Ilwaco is a great place to base yourself in Long Beach as a large number of the area’s main attractions are nearby. The Fort Stevens State Park and the Astoria Riverfront Trolley are amongst the many best places to explore here. If you have time, don’t miss Heritage Museum and the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
If the weather is good, follow the locals and head outside to the nearby green spaces. Discover the most popular coastal spots nearby such as Long Beach.
If you have time in and around Ilwaco, be sure to visit the Fort to Sea Trail in Astoria and the Gray Whale Skeleton. Long Beach features some evocative reminders of the past; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Astoria Column in Astoria, the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the Fort Clatsop National Memorial.
Finding somewhere comfortable to base yourself in Ilwaco is easy. The Comfort Suites Columbia River, Astoria, the Astoria Riverwalk Inn and the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Warrenton are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.