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Things to do in Newport

Aquarium
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One of the nation’s favorite marine attractions, Oregon Coast Aquarium is still best remembered as the home to Free Willy’s star orca, Keiko.
Wildlife Area
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Extending from the Oregon coast into the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area houses the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the tallest
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Get a glimpse of the fishing industry of the past at Newport's Historic Bayfront, which still operates as a fishing port. Watch ships bring i
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Explore the stunning beaches and beautiful towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Eugene. Visit the charming towns of Yachats and Florence,  browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop several beaches to maximize your time at the Oregon Coast! A visit to the Central Oregon Coast is one of the most scenic and dramatic stretches of coastal highway 101. Blessed with sandy beaches, massive headlands, picturesque lighthouses and charming coastal villages, you will experience it all with numerous stops to take it all in!
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Built in 1871, Yaquina Head Lighthouse is Oregon's only wooden lighthouse that's still standing and fully operational. Although it initially
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Spend a day on the coast and admire the unusual play of waves at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. The highlight of the park is a natural
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Newport

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A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry. The misty, chill waters of the Pacific and the dramatic ridges of the coastline provide a backdrop for crabbing and clamming, which are popular things to do here. Travelers enjoy whale-watching and sea life tours. Recreational fishing draws locals and tourists alike. Consider trying some fresh seafood, particularly the shellfish, at one of the family-owned restaurants with a view over the ocean. Customize your holiday with our United States trip itinerary builder to create an adventure that suits you.

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Where to stay in Newport

In Newport, the majority of the lodgings are inside old, renovated grand Victorians near the coast or cottages close to the beach. If you're interested in accommodations on the water (cove, bay, or beach), look into the city's inns. The Yaquina Bay area provides excellent views and access to the nearby national park of the same name, while a few economy accommodations are located in the town center.
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