Best Places to “Shop Local” in Seaside, Oregon

Best Places to “Shop Local” in Seaside, Oregon

Best Places to “Shop Local” in Seaside, Oregon

27 Sep 2021
Exterior of Funland in Seaside

Best Places to “Shop Local” in Seaside, Oregon

Small, locally owned businesses are the heart and soul of Oregon’s most-loved beach towns, including the historic beach town of Seaside. Meredith Lodging loves to support the small businesses that make our communities extra-special, and they count on the support from guests of our Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals and other visitors to help them succeed year after year. Planning a visit to Seaside? We have highlighted some local businesses for you to check out on your next Seaside getaway.

Feed the famous Seaside seals!

Seaside Aquarium Sign

The Seaside Aquarium is the oldest privately owned aquarium on the West Coast, hosting visitors since 1937. Come meet & feed the resident seals, observe live displays of Northwest marine life, and enjoy the hands-on discovery center for kids.

Create an old-timey photo.

Looking for a unique and fun way to capture your amazing time in Seaside? Whisper in Time Photography is an old-timey photo shop with an array of period costumes to choose from for your photoshoot – pirates, Victorian, Western, and the Roaring 20’s. They do not just create pictures, they create memories.

Take a giant swan out for a ride!

Paddle Boats in Seaside

Seaside offers so much to see and do… what better way to explore and breathe in that fresh salty air than on the water? Wheel Fun Rentals has plenty of rentals to choose from – kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even giant swan peddle boats!

Satisfy your sweet tooth.

Head to Schwietart’s Cones and Candy, a mainstay of families coming to the Oregon Coast for generations. Choose from ice cream, fudge, candy, caramel corn, chocolate truffles, cotton candy and other confections!

Hang 10 and check out some of Oregon’s best surfing.

Seaside Promenade

Seaside offers some of the Pacific Northwest’s best surfing conditions. Head to local surf shop Clean Line Surf for all the rental and retail gear you need to hit the waves. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you kitted out and happily share some local tips on the best spots to surf for your skill level.

Stroll and shop the Historic Gilbert District.

Looking for a unique piece or a gift for that someone special? Fairweather House and Gallery is the local source for stylish, chic, and livable furnishings, as well as art by regional artists and beautiful accessories.

Buy your next beach read.

Beach Books in Seaside

Beach Books is a locally owned bookstore featuring best sellers and titles by regional authors. Pick up a book to read by the fire in your cozy coastal Meredith Lodging rental.

Hunt for treasures and antiques.

Fall can bring rainy days in Seaside. Looking for a fun rainy-day activity? Stop by the Seaside Antique Mall and peruse their large and ever-changing inventory of vintage and antique items.

Ready to plan your Seaside fall getaway? We have got you covered! Meredith Lodging offers beautiful homes of all sizes to help you plan the perfect fall getaway. View our entire Seaside Rental Collection and book online at