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Spend A Day Along The Oregon Coast

June 15, 2018
Category: Things to do in Newport, Oregon

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium, located in Newport, Oregon, is home to over fourteen different exhibits, hosts behind the scenes tours, has a sleepover program where guests can snuggle up under the 360-degree tunnels, and many more amazing activity options. 

Some of the available exhibits include animals found in the coastal oceans, the seabird aviary, separate exhibits for sea otters, harbor seals, and sea lions, an open ocean exhibit, and much more. The kinds of sea life that can be found in the exhibits throughout the aquarium are multiple kinds of jellyfish, sharks, starfish, rays, sea anemone, and much more that you will have to see for yourself.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s winter hours of operation - which last from September 4, 2018, until May 24, 2019 - are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm every day of the week. Their summer hours - which last from May 25, 2019, until September 2, 2019 - are 10:00 am until 6:00 pm every day. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is open every single day of the year except for Christmas. Admission cost for adult guests between the ages of 18-64 years is $22.95. For seniors aged 65 years and older, as well as for young adults aged between 13-17, the admission price is $19.95. The admission cost for children between the ages of 3-12 years is $14.95, and small children between the ages of 0-2 years get in for free. 

Clearwater Restaurant

Located seven minutes away from the Oregon Coast Aquarium is the lovely Clearwater Restaurant. The Clearwater Restaurant has been voted as the “Best Restaurant in Newport Oregon” and it isn’t very surprising that they proudly hold that title. Clearwater Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients for their dishes -  such as freshly caught seafood, organically harvested foods, grain-fed meats, and all their other ingredients - are all bought from local vendors when available. The main chef, Doublas Soriano, has been cooking for over twenty years and has a specific vision for each and every dish, and is more than thrilled to present his craft to you, the restaurant-goer. Reservations are recommended, and calling Clearwater Restaurant for a same-day reservation is required.

Because Clearwater Restaurant is located right on the waterfront, guests are able to catch sea lions snoozing along while enjoying their meal every eleven months out of the year. Just simply look down from your seat on the patio or look out of the window and you’re more than likely to see some of these lovable mammals. 

Clearwater Restaurant also has a kid’s lounge located on the upper half of the building where they can have fun and relax. Clearwater Restaurant is also dog-friendly and is more than happy to provide seating to you and your pooch on the outdoor patio. 

About the Hotel

Located just five minutes away from the Oregon Coast Aquarium and only four minutes away from the Clearwater Restaurant is the cozy Comfort Inn Newport Oregon. Guests are able to fully relax in their rooms and are encouraged to take advantage of one of the many guest amenities that are provided. Some of the offered amenities and services are a fitness center, complimentary continental breakfast every morning, 24-hour tea and coffee in the lobby, access to complimentary WiFi, and much more. Book your next stay with Comfort Inn Newport Oregon today and find the best deals and rates on rooms.