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Immerse Yourself In History By Visiting These Buildings In Astoria, Oregon

To find this history, you must step out the front doors of Astoria Riverwalk Inn in downtown Astoria. When you find yourself in downtown Astoria, here are some of the buildings you should visit on your next Oregon vacation.

Visit Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge

You will want to find lodging nearby in Astoria, Oregon, at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Continue reading about why the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge is an amazing attraction to Oregon’s nature.

Cross The Border From Oregon To Washington

You’ll have easy access to one of Oregon’s best downtown areas, and close enough to see Washington State from your room at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here are some things you can do and see when you cross the border from Oregon into Washington.

Best Things To Do For Couples In Downtown Astoria, Oregon

You can start your couple's getaway by booking directly with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Continue reading to learn more about why Astoria, Oregon, is a fantastic place for finding things to do for couples.

Discover the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Astoria

For guests at Astoria Riverwalk Inn, don’t worry. Astoria is home to countless restaurants that appeal to a wide range of palates and dietary needs, including vegetarian options.

Themed Rooms, Unique Places To Stay In Astoria, Oregon

It’s a beautiful city, and we have some very unique places to stay that are found only at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here is a brief preview of what you can book directly for your stay at Astoria Riverwalk Inn.

Pumpkin Patches And Other Fall Delights Near Astoria, Oregon

To best set yourself up to see the best fall attractions in northern Oregon, you must book directly with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. These are some popular fall farms and pumpkin patches near Astoria, Oregon.

Fun Things To Do In Astoria, Oregon, For Couples On A Honeymoon

You should draw your attention to Astoria, Oregon, for your honeymoon destination, and the best place in the city to stay is with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. We are located right downtown and near these marvelous locations in Astoria, Oregon, that are near fun things to do for couples.

Find The Essentials At These Grocery Stores In Astoria, Oregon

The best place to stay in Astoria, Oregon, is in the heart of the city, at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here is a helpful list of grocery stores in the Astoria, Oregon, area, should you need it.

Find A Beach, Pool, To Swim In Near Astoria, Oregon

An excellent place to experience the swimming attractions in Astoria, Oregon, is by booking directly with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here’s how to stay cool at a beach or pool in Astoria, Oregon.

Hiking Near Astoria, Oregon, At Fort Stevens State Park

One of Astoria’s best attractions and easy to find at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here’s what you need to know about Fort Stevens State Park when hiking near Astoria, Oregon.

Plan A Weekend Trip To Astoria From Portland

Suppose you want to be in the center of Astoria (and why wouldn't you), book directly with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. We are right downtown and nearby the most exciting attractions in the city. Here's how you can fill an entire weekend with fun things to do from Portland to Astoria.

Essential Guide To Downtown Astoria, Oregon

A room awaits you and your family at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here are some of the most incredible things to see and do steps away from the Inn in downtown Astoria, Oregon.

Best Fish And Chips In Astoria, Oregon

Walk downtown Astoria, Oregon, from your room and toward some of the best seafood on the West Coast.

How To Storm Watch Near Astoria, Oregon

During the winter, storm watching is a popular activity along the Oregon coast. It's an opportunity to marvel at mother nature's power. Of course, it's vital to storm watch from a safe space. Nonetheless, it's an astonishing thing to do in Oregon, and Astoria is an ideal place to start storm watching. Use Astoria Riverwalk Inn as your home base while you are out storm watching. Here are some tips [...]

Best Winter, Christmas, Holiday Activities In Astoria, Oregon

Wintertime in Oregon is always a treat to experience. Whether you are visiting for the first time or a return visitor, you will always find something new, especially during the Holidays. Holiday events are a big draw for Astoria, Oregon, so you should stay at a place that is located at the center of the action. That place is Astoria Riverwalk Inn. It would be best if you were within [...]

Map Out Your Oregon Fall Foliage Tour Near Columbia River

One of the gorgeous attractions and areas in Astoria, Oregon, is the Columbia River in the downtown area. But it's an even more attractive place when fall arrives in downtown Astoria, Oregon. So you ought to map out your tour of the splay of fall foliage in downtown Astoria, Oregon, by staying at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Here are some of the best locations near the Columbia River and downtown [...]

