Big cities get all of the recognition! Arcata is a fun, green, unique little town with a lot to offer. Tucked behind the Redwood Curtain, most people don’t even know we exist!
How the conversation usually goes with anyone unfamiliar with our little mecca:
Non – Arcata Resident: “Arcata? Where’s that?”
Arcata Resident: “Northern California”
Non: “Oh, so around San Francisco?”
Arcata: “No, about 5 hours north of San Francisco.”
Non: “Isn’t that like, Oregon?”
Arcata: “No, we’re about 2 hours south of Oregon.”
Non: “Woah, I had no idea!”
Click Here to see the article in Cities Journal that recognizes Arcata as one of California’s Top 15 Cities and mentions Fire & Light (although it should say Fire & Light Originals, they forgot the ‘s’)!