Astoria, Oregon

Situated on the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon is where Highway 101 starts the journey south along the Oregon Coast. Exploration of this area by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, and Lewis and Clark in 1805 started the rich history that surrounds this historical town. Visiting ships use the port located on the Waterfront in Astoria, which will enrich your visit along with all the other various attractions Astoria has to offer.

Astoria boasts many shops, galleries and museums, as well as the 125 foot Astoria Column. If you're in good shape you can climb up the spiraling staircase, inside the column, to the top. Once there enjoy the breathtaking view.