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Getting There:Newport is on U.S. 101 at the junction with U.S. 20. From Portland, take I-5 south to Corvallis and head west on U.S. 20; the drive to Newport takes about 2  1/2 hours.

Visitor Information:Contact the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 555 SW Coast Hwy. (www.newportchamber.org; tel. 800/262-7844 or 541/265-8801).

Festivals:In February, the Seafood and Wine Festival is one of the coast’s premier events. Artists and craftsmen showcase a variety of art, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry; Pacific Northwest wineries pour the wines; and culinary professionals serve the seafood. For more information, contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce (www.newportchamber.org).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.