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Location: On Highway 101, 26 miles to Lincoln City. Population: 10,000. Visitor Information: Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 555 S.W. Coast Highway, Newport, OR; Phone: (800) 262-7844.
Numerous fishing charters are available for salmon and bottom fishing. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the top visitor attractions on the coast. Bay Boulevard is a popular tourist area, where restaurants, galleries, shops, and attractions such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Waxworks Museum and the Undersea Gardens are situated next to working canneries and fish-packing plants. Visitors can also enjoy bay and whale watching tours on the bay front.