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About Newport

Newport is a shining example of all the benefits offered by a vacation in Oregon. This inviting waterfront city has beautiful beaches, delicious local restaurants, and an array of high-end shopping to keep all interests satisfied. Of course, being on the Oregon coast allows for endless outdoor activities. 

Newport’s mild and wet climate means that travelers should not expect an entirely sunny trip. Temperatures hover in the 60s the majority of the year. Winter is typically the rainiest season, but savvy travelers bring a raincoat any time of year they choose to visit Newport. 

The ocean is the star of the show in Newport. Historic Nye Beach, with its colorful cottages and laid-back atmosphere, is the perfect spot for a picnic and a quick rest from all the sightseeing. You can watch the surfers tempt fate on massive waves at the Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area.

Newport is home to two lighthouses, one of which is the tallest on the Oregon Coast. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is thought to be the oldest building in the city. Take the self-guided tour up the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the Oregon coastal views.

Head over to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where you can pet an octopus and walk through a glass tunnel surrounded by sharks. At the aquarium, you can see more than 15,000 marine species, including sharks, otters, tropical fish and octopuses. The aquarium also offers hands-on cruise programs that allow visitors to look for whales or pull crab pots. The kids will also love the Hatfield Marine Science Center where they can learn about tide pools, oceanography, tsunamis, and more.

The vibrant Newport arts community should not be ignored on your trip. The Newport Performing Arts Center offers world-class performances year-round, while the Visual Arts Center is the hub for fine crafts.

Newport is also a hotbed of tourist activity during their annual festivals. In February, head to the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival where fine wines and luscious seafood are served while local artists and craftsmen showcase their masterpieces. June brings the annual Celtic Festival, three action-packed days of competitions, Celtic foods, and musical performances.  

Consider booking a vacation rental for your next visit to the Oregon coast and Newport. A cabin or seaside rental allow you the space, privacy, and amenities of home, for a fraction of the cost of a traditional hotel. Feel the spray of the salty sea as you gaze off your patio deck. Mingle with the locals as you find your favorite cafe or diner - or cook your own meals in the rental’s full kitchen. Of course, you’ll be getting caked in mud during your hiking excursions, so many rentals come with an extra perk of a washer/dryer combo to keep clothes clean. 

The marine life, local culture, and fresh seafood make Newport a must-visit this year. Start dreaming of your next Newport vacation and book today on FlipKey!