Oregon Coast Day Trip: Astoria and Cannon Beach

What to expect
  • Travel along Oregon's beautiful coast and visit the charming coastal towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach
  • Admire views of dramatic cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, forests and the Columbia River on a relaxing drive
  • Walk up Coxcomb Hill to the Astoria Column, site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies
  • Learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two museums with your expert tour guide
Spend a day along Oregon's gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you'll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You'll also learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide.

After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon's western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

You'll then visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you and your guide will browse historical exhibits offering interesting information about the region's many shipwrecks, lighthouses, early European exploration, commercial fishing and the Coast Guard.

You'll also see different kinds of vessels, both life-size and models, indoors and out on the actual Columbia River, the major river of the Northwest that has been an important route for transportation and commerce.

Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in Astoria (own expense) before driving south along the coast to Cannon Beach, where you'll see Haystack Rock, a designated marine sanctuary full of tide pools. Enjoy more free time here to shop, walk along the beach, and explore the shops and art galleries that fill this vibrant, charming town.

On our return, you'll stop at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that offers a glimpse into the history of Oregon's important timber industry. You'll be dropped off at your Portland hotel in the evening.

Note: Hotel pickup and drop off is available for Downtown Portland hotels. Please provide your hotel information in the Special Requests field when placing your booking. If you live in the area, the exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. Please keep in mind that children aged 3-6 will need a car seat for this tour. Please bring a car seat as the local operator will not be able to accommodate any child without car seat.
Key Highlights
Price $80.00 per guest
Duration / Session 9 hours
# Sessions 0
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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