- Our list of the best things to do in Newport, Oregon, features the top 78 nearby activities — including 44 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Newport, OR has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Newport, OR , followed by 52 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Yachats, Florence and Pacific City
95% 1304 votes
750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR MoreLess Info
The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area has Oregon's tallest lighthouse that has been used to guide sailors since August 20, 1873. The natural area also has Cobble Beach where millions of round basalt rocks make an applause sound against the ocean waves, and is popular for marine wildlife viewing.
94% 484 votes
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365 MoreLess Info
The Hatfield Marine Science Center is a working learning research lab dedicated to helping people learn more about marine life. At the visitor's center, people can learn about sustainable fishing, tidal pools, and erosion, while nearby guests can see the Pacific Ocean and watch for whales.
A small fleet of boats are available through Yaquina Bay Charters for guests who desire an adventurous sport fishing trip that can produce salmon, tuna, halibut, and a variety of rock fish. Whale watching cruises are also regularly offered.
Providing an interactive and educational marine tour, the Marine Discovery Tours catches fish from their boat and lets their guests hold them. They also let kids help scoop plankton and offer a microscopic view of their discovery.
In 1866, Sam Case built the first hotel in this area and named the town Newport. Today, visitors can see Oregon's largest commercial fishing fleet, as well as stay in hotels, eat at restaurants, and shop at galleries and shops.
82% 1824 votes
2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365 MoreLess Info
Often listed as one of the top 10 aquariums in America, the Oregon Coast Aquarium features a permanent exhibit building, a seabird aviary, and an area for sea otters, seals, and sea lions. Some of the exhibits in the exhibit building include Oregon Coast, Sea and Me, and Sandy Shores.
91% 45 votes
North End of Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR MoreLess Info
Featuring a historic lighthouse erected in 1871, the Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area was developed for use in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Visitor information and lighthouse tours are provided by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.