Map Out a Seattle to Cannon Beach Road Trip

Highlights along the way from Seattle to Cannon Beach

Who says you have to hop on a plan to reach memorable vacation destinations? A fun way to get from home to your next getaway is by car. For anyone who calls the Seattle area home, it takes less than half a day to reach Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach. However, exploring stops along the way is an excellent way to sneak in a bit of extra fun.

Where to Stop on Your Way to Our Oregon Coast Resort

The drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach is roughly four hours. This means you can easily manage it in one day. It also means you can easily take your time and explore some unique or popular attractions along the way.

  • Start your journey off at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Stretch your legs and explore the two floors of exhibits that tell the history of the last gold rush.
  • As you make your way through Tacoma, swing by the LeMay – America’s Car Museum. With four floors filled with countless exhibits, the vehicles here span decades and brands.
  • For a scenic pit stop, check out Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls in Tumwater. Found south of Olympia, the park features a half-mile-long walking trail and play area for kids.
  • Take in views of both Washington and Oregon from the Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint in Clatskanie. This is also a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch while looking out over the Columbia River.
  • As you make your way through Astoria, see how many filming locations used for The Goonies you can find. Drive by Mikey’s house or learn about movies filmed in Oregon at the Oregon Film Museum, which was the County Jail.

Book Your Stay at an Oceanfront Cannon Beach Hotel

When you arrive at Tolovana Inn after making the drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach, give yourself a chance to relax before setting off on memorable adventures. For suggestions on things to do and see, check out our blog.

No matter what activities or attractions you feel like exploring, rest easy knowing you have a cozy place to call home. Our hotel in Cannon Beach has everything you need to feel at home, including spacious rooms and numerous on-site amenities. Visit www.tolovanainn.com to learn more about booking your stay.

 

Discover Oregon Artists at the Stormy Weather Art Festival

Discover wonderful creative works at the Stormy Weather Art Festival.

Cannon Beach’s Stormy Weather Art Festival is a favorite fall event.

Cannon Beach is known for activities, artists, and attractions that appeal to a wide range of interests. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the variety of activities like surf fishing, while the farmers market is the perfect place for foodies. This Oregon town is also known for being one of the best art towns in the country. Discover some of the incredibly talented artists who call this area home by booking your stay at Tolovana Inn and checking out the Stormy Weather Art Festival.

What to Know about the Annual Art Festival

For more than three decades, the Stormy Weather Art Festival has held the title of one of the most popular Cannon Beach events. Taking place the first weekend of November, the annual event helps visitors and locals surround themselves with the creative culture the Oregon town is known for. You can also listen to incredible live music on the streets of Cannon Beach at local businesses like Public Coast Brewing Co. or The Landing.

Throughout the weekend, there are countless gallery events taking place. Check out the lineup filled with art demonstrations, paint classes, and gallery receipts.

Make Tolovana Inn Your Festival Home Base

When searching for where to stay in Cannon Beach for popular Oregon festivals like the Stormy Weather Art Festival or one of the other memorable events, there’s no better option than Tolovana Inn. Our oceanfront resort is located just south of downtown, so popular attractions and activities are right around the corner.

During your stay, you’ll have everything you need for the best vacation possible. In addition to spacious accommodations, our Cannon Beach hotel features numerous amenities designed to enhance your stay. Before booking your stay, visit www.tolovanainn.com to take advantage of our special offers and packages.

 

Create a Bucket List of Things to Do Near Cannon Beach

Lewis & Clark National Historic Park

In nearby Astoria, visit the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park

Whether you’re planning a vacation with friends or family, the Pacific Northwest is a hub for adventure everyone will love. This is especially true for the Oregon Coast and Cannon Beach. The popular beach town is not only filled with endless things to do, but it’s also close to other popular area activities. After dropping your things off in your cozy room at Tolovana Inn, set off to discover some of the best things to do in and near Cannon Beach.

3 Cannon Beach Area Activities

No matter where your interests lie, there is something to do near our Cannon Beach resort that fits the bill. To help give you a jump start on creating your bucket list of things to do or see, we’ve put together three popular options.

