Published on April 5, 2016So far 2016 has been a spectacular year for us in Newport, Oregon! The weather has been beautiful and there are tons of things to do while here. Whether you are coming as a couple for a romantic getaway, or as a family with kiddos, or with your fur family we have all the amenities for you! This month: April 9th: Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for our annual Marine Science Day, from 10am to 4pm! Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays and touch tanks presented by marine scientists. Visit a genetics lab. Enjoy special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. April 22nd: Earth Day! The theme in 2016 is planting trees. Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, they’re calling on you to help achieve one of their most ambitious goals yet — planting 7.8 billion trees and they are starting now. Trees will be the first of five major goals they are undertaking in honor of the five-year countdown to the 50th anniversary. On their own and together, these initiatives will make a significant and measurable impact on the Earth and will serve as the foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for all. April 28 – May 1: 60th Annual Newport Loyalty Days and Sea Fair Festival. You can find up-to-the minute information at: www.facebook.com/NewportLoyaltyDays Open now is Newport Farmers Market! Open Saturdays, year-round Summer Market – outdoors (next to city hall) – 9 am to...
Explorers can find crabbing, whale-watching, clamming, charter boat fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and more in Newport and all of Lincoln County. The nearby towns of Waldport, Depoe Bay and Lincoln City are just a short drive or cycle away. There are also seven state parks in the area to add to your to-do list.
Published on February 29, 2016Spring is here and that means longer days, flowers blooming, brighter sunsets, whale watching, and Spring Break! Find out what is going on this month in Newport, Oregon and make your plans to visit us! Nye Beach Mystery Weekend – March 12th 9am This is a family friendly event where participants visit local business locations to collect clues and interrogate suspects to solve this “Who Dun It!” This year “Washed Up! The Story of a Hollywood Starlet,” takes place in 1961. Suspects dress in period clothes as do many of our sleuths. Packets are available for purchase from 9am until noon on Saturday, March 12. Participants collect clues starting at 10am and suspects are available for interrogation after 11:30am on March 12th. Signs will direct you to the starting point at Nye Cottage located at 208 NW Coast Street. The Reveal is held at the American Legion (just follow the signs) at 7pm, following a silent auction. Follow us on Facebook at Nye Beach Mystery Weekend or call 541-270-2234 for more information. Spring Whale Watching Week – March 19th – 26th Whale watching takes place almost year-round on the Oregon Coast. The whales migrate past on their way to and from the waters off Alaska and Mexico. We watch whales in the winter from mid-December through January. Spring watching begins in March with the peak near the end of the month and finishes in June with mothers and babies traveling north. Summer brings whales that feed along our coast from July to mid-November. Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon – March 26th 9am Celebrate the Oregon coast by...
Published on February 3, 2016February is the month for love and there are many reasons why you should be visiting Newport, Oregon! Time to book a romantic getaway for two on Valentines Day or a Storm watching adventure while the waves are rough. Get a special treat for your special loved one from Nye Beach Sweets! Georgies Beachside Grill has wonderful desserts and special drinks to try! One of our favorites is the homemade white chocolate cheesecake with a cookie crumble crust. This will delight your tastebuds and have you thinking about cheesecake for months! February is Stout Month and Georgies always has one Stout on tap! If you are a Stout lover, come on in and taste this kind of strong, dark beer brewed with roasted malt or barley. Newport is also the home to the Rogue Brewery, who offer a Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans. February 25-28, 2016! This is a spectacular event, don’t miss out! We look forward to your visit to Newport! Let the Tradition Begin! Share...
Published on September 25, 2015We all know the Oregon Coast is one of the best settings for a romantic getaway for two. Whether you are in the beginning of a new romance or rekindling an old, the Coast is the perfect place to be! Here are a few ideas to start off your romantic getaway in Newport. Book a room in our Admiral’s King Spa Kitchen Suite – this is one of our best rooms for romance. With a beautiful walk out balcony, king bed, 10-jetted Spa Tub, and kitchen suite to cook your meals. Ask about our Hallmark Romance Package which includes a basket of gifts to get you off to a good start! Walk hand in hand at the Historic Nye Beach Boardwalk – where you will find many shops for antiques, beach souvenirs, and other tokens. As well as places to eat and drink, on the Bay Front you can’t go wrong with places like Zach’s Bistro, Nana’s Irish Pub, Cafe Stephanie, and more! If you and your loved one are up for a little more adventure while in Newport our Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must do. With so many exhibits to explore and sea creatures to learn about, this will take up a few hours of your day. Our favorite exhibit are the otters, these little guys have so much character! The jellyfish and seahorse tanks are also one to see. If after your full day of exploring, laughing, bonding, and site seeing is coming to an end and has left you with an empty stomach. It is time to head back to our Resort and think about dinner and dessert! At this point...
Published on October 28, 2014We invite you to enjoy Newport’s various attractions — a fascinating array of historical and natural sites await you. There are as many things to see and do as your time and energy will allow. Hallmark Resort is conveniently located and merely minutes from all of Newport’s attractions. The diversity of Newport attractions is enormous! The local area encompasses more than 7 State Parks. Enjoy Yaquina Bay and Yaquina Head Lighthouses, Nye Beach and Bayfront historical sites, along with educational opportunities at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Coast Aquarium. Also find miles of beach combing, tide pools, whale-watching, Yaquina Head Interpretive Center, and scenic viewpoints. The local industry boasts fishing, crabbing, and clamming in the Yaquina Bay, and also includes shopping, dining, arts, and theater — how much energy do you have? For additional information, visit www.discovernewport.com or visit www.newportnet.com Share...
Published on October 27, 2014The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been named one of the nation’s top ten aquariums by Parade Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today, and Coastal Living. Its natural setting, interactive displays, touch pool, and Passages of the Deep highlight the quality exhibits and educational programs. Hallmark Resort Newport is just a 4-minute drive or a 1.4 mile walk to/from the Oregon Coast Aquarium. To avoid waiting in line at the Aquarium, our guests may purchase admission tickets in our Gift Shop. For more information: Oregon Coast Aquarium 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd Newport, OR, 97365 541-867-3474 firstname.lastname@example.org photo courtesy of Newport Chamber Share...
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