Things to do in
1. Visit Crater Lake National park
2. Visit the Oregon Coast
Astoria Oregon is the oldest town west of the Rockies, Astoria is chock-full of history, art, and craft beverages. Historically a fishing town, it lies on the edge of the Columbia River right where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The bar, known as “The Graveyard of The Pacific” is so notorious that a licensed bar pilot has to navigate boats across it and the T.V. show Ghost Adventures has an entire episode dedicated to it (Astoria alone has a 4-part special dedicated to its spooky past and haunted underground.) Named the 2nd “drunkest” city in Oregon thanks to their unusually high number of bars per capita, they have a great selection of craft breweries you won’t want to miss.
The epitome of an Oregon beach vacation destination, Seaside Oregon is one of the coast’s most popular towns thanks to its abundance of family-friendly features. The popular downtown street, Broadway, leads to what is called the “turn-around.” It is essentially a turnaround at the end of downtown the stretches onto the beach allowing traffic to be redirected, and a place for people to hangout and watch the action around them. It also lies in the center of “The Prom” – a 1.5 mile paved walkway that stretches along the beach granting walkers, runners, bikers, and skaters a place to stretch their legs and take in some ocean views while they’re at it. Downtown is full of rides, attractions, shops, and restaurants that anyone in the family can enjoy. Learn more about Seaside and what they have to offer here.
Newport Oregon is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and is one of the most popular aquariums in the state. Hosting unique, interactive exhibits this place is usually packed with families and visitors alike. Also home to two of Oregon’s most prominent historical lighthouses, there is no shortage of Instagram worthy photo-ops here. Newer additions to the area include OMSI’s Coastal Discovery Center or Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum and wax figure display. Complete with over 80 restaurants in its 11 sq miles of land, they have enough culinary and beverage diversity to accommodate most, if not all, palettes.
Dubbed the Oregon Coasts “Playground,” Florence is home to miles of uncrowded beach. The secluded beaches and rolling dunes make this a popular spot for ATV and dune buggy riding, horseback riding, sandboarding, camping, and more. If you’re looking to branch out check out one of their many hiking trails or dozen plus lakes in the area. Florence’s Old Town District is home to a diverse food, and art scene much like their neighbors up and down the coast.
3. Checkout Downtown Portland
4. Visit Smith Rock State Park
5. Hike or Bike in Silver Falls State Park
6. Visit the Rogue Valley
7. Visit OMSI
8. Attend an Event at Autzen Stadium
9. Attend a Home Team Sporting Event
10. Visit Mt Hood and The Columbia River Gorge
Bonus Things To Do In Oregon:
Visit Any of Our State Parks
Did you know Oregon has 255 State Parks? Oregon has one of the most popular state park systems in the entire country and services over 46 million daytime visitors, and well over 2.5 million campers. 58 of our state parks allow camping – check out our Oregon Camping Guide or learn more about Oregon Coast Campgrounds.
Visit The Columbia River Maritime Museum
Take a Roadtrip on One, or Multiple of Our Scenic Byways
Visit Enchanted Forest
Go Beer or Wine Tasting
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