Fortuna, commonly known as the friendliest city in California, is located on the beautiful and rugged North Coast of California. It is the largest city of southern Humboldt County and is located 250 miles north of San Francisco and 445 miles south of Portland, Oregon. It is the home to over 10,000 residents with a trading area of more than 35,000 people. The City is in the heart of the Eel River Valley and provides a convenient base to stay while exploring the Valley's treasures.
There are full services for travelers including excellent lodging facilities, supermarkets, drug stores, laundry facilities, barber and beauty shops, service stations, auto parts and repairs, a wide variety of restaurants, a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, and many fine retail stores.
Here you will find first-class motels and quaint B&B's; quality restaurants and small cafes, many festivals and other events, places to explore; and a multitude of other fun activities. The Eel River Valley is a great place to explore!
The climate of Fortuna is mild with no real definite season throughout the year. May through October weather is dry and warm with temperatures averaging in the 70's. November through April brings cooler and rainier weather and on a few very rare occasions citizens even get to experience a winter wonderland of snow.
Spend a couple of days here on your next vacation! Fortuna is the area most central to all of the local attractions.