Comfort Suites Columbia River
3420 Leif Erickson Dr
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2000
Fax: (503) 325-5335
Home to two lighthouses, North Head and Cape Disappointment, Cape Disappointment State Park sits on the edge of the Pacific coast in Washington marking the entrance to the Columbia River. Ferocious winds and rough waters approaching the river mouth made it necessary to have two lighthouses in such close proximity. For one keepers wife, its said the winds were so ferocious and deafening that she threw herself over the edge of the cliff and now reportedly haunts the area. Come and see for yourself if the place is haunted or just enjoy the breathtaking views and the lush old-growth forest.
At the end of the Lewis and Clark trail is the Coney Island of Oregon, aptly named Seaside. This tourist town, at a 90 minutes drive from Portland, is a delight for tourists. Try the saltwater taffy, cotton candy, corn dogs, penny arcades, and carousel whenever you visit. This has the beachside resort of the state. The area is especially crowded during the high season, when summer months bring inland vacationers and the Seaside Sand Sculpture Spectacular. Attractions include the Seaside Aquarium.
Located in the town of Seaside, this coastal aquarium is home to many sea creatures from octopus to sharks and eels. There is a petting tank where, if you dare, you can touch rigid starfish among other ocean attractions. Although the building looks a little weathered, it is still a great activity down on the "Prom" (Seaside's concrete boardwalk). So step into Seaside Aquarium to be amazed by the exotic aquatic world! Opens Daily at 9AM
One of Oregon's most popular coastal destinations, this little village blends nature, art and style with an East Coast feel. The town's silver sand and strict construction codes make for a perfect nest in the northwest rainforest. Stroll along South Hemlock Street where you can take in the many shops, galleries and restaurants that crowd the main drag. Do not miss Haystack Rock. Entirely protected, the monolith towers more than 235 feet.