The charming seaport of Astoria sits on the hilltops above the Columbia River, just before it flows into the Pacific on the Northern Oregon Coast. As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, it's hard to say what her biggest claim to fame might be: bustling fishing docks and canneries, spectacular shipwrecks, historic Lewis & Clark sites, and, of course, The Goonies. The cult classic was filmed here, and the labyrinth of Victorian homes dangling from the hillsides will be instantly recognizable to any fan. Our Astoria vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience it all.
Beyond pop culture significance, our Astoria vacation rentals offer visitors a diverse selection of attractions and activities unlike any other town along the Northern Oregon Coast. History buffs can follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark in the surrounding state parks, or spend time at the Columbia River Maritime Museum learning about the area's traditions of fishing, shipping, and tragic shipwrecks (or, visit shipwrecks in person along the coast!).
Fans of food and drink will be delighted to find a number of waterfront bistros, casual fish houses, and a few highly regarded microbreweries; don't miss out on the spectacular views and hoppy IPA's at Fort George Brewery. Families will enjoy admiring the towering mural on the Astoria Column and climbing to the top for jaw-dropping views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. In the summertime, kids will love spotting fishing boats and sea lions from a seat on the historic riverfront trolley. Outdoor enthusiasts won't want to miss Fort Stevens State Park just outside the city limits, with sandy beaches, miles of hiking trails, excellent bird watching, freshwater lakes, swimming, and horseback riding.
The charming town of Astoria is just under two hours' drive from Portland, and just over three from Seattle. Although surrounded by natural beauty, you'll find all the amenities of city life in a charming small-town setting; yes, even a good local coffeehouse! While vacation rentals are generally prohibited in Astoria proper, its neighbor to the south - the quiet beachfront town of Gearhart - offers a wide variety of great vacation options. While you're there, enjoy the bustling boardwalks of Seaside, or head across the spectacular Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington's beautiful Cape Disappointment State Park.
When it comes to the Northern Oregon Coast, you can't beat the quiet charm of our Astoria vacation rentals.
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