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Migrate to the coast for spring whale watching

Spring is coming, and so are the whales!

Spring whale watching week on the Oregon coast is March 21-29, so now is a great time to plan your trip — unlike the whales, your trip will take a little more consideration. But with so many great options to stay and play in Newport, it’s easy to plan a great week.

One consideration to take into account: where do you want to see the whales from? Since morning is the best time to watch for whales — that way the sun isn’t in your eyes — think about staying near your preferred watching spot.

We recommend heading to a Whale Spoken Here location at least once, where trained volunteers are ready and able to help you have your best shot at seeing a whale! There are two locations in Newport: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Don and Ann Davis Park.

The Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn is a great option near Yaquina Head and offers lots of amenities. Near Don and Ann Davis Park, there are lots of options to choose from — something for everyone, no matter what your preferences are. For the book lover, check out the Sylvia Beach Hotel. Are you a sucker for a view? Head over to the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites.

And wherever you stay, make sure to take some time to explore the area. There are tons of unique local shops and good eats to be found in Newport — that is when you’re not looking for whales!