Astoria Attractions

“Little San Francisco” Offers Many Unique Attractions

Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, outdoor adventures or maritime activity, Astoria — sometimes called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest” — has activities to suit your interests. A few of the most popular destinations and activities include:

  • The nationally acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum displays one of the finest collections of nautical artifacts in the United States.
  • A stop for the Astoria Riverfront Trolley is just steps away from Pilot House. Built in 1913, the restored trolley runs along Astoria’s five-mile River Walk.
  • The 125-foot-high Astoria Column, which sits atop Astoria’s highest hill, provides spectacular views of the city and its surrounding forest, mountains, rivers, bay and ocean.
  • Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.
  • Visit Fort Clatsop to learn about Lewis and Clark’s winter encampment there in 1805.
  • Spectacular Cape Disappointment and the Columbia River Bar are located just a short drive from Astoria, where the Columbia joins the Pacific Ocean.
  • Outdoor activities to suit every taste, including trophy salmon and sturgeon fishing with expert guides.

Links to Area Attractions and Events

The following links provide information about the many attractions in Astoria and nearby regions of Oregon’s spectacular North Coast: