Eureka means 'I've found it' in Ancient Greek and refers to the city's early days in the Gold Rush era when some prospectors, at least, found what they were looking for. Since then the city has grown up on the mainland facing the protected harbour of Humboldt Bay and the two spits of land that almost completely enclose it. If you have a hire car in Eureka it's easy to explore this complex geographical arrangement. The main city attractions, however, are in the Old Town. Here hundreds of preserved Victorian homes and shops form one of America's most concentrated 19th-century town centers.
Eureka is on California's forested northern coast, 280 miles north of San Francisco. The city extends from the shore into the mountains where the famous giant redwoods grow. If you have a hire car in Eureka here you'll soon find that the city stands on Highway 101, America's great west coast road. Head south for Fortuna and the picturesque Eel River valley, north for the town of Arcata and Arcata Bay surrounded by wooded hills. And of course head inland to find some of America's biggest trees - the best spot is the famous 'Avenue of the Giants' in the Redwoods State Park beyond Fortuna.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-6:00PM
Address: 530 B Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-12:00AM
Address: 3561 Boeing Avenue
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.