Home / Travel Guides - Newport

Let's Explore



About NewportSpread across a blunt, ridged peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, Newport has been a resort community for more than 100 years. The charm of the turn-of-the-20th-century era is preserved in the Historic Bayfront district of town.

The Lincoln County Vietnam Commemorative Walk Memorial in Donald A. Davis Park is dedicated to war veterans. A sculpture is placed at 19 degrees northeast to cast its shadow across the granite each April 30th, a reminder of the day the Vietnam War ended.

The Newport Performing Arts Center hosts performances by local and visiting artists, including ballets, concerts and plays. For ticket and schedule information phone (541) 265-2787.

Newport's location at the entrance of Yaquina Bay has made fishing an important industry. Clamming, crabbing and fishing are popular recreational pursuits; charter and rental boats are available.

The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival takes place each year on the last full weekend of February. Thousands of visitors from around the world flock to the South Beach Marina parking lot just south of downtown Newport to dine and drink with a view of the sea. For more information contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce at (541) 265-8801.

A number of nearby day-use areas and campgrounds are scattered along US 101, a scenic highway that bisects Newport and extends along the entire Oregon coast.

Visitor Centers Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce 555 S.W. Coast Hwy. Newport, OR 97365. Phone:(541)265-8801 or (800)262-7844

ShoppingThe Historic Bay Front, Historic Nye Beach and Bay Boulevard, have open-air fish markets and galleries.

Things to Do Burrows House Museum

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Marine Discovery Tours

Newport Visual Arts Center

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

The Wax Works

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Read More

Newport, OR

AAA Inspected & Approved TOP Hotels

In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.

Members save 5% to 15% and earn 10% bonus Best Western Rewards® points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

3019 N Coast Hwy (US 101). Newport, OR 97365

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
La Quinta Inn & Suites Newport

45 SE 32nd St. Newport, OR 97365

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
Travelodge Newport by Wyndam

1311 N Coast Hwy (US 101). Newport, OR 97365

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members
Holiday Inn Express

135 SE 32nd St. Newport, OR 97365

AAA Inspector Rating
Book Now
AAA Members

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now