Top things to do

Music in Garberville

Reggae on the River

In mid-July, this fest draws huge crowds for reggae, world music, arts-and-craft fairs, camping and swimming in the river.
Breakfast in Garberville

Woodrose Café

Garberville’s beloved cafe serves organic omelets, veggie scrambles and buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup in a cozy room. Lunch brings crunchy salads, sandwiches with all-natural meats and good burritos. Plen…
Bakery in Garberville

Bon Bistro & Bakery

At the southern, quieter end of town backed by lofty trees, this cozy spot has a cottage feel with its warm wood paneling and lacy curtains. Enjoy freshly baked breads, bagels and sandwiches with such tasty, unusual…
Cajun in Garberville

Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro

This 2nd-story eatery overlooks Main St and serves ambitious dishes that may have minted the California-Cajun style. Start with fried green tomatoes before launching into the smoked-boar gumbo. Check the website for…
Bar in Garberville

Stone Junction

The best bar in town with DJs, regular live music, a pool table and plenty of ale on tap.
Motorcycle Rally in Garberville

Harley-Davidson Redwood Run

The redwoods rumble with the sound of hundreds of shiny bikes in mid-June.
State Park in Garberville

Benbow Lake State Recreation Area

On the Eel River, 2 miles south of Garberville, the 26-acre Benbow Lake exists when a seasonal dam forms the lake during summer, but current budget cuts and environmental concerns have prevented this from happening …
Sports & Outdoors in Garberville

Brown’s Sporting Goods

A visit to three-block downtown Garberville should include browsing at Brown’s Sporting Goods. The Brown family has run the place for a couple generations and has encyclopedic knowledge of activities in the area.