I generally avoided Crescent city growing up because it’s a bit of a dumpy coastal town with a maximum security prison next to it. However last summer we discovered a couple of really neat things there.
Battery Point Lighthouse: A really neat lighthouse out on a point which is cut off from the mainland at high tide.
Marine Mammal Rescue Center: Near Battery Point – this is a cool little place that takes in mostly seals and sea lions that are injured and nurses them back to health with hopes of re-releasing them. Free and well worth the visit.