The New Year offers renewed opportunities to travel to unfamiliar places or return to the ones you hold dear. Every year, Astoria plays host to a diverse list of events that celebrate everything from the extraordinary lives of hardy fisherman to classical chamber music performances. If you need a reason (or 10) to book a visit to Astoria and Warrenton in 2018, use this list of events as inspiration to book your trip now.
Come February, Astoria transforms into beervana when local breweries stack their tap lists with deep, dark stouts. At the helm, Fort George Brewery’s taps will flow with new stout releases all month long. Patrons can put their taste buds to the test with a hearty pour or a blind stout taster tray. In addition, Rogue, Wet Dog Café & Astoria Brewing Company and Buoy Beer deal in dark magic with limited-time selections of this notoriously strong beer. For more information on Stout Month 2018, visit here and keep your eyes peeled for the full tap list in the New Year.
Wintered Over: Storm Watching
Cold, winter temps welcome whistling winds and rumbling thunder – and Astoria’s location offers some of the best storm watching on Oregon’s North Coast. If you want to brave the elements, head up to the elevated platform at the South Jetty Observation Deck at Fort Stevens or Seafarer’s Park at the Hammond Marina. Before you go, check for severe weather warnings and find tips to weather the stormhere.
Some big storms are best observed from inside – and there’s no shortage of places to do that in Astoria and Warrenton.Book your stay at a hotel with a riverfront view, or embrace the weather by staying extra close to the coast at one of Warrenton’s campgrounds. The weather may not be suitable for setting up your tent, but Warrenton’s campgrounds have cabins and yurts to keep you and your gear dry even on the stormiest days. Hotels with riverfront views include the Best Western, Astoria Riverwalk Inn, Cannery Pier Hotel, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn.