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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
#1 of 47 things to do in Newport
Above the lighthouse outlook, there are several family friendly hiking/walking trails that take on a reasonable amount of elevation, without the difficulty you'd usually experience in a hike leading to a bird's ey...
Kids and adults will get to see and explore great tide pools and learn about our Oregon Coast Range and the species we have.
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Hatfield Marine Science Center
#2 of 47 things to do in Newport
We loved their fantastic touch pool and the octopus exhibit, and older kids and adults will love the marine archaeology exhibits.
Very fun !!! Interactive for kids the can touch everything and learn about waves and animals.....also have a little gift shop inside and it's free they would like donations tho....
Cape Foulweather
#3 of 47 things to do in Newport
This area is for nature and photographers as well as families.
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
#8 of 47 things to do in Newport
Indoors and outdoors exhibits and special times when they feed, Also a hands on area where children and adults can get up close and personal with sea anemones, starfish and hermit crabs!
There is something for everyone - kids play areas, places to sit and watch both aquatic and wildlife, short nature trails, and of course - all the amazing exhibits within the Aquarium itself.
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
#5 of 47 things to do in Newport
We are native Oregonians and our family loves to stop by The Devil's Punch Bowl simply because it is different every time.
Family Favorite When Visiting The Oregon Coast
Newport's Historic Bayfront
#7 of 47 things to do in Newport
Splendid restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, a maritime museum, the famous Ripley's, a wax museum, and underseas garden are attractions that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Absolutely LOVE walking the Bayfront in Newport, Oregon!! It's fun watching the fisherman bring in their catch of the day and also all the boats come in and out and my kids love watching the sea lions.
South Beach State Park
#10 of 47 things to do in Newport
Nice paved trailer sites, miles of paved campground loops, and paved trails and roads to the beach for the kids to ride bikes.
Campground roads were great for walking and biking, showers were clean and hot and the playground was enjoyed by the 7 children in our party.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
#4 of 47 things to do in Newport
Also, if you have children dont hesitate and ask for their junior rangers program, we learned about that here and it set us out on an amazing adventure!
Enjoyed learning the history of this lighthouse, and how families lived here.
Nye Beach
#9 of 47 things to do in Newport
Along with shops and hotels all within easy access, this is a great place for a family outing, or even a snuggling with your favorite person.
Awesome beach with plenty to do for the whole family!
Agate Beach State Recreation Site
#12 of 47 things to do in Newport
When we visited there were quite a few surfers and families - it is very close to town and a great picnic spot.
Lots of children enjoy this beach, I did not find anyone who did not like it.
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area
#13 of 47 things to do in Newport
It's a peaceful place to take in the views, to be quiet and think of happy family times along the coast.
Yaquina Bay Bridge
#6 of 47 things to do in Newport
Different than just driving over it again and the kids enjoyed the adventure and view!!
It is the perfect backdrop to our family photos.
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Don Davis Memorial Park
#14 of 47 things to do in Newport
A family member recently relocated to Newport, OR and lives just down the road from Don Davis Memorial Park.
Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary
#16 of 47 things to do in Newport
A fitting reminder of the sacrifice those that work on the water give, providing a life for their families.
Newport Bay Fishing Pier
#15 of 47 things to do in Newport
Make sure you visit the shop (101 Local) it is a great young family owned business.
You are only allowed to keep the male crabs and they have to be a certain size, but it's a fun thing to try with the kids.
Lost Creek State Park
#17 of 47 things to do in Newport
Newport Farmer's Market
#19 of 47 things to do in Newport
Pirates Plunder
#18 of 47 things to do in Newport
Bring the kids for a fun treasure chest treat as you leave.
I wouldn't recommend taking smaller children as there are lots of breakables.
Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center
#20 of 47 things to do in Newport