Newport Travel Guide
Welcome to Newport, OR!
Situated on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, this dynamic coastal community is known for its numerous outdoor activities and attractions, making it a favorite tourist destination. Seafood lovers flock to Newport for the excellent crabbing and clamming, particularly for the legendary oysters at the Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Be sure to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast History Center for family entertainment. Both the Historic Nye Beach and Bay Boulevard neighborhoods offer visitors a mix of restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. Another great shopping experience is offered at Aquarium Village, which features a collection of specialty shops and artist studios, including live glass blowing demonstrations and candle making. For adventure seekers, Newport's numerous tour companies offer sight-seeing cruises for whales, porpoises, sea lions and marine birds, as well as deep-sea fishing excursions.
This aquarium features sharks, rays and other sea creatures.
Hotels & Motels
The Holiday Inn Express Newport hotel boasts an excellent location, just blocks from Newport's most popular tourist and business attractions.
Visitors can watch shrimp processing daily from Monday through Friday.