Rainy day activities for all ages in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

With Fall here and Winter not too far away, here is a list highlighting many activities to keep you warm and dry in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon.

Rainy day adult friendly ideas:

CB=Cannon Beach


    • Bookshops:
    • Coffee+ bakeries:  check out our blog post about coffee shops and bakeries
    • Galleries:
      • Cannon Beach is named one of America’s 100 best Art Towns for a reason.  Check out one of the many galleries in Cannon beach
      • Ice fire Glassworks:  live viewing area to watch artists work  (CB)
    • Massage:
    • Wine/spirits:wine-shack_smaller
      • The Wine Shack shop: Store and tasting room.  They have over 60 Oregon Pinot Noirs, other varieties from OR, WA and CA and all over the world and their own award winning Puffin Wine.  (CB)
      • Cannon Beach Distillery:  small batch distillery where the spirits are made from scratch.  The fermenting, distilling, bottling and labeling is done onsite.  (CB)
    • Shop:
      • Fairweather House and Gallery: furnishings, art, and accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. (S)
      • Found-Cannon beach:  antiques, collectibles, handmade jewelry, recycled materials (CB)
      • La Luna Loca: fair trade global merchandise for the body and home.  (CB)
      • Sea Soles Shoe Boutique: a variety of unique and stylish shoes, handbags and jewelry (CB & S)
      • Sesame and Lilies:  home furnishings, accessories, accents, gallery of paintings created by the owner  (CB)
      • Tipton’s Décor:  home décor, lamps, candles, candy and Christmas ornaments (S)
    • Storm watching:  Watch indoors from Inn at the Prom (our ocean front property), an Oceanside restaurant, or bring rain gear and an umbrella.

Rainy day Family friendly ideas:

  • Amusement:dscn5722
    • Funland Arcade: hundreds of arcade video and redemption games including Skee ball, Air Hockey, Bumper Cars, Pinball, Dance, Dance Revolution, Horse Racing- Derby Owner’s Club, NBA Hoops and more. (S)
    • Interstate Amusement: mini-golf, tilt-a-whirl, bumper cars (S)
    • Seaside Carousel Mall:  The mall is built around a classic replica of a carousel. (S)
  • Candy:
  • Elk watching:  spot Roosevelt Elk grazing in meadows or the edges of town (CB + S)
  • Museums:
    • Cannon Beach History Center and Museum: Learn about the cannons from which Cannon Beach got it’s name.  Other exhibits tell the story of the Tillamook Indians, Lewis and Clark, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, historic hotels and buildings, the Great Depression, World War II and more.  The Native American Longhouse is a hands-on exhibit for visitors of all ages.  (CB)
    • Seaside Historical Society Museum: Exhibits detail over 2,000 years of Seaside history.  Exhibits about Native Americans, logging, railroad history and more. (S)

Seaside Aquarium: aquarium_smaller You can feed the seals at the quaint aquarium and even touch some marine life in the ‘touch pool’.  Located right off of the Prom.  (S)

  • Theater:
    • Coaster Theatre: Live theatre.  They are playing It’s a Wonderful Life starting in November. (CB)