3 Delicious Tea, Coffee Shops in Astoria, Oregon

We are downtown in Astoria, making it quick and easy to get to the places you want to see. Like finding a fantastic cup of tea or coffee.

Best Seafood Restaurants With Outdoor Dining In Astoria, Oregon

Oregon is home to some delicious seafood. It's always a treat to chow down on some of the best seafood outside on a patio. Feel the sea breeze and dine at the best seafood restaurants in Astoria, Oregon, on your next vacation. There is no better place to see everything Astoria, Oregon, offers than booking directly with Astoria Riverwalk Inn. You'll be within walking distance of some of the best [...]

4 Of The Best Golf Courses Near The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is a beautiful area if you don't know already. It makes for a great place to play a round or two golf while marveling at the surrounding sights. If you are a golf enthusiast, you should see the golf courses on the Oregon Coast. The best place to start your journey is from Astoria Riverwalk Inn. Astoria, Oregon, has many attractions for you when you are off [...]

Find Great Outdoor Activities For Pictures Of Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon, has such beautiful outdoor landscapes to explore. Just do a simple search on Instagram for Astoria, Oregon, or Northwest Oregon, and you will find some phenomenal photos of the area. If you are daydreaming about visiting here, there is no better time than the present to plan your trip. That’s because no matter the season, Astoria, Oregon, looks excellent, and it’s easy to get the perfect series of [...]

Check Out These Fun Arcades in Astoria, Oregon

Video games always make for a fun and simple pleasure. It’s one of the reasons why it has turned into a billion-dollar industry. Some of the industry’s roots are tied to arcades. A once more widespread and typical sight has become almost extinct in the United States. However, the scene is making a gradual comeback with retro arcades and barcades. There is a number of arcades in Astoria, Oregon area. [...]

See Where These 3 Movies Were Filmed in Astoria, Oregon

If you weren’t aware, several major motion pictures have been filmed in Astoria, Oregon. The filming locations all make for great attractions regardless of whether you’ve seen the movie or not. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to watch these movies before checking into the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. You can familiarize yourself with the film before seeing the sights in Astoria, Oregon. If you want to see more films [...]

4 Best Dessert Food at Restaurants in Astoria, Oregon

Going on a vacation means being able to relax and enjoy yourself. So when you go out to eat at one or more of Astoria’s fantastic restaurants, go ahead and treat yourself to a dessert. There are many delicious dessert food plates in Astoria, Oregon, to try. When you plan your Oregon getaway, make sure you stay at Astoria Riverwalk Inn. We are right on the Astoria Riverwalk, as you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Top 3 Day-Trips from Astoria, Oregon

Historic Astoria, the oldest town in Oregon, remains a beloved getaway destination for couples and families alike, thanks largely to its award-winning craft breweries, bustling downtown, and surrounding natural beauty. However, it’s not uncommon for travelers to embark on a day-trip to a nearby community in search of even more Oregon Coast flavor and scenery. Those new to the area often meander down to iconic Portland or up to jaw-dropping [...]

The Top 10 Restaurants in Astoria, Oregon

The growing culinary scene in Astoria, Oregon, continues to wow foodies and casual travelers alike, thanks in large part to its eclectic mixture of food carts, seafood shanties, brewpubs, and gourmet bistros. Astoria Riverwalk Inn, the city’s most romantic boutique hotel, rests along the water’s edge, just a short walk or a trolley ride from the best restaurants in Astoria, Oregon. We couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate [...]

Practice Yoga in Astoria, Oregon: Plan a Meditative Vacation

Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, is a historical, architectural, and natural marvel. The town acts as a gateway to both Oregon and Washington, as well as the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Travelers from all across the Pacific Northwest visit Astoria in hopes of savoring coastal cuisines, hiking along the coast, and relaxing seaside with loved ones. And the perfect place to start and finish each day of [...]

