The 10 Best Things to Do in Garibaldi, United States

January 5, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Garibaldi in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Scenic Railroads. Discover best things to do in Garibaldi with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

403 S American Way, Garibaldi, OR 97118-1614
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Reviewed By 596Smokey - Bloomington, IN

First of all...someone posted that the trip to/from Garibaldi/Rockaway was an hour and a half. Not so. It's actually about a half an hour. Secondly, someone mentioned that the train needs renovation. No! It is very historic and old...just perfect for a vintage ride.

The engine is fabulous! On the way to Rockaway Beach we crossed many roads at which the train is required to whistle, and it was awesome every time! That, along with the clanging of the bells at some crossings was great! The train also has a caboose that houses the ticket area and small gift shop. Then there is an enclosed car, an outside car with a roof, and a completely open car. I rode in the outside car with the roof. It was a bit windy that day, but worth it to be outside.

We had a half hour stop in Rockaway Beach before heading back. Honestly, on a Sunday morning in September there wasn't much to do on the break. It looked like maybe during the busy season there are food trucks around, but not this day.

The train runs between Highway 101 and the bay. It does not run along the ocean coast or along any bluffs or anything. It's still a nice ride, but if you are looking for dramatic scenery you won't find it here. It also runs through a lot of people's backyards. It was fun when people waved from their fishing spots or houses or the road.

Overall, it was a fun little trip, but don't expect too much out of it. Also, the seats were a little hard, so if that will bother you then you might bring a pillow or jacket to sit on.

(As always, please feel free to message me with questions about any of my reviews!)

2. Tillamook Country Smoker

8335 Highway 101 N, Bay City, OR 97107-9627 +1 503-377-8222
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Tillamook Country Smoker

Reviewed By tmf7150 - Highland, Illinois

We ran across this factory and jerky outlet on a road trip. Since we love jerky, it was a no-brainer. They had any kind of jerky and jerky items that you could even imagine along with samples. We got two of the 2 ft sticks (original and pepperoni) and steak cuts (teriyaki and old fashioned). All very yummy. Another highlight of a great trip.

3. Kelly's Brighton Marina

29200 Highway 101 N, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136-9643 +1 503-368-5745
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Kelly's Brighton Marina

Reviewed By Jo W - Czm

We rented one of their small trolling boats (we crammed with 5 people) , and it included 4 baited crab rings for 2 hours. You set them out at intervals and then go back 15 minutes later to check for crabs. We probably got over 100 crabs in that time, but they were either under the size limit or female, which you can’t keep. We laughed all day and ended up with 2 crabs that were legal. Heck, it was a great day anyway! They cooked them for us and showed us how to clean them, and then we fought over them at dinner.
Patio is fun in the sun, drank beer while waiting for them 2 cook. We figured it was probably $75 per crab, but you just can’t pay enough for laughter, and sharing the day with good friends

4. Garibaldi Boat Basin

S. Mooring Basin Rd., Garibaldi, OR
Excellent
34%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Garibaldi Boat Basin

Reviewed By bsandrs - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Coming as we do from a City with a vibrant fishing port and yachting area is was great to enjoy the Boat Basin in Garibaldi, together with the interesting retail outlets. This is a relaxing town to visit and we liked the giant letter "G" looking down from the hillside. Well worth a visit.

5. Rockaway Beach Wayside

Between U.S. Highway 101 and S. Pacific, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 +1 503-355-2291
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Rockaway Beach Wayside

Reviewed By simpleyme - Washington

This place has free parking restrooms and the best part is this is a great quick access beach. Just lovely. This is the kind of beach that kids can play on all day.

6. Oregon Coast Railriders

Hayes Oyster Drive, Intersection of Hayes Oyster Drive and U.S. Highway 101, Bay City, OR 97107
Excellent
85%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Oregon Coast Railriders

Reviewed By Cheryl A - Appleton, WI, United States

Staff is fun in their safety directions. Seat belts for all. 6 yo and 2 yo couldn't pedal but cheered everyone on!. We had to help a family in front of us when they pedaled too fast down a hill and chain slipped off. We...MoreThanks for riding with us! Just to clarify, our turn around time usually takes 10 minutes or less, enough time to turn the carts around, stretch, and use the ports-potties. Happy rail riding!

7. Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR +1 503-842-3182
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 678 reviews

Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Tom W - West Vancouver, Canada

A short walk to some spectacular scenery. The waves and the noise are intense. Exhilarating and refreshing. It must be even better on a clear day. You could spend a few hours here no trouble at all but the January storm had us back in the warmth of the car in an hour. Will be back here for sure, whatever the weather.

8. Garibaldi Museum

112 Garibaldi Ave, Garibaldi, OR 97118-1016 +1 503-322-8411
Excellent
57%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Garibaldi Museum

Reviewed By ChrisABeaune - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

What a delightful surprise this museum was, on a rainy summer day in Oregon. It covers a lot of areas related to Garibaldi: sailing/ships/shipwrecks, lumber, fishing, Coastal Indians, guns. There are exhibits on WWII in the area and vintage videos. I enjoyed the display and text about ships' figureheads.
An entire room is dedicated to the Captain Robert Gray, unsung and noteworthy explorer of the Columbia River - before Vancouver or Lewis&Clark. What an interesting life he had!
For the children, there are videos and a chance to dress up in settler or ship clothing, create a wooden basket, or see how the natives carved canoes from a single tree.
The gift shop has tasteful, unusual and well-priced items for all ages; the staff was very friendly and helpful.

9. Flamingo Jim's

234 S Highway 101, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136-1015 +1 503-355-2365
Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Flamingo Jim's

Reviewed By missedem80 - Missoula, Montana

I love this store. I do about a third of my Christmas shopping here every July during our one annual vacation to visit families who live nearby. They're kid-friendly, loaded with nifty gifts, shells, shirts, and all kinds of neat statuary. There may be other stores like this in Rockaway Beach, but I haven't felt the need to shop elsewhere since I found Flamingo Jim's!

10. Kilchis Point Reserve

9000 Spruce Street, Warren Street, Bay City, OR 97107 +1 503-842-4553
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Kilchis Point Reserve

Reviewed By FreedomBus - Scottsdale, Arizona

We went to this park to find two geocaches and came away with a super hike. Our geoDog loved it. Beautiful trails with lots of interesting history signage to read along the way. Very quiet as we were the only ones there. I highly recommend it!!!

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