Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Its architecture is dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides.

Astoria Column

Located atop Coxcomb Hill in Astoria, the Astoria Column is a 125-foot high monument.

Cannon Beach

Six miles south of Gearhart along U.S. Highway 101, this artistic enclave fronts the ocean and magnificent Haystack Rock.

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Oregon Country near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806.

Maritime Museum

Located on Astoria’s historic waterfront, the acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum displays one of the most extensive collections of nautical artifacts on the west coast.

Old Fort Stevens

Old Fort Stevens – a historical area commemorates Fort Steven’s role as protector of the Columbia River from the Civil War through the end of World War II.


Seaside is located two miles south of Gearhart, making it a convenient spot to spend some time while staying at Gearhart by the Sea Resort.