Courtesy of National Parks Service

Tracking a historic route in Oregon.

September 04, 2012

Astoria—where the Columbia River meets the sea—is where Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition culminated in 1805. History buffs will love exploring their namesake park (in Oregon) and its educational center (in Washington). On the Oregon side, be sure to check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills. Round out the experience with more modern luxuries: an inventive seafood dish for dinner and a fireplace-equipped room.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Get a crash course in the explorers’ journey.

Clemente's

The best of the area’s seafood cafés, the restaurant serves excellent Dungeness crab cakes and fish-and-chips.

Cannery Pier Hotel

The beautifully converted cannery right on a pier in Astoria has luxurious, glass-fronted rooms with gas fireplaces (and in some cases claw-foot tubs). Private decks have stunning views of boats trolling the Columbia River.

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