Modern Inn Along Historic Coastline
After venturing west for more than 18 months, the Lewis and Clark expedition reached the shores of the Pacific at present-day Seaside, Oregon. A bronze statue depicting the explorers gazing out to sea stands on the spot today. Though the famed duo had to travel 4,000 miles to reach this location, guests of the Inn at the Prom only have to walk a single block. With stately white chimneys and black shutter-flanked french doors, the recently renovated inn soaks in the smells and sounds of the ocean and provides proximity to the area's storied historical and cultural activities.
The upgrade left the hotel's spacious suites with brick-framed fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, and jacuzzis. Kitchenettes feature sleek wooden cabinets and microwaves in which to warm up butter sculptures. Oceanfront king spa suites are outfitted with private patios boasting panoramic views of the Pacific.
Seaside, Oregon: Picturesque Coastal Town Abounding with Activities
Constructed in 1921 against the backdrop of rocky Tillamook Head, Seaside's 1.5-mile promenade—known locally as "the Prom"—is filled with shops, arcades, and other stopping points. The nearby Lewis and Clark National Historical Park offers guided tours of Fort Clatsop, the expedition's encampment during the winter of 1805. A motley crew of crowd-pleasing seals steals the show at Seaside Aquarium, which also houses jellyfish, starfish, wolf eels, and other crustaceans. About 15 miles to the north, The Astoria Column at the top of a tall hill offers unparalleled views of the ocean, forests, mountains, and city.
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