Your Ultimate List of Things to Do in Seaside this Summer

The Oregon Coast is dotted with charming oceanfront towns with lovely beaches, quaint downtown main streets lined with shops and cafes, and outdoor adventures. There are so many fun things to do in Seaside this summer on a quick day trip to the coast! This stop off Highway 101 offers a bit of nostalgia with a classic boardwalk promenade, the Seaside Carousel and Aquarium. 

Start your journey with a leisurely stroll along the famous Seaside Promenade, known as “The Prom,” where you can enjoy beautiful ocean views, the sound of crashing waves, and the feel of soft sand between your toes. Adventure-seeking couples can rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the Necanicum River, offering a unique perspective of the area’s lush landscapes and abundant wildlife. These are just a few of our favorite things to do in Seaside. 

For those seeking a private, romantic retreat, the best place to stay is about 20 minutes South of Seaside in the cozy town of Arch Cape. Our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect backdrop for couples to connect and unwind with ocean views, elegant guest rooms, and welcoming hospitality. We can’t wait to host you this summer; book your lodging today! 

Things to Do in Seaside, Oregon this summer

The Best Things to Do in Seaside, OR, this Summer

Seaside, Oregon, is a picturesque coastal town on the state’s northern coast, about 80 miles northwest of Portland. Known for its stunning beaches, charming boardwalk, and family-friendly atmosphere, Seaside has been a popular vacation destination for over a century.

Here are the best things to do in Seaside this summer: 

  1. Stroll the Seaside Promenade: This iconic and historic 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade, affectionately called “The Prom,” is a scenic walkway that provides visitors with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, perfect for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride, or simply relaxing on one of the many benches along the way.
  2. Head to the Seaside Aquarium: The Seaside Seals have been a fixture at this aquarium for more than 80 years and one of the best things to do in Seaside is throw these happy marine mammals a fish! 
  3. Ride the Seaside Carousel: Get nostalgic and take a quick ride on the historic carousel just two blocks from the beach. 
  4. Paddle on the Necanicum River: Seaside’s scenic waterways offer the perfect place for a calm paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing session. Kick off your adventure at the Neawanna dock at Broadway Park; there are even guided tours. 
  5. Hike the Tillamook Head National Recreation Trail: About ten minutes from Seaside, you’ll be transported to a lush Northwest rainforest on the western edge of the headland, leading to the majestic Ecola State Park. 
  6. Discover the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse: Know to the locals as Terrible Tilly, this lighthouse has spooky stories connected to its long shift shining light on the ocean since 1881. Consider a trip to the Seaside Historical Society Museum for more history of this lighthouse and other Seaside facts. 
  7. Book a Tee Time: If you enjoy golfing, you’ll find several golf courses in the Seaside area. The Seaside Golf Club is located along the Necanicum River in south Seaside. Just north of Seaside is Gearhart Golf Links, the oldest course in Oregon, and The Highlands at Gearhart, an executive-style course sculpted out of a hillside overlooking the beach.
  8. Oceanside Dining and Treats: As a guest on the Oregon Coast, you’ll want to enjoy the bounty of seafood our lovely coastal towns offer. That means decedent clam chowders, lightly fried fish and chips, and beautiful cedar plank salmon. One of the best things to do in Seaside is explore the culinary options, head to Mo’s Seafood for chowder, fresh fish at Bell Buoy Market, or Chez for wine and charcuterie. 
Things to Do in Seaside, Oregon, book our beautiful bed and breakfast on the Oregon Coast, pictured here

Stay at our Elegant Bed and Breakfast on the Oregon Coast

After a day exploring all the best things to do in Seaside, OR, you’ll be ready to head back to our romantic bed and breakfast on the Oregon Coast for a restful and relaxing night. Regarded as one of the best castle-like hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine, our B&B will have you feeling like royalty.” Our lovely staff and Innkeeper offer the best attentive yet unobtrusive service during your stay! 

We feature nine unique and well-appointed rooms (seven of which have Pacific Ocean views), all with gas fireplaces and private bathrooms. We also have a spacious Common Room, outdoor patio spaces, and manicured gardens. Arch Cape Beach is a short 5-minute walk away, where you can enjoy 2.5 miles of the Oregon Coast without the crowds. 

Each morning, you’ll be treated to a home-cooked gourmet breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients. We take pride in our culinary program at the Inn, which includes sweet and savory options. Our freshly roasted coffee comes from the local Sleepy Monk roastery, and the back gardens are the perfect place to enjoy a steaming cup on a sunny summer morning. Book your stay at our romantic Oregon Coast bed and breakfast today! 

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