Astoria, Oregon, is a spirited port city on the southern shore of the Columbia River. Explore the historic waterfront with a stroll along the Astoria Riverwalk or visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum. This town is of rich juxtaposition with highlights like the Oregon Film Museum housed in the old Clatsop County Jail. You can tour historic homes, stroll sandy beaches, take a big game fishing excursion, and visit a glass-bottomed brewery, all in one city.
Astoria, Oregon: What to know before you go
Like many parts of Oregon, Astoria is notoriously rainy. While annual rainfall in the U.S. averages around 30 inches, Astoria averages over 67 inches annually, so pack layers and a good rain jacket no matter when you visit. The most enjoyable time of year is July through September, when the weather is warmest. July is also the driest month and November is the wettest, so plan your trip accordingly. If you're dressed properly, you can easily walk, bike, or take a bus through most of the city.