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Astoria, OR

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Near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, this relatively small Oregon city is filled with interesting stories and activities.

Visit Astoria, Oregon, to learn about life over the last several centuries for soldiers, riverboat operators, fishermen and others who lived near the Columbia River. Astoria’s riverside area provides insights to the city’s past and modern times. Ride the historic Astoria Riverfront Trolley, known as Old 300. Listen to tales of early salmon and tuna canning operations and see operations today focused on shrimp and sardines.

Check out the city’s museums. The Oregon Film Museum is a celebration of The Goonies and other movies filmed in Astoria and elsewhere in the state.

Across the street, the Flavel House Museum reveals how an affluent river captain lived in the late 1800s.

Learn about the history and treacherous conditions of the river separating Oregon and Washington at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The Hanthorn Cannery Museum has even more specific information related to the century-long fish processing industry in Astoria.

Centuries of Clatsop County history are recounted in the Heritage Museum.

Next to the water, the Maritime Memorial and the surrounding park are relatively new. Individual squares on granite walls honor people who loved the river or made their lives on it. Stop to read interesting inscriptions of hundreds of honorees.

At the Liberty Theatre attend music performances of all types, along with poetry, dance and other eclectic events.

Climb Coxcomb Hill and the Astoria Column for excellent views of the city, the river and northward to Washington state.

Travel west of town to visit Fort Stevens State Park to understand the region’s preparedness for protecting the United States from the time of the Civil War through World War II.

See the Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Lewis and Clark National Historic Park to learn about the explorers’ early experiences.

Travel to Astoria from Portland in about 2 hours by car or from Seattle, Washington, in just over 3 hours. The presence of the Astoria-Megler Bridge completes a continuous highway through the United States along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Canada.

Motel 6 Astoria, OR
Motel 6 Astoria, OR
2 out of 5
288 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
The price is $100 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated in Astoria, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Astoria Riverfront Trolley and Astor Street Opry Company. Oregon Film Museum and Flavel House Museum ...
3.4/5Good! (528 reviews)
"Not many options in town but this place was perfect, great views, and affordable"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Motel 6 Astoria, OR
Astoria Riverwalk Inn
Astoria Riverwalk Inn
2 out of 5
400 Industry Street, Astoria, OR
The price is $229 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Astoria Riverfront Trolley and Astor Street Opry Company. Tapiola Park and Oregon Film Museum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,204 reviews)
"The view of the marina and bridge was great. The location was surprisingly quiet. It's close to downtown and the river walk trail is right outside. The staff was very good. It's an older place and that age is showing, but it was clean. I really don't have any complaints because the small things I ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Astoria Riverwalk Inn
Astoria Rivershore Motel
Astoria Rivershore Motel
2 out of 5
59 West Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
The price is $135 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Situated in Astoria, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Astoria Riverfront Trolley and Flavel House Museum. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Astoria ...
3.8/5Good! (952 reviews)
"Wonderful motel in Astoria, right across the street from the water. Design of the rooms with double beds is one bed, then the bathroom/hall, then the other bed. There's no door between the beds, but the design does give some degree of privacy. The motel is right on the main road, so there is some ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Astoria Rivershore Motel
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Amazing Views, Cozy, Comfy, Clean, Quiet, Close to Town & Beaches, Remodeled
Amazing Views, Cozy, Comfy, Clean, Quiet, Close to Town & Beaches, Remodeled
Astoria, OR
This family-friendly Astoria apartment building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Astoria Riverfront Trolley, Tapiola Park, and Astor Street Opry ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
Crow's Nest
"We really enjoyed our 3 days in Astoria. Jake and Cherry were super friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable!"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Amazing Views, Cozy, Comfy, Clean, Quiet, Close to Town & Beaches, Remodeled
Riverview Downtown Cottage
Riverview Downtown Cottage
Astoria, OR
Located in the heart of Astoria, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Heritage Museum and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria Aquatic Center and ...
Riverview Downtown Cottage
Fisherbros Flats 202
Fisherbros Flats 202
Astoria, OR
Situated in Astoria, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Flavel House Museum and Oregon Film Museum. Heritage Museum and Astor Street Opry Company ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Great Place
"Good location, well maintained. Would have wished for a chart that helped to navigate the television for those who are not streaming-savvy. Would stay here again"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Fisherbros Flats 202
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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