We decided to stop in Acarta for the night, as most places I go, I try and find fe wifi! There was one showing up saying Hotel Acarta, so we looked for the hotel, the rates were very reasonable and we booked a room. The reception give you a parking permit allowing you to park overnight for free. After securing the room, we wandered around the downtown shops. Boy you can just smell the marijuana in the air.
“The Hotel Arcata is a National Historic Place and fully operational hotel located in Arcata, California. It was built to accommodate visitors to Arcata, California, drawn by the Humboldt State Normal School (now Humboldt State University) and delivered by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. In 1920 the Redwood Highway, US 101 provided more access to Arcata.
The hotel was renovated in the 1980s and was acquired by the Big Lagoon Rancheria, becoming the first off-reservation Native American-owned hotel in California.”
Also what was nice was the number of people saying Sat Nam to us. They may not know that we are Sikh but they do know Kundalini yoga and can link us to that, amazing!
Whilst we were walking we passed the Minor cinema, one of the oldest, if not the oldest theatre in the USA. The Minor Theater, located at 1015 H Street in Arcata, California, is one of the oldest buildings in the United States built for feature films that is still open and showing movies. It was the first building in Humboldt County to be built as a “true movie theatre. We walked in and decided to watch the 9pm showing of ‘Trouble with the curve”
We walked down to Wildflower cafe for dinner, which was again fantastic, we can definitely recommend this restaurant.
After the meal we headed back to the hotel to freshen up before going to the cinema. The theatre was small and very nice. The movie, which has Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake, had a great story line and very good acting from all.
Had a great walk back and saw a few people ‘high!’ Entered the hotel and you could smell marijuana walking to our room……this will be a fun night!!
Walk through the corridors at Hotel Arcata, passive smoking will make you high!