2 hotels near Yreka, California
Hotels in Yreka, California
Make your reservations at one of the hotels in Yreka and explore northern California’s gold-rush pastYreka has a colorful history filled with even more colorful characters. Gold was discovered on the flats here completely by accident, and the inevitable gold-rush metropolis soon sprouted. Attacks by local Indian tribes, a devastating fire and a public lynching all were part of the past of this very wild Wild West town. Ranching, timber and farming have replaced gold as a source of income and today you can stay at any of the Choice Hotels in Yreka, California to explore its exciting history through the city’s many attractions, which include:Greenhorn Park Siskiyou County Museum West Miner Street Historic DistrictChinese Cemetery MemorialNative American Heritage Park Yreka Creek Greenway
Want a breath of fresh air? How about an exhilarating bike ride or relaxing hike? Don’t miss visiting Yreka’s local favorite, Greenhorn Park. For one of the best overviews of the region, pay a visit to the Siskiyou County Museum and explore artifacts, ephemera, photographs and more. There’s also an impressive outdoor museum, which features several reconstructed historic buildings.
Combine history with a little shopping and dining as you take a stroll around the West Miner Street Historic District and read bits of history on the plaques attached to the various buildings. You may want to take the walking tour (the map is available at the Chamber of Commerce) past 75 Victorian and American Gothic houses built in the late 18th-century.
Part of the history of gold mining is the history of Chinese immigrants, and you can learn about them at the Chinese Cemetery Memorial. There are no actual graves here—they were disinterred and returned to China in the 1970s—but the memorial to those who lived and worked and died here is touching and beautiful.
Going back even farther into the past, Siskiyou County was home to an impressive number of different Native American tribes (Achomawi, Hupa, Karuk, Konomihu , Modoc, New River Shasta, Okwanuchu, Shasta, Tolowa, Winto and Yurok), and the Native American Heritage Park honors them all. Here you can see a replica of a traditional tribal sweat house complete with stone benches inside it. For another pretty area, check out the evolving Yreka Creek Greenway, a natural streamside area (when completed, it will be nearly five miles long) that stores flood waters and provides a habitat for native fish, plants and wildlife. Eventually there will be eight trail segments (two are currently open, so enjoy an afternoon walking or cycling along the stream). Signs all along the greenway will tell the story of the salmon and steelhead trout, the flora and indeed the history of the trail itself. If you and your family like the outdoors, this is one of the best places in the country to visit with parks and climbing trails galore.
Choice Hotels in Yreka, CA give you a great starting point for learning about the history of the Gold Rush and perhaps even finding a little gold of your own. Book now!
Yreka hotels information
- Number of hotels in Yreka2
- Highest Price$109
- Lowest Price$71
- Number of reviews805
- Avg. rating3.5