Lonely Planet names Redwood Coast to Best Places List

The secret’s out about all the fantastic places visitors can visit in our area around The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel in Fortuna, from the Avenue of the Giants to the Lost Coast and Humboldt Bay. Lonely Planet’s Best Places To Visit In The U.S. In 2018, highlights the top ten “underrated, rejuvenated and out-of-this-world spots” in the entire country. Guess what’s # 1 – California’s Redwood Coast! Here’s some of what Lonely Planet suggests. It promises you’ll explore a quieter side of California where visitors can:California Redwoods Photo by Humboldt Lodging Alliance

  • Lose track of time exploring “scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like Jurassic Park, E.T. and Star Wars”
  • Hike or drive through forests of trees higher than the Statue of Liberty
  • Explore empty beaches, hidden coves, and the Lost Coast
  • Discover seafood festivals, brewpubs, coffee roasters, and quirky shops
  • Spot migrating grey whales along the Pacific coast
  • Step back in history wandering through Old Town Eureka

Here’s the second secret we want to share, if you dream of a vacation where Lonely Planet promises “California’s Redwood Coast has something for everyone”. For a chance to win their Redwood Coast vacation worth almost $4,000, all you need to do is enter the contest sponsored by Lonely Planet, the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau, Save the Redwoods League, and Parks Project by March 27, 2018. Judges will decide who submits the best 25 word (or less) entry saying why you want to visit California’s Redwood Coast.

The winner will receive a five day vacation for two among the redwoods, including: $1,000 toward round-trip airfare to San Francisco International Airport, up to $800 toward flights from SFO to Arcata-Eureka Airport and five-day car rental, Naturalist Tour Package of Redwood National and State Parks featuring Fern Canyon, Elk Viewing and Secret Tall Trees Trek, Kayaking Tour of Stone Lagoon, Oyster Harvesting Tour in Humboldt Bay, ‘Golden Poppy’ annual pass to California’s state parks, two parks Projects gift bundles, dinner for two at the Lost Coast Brewery & Café, four night stay for two at the Carter House Inn in Eureka, and Lonely Planet’s Northern California travel guide, of course! Visit Lonely Planet’s website for complete rules, terms and conditions and to enter.

All of us at The Redwood want to be sure everyone learns about this contest to vacation along the Redwood Coast, and we hope you enter. If you learned about the contest here, please let us know you’ve entered by sending your contact information to alicia@theredwoodhotel.com, so we know you have entered. Then if you are the winner, we’ll have special prize waiting just for you, too.

Although only one winner will be selected in this contest, lots of visitors to the redwood state parks in 2018 will receive another prize. To celebrate their Centennial and the 50th Anniversary of Redwood National Park this year, the Save the Redwoods League is offering free entry to the over 40 redwood state parks every second Saturday of each month. Whether or not you enter the contest, we hope you’re now dreaming of your California Redwoods Coast vacation, where we look forward to hosting you at The Redwood.

Photo and video courtesy of Humboldt Lodging Alliance

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