TRAVELS WITH CHILD | ACTIVITIES IN SEASIDE, OREGON
Seaside is a pretty sleepy town in Mid-week October, when we happened to arrive. Not everything is even open. Until the weekend, that is, when the buzz arrives. Either way it still boasts a pretty substantial kitschy-tastic air about it. This is what we found fun for the wee ones in Seaside.
THE PROM AND THE BEACH
The Promenade aka the Prom, or the "Prawn" as my kid calls it, is 2 or 3 miles long, depending on who you ask, and it runs besides the glorious beach.
We played hockey on the hard packed sand near the surf one day and soccer the next.
And about 10 minutes north is Sunset Beach which you can actually drive on.
[I know, with the wind in his hair, it actually looks like he's riding on the roof of the car. But, let's be clear, the car IS parked. ; ) ]
The Carousel itself is in the centre of a mall off the main drag, Broadway. And there is a great little toy store in the mall too.
This very large arcade facility includes a small but decent bumper car area.
PEDALING A SURREY ON THE MAIN DRAG
There are a few spots to rent a surrey. You can also rent pedal boats in the river.
Four laps costs a couple of dollars
A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON
Lewis + Clark finish their journey in Seaside
In preparation, check out this National Geographic activity: Go West Across America with Lewis + Clark