For a tiny town, the Victorian Village of Ferndale, California is full of surprises. Venture a short way from nostalgic Main Street and you’ll find an untamed wilderness ready for exploring, a treasure trove of history, quirky artisan galleries and antiques, and some of the best burgers on the Redwood Coast - just a few more reasons to stay in Ferndale on your redwoods vacation.
If the best weekend getaways in California offer an escape from reality, Ferndale belongs at the top of the list. Tucked away on the romantic Redwood Coast, this historic small town is a hidden gem of picture-perfect homes, small-town Americana, and secluded coastline. Here’s our itinerary for a couple’s escape that will have you falling in love with Ferndale.
Historic Ferndale is an enchanting place to visit all year round. But with its moody coastal mist, hauntingly beautiful historic houses, and a scenic small town setting that’s been a backdrop for several Hollywood films (including a spooky cult favorite), this Victorian hamlet near the California Redwoods really shines in October. From cozy to creepy, here are our favorite things to do on a fall trip to historic Ferndale.
As far as favorite summer pastimes go, a trip to the county fair is right up there with barbecues, picnics and running through the sprinklers. There’s something particularly special about memories forged at an old-fashioned small town fair—and it doesn’t get much more authentic or nostalgic than the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, California. Learn what makes our fair so charming for locals and tourists alike – and why a visit to this favorite Northern California county fair should be at the top of your family’s summer bucket list.