History, Hops and High-Flying Adventure
An Oregon Wintercation in Seaside
Oregon’s first seashore resort town has been delighting visitors for more than 100 years. The expansive Seaside beaches offer opportunity for year-round recreation, and shops and restaurants lining Broadway await when you’re ready to warm up in Oregon’s great indoors.
Catch some clams
During the winter months, especially during low tide, the abundance of razor clams lurking beneath the sand makes clamming a can’t-miss activity. Rent or purchase your gear from Trucke’s 1-Stop and familiarize yourself with local tide tables prior to your trip. One day of clamming not enough? Consider a vacation rental property, which may allow you to cook your fresh catch.
Go paragliding or zip lining
Strolling the streets of Seaside can be relaxing and good for the belly (with all of the sweet treats to be had) but taking your adventure to the air is also a favorite for those mild winter days. Discover Paragliding offers tandem flight training along the North Oregon Coast and High Life Adventures is the ultimate zip line experience for kids and adults of all ages.
Travel a tasty trail
Think trails only mix with hiking, biking or kayaking? Don’t tell that to beer lovers or those familiar with the North Coast Craft Beer Trail. This liquid trek has 11 stops, and visiting nine will net you a commemorative pint glass. In Seaside, Seaside Brewing Company does small-batch brewing 3-4 times a week (Friday brews, from noon to 7 p.m. are a mainstay) and welcomes visitors.
Explore the great outdoors
Seaside Naturally takes the mystery out of wondering where you can hike, bike or kayak in the immediate Seaside area. The web guide, which pairs well with the SeasideOR Mobile App, also gives you great places to spot more than 200 species of birds migrating in the area. Consider these your personal step-on guides to enjoying the great outdoors along Oregon’s North Coast. Need rentals or repairs? Try The Prom Bike Shop – a Seaside staple since 1968.
Take a walk through history
Explore Oregon’s oldest seashore resort town from the historical lens that the Gilbert Inn, circa 1892, has to offer. With this beautiful Victorian mansion as your home base, spend hours piecing together the rich heritage by visiting Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and the Oregon Film Museum. The Seaside Historical Society and Museum can help you tie it all together.
About the Author: Emily Forsha
Emily Forsha is Travel Oregon’s content editor and a runner, hiker and biker of many Oregon trails. When she’s not road tripping around the state with her husband and two little boys, this proud native Oregonian is cooking up new recipes in her kitchen, sampling the latest craft brews and cheering on her beloved Oregon Ducks.
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