December 2, 2012
The best way
Yreka, Calif., is off Interstate 5, 46 miles south of Medford, Ore., 80 miles north of Redding, Calif. From Los Angeles, it's 577 miles north, about a 10-hour drive. Or you can fly into Medford. From LAX, Alaska and United offer nonstop service, and United, US Airways, Alaska and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238, including taxes and fees.
WHERE TO STAY
Yreka Third Street Inn, 326 3rd St., Yreka; (530) 598-0615, http://www.yrekabedandbreakfast.com. A charming B&B in a Victorian house in Yreka's historic district. Four rooms; rates start at $95.
Baymont Inn & Suites, 148 Moonlit Oaks Ave., Yreka; (530) 841-1300, http://www.baymontinns.com. A clean and friendly inn about a mile from Yreka's historic district. 60 rooms; doubles begin at $75.
Best Western Miner's Inn, 122 E. Miner St., Yreka; (800) 444-1320, http://www.bestwesterncalifornia.com. 130 rooms; doubles from about $100.
WHERE TO EAT
Brickhouse Bakery & Pizzeria, 313 W. Miner St., Yreka; (530) 841-0553. A casual pizza and sandwich place, with yummy homemade vinaigrette for salads. Entrees less than $15.
Etna Brewing Co., 131 Callahan St., Etna, Calif.; (530) 467-5277. Wraps, sandwiches and salads; a half-dozen or more brews on tap. Entrees less than $10. Closed Mondays.
Dotty's Restaurant, 404 N. Highway 3, Etna, Calif.; (530) 467-3303, http://www.dottysburger.com. No-frills burger stand. Most items $6-$9.
TO LEARN MORE
Yreka Chamber of Commerce, 117 W. Miner St., Yreka; (530) 842-1649, http://www.yrekachamber.com.
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