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History of Seaside, Oregon

May 15, 2018
Category: Tourist Attractions

Seaside, Oregon is a wonderful and welcoming city that beholds a rich history and plenty of activities and attractions for those visiting the area. This city is renowned for the events it hosts throughout the year, and for providing those who visit with a wonderful experience. There are a variety of beautiful parks and museums within the town, as well as fantastic eateries. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s something for everyone in Seaside, Oregon.

About Seaside, Oregon

Located in Clatsop County, Seaside, Oregon was named after a historic building within the area: the Seaside House. This resort was constructed in the 1870’s by a man called Ben Holladay. The area is best known for having been a resting spot for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, wherein a salt-making cairn was built. The city was officially established in the year of 1899, shortly after the Seaside House had officially established the areas of its resort.

There are a variety of highlights and things to do while visiting Seaside, Oregon. The Gilbert District is a popular place to visit while in the area, as this was the home of Alexandre Gilbert, who was the mayor of Seaside in the year of 1912. It was Gilbert who established the 1.5 mile Promenade of coastal land along the Pacific coastline, commonly referred to as the “prom”. Gilbert’s beach cottage was converted into an inn later on, and the remnants of his dwelling in Seaside are preserved in the Gilbert District. Of course, there are many attractions within Seaside, Oregon to see. Many who visit also enjoy exploring the Seaside Public Library to learn more about the origins of the city, or the Snail Mall, which was established in 1909. A free visitor guide of Seaside, Oregon and all of the attractions it has to offer can be found here.

Many who come to Seaside, Oregon come for the events this city is renowned for hosting. Some events include, but are not limited to: the Cannon Beach sandcastle Competition, the Annual Ducky Derby, and the Astoria Sunday Market. More information on future events held in Seaside, Oregon can be found here.

Plan your visit in Seaside, Oregon by booking your stay at the River Inn at Seaside. This Seaside hotel offers guest amenities and friendly staffing, as well as the lowest rates available when you book your stay directly online, making it the ideal hotel in Seaside to stay in while exploring the area.

Stay at River Inn at Seaside

Enjoy your stay at the River Inn at Seaside while learning about the rich history of Seaside, Oregon. Conveniently located within the city of Seaside, Oregon, the River Inn at Seaside offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: