30 Things to Do in Seaside
Looking for ideas on what to do while you're in
Seaside? We have put our heads together and compiled a list of great
ideas for fun things to do in and around the Seaside community. Check
list of 30 Things to Do
, or visit our Day Trips
page for ideas for doing a little exploring beyond Seaside while you're here.
Wondering about the insider's guide to Seaside? Look no further
than our blog. From day-to-day activities to current events and business
spotlights, Seaside Stories
gives a different perspective to exploring Seaside and its many wonders.
Holiday Season in Seaside
Celebrate the holidays in Seaside! The annual Festival of Trees
takes place December 6-7 and the Seaside Museum hosts Gingerbread Teas
each Saturday in December at Butterfield Cottage. Also, don't miss the Holiday Lights Tour
on December 13, courtesy of the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Work off those holiday inches at the Ugly Sweater 5K Walk/Run
hosted by Sunset Empire Park & Recreation. The Shop Seaside!
is off and running, offering chances to win the contents of a huge
7-foot stocking at the Seaside Carousel Mall. For more information on
these and other events happening in and around Seaside, visit our Events page
|Request a Copy of the Seaside Visitor Guide
Flip through a digital copy
of the 2013 Seaside Visitor Guide, or send us a request
and we'll mail you a copy. You may also pick one up at our Seaside
Visitors Bureau lobby, open 24 hours a day. The guide is packed with
great information on what to do, where to eat and places to stay in
Seaside, great while planning your trip at home or once you've reached
your destination on the Oregon Coast.
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|Journey to Seaside: Mile by Extraordinary Mile
Sometimes, the journey is really part of the destination.It’s
no secret that Seaside is full of awe-inspiring natural beauty in any
season. The soft sandy beach on a morning walk, watching surfers at the
Cove on a sunny day, the view through the trees overlooking the abundant
estuary, a walk southward on the Prom with a backdrop of Tillamook
Head, and oh, those sunsets!
folks who live inside of 100 miles or so tell us they consider Seaside a
second home. They come here often to get their nature fix, to get away
from the city, even if only for a little bit, to feel connected to the
environment, close to raw nature again. This is not surprising to those
of us who live by the sea. We understand the need to be close to the
ocean, the desire to feel the salty wind on your face, the sand drifting
over the tops of your feet, the sound of waves lulling you to sleep,
and the scent of smoke in your hair from a beach bonfire the night
before. But, I wonder how many travelers along Highway 26 coming to
Seaside, notice the extraordinary beauty of the journey here... Read more here.
Treasure Quest III (2013): Contest Winners Announced!
We tested your sleuthing skills and your
creativity and you rose to the challenge! Our clues help visitors
navigate Seaside from a unique perspective and some of you shared with
us how much fun you had discovering parts of Seaside you might not have
otherwise found. This year, we were thrilled to receive lots of creative
entries for our additional prize and we have selected our winners!
First Prize in our Creative category this year goes to Lizzy & Gared
from Molalla, Oregon, who wrote, directed, filmed and starred in their
own video about the Seaside Treasure Quest. (See the winning entry here
First Prize in our random drawing goes to Paula S. from Tigard, Oregon.
Second Prize winners this year are: Julia P. from Portland, Oregon, Tim
V. family from North Plains, Oregon, Jim & Brenda M. from Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, Maggie L. from Mill Creek, Washington, and Wayne H. from
Kent, Washington. All winners will be contacted soon with details about
the arrival of your prize packages. To see the answers to this year's
clues, click the images on our Treasure Quest III page
. Thanks for participating, we hope to see you back next year for the Treasure Quest IV!
Fall along the Oregon Coast
The weather can be beautiful and dramatic during the fall
season. Days can be cool and clear, shrouded in fog or gray and stormy. A
blustery fall day makes for outstanding kite flying. A clear crisp day
is perfect for a long walk on the beach, a hike through the forest, or a
round of golf. Surfing and river kayaking are also popular fall
activities. Fall bird migrations make this another busy season for bird
watchers. Beginning as early as August, you might encounter large flocks
of shorebirds migrating to the south. In September, SOLVE
hosts the Fall Beach and Riverside Cleanup and downtown Seaside turns
into a car show at the annual Seaside Wheels 'N' Waves gathering of hot
rods and custom cars in early September. In November, Seaside's downtown
district presents the popular Fall Wine Walk event. Storm-tossed seas
can be an awesome sight and winter tides often bring the best beach
combing finds of the year. Explore a fall getaway in Seaside by checking
out our 30 Things to Do
page, flip through the Virtual Visitor Guide
, or simply get motivated for a trip to the Oregon Coast by viewing some of our videos
of what happens in our beautiful coastal town.
|More than just a day at the beach
Seaside has been the Northwest’s most
popular ocean resort for over a century and is located just 90 minutes
from Portland, on the beautiful Oregon coast. It is a destination
paradise for a wide variety of reasons: its spectacular ocean views,
miles of public beach, unique natural setting, mild ocean climate,
outdoor activities, year-round events, excellent shopping, and
Visitors delight in dozens of unique
boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries and antique stores. Our
1.5-mile long ocean front Promenade is perfect for strollers, joggers
and bike riders. The “Prom” also gives access to those with mobility
issues, getting them closer to the beach. The wide and sandy beach is
available for all kinds of activities, from low rider beach bikes, beach
volleyball, wave watching, to sand castle building, kite flying or a
hot dog roast. Those young at heart will enjoy such amusements as the
carousel, arcades, miniature golf, bumper cars and boats, tilt-a-whirl,
paddle boats and canoes.
Seaside has a plethora of culinary
delights, satisfying even the most discriminating taste buds. We offer
family fare, fine dining, ethnic cuisine, spirits, wine and brews,
snacks and sweet treats. Local seafood and Pacific Northwest fare
abound. Many of our lodging properties offer daily and weekly rates
ranging from traditional hotels and motels, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns,
timeshares, condos, vacation rentals, camp grounds and RV Resorts.
Seaside is more than just a day at the beach!
Historic photo of the week
Seaside has such a rich history, we have created a blog all about it. Seaside's History
transport us back in time with fantastic stories and photographs of
times gone by. Our Way Back Wednesdays offer a priceless glimpse into
the past, as with this featured photo of Seaside's famous Turnaround
circa 1921. Read the latest post on our Seaside's History
blog, or more history on Seaside can be read by following this link
. (photo courtesy of Seaside Historical Society and Museum.)