fun to do kids redwood coast california   Travel for Kids
  | California | North Coast

Redwood Coast

coast redwood
The "Redwood Coast," from Eureka to the Oregon border, is a unique landscape where magnificent coast redwoods grow amidst carpets of ferns and berry bushes, beaches are filled with silvery driftwood, and kids will find giant green sea anemones and orange sea stars in the tide pools. The summers are often foggy, but it's sunlight and fog intermixed, and often clears up in the afternoon.
To help plan family trips, more information about different areas, hiking, beaches and wildlife, read our blog post: "Tips for exploring California Redwood Coast"
Redwood Coast California Photo Album

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park


Crescent City


Klamath Area


Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park


Orick Area - Redwood National Park


Sue-meg (Patrick's Point) State Park

  Humboldt Redwoods State Park
family hotels redwood coast

Travel for Kids has lots fun things to do with kids on the Redwood Coast, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels for Crescent City, Trinidad, Arcata, Eureka, all styles and price ranges, and near to places you'll want to explore:

Redwood Coast family hotels
vacation rentals redwood coast

A house rental has lots of advantages for families – full kitchen and dining area, kids can have room of their own, washer and dryer, walk to the beach, and more.

Redwood Coast family vacation rentals
kids books california redwood coast
Redwoods - kids books redwood coast California  
Jason Chin

Discover the amazing coast redwoods of California; they live for more than 2,000 years and are the tallest trees on earth. Gorgeous illustrations, from seedling on the forest floor to treetops high in the sky. (Picture book)


Stretch to the Sun
Carrie A. Pearson, Susan Swan

Story of a tiny sprout that grew into the tallest tree on earth, more than 380 feet high. Discovered in 2006, this tree is protected in Redwood National Park. Fabulous collage illustrations capture the amazing ecosystem and conservation of the coast redwood forest! (Picture book)


stretch to the sun
tall tall tree  
Tall Tall Tree
Anthony D. Fredericks, Chad Wallace

Before you take a hike, discover the world of old-growth coast redwood forests, and what lives high up the branches – eagles, spotted owls, salamanders, woodpeckers, bats, and on the forest floor, banana slugs. (Picture book)

Tip: And the end of the book, see the actual size of a redwood tree seed.



Going back 50+ years, there are Sasquatch (Bigfoot) sightings inland from the Redwood Coast. Journalist Laura Krantz goes into the woods on the search for Bigfoot. She interviews researchers and scientists, collects storytelling by Native Americans and eyewitness accounts (Sasquatch is stinky), bridging the gap between science and myth about this fascinating creature. Good for older kids. (Chapter book)

Tip: Visit Bigfoot Willow Creek - China Flat Museum (Rte 299 from Arcata), area where Sasquatch film was taken.


the search for sasquatch
northern california's redwood coast  

50+ hikes from Humboldt to Jedidiah Smith, with detailed maps, driving directions, trail difficulty, length, facilities, and description. (Guidebook)


facebooktwitterinstgramvimeo travelforkidspinterest