Seaside has been a tourist destination since the early 1900's. The main strip was built to accommodate restaurants, boutiques, galleries and campy amusements like ski ball, bumper cars and go karts. The Necanicum river runs alongside the ocean and is perfect for kayaking or paddle boating. One of the best things that we loved right away about this property is that everything is so close by. When you are in Seaside you don't really need to drive. You can park and walk almost everywhere. This post is designed to guide you on the many things you can enjoy while visiting the Starry Night.
The Starry Night is tucked away in the heart of Seaside. Broadway Street is the main drag just two blocks from the Inn. Everything you may need can be found en route to or on Broadway street. We have put a list of places that we have found to be awesome. We have not been able to check out all the restaurants yet, but these are our top picks so far.
Times Theatre And Public House - This is a movie theatre, bar, restaurant, a great place for viewing sports on their ENORMOUS screen and a great place to listen to music while having brunch! The have matinees for families and kids and so many classic and cult classic movies that you loved and will be thrilled to watch again. They have gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Find out what is playing here.
Las Olas - We are convinced that Las Olas is the best Mexican food in town! And, the cucumber, lime margaritas are to die for!
Maggie’s on the Prom - Garden setting, Delicious Northwest cuisine & views of the ocean. They host a great happy hour from 3-6.
Firehouse Grill - Open 8-3 - this is a great brunch spot
Harbor Pizza - New York style - thin crust pizza, which can be delivered to your door! Keep in mind they close at 8pm.
Tora Sushi Lounge - Great sushi! They have a happy hour from 3-6 with great deals! Also, gluten-free options.
Osprey Cafe - Another great breakfast spot
Dundee's Bar & Grill - Some of the best late night food in town.
The Stand - Delicious, affordable Mexican food - it is recommended you get takeout, the ambiance is not as great as the food and they are only open from 11-5 M-F so hustle in there
Nonni's Italian Bistro - great Italian food - try the amaretto margarita (YUM). They also have a great happy hour from 3-6.
Seaside Coffee House - They have great coffee drinks, but that’s not all! They also have hot sandwiches, muffins and so much more.
Dough Dough Bakery - serves decadent deserts, tapas, coffee, beer and wine. Modern decor.
The Whet Spot - Is a great spot for beer, wine and cider. They have a huge selection of beer to go or hang out there. They also have this very cool wine holder/display that keeps the wine extra fresh. They don’t serve food, so you can bring food from other nearby restaurants to have with your drink! They also deliver
The Bridge Tender - Local haunt. Open late. river views.
Seaside Aquarium - is one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast
Wheel Fun Rentals - mopeds, classic bikes and more to rent
Seaside Inverted Experience - fun, quirky photo shoots
Seaside Prom and Turnaround - a paved 1.5 mile walkway that is along the coastline
Funland - an arcade that is just blocks away from the motel - 7-minute walk
Carousel - bumper cars- go karts- miniature golf. - 5-min walk
Seaside empire park and recreation - swimming pool, basketball courts, Skate 'n ride park, classes - 10-min walk
Clatsop Paddle Co. - Paddle boat rentals on the Necanicum river. - 5-min walk
Crabbing on the bridge, clamming on the beach. - 5-min walk
Paragliding, Helicopter rides, biplane rides and 1 mile zipline rides - varied locations
Cleanline surf shop. classes offered - 2-min walk
We have art available for purchase at the motel! With artist's bios in the entryway of the Victorian
Seaside Museum - the Seaside Historical Society Museum - 7-minute walk
Fairweather House and Gallery - art, jewelry, and home furnishings - 3-minute walk
Sunrose Art Gallery - interesting affordable treasures - 3-minute walk
Blue Bond Art Gallery - learn to paint - a 2-minute walk
Nine Lives Tattoo - get a tatt - a block from the inn - 1-minute walk
Seaside is known for all of its murals. Right outside of the inn is a mural of whales which looks similar to a Wyland Whaling Wall, but it was made by another artist. On Broadway and Holladay Drive you can see a 60 ft mural that is dedicated to the Nehalem Tribe Natives. There is a vintage postcard mural on Broadway and Columbia - this one makes a great photo op! How about a mosaic tile mural? Check out the Salmon tile mosaic mural at Goodman Park on 12th Avenue and Necanicum Drive.
Epic views - Hike the Mill Ponds trail, the Tillamook head trail or Saddle Mountain hike... in order of difficulty, for inspiration!!!