Need to beat the August heat? Want a road trip that is far from the norm? Longing for a change of scenery from your usual hikes? Yearning to sit and stare at the waves or ride a fat tire bike up and down the beach? Well, the Oregon Coast has all of that, and SO MUCH MORE!
An easy flight into Portland gets you less than two hours from our home base, Lincoln City, Oregon. We will work together to combine transfers, rides, car rental - depending on how you want to spend your time. Once we arrive - we will enjoy an included Welcome Dinner as we settle into our beautiful beachfront home (click 'See More Photos' above).
With the plethora of activity options available, an itinerary did not seem the proper way to present this escape. Instead of a day-by-day itinerary, you will see some of the options available to you on the Oregon Coast. Tricia will work with you to connect you with other travelers that want to do similar activities and help you get your day time coastal activities all set up!
It doesn’t get much more coastal than this - with all 363 miles of Oregon’s coastline free and public - that means endless opportunities to comb for agates or glass floats, catch your own Dungeness crab or razor clam, watch for whales, seals and puffins, make footprints in the sand or simply be captivated by the waves from inside our breathtaking beachfront lodge. From lighthouses to creameries to the rolling hills of wine country, Lincoln City is the perfect home base for exploring the Central Oregon Coast.
The crash of the ocean against beach cliffs, the thrill and splash of a gray whale breaching to naturally occurring gorgeous wonders—additional adventure is just a short drive from Lincoln City in any direction. Whether you are seeking your next hiking expedition or raising a glass of perfectly crafted wine in Yamhill County or staring out the windows of an authentic steam engine locomotive as it winds its way down the coastline, find your way to the heart of the Oregon Coast.
The Heart of the Oregon Coast is famous for its historic railroads, cheese factories, glass artisans and, of course, its rugged beauty.
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
In Garibaldi, time-travel to the days of steam engines as a locomotive takes you along Tillamook Bay and Oregon Coast for gorgeous views of the ocean.
In Tillamook, visit the historic factory to see how this world-famous cheese is crafted. Tours are free, interactive and self-guided. Enjoy any number of delicious treats featuring Tillamook products.
Lincoln City Outlets
In Lincoln City, there are over 50 designer and name brand stores to peruse—from Coach, The North Face and Gap, in addition to Pacific Northwest staples like Nike, Columbia Sportswear and Harry & David.
Lincoln City Glass Center
In Lincoln City, this is a mecca for glass artists. Watch the swirling of heat and color as gorgeous glass creations like floats, paperweights and vases are crafted—and perhaps create your own.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
In Newport, experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish, watch otters, seals and sea lions frolic while colorful clouds of fish swirl at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
In Newport, be at the cutting edge of marine science research to explore the wonders of our marine world with interactive exhibits and live marine animals.
Newport’s Historic Bayfront
In Newport, there is an iconic marketplace hub for shopping, dining and readymade adventures. Enjoy fresh seafood, explore the Mariner Square and say hi to the sea lions lounging on the docks.