Things to Do in Astoria, Oregon

Including Warrenton Things to Do

Astoria provides visitors and locals many exciting things to do regardless of the season. You can explore things to do in Astoria, Oregon, in rain or shine in the region’s natural habitat, museums, festivals and eating establishments that offer something for everyone in this charming town west of the Rockies. Climbing the historic Astoria Column to see the area’s panoramic views and traversing the iconic Astoria Bridge is a must for every visitor and local.

History buffs can reclaim the past at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Clatsop County Heritage Museum, the Captain George Flavel House, Fort Astoria and the Hanthorn Cannery Museum. Take a ride on the old Astoria Riverfront Trolley or retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to Fort Clatsop. Those into popular culture can stop by the Museum of Whimsy or the Oregon Film Museum or frequent the local movie theaters, while the artsy can attend live music local or big name performances, theater, dance and music productions at the historic Liberty Theater or other venues. You might amble through local art galleries and art walks. Outdoor enthusiasts can find multiple things to do in Astoria and Warrenton such as golfing, ziplining, boating and fishing, including charter tours on the Columbia River, camping, swimming, picnicking, biking and beachcombing at Fort Stevens State Park and hiking at Youngs River Falls or the Cathedral Tree Trail.

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Visit Astoria shops, restaurants, breweries and coffee houses to experience the beautiful and scenic Northern Oregon Coast and discover all of the things to do in Astoria, Oregon. Be sure to stop and peruse the food, fresh produce and arts and crafts booths of the Astoria Sunday Market from mid-May through mid-October, where you can stop for a delectable lunch and listen to some live local music. Enjoy walking the 6-mile Astoria Riverwalk along the Columbia River from the West Mooring Basin to Alderbrook, or if walking isn’t your thing, sit on one of the many benches along the path and watch the ships go by. And mark your calendar to attend the many festivals throughout the year like the Fisher Poets Gathering, Astoria Regatta or Astoria Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival.

Astoria Things To Do by Category

Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2963

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic significance. The Column is 125’ tall, sports 164 interior steps and sits an impressive 600’ above sea level, affording a 365-degree view that encompasses Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean at a distance. Commissioned by Ralph Budd, a president of the Great Northern Railroad,... read more

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic... read more

Clatsop County Historical Society

Astoria Thing to Do
714 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

Time travel to the past with the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS). Located in Astoria, the nonprofit educational organization is committed to preserving and presenting a treasure trove of Clatsop County historical information in engaging ways. CCHS operates four different museums housed in historic buildings: the Flavel House Museum, Heritage Museum, Oregon Film Museum and Uppertown Firefighters Museum. (The Uppertown Firefighters Museum is open seasonally,... read more

Time travel to the past with the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS). Located in Astoria,... read more

Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2323

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about the history of fishing, packing and other maritime industries dependent on the river as the icon itself makes a backdrop for the experience. 

The museum houses the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the country with more than 30,000 objects, 20,000 photographs and a 10,000-volume research library in... read more

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about... read more

Drake Radditz Guide Service

Astoria Thing to Do
88854 Dellmoor Loop, Warrenton, OR
(503) 449-4886

When in Oregon, do as the Oregonians do. And that means fishing for native Northwest Oregonian Drake Radditz. The full time, year-round angling expert runs Drake Radditz Guide Service and grew up on the same waterways that he and his crew navigate clients through with rod and reel in tow.

The scenic adventures range from three to five days, with each excursion focusing on a... read more

When in Oregon, do as the Oregonians do. And that means fishing for native Northwest... read more

Flavel House Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria Thing to Do
441 8th Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era by visiting the Flavel House Museum at the corner of 8th and Duane Streets in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, Captain George Flavel and his family called this historic landmark called home in the late 1800s. Flavel was a Columbia River bar pilot and one the area’s first... read more

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era... read more

Heritage Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria Thing to Do
1618 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 338-4849

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum at the corner of Exchange and 16th Streets. The neoclassical structure was designed in 1904 by prominent Portland architect, Emil Schacht.  When you walk through its doors, prepare to step back in time. You’ll find a 1,000-year old hunting artifact, superbly crafted 19th century Chinook and Clatsop Indian... read more

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County... read more

High Life Adventures

Warrenton Thing to Do
92111 High Life Road, Warrenton, OR
(503) 861-9875

Imagine soaring over 30 miles of lush green hills, acres of tall timber, ponds and a seven-acre lake without the benefit of a plane or other kind of flying device. How? It’s no great mystery, you’re just wearing a harness (and helmet) that’s hooked to a zipline crisscrossing Warrenton.

This particular thrill became available in the North Coast in 2012, when David and Lancey Larson... read more

Imagine soaring over 30 miles of lush green hills, acres of tall timber, ponds and... read more

Lor's Tours

Astoria Thing to Do
47 SW Gardenia Avenue, Warrenton, OR
(844) 567-8687 x844

Lori Beth Kulp’s adventurous passion for showing off the Astoria and Warrenton area is the drive behind her business’s success, Lor’s Tours.

Your adventure begins with Lor’s Tour Bus you up at your specified location, and whisking you away to the historic Mt. Clatsop where Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery spent the winter of 1805 to 1806. Guests are treated to an... read more

Lori Beth Kulp’s adventurous passion for showing off the Astoria and Warrenton area is the... read more

Oregon Film Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria Thing to Do
732 Duane Street, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, it’s in the old county jail which was the real thing from 1914 to 1976. You’ll learn what films were made in the state and get fun, fascinating details about their production. You’ll even get a chance to make your own film!

The first... read more

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the... read more

Uppertown Firefighters Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria Thing to Do
2968 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters Museum on the corner of 30th Street and Marine Drive in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, the museum’s exhibits include a horse-drawn ladder wagon, hose carts, a 1912 American LaFrance fire truck, a Stutz fire engine and a 1946 Mack fire truck. This blast from the past... read more

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters... read more