Day Trips Near Corvallis, Oregon

Day Trips Near Corvallis, Oregon

One of the best reasons to live in the Beaver State is that there are so many fun day trips in Oregon that you could spend decades trying to do them all. If you are in the middle of a kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling project, the idea of getting out of the house while the dust flies for the day is enticing. As a licensed, bonded design-build firm in Corvallis, your home is in safe hands, so go and see the sights while we go through the schedule to create your custom home masterpiece.

 

Oregon Coast Day Trips

The Oregon Coast is barely an hour west of Corvallis along scenic Route 20. Driving there to the coast range is a gorgeous trip in itself, then you end up in Newport, Oregon on the coast. From there, you can go north or south to any number of possible Oregon Coast day trips. Here are a few favorites:

 

Newport’s Historic Bayfront

Newport, OR bridge and bayfront

Lined with unique shops and restaurants (including the original Mo's), there's plenty to see here. Check out the “stag party” of male sea lions lounging and barking on the docks during most of the year.

 

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

yaquina head lighthouse

A scenic lighthouse (lighting the way since 1873) overlooks colonies of nesting seabirds and a “Cobble Beach” with spectacular tide pools you can see at low tide.

 

Oregon Coast Aquarium & The Marine Science Center

families viewing kelp forest at oregon coast aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium has a host of exhibits displaying tide pool creatures and fish that live under the waves off the coast, including sharks! The OSU-affiliated Hatfield Marine Science Center has great learning resources about coastal creatures, geology and climate.

 

Waterfalls Near Corvallis

Like amazing beaches, Oregon has almost too many gorgeous waterfalls to name. Here's a few favorites that make good day trips:

 

Alsea Falls

alsea falls oregon

About 45 minutes southwest of Corvallis, the hike takes you through a gorgeous forest landscape to the falls. You could spend all day exploring here, and many do!

 

Silver Falls State Park

silver falls state park

About 70 miles northeast of Corvallis, this gem hosts a collection of waterfalls you can hike around and behind! There are long and short hikes to choose from.

 

Toketee Falls

toketee falls oregon

On the way to Crater Lake National Park (a stunning day trip in itself), you should definitely stop here. It’s about 3 hours southeast, and it’s a gorgeous, easy hike.

 

Multnomah Falls

multnomah falls oregon

Plan on between 2 and 3 hours to get to the start of your day trip to Multnomah Falls, east of Portland on I-84. You’ll need to plan ahead to visit during less crowded times. Check out parking areas further away that provide fee-based shuttle services so that you don’t have to worry about parking once you get there.

 

Weekend Trips from Portland to Corvallis

There are numerous day trips between Corvallis and Portland to suit anyone’s fancy. This list only scratches the surface:

 

The Cascades

cascades mountain range

For skiing, hiking, camping and otherwise adventuring in nature, check out Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters, and everything in between.

 

Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting

wine vineyard in oregon

We have some great vineyards right around Corvallis, but between here and Portland, there are scores more to check out, all with their own character and flavors to savor!

 

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

evergreen aviation and space museum

Source: Oregon Wine Press

Ever wondered what happened to Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose? It’s just off of 99W outside of McMinnville, about an hour north of Corvallis.

 

Welcome Home with Corvallis Custom Kitchens and Baths

Here at Corvallis Custom Kitchens and Baths, we are committed to providing you an above and beyond expectations remodeling experience. We are passionate about delighting you with an interior design vision that you can’t wait to come home to after a great day out seeing the many sights Oregon has to offer. Contact us today and let’s discuss your vision and how to bring it to fruition.

 

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