Top things to do in Brookings

Park in Brookings

Samuel H Boardman State Park

Four miles north of Brookings, US 101 winds over 11 miles of headlands through Boardman State Park, which contains some of Oregon's most beautiful coastline. Along the highway are a number of roadside turnouts and p…
Park in Brookings

Azalea Park

This is a glorious, hilly park showcasing hundreds of azaleas, along with other pretty flora. Blooms are best from April to June. On Memorial Day weekend (late May), the park becomes the focus of the annual Azalea F…
American in Brookings

Mattie's Pancake House

This friendly, small-step-up-from-a-diner breakfast and lunch spot offers some seriously good pancakes including hearty oatmeal and buckwheat varieties. A short stack ($4.50) will do for most people as each pancake …
Museum in Brookings

Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum

Once a stagecoach stop, the 1857 Blake House is now home to this museum. Stop in to see a quilt from 1844, an old Native American cedar canoe and an iron face supposedly cast to resemble Queen Elizabeth I. Outside i…
American in Brookings

Art Alley Grille

This upscale, cozy, arty place is probably Brookings' best restaurant. You can sit downstairs, which feels like an art gallery crossed with a comfy living room, or upstairs in 'The Snug' – or on a verandah in good w…
Park in Brookings

Harris Beach State Park

This pleasant state park is about a mile north of town. There are views of Goat Island, Oregon's largest offshore island and a bird sanctuary, from the picnic area and short hiking trails.
Pizza in Brookings

Zola's Pizzeria

This funky place serves awesome hand-tossed pizza and will deliver, even to campsites. Good beer selection, too.
Library in Brookings

Chetco Community Public Library

A samurai sword that belonged to the Japanese pilot who bombed Mt Emily (behind the city) during WWII is displayed in Brookings' library.