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Vacation in Seaside, OR

April 15, 2018
Category: Things To do

About Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon is historically one of the most popular and most visited areas along the Oregon Coast, but with a population of nearly 7,000 people and with lots of tourist attractions, this isn’t all that surprising. Some things to do and some places to visit in Seaside, OR are the Seaside Aquarium or the Seaside Carousel Mall. 

The Seaside Aquarium was founded in 1937 and is considered one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast. The aquarium itself was privately owned when it opened, and some descendants of the original founders are also still active in the aquarium's operations today. At the Seaside Aquarium, you and your family are able to enjoy looking at and learning about all kinds of different sea life through their exhibits and touch tanks. Their hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, but they are closed on major holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. As a forewarning though, there aren’t bathrooms located on site, so plan ahead. 

The Seaside Carousel Mall isn’t your typical indoor shopping mall.  It has been a local favorite since it was built in 1985 on the former site of the Bungalow Dance Hall. The Seaside Carousel Mall offers visitors several boutique tourist shops to catch the attention of people passing by, as well as providing a quaint eatery selection.  However, the real attraction is the carousel that the mall is named after. The carousel includes 17 different animals that you can ride, such as horses, a pig, a bear, a rabbit, a cat, an ostrich, and a giraffe. On top of these attractions, the mall’s website also announced that they will be soon adding laser tag to their expanded list of things to do while visiting the mall. 

About the Hotel

When you arrive at the doorstep of River Inn at Seaside, you will immediately begin your ultimate experience of relaxation. The River Inn has a selection of 48 room for you to choose and is pet-friendly. Guests of the hotel always enjoy the freshly baked cookies they receive upon check-in. Other guest services and amenities that the hotel provides is 24-hour lobby services, a fitness room, on-site fire pits, complimentary DVD rentals, a saltwater indoor heated pool & spa, complimentary bikes, an indoor game room, and a fenced-in kids playground for your little ones to enjoy. When booking your room, you will be able to select either the regular room or a room with a view of the Necanicum River and the neighboring mountains. To experience Oregon at its finest, book your stay at the River Inn at Seaside and get the best rates on your rooms today.