Seaside: In the News

The Best of Times News: The Beach at the End of the Trail

August 1, 2014 | by Jon Rahl

Travel writer for the fabulous 50-and-over set, Andrea Gross, spent some time on Oregon’s North Coast in the summer of 2014. Andrea explored Seaside and fell in love with the town, much like many other visitors to the area.

Her articles are published in a variety of travel publications, both online and in print, including The Best of Times magazine, where her article about Seaside appeared in the August 2014 issue.

The beautiful historic Gilbert Inn in Seaside played host to Andrea and her husband while they were in town, and they visited several area restaurants, shops, and attractions. They enjoyed fish tacos at Firehouse Grill, a root beer float at Flashback Malt Shoppe, and sampled the tasty clam chowder at Norma’s Seafood & Steak. Wheel Fun Rentals provided some activity for burning off some calories of the day!

While in the area, Andrea toured some of our area attractions, including, of course, our world famous oceanfront Promenade, Fort Clatsop, the Tillamook Head Trail, Ecola State Park, and Cape Disappointment in Washington.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Lewis and Clark traveled more than 4,000 miles searching for a water route that would span the American West. Where did they end up? On a small stretch of sand near Seaside, Oregon, 80 miles west of Portland.

Today Seaside is a popular recreational community, attracting visitors who want surf-perfect waves, abundant tide pools, good hiking and the chance to follow the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery during the last days of their journey to the Pacific.”

Read the full article detailing Andrea’s journey to our neck of the woods.
Article in Senior Connection Traveltizers news.
Article in Omaha Senior Travel News.

and so much more!

Fall in Seaside

Experiencing the changing seasons in Seaside

Learn More
1859 – Oregon’s Magazine: 72 Hours In Seaside

1859 came to Seaside/Gearhart area and spent 72 hours in our fair neck of the woods. Day One they highlighted the historic Gilbert...

Learn More
A volunteer assists those watching whales at an unknown location along the Oregon Coast.
Where to Watch for Whales

It’s possible to see gray whales off the Oregon Coast year-round, but one of two peak periods occurs in late March, when some 20...

Learn More
Haunted in Seaside? Just like all towns with a deep history, there's chatter of the spookier side too. We dive in to find out when and where.
Spookiest Spots in Seaside

A fair number of sites in Seaside are thought to be haunted. So we took a deep dive to see what locals and experts had to say about the paranormal.

Learn More
“Fascinated” on Broadway

Fascination has been a staple in Seaside, Oregon since the 1950s.

Learn More
Episode One: Grave of the Unknown sailor

The Seaside Audio Walking Tour exploring the mysterious grave of the unknown sailor.

Learn More
Golfing at the Beach

I adore golfing! I love walking along the greens, the feel of a driver in my hand, and I love watching the ball fly through the air. Unfortunately for me, I’m not very good at golf. I can hit the ball straight but not far, and my putting is atrocious! Regardless of my lack of skills I still love it, and thankfully my boyfriend is also incredibly patient while I putt away. As a treat for his patience I’m planning to take him golfing in Seaside. Golfing on a green course with the Pacific Ocean nearby is an incredible experience. There is one golf course in Seaside, and a few close by in Gearhart (just two miles from downtown Seaside).

Learn More
Episode Six: Phillips Candies

Take a walk down memory lane and discover one of Seaside's oldest establishments: the famous Phillips Candies on Broadway.

Learn More
Seaside Summer Event Guide

We know that Seaside’s stellar location is reason enough to visit. But summers here are jam-packed with events that you won’t ...

Learn More
Beach Blanket Bingo

Going back to the early 1960s, we look at beach culture.

Learn More
A Tradition of Tea

Seaside has a 26 year tradition it loves to share with visitors. Those in town for the holiday season are invited to step back in ...

Learn More
Family Magazine: Vacation 101

A look at family fun activities on the North Oregon Coast

Learn More
Seaside Lifeguards: A Fond Seasonal Farewell

Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day Weekend? Don’t fret!  We’re still probably in for some dynamic weather throughout Sep...

Learn More
The Perfect S’more

As the sun continues to make more regular appearances, I continue to look forward to external sunshine. And, yearning for a sweet treat, I’m reminded of that summer favorite: S’mores!

Learn More
Lookout on Neahkahnie Mountain

Sometimes an Oregon Coast outdoor adventure doesn

Learn More
The Sweet Side of Seaside

Above photo: A tray of sweets on display at A Sweet Affaire, held every February. In February, we invite you to bask in the sweet ...

Learn More
A Glimpse of the Turnaround: Circa 1940

Seaside's classic turnaround circa 1940.

Learn More
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Seaside

Seaside has many treasures “hidden” before our very eyes, ones we may take for granted because we don’t fully grasp their importance.

Learn More