Hotel at a Glance: Rivertide Suites Hotel
The Rivertide Suites Hotel is within walking distance of the beach and family-friendly attractions in downtown Seaside. Free breakfast, oversized suites, water views, and endless movies make this a fun and relaxing place to stay. A short drive will take you to hiking trails at Ecola State Park and the Seaside Aquarium.
- Suite amenities: private balconies, electric fireplaces, and jetted tubs; this deal also covers WiFi
- Free breakfast: A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning.
- Head to the rooftop crow’s nest for sweeping views of the ocean and nearby mountains; afterwards you can warm up next to the fireplace in the hearth room.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool or enjoy a soak in the hot tub.
- Movie packages include candy, popcorn, and unlimited movies.
- A short drive will bring you to the hiking trails at Ecola State Park and the Seaside Aquarium, where you can feed seals and view a 36-foot-long gray-whale skeleton.
Seaside, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Surrounding a Family-Friendly Town
Located along Oregon’s Pacific coast, about 80 miles northwest of Portland, the resort town of Seaside has attracted beachcombers since the late 19th century. More recently, the coastal village has become a family destination marked by historical buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, including mini golf, bumper cars, and arcades.
A 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade—known locally as the Prom—stretches along the beach, its boardwalk speckled with shops and restaurants near grass-covered dunes. Along the Prom, you’ll find a bronze statue of Lewis and Clark that faces the ocean at the historic Seaside Turnaround—the spot where the explorers are thought to have ended their epic westward trek. The Seaside Aquarium is also located along the promenade. Pop in to visit its aquatic residents, including a giant Pacific octopus, tropical fish, and several crowd-pleasing harbor seals.
For spectacular ocean views, journey a few miles south of town to the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head, a promontory point that towers 1,000 feet above the craggy coastline. Open year-round, a moderate, 3.6-mile roundtrip hike leads to the summit.