Astoria Riverwalk Inn, a Romantic Getaway from Portland

Astoria, Oregon, remains a peaceful, picturesque haven for romance-starved couples from Portland, primarily because of this Columbia River-side community’s historical significance, nautical charm, and sprawling natural beauty. Astoria Riverwalk Inn, meanwhile, remains the city’s true beacon of light, especially for couples who value affordability, convenience, and distinctive decor. To ensure that your next romantic getaway from Portland is nothing short of flawless, we’ve pieced together a guide, of sorts, that [...]

A Handy Guide to Downtown Astoria, Oregon

Surprising to no one, downtown Astoria, Oregon, remains one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved shopping and dining districts. It has it all: award-winning craft breweries, aromatic coffee shops, high-end clothing stores, and fresh-caught seafood galore! If only there were a means of transportation to get travelers from the Astoria Riverwalk Inn into the heart of downtown. But, of course, the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley offers $1 rides to and [...]

An Absorbing Astoria Museum Guide

The picturesque Columbia River port town of Astoria is the oldest city in Oregon. It was also the first U.S. settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. The city’s natural beauty pairs splendidly with its historical significance, Victorian charm, and relaxing nightlife. Astoria Riverwalk Inn is an idyllic Oregonian basecamp for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and honeymooners alike. This quintessential Astoria hotel is located on the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley’s route; [...]

The 5 Best Oregon Coast Hikes

The Oregon Coast is right in a sweet spot between Northern California’s Redwoods and southern Washington’s many bays, where towering cliffs and dense forestry flank the vast Pacific. Magnificently nestled along the gaping Columbia River lies Astoria, Oregon, a historic and undeniably picturesque slice of the Coast. Travelers flock to this idyllic river town to learn about the region’s absorbing historical significance, devour a bevy of mouthwatering cuisines, and taste-test [...]

Astoria Bike Shops | Pedal Through the Oldest City in Oregon

The sprawling natural beauty that encircles the city of Astoria, Oregon, plays host to a bevy of recreational activities, such as hiking, birding, and boating. However, the mechanism of choice for many is a bicycle, whether that’s a state-of-the-art Co-Motion cyclocross or a standard Schwinn cruiser. For many Oregonians, bicycling is a lifestyle—one that requires patience, flexibility, and a penchant for the countryside. Thus, the city boasts a bustling Astoria [...]

The Top 4 Astoria Fishing Charters

Unlike most popularized fishing destinations in North America, such as Alaska, British Columbia, or Minnesota, there’s never an off-season for anglers here in the Pacific Northwest. Astoria, Oregon, in particular, has evolved into one of the country’s premier fishing hubs thanks to the region’s thriving salmon, sturgeon, and steelhead populations. Most Astoria fishing charters troll through the azure blue Columbia River from Youngs Bay all the way to Portland’s northern [...]

A Comprehensive Astoria Brewery Guide

It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest is filled to the brim with sleek, trendsetting craft breweries. We know a thing or two about craft beer here in picturesque Astoria, Oregon. In fact, Astoria has four breweries, a brewpub, and an up-and-coming cidery. Not bad for a little Columbia Riverside town of 10,000 people. And, luckily for you, Astoria Riverwalk Inn is just a brief, $1 riverfront trolley ride from the best beer in the region. [...]

Coffee in Astoria, Oregon: Aromatic, Urbane, and Flavorful

The West Coast is known for its jaw-dropping rocky beaches, influential indie musicians, and a plethora of trendsetting craft breweries. But travelers haven’t forgotten about one of the most enticing aspects of a well-deserved trip to the Pacific Northwest: the coffee. Coffee used to be a necessity, not a trendy midday interlude. Long before coffee was cool, roasters from all across Oregon were wowing locals with unique concoctions, classic renditions, [...]

The 5 Best Things to Do in Astoria, Oregon

The seaside town of Astoria, Oregon, is nestled along the wide Columbia River, just a four-mile bridge drive from Washington. It’s known for its historical, exploratory significance, natural beauty, and, for many, its ties to several Hollywood classics, such as The Goonies, Richard Donner’s 1985 masterpiece. This charming town has evolved into a popular weekend escape for city dwellers from Portland, Seattle, and Salem. But it’s also become a quintessential [...]

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