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Celebrate New Years Eve in Astoria or Portland

Thinking back on everything that’s happened this year, you deserve to treat yourself to a memorable New Years Eve experience. Astoria can be that place for you and whoever you bring with you. The Astoria Riverwalk Inn is the ideal place to wake up on New Years Day refreshed and ready to take on a new challenge after celebrating in either Astoria or Portland. Astoria will be bustling with excitement and activity in the final week of the year. Here’s what you can expect to see. A Night On the Town This is an event that Astoria Riverwalk Inn is [...]

The 3 Prettiest Waterfalls to See in Oregon

Oregon has some gorgeous hiking trails. A lot of the time, a unique feature on a trail can make for a great photo opportunity or simply a moment to reflect and catch your breath. Oregon waterfalls fit both of those descriptions. and there are plenty of hiking trails near Astoria, Oregon, where you can find picturesque waterfalls. At Astoria Riverwalk Inn, we want to highlight three of the best in the state. Youngs River Falls  This is a great place to start, and it isn’t far from Astoria Riverwalk Inn. The trail is less than a mile long, making it [...]

A Guide to Astoria Oregon Attractions, Museums, and More

When traveling to Astoria, Oregon, you will see a variety of unique attractions, museums, and history that you won’t find anywhere else. There are more than a few hidden gems in the area. At the Astoria Riverwalk Inn, we’ve done the hard work of digging up through the history and museum attractions for you. Some are obvious, while others are more niche. Thanks to our location on the Astoria Riverwalk, you shouldn’t be too far away from many of these attractions. Speaking of the Astoria Riverwalk, it’s right outside your room at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. It’s the best way to [...]

Things to Do in Astoria, OR, This Fall

It’s better to know this ahead of time before your stay in Astoria, OR, this fall; there is a lot to do in this part of the state. It can seem overwhelming, but we at Astoria Riverwalk Inn have been able to whittle down a list of things to do in Astoria, OR, in the autumn months. Our Favorite Things to Do in Astoria OR, This Fall Don’t forget that when you stay at Astoria Riverwalk Inn, you’ll be at the center of some of the best events and experiences one can find in the state. If you think otherwise, [...]

Comprehensive Hiking Guide Near Astoria, Oregon

Just take one look around on your stay in Astoria, Oregon, and you won’t be able to shake the urge to get out and explore the natural beauty. Stepping out of Astoria Riverwalk Inn and exploring Astoria hiking trails is one simple and rewarding way to see what the area has to offer. So bring your family and pets along. Top 5 Hiking Trails Near Astoria If you’re just in the area for a brief time and you want a glimpse of Astoria’s history, walk along the two-mile Historic Astoria Loop. You’ll see a mix of 19th century and early [...]

Soar above the Trees with an Astoria, Oregon, Zipline Tour

Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to fly? Well, wonder no longer. Embark on an Oregon coast zipline tour the next time you stay at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. There are a plethora of things to do in Astoria, Oregon, but ziplining over the beautiful natural landscape of the area is a can’t-miss activity. Fly through mountains and trees and over waterways. You're bound to see marvelous sights, get your adrenaline pumping, and learn some interesting facts about the area. Choose the Best Zipline Tour in Oregon High Life Adventures provides the best ziplining in Oregon, including a [...]

Can’t-Miss Antique Stores in Astoria, Oregon

Given Astoria’s rich history, one of the more fascinating and perhaps underappreciated things to do in our neck of the woods is browsing the local antique stores. If you love the smell of aging leather, appreciate relics of a bygone era, or find yourself collecting things that others may classify as “junk,” you should definitely check out the superb antique stores in Astoria. The team at Astoria Riverwalk Inn has created a guide to some of the best Astoria, Oregon, antiques in the area that you’ll undoubtedly appreciate. 5 Best Antique Stores in Astoria Astoria Vintage Hardware offers Architectural salvage, [...]

An Insider’s Guide to Lighthouses near Astoria, OR

The Pacific Northwest has some of the most beautiful and interesting lighthouses in the country. Visiting lighthouses near Astoria, OR, can provide visitors not just with historical knowledge but also awe-inspiring views. In order to make your stay as smooth as possible, the team at Astoria Riverwalk Inn has created a list of some truly remarkable lighthouses near Astoria, OR. 1. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Cape Disappointment Lighthouse sits near the mouth of the Columbia River at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in southwest Washington. This lighthouse was one of the very first to be lit on the West Coast [...]

7 Unique Astoria, OR, Shopping Spots

From vintage shops and boutiques to galleries and book stores, downtown Astoria near our Riverwalk inn offers an extensive variety of shopping. Explore our eclectic historic district filled with extraordinarily captivating people and places that provide a true Astoria, OR, shopping experience. Discover Can’t-Miss Astoria, OR, Shopping During your stay at our Astoria lodging, consider checking out some of the eclectic local shops. While there are many stores that might tickle your fancy, we have made a list of some of the shops to check out on your visit.  Authentic, handmade objects and irreverent international curiosities from artisans and merchants [...]

The Top 3 Bars in Astoria, Oregon

Willamette Weekly once dubbed Astoria as “the best place in Oregon for a weekend bender,” primarily because this historic Columbia River-side community boasts an eclectic mix of craft breweries, wine bars (such as Brut Wine Bar and WineKraft Wine Bar), and classic taverns. There’s no denying that we love our artisanal beverages, including coffee and tea. Once the sun slowly dips behind neighboring Warrenton and the vast Columbia River, bustling downtown hushes. But there are several bars in Astoria, Oregon, that gleefully extend the evening, many of which are a short walk from Astoria Riverwalk Inn. 3 Unique Bars in [...]

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