Find spaces that suit your style

Destination guide

The beautiful 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 vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Arcata a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 64°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Arcata

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Arcata

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Arcata?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 230 house rentals around Arcata. From 140 Houses to 30 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Arcata is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Arcata?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Arcata. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Arcata Plaza: 251 home rentals
  • Arcata Playhouse: 250 home rentals
  • Arcata Theatre Lounge: 248 home rentals
  • Mad River Beach County Park: 251 home rentals
  • Arcata Community Forest: 249 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arcata listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Arcata?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 140 Houses in Arcata. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Arcata include:

  • Cottages: 30 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 30 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 30 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Arcata?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation homes with pool available in Arcata.