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Historic Site in Aberdeen & Hoquiam

Lady Washington

For some interesting local history, check out this full-scale replica of one of the ships piloted by Captain Robert Gray when he first sailed into Grays Harbor. The ship is open for tours when moored at Grays Harbor…
Breakfast in Ocean Shores

Ocean Beach Roasters & Wine Bar

Here's an all-purpose place to eat, get coffee or drink wine. Surprisingly, it works. The friendly owner roasts his own coffee, which pairs deliciously with house-made breakfasts from omelets to French toast. The Am…
Seafood in Ocean Shores

Bennett's Fish Shack

This classic, seafood fry-up place does it right. Everything from the clam strips to the cod and chips are fresh, crispy and not too greasy. Other good choices include the crab cakes and the chowder, and even the bu…
Pub in Ocean Shores

Elk Head Tap Room

Small and rustic, with bar seating. Order one of Elk Head's excellent beers on tap (from $3.50) and some hot nuts. You'll get to know a few locals and maybe enjoy a football game while you're at it.
Historic Building in Aberdeen & Hoquiam

Hoquiam's Castle

Part museum, part local landmark, this ornate Victorian mansion was built in 1897 on a hill above Hoquiam by lumber tycoon Robert Lytle. The lavish furnishings and period details look like something out of a Scooby …
Pub Food in Aberdeen & Hoquiam

Billy's Bar & Grill

In the rootin', tootin' days of yore, this bar was haunted by Billy Gohl (better known as Billy Ghoul), a murderous fellow who robbed and killed drunken sailors and loggers. Billy and the era are both commemorated a…
Museum in Aberdeen & Hoquiam

Aberdeen Museum of History

Aberdeen's archive plots the history of this tough mill town from its earliest days, with a strong focus on the lumber industry. You can also ask here for the self-guided Kurt Cobain Tour pamphlet that leads you aro…
Pub Food in Westport

Blackbeard's Brewery

Opened in summer 2015, Blackbeard's offers a Seattle-worthy selection of craft beers, wine by the glass and hard cider, plus a house-made root beer for the kids. The wood-fired pizzas are the best thing to eat in to…
Seafood in Westport

Brady’s Oysters

Stock your coolers with a sailor’s snack of delicious bivalve mollusks at this family-owned institution just a few miles south of Westport (though its address is Aberdeen). It’s nothing fancy, but, seriously, you wo…
Deli in Westport

Mermaid Deli

Hot and cold sandwiches – 6in or foot-long – plus a mean clam chowder make this dependable stop-off a favorite among locals and vacationers alike. Did we mention the full bar, mermaid mural and live music?