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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Brewery
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“A little far from us, but if you were out antique shopping in Fortuna or at the river, you should check it out. Eel River IPA is a great beer! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“You may be able to see cheese being made during your visit! If not, you will certainly be able to sample some of the local delicacies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Casino
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
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“Yum. If you're a meat lover, get The Cowboy pizza. Ferndale Pizza is family-friendly, affordable and cozy. Take-out orders are ready in 15 mins. Dining in? They offer wine and beer & a sunny patio.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“The Golden Gait Mercantile is a general store brimming with hard-to-find heirloom items. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Victorian room settings, a working seismograph, farming and dairy equipment. Reopening in March 2010. Open hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11-4; Sundays, 1-4; Tuesdays, June through September, 11”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for local characters, this is the place. Ferndale's greasy spoon offers great filling breakfasts and lots of local flavor. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“The VI is almost right across the street from "The Quarters." Great bar & dining. Tell Lowell (the host/owner) you are our guests & he promises he'll give you a great table with a view of Main St. ”
  • 1 local recommends
City
“A quaint Victorian village located south of Eureka. Several films and TV shows have been filmed here. It's perfect for a day of sightseeing, shopping and walking. Close by is the Loleta cheese factory.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This place is very conveniently located just next door to the Beauregard! This is a super casual place: there is a window where you order your food: it's good for take-out, or you can eat on the outside picnic tables in good weather, or indoors which has a counter with 3 stools. This place is a local favorite and has been voted "best burger of Humboldt county" for a reason: the burgers are made from Humboldt grass-fed beef and are addictive (for me, anyway, which is not great news for my waistline, but man, are they good). This place is of course, mainly for burger lovers. My favorite is the cajun bacon cheese burger (single or double) with everything on it. The fries are also good. Try the "fry sauce" (yum) which is free: you have to ask for it when you pick up your order. They always have a $20 special which includes tax: a double cheese burger with a large fries and a milkshake. Try the milkshakes, if you like shakes. I tried the black raspberry one and it was de-lish!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love Mind's Eye! Great vibe, good strong coffee. Wi-fi, record player, books, newspapers and locals. Scones, etc available. Sunny spots in window to view the world go by. Open in the evening. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Why not visit our well-loved cemetery and hike up the hill for a wonderful view of the Ferndale valley. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“A rodeo in July is the best way to spend you week. A full week of town events running up to the final parade and two day rodeo. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The Riverwalk lets hikers tread or pedal the levee on the eastern bank of the Eel River.”
  • 1 local recommends