The North Coast of California (also called the Redwood Empire or the Redwood Coast) is the region in Northern California that lies on the Pacific coast between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon border.
Trinidad is a seaside village in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV) and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. The Trinidad area is one of the most spectacular and pristine segments of the California coast, and has been established as a California Coastal National Monument Gateway - an area that offers the best shore-based opportunities to discover and view offshore rocks and islands and their inhabitants. The coastal Trinidad rocks support one of the most diverse seabird colonies in California with twelve species and over 100,000 breeding individuals.
Great ambiance, locally sourced New American dishes, upscale venue. One of the best meals we've had in a long time. 1658 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad 707-677-0230
The site of many favorite childhood memories, Moonstone Grill (serving dinner Wed-Sat, 5-830pm) has an unbeatable ocean-view location for fine dining, Wed-Sat, 5-830pm. Reservations are highly recommended. They also have a sister site, Merryman's Beach House, for special occasions with private beach access. 100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad 707-677-1616
The philosophy of "Buy Fresh Buy Local" is in full effect at The Lighthouse Grill. Everything fresh and homemade; bread that is made in house daily, homemade ice cream (made in small batches with all added cookies, fudge, etc. made from scratch), fresh local fish, hand cut fries, homemade sodas. Nothing processed or artificial. 355 Main St, Trinidad 707-677-0077
A local eco-friendly green cafe, Beachcomber Cafe is a top choice for vegetarians, and great for breakfast, brunch. They also serve amazing sandwiches on the most delicious Panini bread! Order at the counter (remember to bus your own table). 363 Trinity St, Trinidad 707-677-0106
The Trinidad Bay Eatery and Gallery has been a favorite of locals, visitors and fishermen since 1975. Amazing clam chowder, and garlic bread to go with it. Also well-known for their blackberry cobbler, yum! 607 Parker St, Trinidad 707-677-3777
Another local spot, highly recommended for breakfast at all hours, Toni's (just off Giuntoli Lane) does not disappoint. Bring a huge appetite, especially if you love hash browns! 1901 Heindon Rd, Arcata 707-822-0091
Located in a newly rehabbed circa 1899-1900 Victorian Italianate bungalow, is the Trinidad Museum. The museum has five exhibit rooms, which emphasize the original Tsurai Village, Yurok traditions, European contact, the Gold Rush, whaling, fishing, shipping, logging, and the Trinidad Head lighthouse. All this within a building that is an exhibit in itself. 400 Janis Court, Trinidad 707-677-3883
Go sport fishing for rockfish, dungeness crab & salmon with our friends at Patricks Point Charters! They run two trips a day, leaving the Trinidad Pier at 6:15 am and again at 12:15 pm (both trips return after limits or 5 hours). Michelle (Captain John's wife) does the booking for the fishing trips, give her a call. 707-445-4106
Cher-Ae Heights Casino is the premier nightlife destination on the North Coast. The Firewater Lounge offers a variety of entertainment, including great local bands, karaoke, DJ nights and weekly pool tournaments. The Firewater Lounge appetizer menu has the perfect pub grub while you enjoy the game on the eight foot projection screen. Or catch national touring acts and live boxing and MMA events in our spacious 800-seat event center. There is always something exciting going on at Cher-Ae Heights Casino. 27 Scenic Dr, Trinidad 707-677-3611