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Attractions & Recreation in Seaside, Oregon
Published: 01/31/2011
A local Seaside resident from the Seaside Aquarium.
A local Seaside resident from the Seaside Aquarium.

With attractions and recreation opportunities galore, Seaside offers visitors more than just a day at the beach.

The beach has always been the number one attraction on the coast, but a visit to Seaside is more than just a day at the beach. You'll find colorful fun for the whole family when you ride the downtown carousel or take a spin on the bumper cars and Tilt-a-Whirl. Play at the arcades on Broadway or at the Family Fun Park just south of town. Get close and personal with sea life at the Seaside Aquarium where their silly residents will gladly do tricks for fishy treats! Recreate in the surf, turf and sky while you're here. Local surf shops offer equipment rentals and lessons for all skill levels and an award-winning skate park is located next to Sunset Pool and Recreation Center. Golfers can enjoy several courses, including Oregon's oldest course, the beautiful Gearhart Golf Links, built in 1892. Take to the sky and experience Seaside from a different perspective with a scenic helicopter or airplane tour. Nature and history buffs will appreciate the region's historical and natural attractions that are just a short drive away. Tour Fort Clatsop, an authentic re-creation of Lewis and Clark's winter camp in 1806 and don't miss the scenic views at Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park, where you can also see the 100-year-old remains of the shipwreck Peter Iredale. Visit the home of the famous Tillamook cheese. In Astoria, experience crossing the treacherous Columbia River bar at one of the country's best Maritime Museums. Tour the Victorian mansion of one of Astoria's most prominent citizens. And, no Goonies fan will want to miss the all new Oregon Film Museum.

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