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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Astoria and Warrenton

Situated along coastlines of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean, Astoria and Warrenton are revitalized towns, packed with trendy restaurants, unique scenery and intriguing history.

Presented by Visit Astoria January 23, 2023

While it may seem overwhelming to check out everything there is to see and do around the area, we’ve cultivated a list of five must-do activities you won’t want to miss during your stay.

Take a trip down the Astoria Riverwalk 

Walking or biking the six-plus mile Astoria Riverwalk offers a taste of what the region has to offer, which is why it is one of the best places to kick off your trip. Running adjacent to historic train tracks (on which the Astoria Riverfront Trolley operates), the Riverwalk features various restaurants and shops, as well as glimpses of passing ships, sea lions and birds along the way. For a complete guide on the viewpoints and businesses around the area, check out the Riverwalk Trail Map here.

Indulge in delicious eateries

Feeling hungry? Astoria and Warrenton offer many types of eateries from food trucks to breweries and fine dining available at your fingertips. Derived from a seafood-heavy history, both towns have expanded into a booming food and drink scene with several types of cuisines. For a starting point, check out these listed below and our entire dining directory here.

Get lost in historic architecture

While strolling through quiet neighborhoods and residential areas of Astoria, one will naturally come across Queen Anne, Craftsman and Folk styles inspired by the Victorian era. As a reflection of the town’s history, we suggest visiting the Flavel House Museum, one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest. Built in 1884, the house once served as a retirement home for Captain George Flavel who was a Columbia River bar pilot and constructed the Flavel House at the age of 62. Here, visitors can tour an approximate 11,600-square-foot space complete with six fireplaces, tall ceilings and numerous antiques that will take you back to the 19th century.

Unleash your inner adventurer at Fort Stevens

The 4,300-acre Fort Stevens State Park in Warrenton offers a variety of historical sites to tour, from military museums and barracks to the Peter Iredale shipwreck of 1906 that remains on the beach.  For more information on tours around the Fort, visit the Friends of Old Fort Stevens State Park website here.

Zip through the Oregon Coast

For those seeking thrilling experiences, look no further than High Life Adventures out of Warrenton. A beloved destination for Oregonians of all ages, these zipline tours allow visitors to soar through the fresh coastal air while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, the tour company offers activities such as axe throwing and a laid-back Zip N’ Sip Bar for anyone wanting to wind down and enjoy some delicious grub after a day of adventuring.

While these 5 suggestions only scratch the surface of all the wonderful activities you can experience within the area, readers can always check out travelastoria.com for more businesses, attractions and eateries to discover in Astoria and Warrenton.

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