It's the yearlong Seaside Prom Centennial Celebration.
Here's to another 100 years of family strolls, early morning jogs, sunset bike rides and perfect days spent at the beach. Explore activities, old and new.
There's so much more to Seaside
The promenade was built throughout 1920 and dedicated Aug. 7, 1921, to a crowd of delighted visitors. There was no direct road between Seaside and Portland, so travelers arrived in Seaside by train.
The Seaside Carousel Mall was built in 1985 on the site of the popular Bungalow Dance Hall.
The Bungalow was closed in the late 1940s but has become the town’s most colorful attraction for over 35 years. Ride a traditional pony or select something a bit more whimsical like the huge rabbit, the pink ostrich, the reindeer, or a seahorse, of course!
walk & explore
The Prom takes 3,000 or so steps to complete in one direction — a fast way to make your Fitbit happy. You'll pass 2,329 arches and 50 iconic lamp posts on your way, but you'll be too busy looking at the sweeping ocean views to notice.
Broadway street, with all its shops, restaurants and candy stores, intersects with the Prom at the famed Turnaround, a concrete roundabout for pedestrians and cars with sweeping views.
There are 11 "sidewalks to nowhere" off The Prom that once led to the beach, which is now further west due to accumulating sand. But there are plenty of sidewalks that are a cyclist’s paradise. The region now offers bike trails for everyone from the leisurely sightseer to the serious mountain biker.
Find Painted Rock Beach at The Prom's southern end, a collection of brightly colored rocks painted by visitors and locals. After a busy day of exploring, settle in for a nice warm campfire on the beach.
Great Prom Centennial Sweepstakes
When visiting Seaside this fall, come to the Welcome Center and pick up your free one-of-a-kind centennial sticker and commemorative Prom booklet. We'll enter you to win a two-night return stay, dinner, shopping, and more.
lewis & clark saltworks
The Lewis and Clark Salt Cairn is on The Prom's southern end and features a replica rock salt-making furnace. Lewis and Clark's expedition boiled kettles 24 hours a day here to distill salt from seawater in 1806.