Looking for a friendly, charming small town in Oregon to visit for the perfect day trip? Look no further than historic Astoria. This lively, beautiful spot is located at the mouth of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. In short, the town’s natural beauty is second to none.

Expect a convivial vibe, where locals are happy to see you enjoying their spectacular hometown. You’ll also find a thriving city center, fantastic cafes and restaurants, lots of greenery, an inviting riverside boardwalk, welcoming locals, and plenty of smiling faces. Learn more about why Astoria is the perfect place to go for an enchanting day trip in Oregon.

After walking around Astoria’s vibrant neighborhoods, city streets, and delightful boardwalk, be sure to stop at Frite & Scoop. Friendly ice cream scoopers serve delicious handcrafted ice cream and hand-cut fries. Be sure to try my favorite french fry dipping sauce—pickle-flavored!

Discover more things to do in Astoria at the City of Astoria visitor’s website. And don’t forget to bring along snacks for your drive to and from this charming place to spend the day.

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