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Resting on the southern banks of the Columbia River overlooking Young’s Bay, the beautifully scenic Astoria in Oregon is the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.
Once a fur trading post, this vibrant port city is a delightful romantic getaway with much to offer in the way of things to see and do. Surrounded by water and tall evergreen trees, Astoria is renowned for its scenic beauty, which encompasses miles of endless white sandy beaches and beautiful Pacific Ocean views, where visitors find a wealth of outdoor activities. Parasail and kayak off the beach, fish for salmon in the mighty Columbia River, or hike or bike along the trails in and around the city.
Take in the city’s rich history with a visit to one of the many museums, such as the nationally acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you can view dugout canoes and walk on the bridge of a World War II warship. Don’t miss a visit to the famous “Goonies” set, which put Astoria on the map as a filmmaking destination.
Where to Stay: The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa is a historic riverfront hotel offering stunning views and plush accommodations, each with a fireplace and a private balcony.
Where to Eat: For some of the best views of the bridge and the river, head to The Bridgewater Bistro which serves delicious regional cuisine in an indoor and outdoor setting.
Don't Miss: The Astoria Riverfront Trolley will take you on a scenic one-hour ride past Astoria’s most popular attractions, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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