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Local Redwood Recommendations

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Our top picks for local restaurants, shopping, and accommodations

FOOD

Vita Cucina
“Vita,” as it is known affectionately by locals, is a weekday staple. It’s the best place to pick up some gourmet sandwiches, fresh baked pastries and quiche, soups, salad, fresh squeezed juices, and the best cup of coffee in town.

They also serve sourdough pizza from 4-6:30!

Engine 101 Smokehouse
Who doesn’t love great barbecue? And this place sure does it right. Be sure to try all their house-made BBQ sauces! While they used to be a “take out only” place, their new location has a big beautiful dining room complete with checkered picnic cloths on the tables.

Khin Kao
Some of the best Thai food we have had stateside. Definitely try the mango sticky rice!

Crescent Seafood
With a huge menu and a great selection of fresh seafood, this place is a hidden gem located in the Crescent City Harbor. We recommend the fish tacos, clam chowder, ceviche and the grilled tuna sandwich.

 

DRINK

Port O’Pints Brewing Co.
Setting foot in our friendly local microbrewery feels a bit like walking onto the set of “Cheers.” It’s a nautical twist on a traditional Irish pub, serving up several rotating styles of beer made on-site, from a great double IPA to a fantastically creamy stout on nitro. Their food is fresh and tasty, too! If you’re looking for some live music, this place is your best bet for some great tunes.

 

SHOPPING

Wild Rivers Market
If you’re craving a kombucha, some healthy snacks, or locally grown produce, this natural foods store is our go-to stop. With a great selection of local and organic products and a super friendly and helpful staff, you can skip the crowded aisles and long lines of chain grocery stores.

 

 

 

Ocean Air Farms – Farm Stand
Pick up some fresh organic fruits and veggies and support our local sustainable agriculture movement. Currently the farm stand is open Saturdays from 10am-4pm, with hours expanding in the summer time. Located at 2420 Moorehead Rd. in Fort Dick (15 min north of Crescent City).

Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market
​Starting each Saturday in June, downtown Crescent City comes alive with tons of local crafts, fresh produce, food vendors, live music and cooking demos. Whether you’re looking for driftwood art, succulent seashell terrariums, gorgeous ceramics, carved redwood burls, or just a snack and some fun stuff to look at, the farmer’s market is the place to be on a Crescent City Saturday morning or afternoon.

A smaller market is offered on Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm across from the Redwood National Parks Visitor Center, 2nd and J Street.

 

WHERE TO STAY

The Requa
Our favorite getaway, and a very special place. The Requa is tucked away just south of Crescent City, where the Klamath River meets the Pacific. This historic family-run inn was built in 1914 and has a small, intimate feel. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated, and many have breathtaking views of the Klamath River. Sometimes we just come for dinner – their amazing, multi-course prix-fixe dinner is served family style at round communal tables, giving you the chance to get to know other travelers, get their recommendations, and exchange stories. The kitchen sources their ingredients locally, makes everything fresh, and pays great attention to detail. The service is always friendly and highly professional. After dinner, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of tawny port, and/or a fresh baked cookie while relaxing in the lobby, which is really more like your classy grandma’s comfortable living room, full of beautiful antiques and historic photos. Be sure to take a relaxing dip in the hot tub before falling asleep to the sounds of the rushing river. Bliss!

You don’t need to stay at the inn to have dinner or breakfast there, however they do require reservations. Reach them at (707) 842-1425 or visit their website here.

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