The cities of Astoria and Warrenton are located on the south bank of the Columbia River mouth, near the Pacific Ocean, about 90 miles northwest of Portland Oregon.
Established in 1811 by John Jacob Astor as a base for exporting furs to Asia, Astoria is the oldest city in Oregon, and the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.
Attractions around Astoria include the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Flavel House Museum, the Astoria Megler Bridge and the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, which is located 6 miles southwest of Astoria.
The main attraction in the vicinity of Warrenton is Fort Stevens State Park, offering exploration of history, nature and recreational opportunities.
Most hotels in Astoria are located on Highway 30 and Highway 101 within close proximity to the city center and major attractions.