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...
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Located on the Central Oregon Coast, Newport is just two and a half hours from Portland and one hour from the I-5 corridor. A breathtaking beach spans for miles, showcasing vast expanses of picturesque views. Fishing, golfing, whale watching, and other adventures abound. A variety of activities — such as the Oregon Coast Aquarium, historic Bayfront and Hatfield Marine Science Center — offer something for everyone.
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 August 28, 2015We received an email from a guest in Montana who had booked with us at the Hallmark Resort in Newport, Oregon but had to cancel due to an injury. She couldn’t check-in today as planned so we’re sending a Newport toast to her! Feel better ReAnn, we hope to see you in the future, from all of us here at the Hallmark. “Dear Hallmark @ Newport: I want to let you know that I hate you (!!!) as I lay here in pain – recovering from a full knee replacement after a terrible year starting with a fall that broke my leg & wrecked my knee. My goal a year ago was to be spending the last 2 weeks of August on the beach at Newport at your establishment!!! We saw you last year when staying there at another hotel. We ate dinner at your restaurant, toured a few rooms & after spending a week in Newport in fall of 2014, we made plans to spend the upcoming 2 weeks with you as our 2015 vacation. Fate decided it was not to be. (Waaaahhhhh!!!) You would never have known about all of this until I received your mean, evil Aquarium Package today that we could have made a part of our plans & which reminded me of our ruined plans. (If only I was not laid up after this major surgery….Grrrrrrrr!!!) I SO want to be there instead of here & after receiving this (oh, so, mean ) invitation I just had to reply & complain that your timing was terrible & I now feel WAY worse!!! AND...
Published on August 24, 2015Our gift shop is open 24 hours for our guests convenience, with things like free DVD rentals, candy bars, a variety of drinks, and souvenirs to take home! Located inside the lobby on the main floor, one of our lovely staff members will assist you in what you are looking for. A popular new item are our zip up and pull over hoodies with our Hallmark logo. These comply sweatshirts are a great way to stay warm on the beach and also bring a little bit of the Coast home with you. Check them out next time you are with us! Share...
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