Astoria top 10 things to do

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  • 1. Top Ten Things To Do in Astoria on Any Day! Visit the Astoria Column and climb the 165 steps to the top for a spectacular panoramicview. See the dangerous Columbia River Bar a.k.a. Graveyard of the Pacific andbreaking waves of the Pacific Ocean beyond. Walk or bike the four-mile riverfront trail, or hop on the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley, with itscharming and knowledgeable conductors, to experience Astorias busy workingwaterfront. Discover the many intriguing museums scattered conveniently around the town: o Check out the Oregon Film Museum and see what movies have been filmedaround the state. Plus score great Goonies souvenirs! o Explore the world-class maritime displays, artifacts and fine art at the ColumbiaRiver Maritime Museum. o Love history? Visit the spectacular Flavel House Museum and Heritage Museum. Eat and shop your way through the vintage 1950s style downtown, where locally ownedrestaurants serve international cuisine and fresh caught seafood alongside one-of-a kindshops and unusual art galleries. Go on a walking or driving tour of Astorias colorful Victorian homes and historicbuildings scattered along hillsides facing the river and nearby Youngs Bay. Love Beer! Hike the Beer Ale Trail of local breweries and go on a tour at Fort GeorgeBrewery. Love Wine! Visit The Cellar on 10th or Bridgewater Bistro for a tasting of localand international favorites. Coffee up and enjoy a Scandinavian pastry at one of the dozen coffee shops andbakeries in town while you watch authentic Astoria characters and street poets passingby. Visit Fort Clatsop (Lewis & Clarks Winter Camp of 1805-06), canoe or kayak on theLewis & Clark River, or hike the Fort to Sea Trail to the beach and photograph thefamous Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens State Park. Pick up a Columbia River Ship Report Quick Guide to Ship Watching and try to identifyall the different types of cargo ships and sea going vessels streaming along theColumbia River. Go on a self-guided movie site tour and wind up at Pier 39 to watch a bevy of sea lionssunning, yodeling, playing and sleeping on the docks.