Oregon's North Coast with Kids
Filled with family-friendly activities, Oregon's North Coast is the place for fun times together. Scroll on for some of our favorites.
Fly Gliders at the Astoria Column
Drive up to the Column and purchase gliders in the gift store. Younger kids can launch them over the hill from the parking lot while the daring can climb the spiral staircase to the viewing platform at the tip-top of the column and then let their gliders sail!
The Astoria Column,
Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR, USA
Pedal Together in Seaside
Rent a surrey bike for a 4-wheel experience they won't soon forget. Take a spin through town and hop on and off for salt water taffy, the Seaside shootout range, and Seaside Inverted Experience to name a few.
Wheel Fun Rentals,
South Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR
Pick Out Your High Flier
Head to Once Upon A Breeze, a dedicated kite store in Cannon Beach and pick out the flier that best represents your personality. Out on the sandy shore, let the wind set your kite dancing.
Once Upon A Breeze,
North Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR, USA
Climb Aboard the Trolley
In the summer months, the Astoria Trolley runs along the river to showcase the sights. Guides direct your attention to points of interest and the entire 3-mile ride is complete in just under an hour.
Astoria Riverfront Trolley,
Industry Street, Astoria, OR, USA
Ride Rare Carousel Creatures
The amazing Seaside Carousel in the Carousel Mall has 17 different animals you can ride – a seahorse, a pig, a giraffe, a jackrabbit, you name it! Take them each for a spin.
Seaside Carousel Mall,
Broadway, Seaside, OR, USA
Find a Sweet Treat
Bruce's Candy Kitchen with locations in Cannon Beach and Seaside has incredible creations for your sweet tooth - homemade fudge, chocolate bites, and the classic salt water taffy.
Bruce's Candy Kitchen,
North Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR, USA
Tips: Plan for Parking
Sunny days along the coast mean many visitors! Plan ahead for parking options, especially when visiting popular destinations, and check if you'll need a parking permit.
Consider carpooling or car-free transit options, such as buses, to reduce congestion and environmental impact. Two bus lines running from Portland to Cannon Beach are Sunset Empire Transportation and Northwest Point.