Newport Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to Newport; our list of the best attractions, including Oregon Coast Aquarium, Christmas Boat Parade and Sandcastle Contest.
  • The best activities in Newport: Oregon Coast Aquarium

    Oregon Coast Aquarium

    2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
    After Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend 10AM-5PM daily. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend 9AM-6PM daily. Adults $13.25, Seniors: (65+),$11.25, Youth: (3-12) $7.75, under 3 free. One of Newport's most famous attractions! Located in South Beach, right across the Newport Bridge on the southern side. It has it all folks! From sharks and exotic fishes to sea turtles and native birds, if you haven't visited this special place, you should put it high on your priorities list of things to do while visiting.
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  • Christmas Boat Parade

    Christmas Boat Parade

    729-4400
    Annual water parade of boats decorated with Christmas lights. The boats take a nightly tour of Newport Harbour on five consecutive evenings. Free viewing from most locations. Some restaurants and organizations have premium seating for a fee. See the website for more information and map of parade route. December.
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  • Sandcastle Contest

    729-4400
    Sand sculptures from novice to expert. The contest is held at Corona del Mar State Beach. Free admission for spectators. Fee for entrants. October.
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  • Marine Discovery Tours

    345 SW Bay Blvd
    9 - 5 pm Daily; 9 - 9 pm Summer. Adults $36, Seniors: (65+),$34, Youth: (4-12) $18, under 4 free.. Fun 2-hour Sea Life Cruise programs feature lively storytelling by Naturalists; hands-on activities - crab pot pulls, plankton tows and helping the captain drive the largest excursion boat on the coast!
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  • Rogue Brewery

    2320 OSU Drive
    Our very own hometown brewery, located in South Beach right next to the Aquarium. This is a must visit attraction for anyone who is a fan of beer. Recommended beers:
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