There are several tourist hotspots in Seaside that should be on every traveler’s ‘must-see’ list. Seaside, being an ideal holiday destination for families, offers some unique family-friendly excursions, and kid-friendly activities to ensure the entire family has a great time. The scenic beauty of the area, and the abundant, delicious cuisines that are available, are sure to leave an indelible impression.
Top Seaside Attractions for Families
A visit to the area would be incomplete without a stop at the Seaside Aquarium. Here guests can pet starfish, feed seals, learn about the delicate ecosystem within the tide pools, and enjoy marine life exhibits and education. The Seaside Aquarium has been welcoming visitors for more than eighty years. Families that visit the Aquarium enjoy the discovery center that is specially designed for kids. The Aquarium is home to a massive gray whale skeleton, and a gift shop that offers a wide variety of souvenirs, and coastal mementos.
Seaside has the largest arcade along the coast of Oregon. There are popular beach activities such as carnival rides and mini golf. Kids can play video games, skeeball, air hockey, or hop on some bumper cars. There is also a carousel for children. The open expansive beach and the complementing breeze offer the perfect stage for skilled kite flying. Seaside is home to kite stores where you can get all the supplies. Visitors can also rent a surrey, a bike, scooter, or beach cycles which offer an opportunity to slow down, have fun, and take in the views. There are several shops in the area where visitors can rent bikes.
Seaside is a haven for travelers who love water sports. Enjoy an afternoon on paddle boats, canoes or kayaks, surfing, or rent boats along with an operator. Outside of water sports, Seaside offers plenty of hiking trails. The Tillamook Head National Recreation Trail is a favorite of hikers, as well as the Ecola State Park.
Stay in River Inn at Seaside
River Inn at Seaside is within walking distance from all the major attractions on and near the promenade. Reserve your stay online at the hotel to get the best deal.