Destination guide

The scenic city of Arcata awaits you

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Arcata. This scenic city is known for its university setting, shopping and hiking. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Arcata

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Arcata a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Baywood Golf And Country Club (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Finnish Country Sauna & Tubs (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Mad River Hatchery (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Chumayo Spa (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Blue Ox Millworks (6 mi / 9.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Arcata

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Arcata

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Arcata is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arcata Community Forest (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Sequoia Park Garden (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Mad River Beach County Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Clam Beach County Park (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Samoa Dunes Recreation Area (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden (13 mi / 21 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Arcata

Fly into Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka), the closest airport, located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Arcata?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 177 holiday lettings around Arcata. From 115 houses to 26 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Arcata?

Perhaps it's the spectacular ocean vistas, or maybe it's the opportunity to lounge around from sunrise to sunset. There's just something about a beach getaway that calls to all of us. HomeAway has 85 beachside holiday rentals to select from. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 51 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 50 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 49 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Arcata?

If you want an authentic holiday experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 143 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £21 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 29 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.
  • Cottage: 20 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Studio: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.

Can I stay in Arcata in a large group?

Nothing compares to being reunited with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in a wonderful new destination. And the best thing is HomeAway has options to suit you. Presently, house holiday rentals are all the rage for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 46 listed on our database. Rental accommodation around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 55 properties to rent perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as £96.
  • After a rental property for 8 guests? We have 20 that will work well. Prices begin at just £307 per night.
  • Seeking properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 17 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just £122 per night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you book your Arcata adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Arcata?

HomeAway is here to help you make memories with your closest friends and family. Listing a great selection of cost-efficient holiday rentals, you're sure to get an incredible hideout that keeps you all under one roof. When it comes to discovering an awesome deal, the first place you look ought to be Jacoby Creek. Here, HomeAway has 7 holiday rentals at an average price of £81 per night. Another 37 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Greenside Park. With an average price of £111 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging to your friends about.