Free Things to Do in Newport

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Newport

Best Free Things to Do in Newport

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  • Fred S
    Kent, Washington, Usa82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved visiting the Hatfield Visitor Center! They have so many wonderful exhibits, for both adults and children. They have great touch pools. Octopus feedings, many hands on exhibits, again for for children and adults. We all (two adults and a 9 & 10 year old) enjoyed it a lot.
    Written September 9, 2023
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  • Mel L
    Portland, OR260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing, we lucked out with a gorgeous rainbow. The walking trail nearby was an added bonus. We missed the "tour" of the lighthouse and went back the next day but sadly there was no tour that day. The surrounding "Heritage" area offers a lot and worth the visit as well.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • James c
    Oklahoma City, OK186 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my many stops on oregon coast drive. The formation is alot bigger than the photos displayed. Its about 40 ft across and you cannot keep looking down at the hole...mesmerizing
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Expedition55265
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nye Beach is a small neighborhood of Newport and the most charming part of town. By itself - it almost feels like it’s own small beach town. The beach is awesome for walking and the area has lots of great eats. Highly recommend Stefanies Cafe for breakfast and Nanas or Sorrellas for dinner.
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • Elephant Love
    Lincoln City, OR15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love that sea lions are allowed to congregate and socialize one with another on the rocks in the bay! Love all the seabirds too. Just love walking around there, have for 20 years and it's always wonderful ~
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • 2rollon
    California522 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This bridge is as very nice to see we drove in the the park and got a good side view of bridge. 3 days later we drove across it to head home.
    Written June 20, 2023
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  • LaurieB980
    Portland, OR655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took Otter Crest Loop which is a smaller ocean side road off 101 which in itself is an adventure with some pretty great views, and stopped off at Cape Foulweather and found the little building that is a lookout which we'd never been to before. The National Park woman who works there did a great job telling us about the whales that come by this area from the cold waters of Alaska to have their babies down south in warmer waters before swimming back again. It was rather amazing, she said, that on both the these journeys both down and back, the whales have eaten enough that they don't eat at all on the trips! She also told us about some younger whales who stay in the area around the Lookout until they are large enough to make those trips, and they are often spotted eating small sea life from the kelp that floats around in the water right there. We would have loved to see some whales, but it's a little past the time. She told us that April/May will be a good time to return.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • jamescaje
    Centennial, CO247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here for lunch and had a small wait. This is odd to mention but whatever that smell is outside of the brewery is punch in the gut sewer garbage smell. But don't worry, you can't smell that inside. There is a nice waiting area and gift shop. We were told there were tasters in there but no one was there to serve them until we were called for our table. My family shared a beer flight and enjoyed their drinks (try the chocolate stout and dead guy brew!). I had a drink with their homemade gin, cucumber and lime (it was sooooo good). Our server seemed to be having a hard time and left in the middle of our meal. After he left, someone did come over and take over our table giving us a better experience. I had a salmon sandwich on a gluten free bun (I mention this because this is one of the best gf buns I have ever had - get it toasted) and the large piece of salmon and homemade sauce was amazing. Other people at the table had fish and chips and they all enjoyed them. Nice view of the water. Some areas of the restaurant do need to be cleaned (the windows by our table looked like small children had been rubbing hands on them for years, foggy to look out into the view). But overall, good food and drinks.
    Written August 25, 2022
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  • pnwthomas
    169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite areas for beachcombing for agates, fishing, clamming and watching a beautiful sunset. If you go to the Wayside, you can park a RV and walk under the tunnel to the beach. Some of the other areas are not easy to get your rigs in and out. The one off Ocean View is smaller and I don't recommend trying. If you can drive down, it's worth it to watch the most beautiful sunset on a cloudyless or semi cloudy day.
    Written June 15, 2023
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  • Clkinc
    Newport, OR486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful place for a memorial for those who have been lost at sea! The benches are beautiful! The personal pictures of people who have lost their lives doing what they love the most! The big memorial has most names engraved on it. It is in the middle of beautiful walking paths here at the Yaquina Bay. It also offers a beautiful view of the ocean! It gives on the reminder to never turn your back on the ocean at any time!
    Written January 24, 2022
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  • Ashley J
    Kalispell, MT14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little market on the korner! Lots of produce which is always nice. We bought some of the best hummus from one of the vendors. Wishing I’d have purchased more.
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • Vrig
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to try to catch crabs… might not be legal size but fun to see crabs in your castable foldable trap with just 10-15 minutes wait. Used both fish carcass and chicken and both will catch red rock and Dungeness crabs.
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • 2013TravelinFool
    Mesquite, NV2,759 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thought we would come down to the park again, paid an entrance fee and began down the road. So peaceful, took tons of pictures and this day was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
    Written August 6, 2023
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  • Cheyb29
    Salt Lake City, UT143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was super windy on a late August Monday evening, but not the least bit crowded. We were staying in an RV park across the street and found this gem. My daughter had a wonderful time playing in the sand and surf.
    Written August 30, 2020
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  • LJ1
    California304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve done a few glass blowing sessions before at other places but this was definitely the most hands on and fun session I have done. Jeff was an excellent and patient teacher, it was easy to follow his instruction and he let me do most of the work and only jumped in for the more advanced steps in the process. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Picked up our pieces the next day and my finished piece came out beautiful! I highly recommend doing a glass blowing session with Jeff at the Hot Shop when in Newport. You can reserve a session on his website..
    Written September 19, 2021
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