Tour the S.S. Columbia at the Astoria Maritime Museum.
Beautiful Cape Disappointment is just a short drive from Astoria.
||Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, outdoor adventures or maritime activity, Astoria — sometimes called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest” — has activities to suit your interests. A few of the most popular destinations and activities include:
- The nationally acclaimed Columbia River Maritime
Museum displays one of the finest collections of nautical artifacts in the United States.
- A stop for the Astoria
Riverfront Trolley is just steps away from Pilot House. Built in 1913, the restored trolley runs along Astoria’s five-mile River Walk.
- The 125-foot-high Astoria Column, which sits atop Astoria’s highest hill, provides spectacular views of the city and its surrounding forest, mountains, rivers, bay and ocean.
- Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.
- Visit Fort Clatsop to learn about Lewis and Clark’s winter encampment there in 1805.
- Spectacular Cape Disappointment and the Columbia River Bar are located just a short drive from Astoria, where the Columbia joins the Pacific Ocean.
- Outdoor activities to suit every taste, including trophy salmon and sturgeon fishing with expert guides.