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After spending a few days in North Bend, we headed north along the coast to our next stop (Seaside, Oregon). It’s over 200 miles along Highway 101–and 200 miles is usually our limit for a single day’s trip. While beautiful, the drive continued to have lots of ups and downs, twists and turns. So we decided to stop along the way in Newport and check out the aquarium.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium sits right on the coast. There are animals and exhibits both indoors and outside, and the weather was great.
Ryan filmed pretty much everything–it was hard to choose, but in the interest of not having you watch a 20-minute video I picked some shots. There were also a lot of educational exhibits that were great for kids or anyone wanting to learn more about the ocean and ecosystem within it.
After visiting the aquarium, we walked down the street to Aquarium Village. This is a very cute and colorful set of shops, restaurants and some play areas for kids. We made a video tour of this area as well.