Things to do in Seaside Oregon

Whale Watching in Seaside, Oregon

Whales in Oregon!

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.

In the Winter we watch nearly 20,000 gray whales from mid-December through mid-January as they travel south to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. We typically don't see hundreds of whales during this time but we consistently see between 5 and 15 whales every day!

Learn more at the Oregon State Park Website!

Ecola Park

Ecola State Park

Wrapping around Tillamook Head, between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers outstanding sightseeing and recreation opportunities combined with a storied past.  Though the scenic and hiking opportunities may be the main allure, the diversity of outdoor recreation including picnicking, tidepooling, surfing and wildlife observation make Ecola State park a destination year round.

Learn more on the Oregon State Park Website. 

Seaside Aquarium

For a family outing, it’s hard to beat the Seaside Aquarium, which has been in business for over 70 years and features our popular seal family.

February 8: Mother Son Dance

Mother Son Dance - February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cost $25

At the Mother Son Dance, Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Mother Figures are all invited to attend this memory making event with a special young man (or young men) in their life. Live DJ, dessert, dancing, photo booth, and raffle prizes.

$25 per couple & $5 per each additional child. Order on-line by clicking here. Stop by or call the Sunset Pool 503-738-3311 or Bob Chisholm Community Center 503-738-7393.

Pay at the door the evening of the event – Cash or Credit Cards Accepted.

March 7 - 10: Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk

The Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a series of six unique wine tasting experiences March 7-10, 2019, including the opportunity to taste some of the top award-winning wines from recent wine competitions paired with chef-designed appetizers. Our Wine Walk on Saturday features over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. In addition to ticketed festival events, the towns restaurants, galleries and shops feature a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and other events.

March 10: A Sweet Affaire

March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - $35

It’s time for A Sweet Affaire. Enjoy signature appetizers, tempting treats, northwest wine and beer tasting, live music and live & silent auctions featuring many unique items from around the north coast. Dozens of local businesses share the tastiest offerings that will make your mouth water.

This annual sweet retreat is a scholarship fundraiser for the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation Foundation as well as Seaside Rotary Foundations School and Community Projects.

March 16: Pouring at the Coast

The Seaside Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Seaside Brewing Company to present the 10th Annual Pouring At The Coast Festival. Sample from more than 60 types of craft beer presented by nearly 30 breweries, food and live music. Participants can enjoy the Craft Beer Festival and People’s Choice Competition.

This event is for those 21 years and older.

March 23: SOLVE Beach Cleanup

Meet up at the Seaside Beach Turnaround for the SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup. This event is part of the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup, a world-wide effort to keep our beaches healthy and reduce the impacts to marine life.

Dress for rain or shine, wear sturdy shoes and meet on Seaside beach at the Turnaround. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Don’t forget about the small stuff. The #1 items found on Oregon beaches are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which are harmful to shore birds and marine life. Bring an old colander or kitty litter scoop to sift the sand for these items.

March 23 - 31: Whale Watching Week

Watching Whales in Oregon and the Whale Watching Spoken Here® volunteer program.

March  23rd - March 31st, 2019

Volunteers will be stationed at the 24 designated locations during the above dates from 10AM to 1PM.

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

March 29 - 31: Oregon Ghost Conference

The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest’s largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. A jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, parties, and so much more. It’s a weekend of ghosts at the coast! Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area.

Seaside, Oregon

Planning your trip to Seaside, Oregon is easy with this comprehensive website featuring information on attractions, dining, shopping, and more!

Oregon Coast Visitors Association

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association is a great resource, with reviews from travelers and tips on attractions in cities from Astoria to Brookings-Harbor.

Seaside Convention Center

The Seaside Convention Center is the perfect venue to host your next meeting or special event.

Lewis and Clark National Park

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is made up of 12 sites on a 40-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast.