In this article, I would like to talk about the top 10 attractions in Astoria, Oregon. We will start this list with number 10 and go down to number one. This list is my opinion, after spending lots of time in the area over the years.
Number 10: Shopping in downtown Astoria
In Astoria, you can find antique stores, galleries, bookstores, toy stores, and mom-and-pop stores of all types. There’s a store for just about everyone,
Number 9: Astoria Riverwalk website
Also known as the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, the Riverwalk stretches 6.4 miles along the lower Columbia River. You’ll walk along downtown Astoria, where you can find wineries, stores and restaurants while enjoying the beautiful views of the Columbia River.
Attraction 8: Astoria Column website
The Astoria Column is a tower on the hill above Astoria, overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River. Built in 1926, the concrete and steel structure is in a 30-acre city park. The 125-foot-tall column has a 164-step spiral staircase ascending to an observation deck at the top. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.
Attraction 7: Columbia River Maritime Museum website
At this museum, you can learn about Columbia River fisheries and canneries, See exhibits of what Astoria looked like in the old days. You also can check out how commercial traffic navigates the Columbia River’s famous bar and up and down the Columbia River.
Attraction 6: Fort Stevens State Park website
Fort Stevens is located just 20 minutes from Astoria.
Fort Stevens State Park is 4,300-acre park. Here you can find trails, lakes, abandoned military forts, and even an old shipwreck of the Peter Iredale. You could spend hours and days exploring the beautiful Fort Stevens Park.
Attraction 5: Flavel House Museum website
Offering one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, the Flavel House is a landmark of local and national significance. The house was built in 1884-85 for Captain George Flavel and his family. The captain, who made his fortune from his occupation as a Columbia River bar pilot and through real estate investments, had the Flavel House built as his retirement home at the age of sixty-two. The Flavel House has been restored to accurately portray the Victorian period’s elegance and the history of the Flavel family.
Attraction 4: Astoria Sunday Market website
Astoria Sunday Market will offer lots of vendors, from fresh fruit to handmade jewelry, The Sunday market will run May 14th through October 8th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Attraction 3: Youngs River Falls. website
Youngs River Falls is just 20 minutes south of Astoria. If you like waterfalls, this is an easy hike with beautiful breathtaking scenery.
Attraction 2: Food!
Astoria has many, many restaurants that offer fresh seafood as well as other favorite dishes. Be sure to explore and enjoy one of the famous restaurants here.
Last but certainly not least…
Attraction 1: Book a day of salmon, sturgeon or crab fishing trips with Marvin’s Guide Service. website
Be sure to read more about our Astoria fishing and crabbing trips. Then simply call or send a message to me to see exactly what’s in season and the best opportunity for you! You’re sure to get a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Last Updated on by Eric