1.   Something for the Foodies

Get a taste of Oregon cuisine by checking out the North Coast Food Trail. With participating restaurants stretching from Astoria through the Tillamook Coast, there is no shortage of delicious spots to try. If you’re more into craft beer than craft cuisine, the North Coast Craft Beer Trail might be more your speed.

2.  Highflying Adventures

For a unique way to take in Oregon’s beauty, go to Warrenton to check out High Life Adventures Zipline Tour. The zipline tour takes you over a lake, pond, and timber forest. Your outing last about two and a half hours and is led by a trained guide. Another excellent option for fun in the sky is High Life Adventure Park in Seaside.

3.    Learn about Local History

If you have any history buffs in your group, make the roughly 30-minute drive to the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Located in Astoria, the best way to explore the park is one of the numerous hiking trails found there. Learn more about the history of the area by visiting some of the attractions like Fort Clatsop or Middle Village-Station Camp. If you plan on exploring the park, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to wander around.

Reserve Your Perfect Oregon Home Base

With so many things to do in and near Cannon Beach, you need a place to call home that puts you close to all of them. You get just that and more by staying at Tolovana Inn. For years, our Cannon Beach resort has had the pleasure of helping groups, from families to couples, have the best getaway possible. Squeeze in one last summer getaway by booking your Labor Day weekend getaway today!

We offer several different room styles, which allows us to host groups large and small. It also means we can accommodate a range of budgets. We even have pet-friendly rooms if you want to bring your four-legged family member along. Find out more about our oceanfront resort and its amenities by visiting www.tolovanainn.com. When booking your stay, don’t forget to check out our current special offers for ways to save.

Look at That: What to See on the Oregon Coast

Tillamook Light House

From the moment you arrive at Tolovana Inn, adventure is right at your fingertips. Our Cannon Beach resort puts you near some of the best activities this Oregon town has to offer. Spend time outdoors at Ecola State Park or discover filming locations of a cult classic. It won’t take you long to fill your itinerary with memorable adventures. When researching things to do, don’t forget to look into what to see on the Oregon Coast when visiting Cannon Beach.

5 Unique Cannon Beach Attractions

Whether visiting with friends, family, or the one you love most, you’ll find plenty of ways to spend your days. A fun way to explore Cannon Beach is to see how many unique attractions or landmarks you can stumble upon.

  1. One of the most recognizable spots in all of Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock. During low tide, you can even walk right up the basalt sea stack. This landmark is known for its tufted puffin population.
  2. Hidden behind Ecola State Park is Crescent Beach. You’ll need to hike just over a mile from the Ecola State Park Trailhead to reach the secluded beach. While countless travelers visit the state park, most won’t venture to this hidden gem.
  3. Part hot shop and part art gallery, Icefire Glassworks is known for its incredibly finely crafted blow glass. Opened in 1991, this shop represents several artists with a connection to Cannon Beach.
  4. Once an ice skating rink and silent movie theater, the Coaster Theatre is still a go-to place for entertainment. Transformed into a theater in 1972, this theater puts on two musicals and five plays a year. Check the box office to see what shows are taking place during your visit.
  5. Venture to Tillamook Head, about 15 minutes from the resort, to see if you can spot Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. The deactivated lighthouse was first lit in 1881 after years of work and delays due to storms and harsh weather.

You never know what other attractions you might stumble upon, so keep your eyes peeled for unique sights while exploring.

Plan a Memorable Cannon Beach Escape

Before you can have a relaxing getaway to Cannon Beach, there’s some work that has to be done. One is researching what to see and do on the Oregon Coast near town. The other is reserving your stay at Tolovana Inn.

The spacious suites and rooms at our oceanfront hotel are ideal for any getaway. Enjoy the comforts of home, like a living room, full kitchen, and fireplace, by staying in one of our suites or studios. To learn more about our resort or its amenities, including a sauna and complimentary morning coffee, call 503-436-2211. We can also answer any questions you have about our special offers.

