The Pacific Coast Highway is known for its places to visit. However, Oregon’s coastal highway should not be forgotten as it is home to a number of great areas that you and your family can visit to have a good time.
Take a trip down Highway 101 and visit these three scenic marvels along the Oregon Coast.
Much like its name, we hope that after you have visited Cannon Beach that it blows you away.
This beach is one of the more popular areas to visit along the coast. There are a variety of activities that you can do here such as birdwatching, surfing, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. If you hang around long enough, you might just see some whales breaching.
Visit the parks there for an amazing panoramic sight of the coastal views. Hike around the area and lay down a picnic for you to enjoy with your family.
Other than these outdoor activities, there are also a number of art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques that you can visit.
At one point, Cannon beach was named one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s worth a look.
Astoria is a good place to go for those people who are interested in history. Frankly, it is a treasure trove for such things.
At Astoria, you can find many museums to help teach you about its historical significance. Apart from that, the place is dotted with historical landmarks. Finally, if you know where to look, you might just find some remains of a shipwreck from long ago.
Two things of note are the Astoria Column and Garden of Surging Waves that you should put in your itinerary if you ever decide to visit.
Take a trip back in time by riding the old Riverfront Trolly built years ago in 1931.
Tillamook Cheese factory
The Tillamook Cheese Factory is one of the Oregon’s Coast top attractions. Millions of tourists head there every year. So why shouldn’t you?
This dairy farm has a guided tour from the owner himself. It is also a dairy co-op and a place to grab a quick snack. Leave room for dessert!
This factory houses an ice cream counter, a fudge counter, and the Creamery Café that you should all try.
It is also a good educational place to bring your children, so they can learn how cheese is made. Throughout the tour, there will also be some samples for you to try. In addition, the children will also get a kick out of the petting zoo nearby.
If you don’t have children or would like a date alone with your significant other, head down all the same for some wine tasting at the Blue Heron Cheese Company. Even if you don’t know how to wine taste, it is a good opportunity to learn and drink some wine.
So, what are you waiting for? Take a trip down the Oregon Coast. There is a little something for everybody, and there is always something more to discover.