The whole family will love a getaway to Newport where there is something for everyone! Scenic trails, places of discovery and wonder, the state’s tallest lighthouse, barking sea lions, pancake feasts, and more!
Check out some of our favorite kid-friendly activities in Newport:
Oregon Coast Aquarium
The whole family will love a visit to this iconic Newport aquarium. Enjoy a variety of educational programs and displays that highlight marine mammals, animals, and plants primarily native to the Oregon Coast. Discover and play at the new Nature Play Area, Outdoor Amphitheater, and Headwaters Feature.
Pig ‘n Pancake
Fuel up for a day of exploring Newport with a pancake breakfast at this family favorite breakfast spot. There is something for everyone – pancakes, waffles, crepes, omelettes, and more!
Any budding artists in the family? Explore Newport’s Nye Beach where local artists are on proud display. Stop by For ArtSake Gallery, an artist-owned gallery, featuring a lovely collection of art, jewelry, paintings, photographs, pottery, and scarves. Be sure to check out the rotating, free art exhibits at the “VAC” – Newport Visual Arts Center – the largest exhibition facility for visual art on the Oregon Coast.
Port Dock One
Watch sea lions bark and bask in the sunshine on the docks at Port Dock One. These docks have provided a haul-out for visitors and locals to hear, see and smell these boisterous local residents for over 18 years.
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
No trip to Newport is complete without visiting the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. This park is filled with stunning views at every turn, teeming tide pools to explore, and home to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Oregon.
Communications Hill Trail
This scenic 0.8-mile out-and-back trail is great for the whole family. The easy route takes about 26 minutes to complete, and is great for bird watching, hiking, and running. Leashed pups are welcome. Another family-friendly hike is the 1.1-mile out-and-back Hatfield Marine Science Center Estuary Trail. The easy and flat route is great for birding, walking, and hiking. No dogs allowed.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Experience the world of adventure at this one-stop destination for family fun. Marvel at the weird and wonderful at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Pose with your favorite heroes, celebrities, and characters at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, or challenge yourself to Ripley’s LaseRace and Smash Dash games.
Ready to Book a Family Getaway to Newport?
Oregon Beach Vacations has a lovely collection of Newport vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Some of our homes have ocean views, beach access, hot tubs, and welcome pets, too! Come discover all the fun to be had in Newport!
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