Crescent Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Boy Scout Big Tree Trail

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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9. Battery Point Lighthouse

Battery Point Lighthouse was first lit in 1856 by

The first official keeper Theophilis Magruder.

The Crescent City Lighthouse was automated in 1953, and a modern 375mm lens replaced the original fourth-order Fresnel lens. After automation, the Del Norte Historical Society leased the lighthouse. The lighthouse eventually became home to a museum and curators and is open for tours.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Beach Front Park

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. Del Norte County History Museum

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Point St George Park

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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13. Trees of Mystery, Klamath

Glide among the tops of giant redwood trees in an enclosed gondola at Trees of Mystery. Giant wooden statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, among the sculptures and carvings illustrating the adventures of this famous logger and his crew, will greet you. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the more physically demanding wilderness trail. After seeing trees shaped like an elephant, a candelabrum, and a cathedral, rest under painted ceilings of the forest cafe. Finish your journey at the museum, which features a large collection of Native American arts and crafts, including basketry, beadwork, shell work, and a modern stone carving.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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14. Pebble Beach

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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15. Six Rivers National Forest

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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