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Best of Newport Guide

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Newport
With its ideal location on the magnificently rugged Oregon Coast, the entire city of Newport is a natural observatory that offers a number of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Spend the morning exploring tide pools, combing the beach for fossils and spotting marine life in their natural habitats. Then head over to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where you can pet an octopus and walk through a glass tunnel surrounded by sharks. Newport is also home to two lighthouses, one of which is the tallest on the Oregon Coast. Historic Nye Beach, with its colorful cottages and laid-back atmosphere, is the perfect spot for a picnic and a quick rest from all the sightseeing.

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hatfield Marine Science Center
Hatfield Marine Science Center
A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
Attraction type: Educational Sites; Science Museums
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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Newport's Historic Bayfront
Newport's Historic Bayfront
Attraction type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Owner description: We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in... more Owner description: We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts. Recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding exhibits and educational programs, the Aquarium is the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the "Best Tourist Attraction" and "Best Summer Camp for Kids" awards from the citizens of Lincoln County, Oregon. Parents Magazine, Forbes Traveler, USA Today, 10Best(dot)com and Coastal Living named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten in the nation. The Portland Business Journal listed the Aquarium as one of the top five education-based nonprofits in the state and Spirit Magazine called Passages of the Deep "The coolest 50 yards on the Oregon Coast!" less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Local Ocean Seafoods
Local Ocean Seafoods
Ranked #1 of 91 restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Stone Crest Cellars Tasting Room & Bistro
Stone Crest Cellars Tasting Room & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 91 restaurants in Newport
Price: $5 - $14
Cuisines: American, Italian, Winery
April's at Nye Beach
April's at Nye Beach
Ranked #3 of 91 restaurants in Newport
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Noodle Cafe
Noodle Cafe
Ranked #4 of 91 restaurants in Newport
Price:
Cuisines: Asian, Noodle
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Georgie's Beachside Grill
Georgie's Beachside Grill
Ranked #5 of 91 restaurants in Newport
Price: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Moolack Shores Motel
Moolack Shores Motel
$70 - $135
Ranked #6 of 25 hotels in Newport
Sylvia Beach Hotel
Sylvia Beach Hotel
$50 - $152
Ranked #11 of 25 hotels in Newport
Rodeway Inn Newport
Rodeway Inn Newport
$54 - $82
Ranked #7 of 10 Newport B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tyee Lodge
Tyee Lodge
$129 - $215
Ranked #3 of 10 Newport B&B and Inns
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Newport Belle Bed & Breakfast
Newport Belle Bed & Breakfast
$145 - $165
Ranked #4 of 10 Newport B&B and Inns
Inn at Nye Beach
2.5 of 5
Inn at Nye Beach
$113 - $277
Ranked #1 of 25 hotels in Newport
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Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
4.0 of 5
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
$188 - $289
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