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Things to do in Tillamook County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Enjoy a trip to the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory and Creamery. Tour the cheese making facility, enjoy fresh cheese curds, dine in their restaurant and finish off with their ever-so-creamy and delicious ice cream!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Trails, creeks, beach, caves, waterfalls... Pretty much amazing. It's about a 90+ minute drive and around a 20 minute hike. Terrain is easy to moderate.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Toes in the sand, beer in your hand. You just can't beat the views! And, the kids will love playing on the beach right in front. On a nice day, expect to wait hours for a table. We would recommend visiting the Pelican for a drink after climbing the big dune to enjoy the experience and then head elsewhere for dinner.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Campground
“Cape Lookout "trail head" is a great hike on well marked trails and is a short drive from Oceanside.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
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“Rustic pub one block from beach in downtown Manzanita. Check schedule or call ahead for live music nights.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Seasonal live music and has a great variety of seafood and pizza. Also the best atmosphere and seating area, highly recommended by locals and tourists!”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast & lunch and has corn hole outside! Just 15 minutes North in the cute town of Nehalem.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“This place is awesome!!!! Dogs love it. Kids love it. The big truck loves it. It's the perfect getaway. And there is lots to do. You can walk along the beach. Play in the tide pools. And of course there is the huge sand dune. So cool! You have to run and jump and play in the sand at least once here. The view is wonderful at the top. I'm glad that this place is not too packed with crowds. But you will still need to get there plenty early for parking. The lot is pretty small.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“Panoramic views of the ocean from an historic lighthouse. You can also go to the top of the lighthouse if you arrive during tour hours. Even if they're closed, the views are incredible. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Wine and cheese in abundance plus a fascinating property that includes unique old vehicles and farm animals. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Laid back bar with yummy pub food open late. Hang with local fishermen and play a game of pool or watch sports. No minors allowed! A short walk from the home.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“A great stop for aviation aficionados with several historic aircraft, vehicles, and exhibits.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bread & Ocean is our go-to for coffee, breakfast & lunch. They have an amazing bakery with awesome sandwiches. Fun atmosphere but expect to wait – they get busy in the summer! Indoor & outdoor seating helps accommodate for Manzanita's temperamental weather. Closed Mon/Tues ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“The full-service seafood restaurant in Oceanside proper. It also has an unobstructed view of the ocean. This place is open for lunch and dinner most days. Arrive early since there can be a long wait. Some souvenirs can be purchased here.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to view the whole Nehalem Bay and Manzanita / Rockaway Beach from up top. Also great hiking trail to the top”
  • 16 locals recommend
Casino
“If you like casinos, this one is just about 90 min south west of here. They feature concerts throughout the year. If you're travelling to the beach then this can be a great stop for fun, food, and shopping.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Toes in the sand, beer in your hand. You just can't beat the views! And, the kids will love playing on the beach right in front. On a nice day, expect to wait hours for a table. We would recommend visiting the Pelican for a drink after climbing the big dune to enjoy the experience and then head elsewhere for dinner.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
“Rustic pub one block from beach in downtown Manzanita. Check schedule or call ahead for live music nights.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Night Club
“Seasonal live music and has a great variety of seafood and pizza. Also the best atmosphere and seating area, highly recommended by locals and tourists!”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great breakfast & lunch and has corn hole outside! Just 15 minutes North in the cute town of Nehalem.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Wine and cheese in abundance plus a fascinating property that includes unique old vehicles and farm animals. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Laid back bar with yummy pub food open late. Hang with local fishermen and play a game of pool or watch sports. No minors allowed! A short walk from the home.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“The full-service seafood restaurant in Oceanside proper. It also has an unobstructed view of the ocean. This place is open for lunch and dinner most days. Arrive early since there can be a long wait. Some souvenirs can be purchased here.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Really fun and relaxing place to get a drink. The food is not great, but the atmosphere is very nice. Grab a drink here then go eat that the old fish house. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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