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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
Owner description: From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area... more Owner description: From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873. The offshore islands are a year-round refuge for harbor seals and a spring-summer home for thousands of nesting seabirds. Gray whales can be spotted during their annual migrations to Mexico (late fall-early winter) and Alaska (late winter-early spring). During the summer months some gray whales take the opportunity to feed in the shallow waters around the headland. Cobble Beach is compiled of millions of round basalt rocks that produce an applause-like sound as the waves roll in. When the tide is low a vibrant ocean floor is revealed—pools of colorful animals including orange sea stars, purple sea urchins, and giant green anemones. Rangers are at hand to answer questions and point out all of the amazing plants and animals that call the tide pools home. Visit the Interpretive Center and discover 140 years of lighthouse history and thousands of years of natural and cultural history. Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses, a non-profit organization, offers site-related books, maps, and postcards in their interpretive store. Whether you want to see raging winter storms batter the Oregon coast, learn about the role lighthouses played in the westward expansion of the United States, or watch peregrine falcons at play, visit Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and experience something wild. less
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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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Owner description: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that... more Owner description: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. 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. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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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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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Attraction type: State Parks; Hiking Trails; Beaches; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Local Ocean Seafoods
Local Ocean Seafoods
Ranked #1 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Georgie's Beachside Grill
Georgie's Beachside Grill
Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Price: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nana's Irish Pub
Nana's Irish Pub
Ranked #3 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach
Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach
Ranked #4 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Price: $6 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saffron Salmon
Saffron Salmon
Ranked #5 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: American, Soups, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sylvia Beach Hotel
Sylvia Beach Hotel
$50 - $152
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Newport
Moolack Shores Motel
Moolack Shores Motel
$70 - $135
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Newport
Rodeway Inn Newport
2.0 of 5
Rodeway Inn Newport
$64 - $104
Ranked #6 of 10 Newport B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Little Creek Cove
3.0 of 5
Little Creek Cove
$156 - $216
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Agate Beach Motel
Agate Beach Motel
$170 - $199
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Newport
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Hallmark Resort
3.5 of 5
Hallmark Resort
$176 - $313
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Newport
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Whale Cove Inn
4.0 of 5
Whale Cove Inn
$503 - $913
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Depoe Bay
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