A view of the Harbor in Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon.

#35. Newport

Considered the Dungeness Crab Capital of the World, Newport, Ore., offers residents a peaceful seaside village that’s full of great restaurants, shops and spectacular views. The city is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Nye Beach, Hatfield Marine Science Center and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Lincoln County School District and Oregon Coast Community College educate students, and activities like surfing, bicycling and hiking keep residents active. Among the distinct neighborhoods in Newport is the Deco District with art deco buildings in the downtown area.

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