Top things to do

Seafood in Crescent City

Chart Room

At the tip of the South Harbor pier, this joint is renowned far and wide for its fish and chips: batter-caked golden beauties that deliver on their reputation. It’s often a hive of families, retirees, Harley riders …
American in Crescent City

Good Harvest Cafe

This popular family owned cafe is in a spacious location across from the harbor. It's got a bit of everything – all pretty good – from soups and sandwiches to full meals and smoothies. Fine beers, a crackling fire a…
Park in Crescent City

Tolowa Dunes State Park & Lake Earl Wildlife Area

Two miles north of Crescent City, this state park and wildlife area encompasses 10,000 acres of wetlands, dunes, meadows and two lakes, Lake Earl and Lake Tolowa. This major stopover on the Pacific Flyway route brin…
Grill in Crescent City

North Coast Ocean Sports & Grill

A young, informal vibe, a no-frills sound menu of seafood, burgers and salads and exceptional ice cream mean this place is always packed out, especially in summer when folk spill out onto the front deck across from …
Park in Crescent City

Beachfront Park

Between B and H Sts, this park has a harborside beach with no large waves, making it perfect for little ones. Further east on Howe Dr, near J St, you’ll come to Kidtown, with slides and swings and a make-believe cas…
Lighthouse in Crescent City

Battery Point Lighthouse

The 1856 lighthouse still operates on a tiny, rocky island that you can easily reach at low tide. You can also get a tour of the on-site museum for $3. Note that the listed hours are subject to change due to tides a…
Science Center in Crescent City

North Coast Marine Mammal Center

Just east of Battery Point, this is the ecologically minded foil to the garish Ocean World. The clinic treats injured seals, sea lions and dolphins and releases them back into the wild. There is an interesting gift …
Bar in Crescent City

Port O'Pints Brewing Co

One of two relatively new bars-cum-breweries in town, over 20 different ales are produced here, including an excellent Irish stout. There is live music on Saturday and a trivia quiz on Tuesday.
Italian in Crescent City


Stop in for salads, pasta, sandwiches or jazz on Friday nights. Hands down the most happening place downtown.
Arts Center in Crescent City

Crescent Harbor Gallery

Run as a non-profit cooperative, around 25 local artists exhibit at this large gallery in the harbor area.