Dedicate a day of your family vacation to doing something fun for the whole gang, especially the kids! Spending your day at a few of Oregon’s family-oriented attractions may end up being the highlight of your entire trip.

Top 4 Things to Do in Oregon With Kids

Below is a list of the top four things to do in Oregon with your kids, especially if you are visiting the Newport area. Museums, art, history, marine life – these places are a blast for any age! Create memories that will last a lifetime when you visit each or any of these places. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not collects oddities from around the world. Kids and parents will love visiting to see the worlds’ most bizarre sights – whether it be the deep-space hall of mirrors, Bigfoot, singing rats, or shrunken heads. There is no shortage of strange and silly things to see, and kids will love guessing what’s real and what’s not! Admission is $19.99 for Adults & $14.99 for Children.

Oregon Coast Glassworks

At Oregon Coast Glassworks, kids can spend the afternoon in a one-on-one glassblowing lesson. In just 30 minutes, they can create a glass float, vase, or paperweight with the guidance of expert glassblowers. Even without creating a souvenir, it’s a fun place for the whole family to watch master glassblowers perform their craft and create beautiful pieces of art!

Hatfield Marine Science Center

State and federal agencies conduct ocean research at Hatfield Marine Science Center, making it an ideal place for budding marine biologists! Upon arriving at the visitor center, children and parents can join hands-on tours and exhibits where they’ll get a better understanding of marine creatures and their environment. Kids will love the tsunami wave tank where they can build a LEGO house and hit it with “tsunami” waves to test out its strength. The octopus tank during feed time is a great way to get a closer look at these 8-legged creatures! Although admission is free, Hatfield Marine Science Center appreciates donations. 

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is Newport’s oldest building, built in the 19th century. Families can’t travel to Newport without climbing to the top of this beautiful building! Guides dress in historical garb and tell thrilling stories of shipwreck and rescues, making it a fun learning experience for children. Admission is free, and parking is available for $7. 

The Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina

For over 35 years, Embarcadero Resort has been a favorite for visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest. Each room overlooks the gorgeous Yaquina Bay, which can be admired Photo of a Room at Embarcadero Resortfrom private balconies. Our prime location is just walking distance from all of Newport’s local attractions. However, with the accommodations at our hotel, you may never want to leave it! Our two outdoor spas, women and men’s saunas, and our saltwater pool will guarantee you ultimate relaxation. Please view our special packages before booking online, to make sure that you’re getting the best deal!