If you’re looking for a traditional family-style beach getaway, look no further than Seaside, where it’s all about vacation fun. Of course playing on the beautiful beach is at the top of Seaside, Oregon, things do to, but running a close second in popularity is downtown Seaside, which has all the trappings of a coastal resort. Running along Broadway Street you’ll find Seaside, Oregon, attractions like the Seaside Aquarium, an arcade, rides and bumper cars, souvenir shops, taffy shops, The Promenade, seals to feed, a trolley and photo ops galore, along with seafood restaurants, beach shops and more. Other Seaside, Oregon, things to do are mostly outdoor oriented, including pedaling swan boats or paddling kayaks and SUPs on the Necanicum River, surfing at The Cove or hiking to Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Golfing, biking, hiking, paragliding, beachcombing and wildlife watching are popular activities. And we bet you didn't know that Gearhart is one of the top razor-clamming beaches on the Oregon Coast. Annual events and festivals are big draws in Seaside, too. The World’s Largest Beach Volleyball Tournament is a hit in August, but look for music festivals, sandcastle competitions, beer weekends, pageants and arts festivals throughout the year.

Things to Do in Seaside, Oregon, and Gearhart, Oregon, Include Golf

Golf is one of the favorite things to do in Seaside, Oregon. Gearhart, just 7 miles north of Seaside, is the home of Gearhart Golf Links, the oldest golf course in the Pacific Northwest. The course has been updated and remains a popular Seaside, Oregon, activity. Other golf courses in the area include Seaside Golf Club along the Necanicum River and the Highlands in Gearhart, an executive course overlooking the Pacific Ocean.