Trails and More: A Guide to Ecola State Park

There’s no better way to enjoy some R&R than to plan a memorable but relaxing vacation. Booking your stay at Tolovana Inn is the perfect way to accomplish this. Our oceanfront resort is found just south of downtown Cannon Beach, making it the ideal home base for any getaway. No matter when you’re visiting, from colorful fall to the magic season of winter, there is no shortage of things to do and see. From picturesque trails to incredible scenery, there is plenty to discover in Ecola State Park.

When creating your itinerary of memorable adventures, checking out local state parks is a must. It only takes about 15 minutes to drive from our Cannon Beach hotel to this breathtaking state park. Whether you’re vacationing with kids or just the two of you, this Oregon park is a favorite amongst visitors of all ages.

  • One of the biggest things that draw people to the park is the stunning hiking trails. Make your way along the .6-mile Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Loop for an easy hike. Other popular paths include the Clatsop Loop Trail and Indian Beach Trail.
  • Take in the stunning views found all over the park. The entrance itself takes you through a lush Sitka spruce forest. Take photos of the sea stacks on the southern shoreline or the views from the grassy bluff.
  • Watch surfers try to catch waves from the sandy shores of Indian Beach. This secluded area is also an excellent spot for tidepooling and beach combing.
  • If you find yourself visiting in the winter or spring, be sure to head to the park to enjoy a bit of whale watching. Gray whales start their winter migration in mid-December and will begin traveling north again in late March. Some whales stay in Oregon’s waters year-round.
  • Whales are just one animal you can spot from Ecola State Park. The grounds are also home to other animals like deer, elk, and countless birds.

To enter the park, you must purchase a day-use parking permit.

Enjoy a Nature-Filled Oregon Getaway

If you’re looking to surround yourself with stunning Oregon scenery, head to Ecola State Park and hike along one of the trails. After a long day filled with memorable adventures, relax in comfort back at Tolovana Inn. Our resort, found on the sandy shores of Cannon Beach, has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing escape.

Our spacious accommodations are perfect for everyone, from families to couples. You will also find a number of amenities designed to enhance your stay like a fitness center and an indoor pool. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about how to save on your stay or to book your accommodations.

 

What to Do on a Dog-Friendly Getaway to Cannon Beach

Vacations are the ultimate way to spend quality time together as a family, but sometimes a key family member is missing. However, when you book your stay at Tolovana Inn, everyone can join in on the fun, even the four-legged friends. There’s no shortage of dog-friendly activities throughout Cannon Beach that you’ll enjoy just as much as Fido.

A Checklist of Dog-Friendly Activities near Tolovana Inn

  • As long as your dog responds to commands and stays within sight, it can run free on the beach. Let them hunt for the perfect stick or run into the waves.
  • Keep them on a leash and explore a nearby hiking trail. Ecola State Park is filled with trails that’ll have you breathing in fresh air while your pup chases the scent of the animals found throughout the park.
  • Treat your dog to something new by popping into Four Paws on the Beach. This local shop carries a variety of food, toys, collars, and leashes.
  • Grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous dog-friendly restaurants found throughout town, including Public Coast Brewing Company and Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge.

Ask our knowledgeable front desk staff if you’re looking for more recommendations on things to do with your dog.

Reserve Your Pet-Friendly Accommodation Today

If you want to bring your four-legged family member along on your Cannon Beach getaway, call Tolovana Inn today to reserve a dog-friendly room. We have a limited number of pet-friendly suites, and the only way to book one is by calling us directly. Both you and your pooch will enjoy a cozy room that provides you with a relaxing place to call home.

Your pet should never be left unattended in the room or anywhere on the property during your stay. There is a pet relief area on the lawn next to Building 4, and disposal bags are provided in the dispenser on the lamppost. For more information about our pet policy or special offers, call 503-436-2211.

Discover The Goonies Filming Locations in Cannon Beach & Astoria

Locations in The Goonies movie are located throughout Cannon Beach and Astoria.

Whether your upcoming Cannon Beach getaway is your first or fifth time visiting this Oregon town, there is always something new to discover. Situated just south of downtown, Tolovana Inn is not only a relaxing place to call home, but it puts you near the top activities and attractions. Some of these spots might be familiar for movie fans. A fun and unique way to explore the sights of Cannon Beach and the surrounding area is by mapping out a self-guided tour of The Goonies filming locations, starting in nearby Astoria.

