Garibaldi, Oregon is a mythically picturesque port town nestled at the north end of Tillamook Bay. The view here is more of a feeling. A sense of calm and peace washes away the workaday world as you look out upon the harbor and its unmarred beauty, which seem to have escaped the flow of time.
Relax as you watch commercial and recreational fishermen hoist their catches of Dungeness crab, ling cod, rock fish, and even the occasional octopus onto the docks of the Garibaldi Marina, just as they have for many decades. To get a more up close and personal view, hire a fishing guide and catch your dinner, or spend the day kayaking.
When the dinner bell rings, climb aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and enjoy a train robbery themed dinner train on a fully functioning historical steam locomotive, which includes a four-course meal. Daily rides between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach are offered three times daily during the summer, and a little less frequently at other times. Make your reservations online and early, as availability for this unique historical experience books up quickly.
Garibaldi offers plenty of options to rest your head, including RV parks, several motels, and vacation rentals. After a good night’s sleep, be sure to check out the Garibaldi Museum, which gleams like a lighthouse beacon on the unique culture it features.