What to do in Seaside, Oregon

Seaside is one of the oldest beach communities in the Pacific Northwest. It is family-oriented and geared to children, teens, and young adults. Broadway is filled with arcades, bumper cars, a carousel, rental-surreys, paddle boats on the river, mopeds, go-carts. Plus, taverns, family restaurants and everything else you might expect to find in a beach town. Seaside Oregon activities are just a few minutes away — 2 miles south of the Gearhart Ocean Inn.

The Turnaround

This is the gathering place for every major event in Seaside. It was constructed to commemorate the end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. If you visit the Oregon Coast for Hood to Coast which is the largest relay race in the world, this is the finish line!

The Prom

The Historic Seaside Promenade, known as The Prom, is a walking path that starts on the north end of town on 12th Avenue and is 1.8 miles of paved boardwalk ending on the south end of town at Avenue U. This walk with amazing views, borders along the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Enjoy large public swing-sets and volleyball. For those Pokemon Go fans, this is a great place to “Catch them all!”


Hungry for fresh seafood? Come to Seaside! Some of the best coastal food can be found in the town of Seaside. And there’s more! Italian, Mexican, Asian, Sushi and good ‘ole American steak houses. Plus, enjoy amazing coffee houses, breakfast spots, and brew pubs!

The Salt Works by Lewis and Clark

Where members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition boiled-down sea water for salt in order to preserve their meat. To visit the historic Salt Works site, drive to the intersection of US Highway 101 and Avenue G. Turn west to Beach Drive, then turn left to Lewis and Clark Way. Make sure to park without blocking private driveways. Walk west on Lewis and Clark Way to the Salt Cairn off of the Prom. For the Salt Works history please visit their page here.

Additional Attractions

  • Shop for Classic Beach Treasures – Beach toys, art, furniture, clothing, salt water taffy and more!
  • The Cove – Famous surfing beach below million dollar beach homes!
  • Seaside Historical Society Museum – Open year round, this family friendly museum features Native American, logging, railroad history and much more!
  • Aquarium – Feed the Seals at the Seaside Aquarium, kids of all ages are welcome!
  • Helicopter Rides – Take a scenic helicopter ride over the magnificent Pacific Ocean, weather permitting.
  • Factory Outlet Center – Great selection. Great Prices!
  • Five-Screen Movie Theater – Newly renovated and a perfect activity on a rainy day on the Oregon coast!

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