A Guide to Creating a Self-Guided Filming Tour

Released in 1985, The Goonies follows a group of kids who find an ancient map and the adventures on their journey to find the long-lost treasure. A majority of the filming took place in Astoria and Cannon Beach, which means you can see these classic movie locations in real life.

We recommend starting your tour by making the 40-minute drive to Astoria then working your way back to our Cannon Beach hotel.

  • One of the most well-known attractions is Mikey’s house. This spot is a private residence, so be respectful of the owners’ wishes when visiting and do not drive up the driveway. There is no street parking near the house, so you’ll need to park a few blocks away and walk to get your photo.
  • Another popular attraction is the County Jail on Duane Street. Today, the old jail is the Oregon Film Museum and showcases television and films produced or filmed in Oregon.
  • Go on a self-guided tour of the Flavel House Museum, where Mikey’s dad worked as a curator, and the kids biked past in on their treasure hunt.
  • Several scenes featuring the Oregon coast were filmed at Ecola State Park. This park is where the movie’s villains had their hideout and the start of the kids’ treasure hunt. The actual hideout was built for the film and then taken down, but you can see a small building where the hideout once stood.
  • One of the most recognizable attractions in Cannon Beach also makes an appearance in the movie. The kids use Haystack Rock to navigate the map, and a trip to Cannon Beach isn’t complete without stopping by to get a photo of this well-known landmark.

Make Memories Wandering around the Oregon Coast

It’s not hard to find fun things to add to your itinerary when planning your stay at Tolovana Inn. From discovering filming locations from The Goonies to wandering downtown Cannon Beach, there is something for everyone.

Our resort features spacious rooms and suites that provide you with a cozy and relaxing place to call home. Each studio and suite comes with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, fireplace, and living room. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about booking your accommodation or how to save on your stay.

Tee Off at the Best Oregon Coast Golf Course

Located right on the sandy shoreline, Tolovana Inn is the perfect Cannon Beach hotel for your next Pacific Northwest beach getaway. There is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy on the beach or wildlife and nature to explore. If you’re looking for something that lets you relax while soaking in the sunshine, make the drive to one of the nearby Oregon Coast golf courses.

The Top Golf Courses near Cannon Beach

Whether you are new to the sport or someone who picks up a club any chance they get, there is a golf course nearby Tolovana Inn that matches your skill level.

Seaside Golf Course

Opened in 1923, Seaside Golf Course has been a favorite of visitors and locals alike for years. This nine-hole public course sits on 125 Oregon coast picturesque acres. This is a great golf option for those vacationing with children.

Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course

This unique course, featuring beautiful scenery and challenging holes, is a must for anyone looking to play a round during their vacation. Play your way through this nine-hole, par 36 course. If you didn’t bring your clubs, don’t worry; there are club rentals available.

Highlands Golf Club

Make the quick trip to historic Gearhart and play your way through this course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing nine or 18 holes. Lessons are available for those looking to improve their game.

Manzanita Links

If you are looking for a quick game, hit up Manzanita Links, just a short 20-minute drive away from Cannon Beach. The nine-hole course is carved into the rolling hills, so you’ll be able to take in the beautiful scenery while playing.

Gearhart Golf Links

Play what many consider to be the older course in Oregon. Gearhart Golf Links started in the late 1880s and has attracted golfers of all skill levels ever since. This public 18-hole links course is open 365 days a year.

Breath in the Ocean Air during a Cannon Beach Getaway

If you’re ready to recharge your batteries from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, book your stay at Tolovana Inn. Our oceanfront resort in Cannon Beach is the perfect escape. We are close to all the activities and attractions you need to make the most out of your Oregon vacation, including golf courses, art galleries, hiking trails, and more. After a day full of adventure, relax in a cozy room or suite.  We offer a range of room options, so you can find one that fits your needs best. Learn more about our Oregon oceanfront hotel or special packages by calling 503-436-2211.