With some terrific road trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to soak up all that Newport, 25 miles away, has to offer. Nye Beach should be at the top of your list here. Oregon Coast Aquarium and South Beach State Park are also not to be missed. Don’t skip Tillamook either! Just 30 miles away, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook Air Museum and Tillamook Country Smoker are must-sees here.