Seaside

We spent our first evening and day on the coast in Seaside, there is actually quite a lot to see and do in this little town. There is a 1.5 mile walk separating beach and town that hosts the Seaside Aquarium where you may stop and feed the seals. It is a beautiful walk that is slightly more protected from the direct wind on the beach. The beach itself is incredible with a vista of coast and ocean. In speaking with locals they noted that this stretch of coast is savage and beastly and if you can withstand it- you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular sights on earth!- wow how true!
The downtown of seaside is super cute. Lots of colourful buildings and amusements- grab a coffee and take a stroll! The town does get very busy during the day and is packed in the summer-it was fantastic to hang out there in May as we had the place to ourselves!!
There is also an outlet mall in Seaside. Oregon has no state tax so it is very tempting to shop till you drop, however, I personally didn’t like the outlets in Oregon preferring rather the Chelsea Premium outlet malls. I found the ones in Oregon very small with few good bargains.
For those travelling on a budget (who isn’t!) we found that most every hotel offers some type of complimentary breakfast so with a bit of fruit and a cup of tea we were good to go until noon. We stayed at Inn at Seaside- we were greeted by the nicest woman on earth! She honoured our coupon from the coupon book so we got a great deal. The room was huge, comfortable and very modern. Upon check in we got freshly baked cookies, the pool was warm and well kept and there was a bag of salt water taffy in our room for our enjoyment- YUMM!!! The breakfast boasted fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cereal, buns and bagels and toast- in fact it was the best breakfast we had on our whole journey! Great place- good rates- nice staff!!
Seaside was definitely a great place to spend the day!

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Love the journey and relish the destination. Live to travel and share in adventure. I hope this blog helps you find your adventure!
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