If you're exploring Northern California and looking for a perfect family activity, here it is: Eureka's Sequoia Park Zoo. This is the only zoo north of San Francisco, and families love it. Founded more than a hundred years ago, Sequoia Park Zoo is the only American Zoo and Aquarium Association accredited facility for more than 350 miles between Southern Oregon and San Francisco, and it's an easy drive from Best Western County Inn Fortuna.
Surrounded by an awesome old growth redwood forest, the zoo is located in Eureka's Sequoia Park. The zoo focuses on education, conservation and recreation, making it an excellent place for families to visit. The walk-through aviary and the barnyard are among the zoo's favorites for children. A cafe and gift shop accompany the indoor exhibits in the zoo's pavilion. Here zoo keepers can be observed as they prepare meals for the animals. The Sequoia Park Zoo is truly a great Northern California Zoo. For more information visit online. www.sequoiaparkzoo.net or www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/zoo online.