Attractions in Newport, Oregon
Take to the ocean or shores and explore coastline attractions in Newport, OR during your stay at The Landing! Our oceanside town is rich with natural beauty, historic lighthouses, craft breweries, and maritime activity. Let us show you the best of our coastal town with our favorite points of interest. Book your stay today in our nautical-themed lodgings!
Recreational Fishing & Crabbing
One of the most popular activities in Newport, OR, head out for a fishing trip with boat charters just steps from our hotel, such as Yaquina Bay Charters! We have complimentary crab cookers and BBQs waiting out back for guests to cook their fresh catch.
Fish in Yaquina Bay for perch, rockfish, Chinook salmon, clams, crabs, and more!
Witness the most majestic creatures in the ocean. Newport offers multiple whale watching boat tours every day, all just steps from our harborfront hotel.
Blue whale season: May-November
Gray whale season: November-April
Dolphins & sea lions: All year long
Admire the beauty of Yaquina Bay from one of Newport’s lighthouses, each with their own story, hiking trails, and waterfront views. Two of our favorites include:
Yaquina Head Light – the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and filming location for The Ring and The Nancy Drew Mysteries.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse– famously haunted, the only Oregon lighthouse with attached living quarters!
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Take a trip under the sea for animal encounters and a variety of marine exhibits! View Pacific octopus, sea otters, and native creatures from the open sea and rocky shores. Fun for the whole family, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Newport, Oregon.
Learn more about the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Budding marine biologists will love this hands-on science center. Operated by Oregon State University, this marine science research and education center is open to all ages and features live marine animals, weather exhibits, and a two-person submarine on display.
Learn more about the Visitor Center.
Biking & Hiking
One of the most popular things to do around Newport is simply explore the coastline on foot or by bike. There’s no shortage of beaches and trails to explore, with scenic vistas and leisurely boardwalks around every corner.
See a trail map.
Hang ten and catch a wave in Yaquina Bay! There’s lots of local surfboard shops and no shortage of waves here in Newport.
Mariners’ Museum and Park
Set sail! Perfect for rainy days spent inside, this maritime museum strives to connect people to the world’s waters. See historic maritime paintings, over ninety figureheads from sailing shifts, and an extensive collection of navigation instruments.
Visit the museum.
Beloved by locals and visitors alike, our seasonal events offer a taste of maritime culture and lots of oceanside fun! Watch fireworks from your private balcony and attend events like:
- Newport Seafood & Wine Festival – February
- Newport Marathon – Saturday after Memorial Day in May
- Loyalty Days, complete with live music and costumed parades – May
- Independence Day – 4th of July
- Jazz Festival – October
- Columbus Day Regatta – October
- Lighted Boat Parade – December
Ask our staff about their favorite activities and attractions in Newport, Oregon!