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Great indoor activities bad weather

Spending the day at the beach in Oregon is a gamble. While a sunny day at the beach is ideal, sometimes Oregon’s notoriously rainy weather has other plans. But when you come to Newport, there’s always plenty to do — rain or shine.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium offers hours of fun walking through sea life habitats indoors. You can get a little wet in the touch pool, where you can “shake hands” with starfish, sea cucumbers, anemones and more. Or take a trip through the Passages of the Deep shark tunnels to get an underwater view while staying completely dry.

Rogue world headquarters offers tours daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. This is a chance to see the whole process of your favorite beers being brewed, from hop to bottle. Plus, after the tour, you can hang out at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay, a two-story brewpub with great beers and ales, as well as some good eats to enjoy while looking out over the Yaquina Bay and marina.

Looking for an indoor adventure? Check out Escape Rooms Newport for fully immersive puzzles you can solve with friends or Coastal Combat which offers laser tag in addition to escape rooms. Both businesses are a great way to build teamwork and bond with a group of friends or family.

There’s also plenty of shopping to do at our local businesses. The Historic Newport Bayfront provides an almost completely covered walking path between all of its businesses. Plus, there’s great food to be had — whether it’s Local Ocean’s innovative takes on fresh seafood, or visiting the very first Mo’s for some classic clam chowder. You can also take a trip over to South Beach Fish Market and sample their fish n chips that were recently named best on the Oregon coast by the Oregonian. 

But rain or shine, we hope to see you soon!