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 [...]

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 Mount St. Helens. But there are several other lesser-known gems along the banks of the vast Pacific Ocean—even in neighboring Washington. In hopes of enhancing your already stellar getaway to [...]

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 exploration and relaxation is Astoria Riverwalk Inn, one of the top-reviewed romantic getaways in Oregon. The Riverwalk Inn is a short distance from a bevy of health-conscious eateries and adventure-based [...]

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 from our riverfront abode. Our complimentary bicycle rentals also come in handy for those who would prefer to add a small dose of exercise into the fold. Downtown Astoria, Oregon: [...]

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; thus, guests are a short, scenic ride from everything that downtown has to offer. To ensure that your upcoming escape to the Columbia River’s edge is nothing short of flawless, [...]

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 some of the wildest ales in the state. And it’s not uncommon for these same folks to embark on a journey to a couple of the most enthralling (and strenuous) [...]

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 bike shop to meet the needs of the populace, local and traveler alike. The aptly-named Astoria Riverwalk Inn is located along the most popular stretch of asphalt and wood in [...]

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 suburbs. However, you likely won’t have to motor too far from the Astoria Riverwalk Inn during your midday excursions to wrangle a monster Chinook. Charter Fishing in Astoria, Oregon The [...]

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