Seaside, Oregon, located on the Northern Oregon Coast, only 90 miles away from Portland, is an ideal destination for tourists who love the great outdoors. Seaside and surrounding cities offer high rated restaurants, endless sandy beaches, bustling city life, breathtaking and endless nature reserves and natural beauty, theatre and art culture, majestic rolling hills and rich history. During your visit, stop by Downtown and Tillamook Head Trail.
Visit Downtown Seaside and Tillamook Head Trail
Visit Downtown Seaside for endless adventure opportunities and still have the time and ability to explore the great outdoors. Take a stroll with the group or that special someone down the coastal promenade and enjoy the views and soak in the sunshine. Grab some friends and ride a Surrey - a canopy covered, steerable, pedal cart - through the local streets for self or guided tours through downtown and learn about Seasides rich history. Or take a break and have some fun at Funland Arcade where you can test your skills to earn tickets for dozens of awesome prizes.
Explore the Tillamook Head Trail, which provides visitors with multiple trail options to suit all experience levels. Experience part of the same route discovered during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1806, along rocky trails, jagged capes, or sandy beach trails. The easy route, best for beginners, expands to Indian Beach and is an approximate 3 mile round trip to an elevation up to 400 feet. Guests can cross a mail trail bridge at Canyon Creek and rest, or dine, in the picnic area below. The moderate trail consists of a 3-mile loop with an elevation of approximately 900 feet that leads guests through an alder and spruce rainforest to a beautifully overgrown World War II Radar Installation Bunker overlooking the rocky beach below. Guests are invited to camp within the bunker on a first-come-first-serve basis. The third and most challenging trail consists of 12.2 miles roundtrip and an elevation gain of 1350 feet. This challenging and magnificent course leads guests to Tillamook Rock, the island that houses “Terrible Tilly,” the lighthouse that operated between 1881-1957. Experience some of the most breathtaking views in all of Oregon with this unspeakably amazing hiking adventure.
Upon your return, explore the sandy beaches, find unique colors and shapes of beach glass, or discover other natural treasures such as sand dollars and a wide variety of shells. Wind down from a day of exploration and catch the sunset with drinks and laughter with a bonfire on the beach.
Stay at River Inn at Seaside
An ideal choice for business and leisure tourists, the newly renovated and extremely budget-friendly River Inn at Seaside offers guests modern amenities, friendly staff, private ocean-view balconies, complimentary WiFi and DVD rentals, self-parking, bicycle rentals, in-room yoga mats, and daily deluxe continental breakfast. Stay in and relax in the large, heated and refreshing indoor saltwater pool, or sit around one of the on-site fire pits and watch the sunset. The full-size playground is ideal for children of all ages, or older kids can test their skills inside the game room and arcade. River Inn at Seaside also offers a business center, fitness room, and company rooms perfect for small gatherings, classes, and presentations, or company meetings. The Inn is also smoke-free and pet-friendly making it the ideal option for families. Book direct for lowest rates at www.riverinnatseaside.com.