Finders Keepers – Lincoln City, Oregon

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It’s that time of the year again! Finders Keepers, an annual event that occurs on the beach in Lincoln City, is back! We’ve got plenty of beachfront homes available for you to stay in while you scour the coastline looking for your own glass float to bring home!

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4 Restaurants to Try – Lincoln City

When you stay at an oceanfront vacation rental in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the amazing food offered here in town! Lincoln City offers all sorts of unique restaurants to give you and your family the variety you’re seeking while staying on vacation! Enjoy the food while staying on the Oregon coast with Oregon Beach Vacations!

Lo Mein with chicken and vegetables
Lo Mein with chicken and vegetables

1. Momiji Express – Snuggled in the Lincoln City Outlets, this Chinese/Japanese restaurant will delight the senses of everyone in your group. They have amazing sushi, noodle, and rice dishes for everyone to enjoy. The portions are huge here, so why not order a few different dishes for your group and then help yourself to a little bit of everything! With fantastic and friendly service, you’re going to love Momiji Express!

Menu at Hwy 101 Burger
Menu at Hwy 101 Burger

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3 Scenic Views – Lincoln City Area

If you’re looking for a good hike while you’re on vacation in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the following locations. They are all within a 40 minute drive or less and offer beautiful views of the Oregon coastline!

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The view from the Knoll of Roads End

The Knoll – Located in Roads End, just north of Lincoln City, is a grassy hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Roads End, along with Lincoln City and Devil’s Lake. This beautiful patch of land can be discovered by hiking up a steep hill. It’s completely worth the sore calves when you see the view. Make sure to bring water, a snack, and your camera to capture the glory from this little spot of land in Roads End! Continue reading 3 Scenic Views – Lincoln City Area

4 Places to Fall in Love with in Newport

Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil’s Punch Bowl

If you’re vacationing in Newport this fall, there are four places that you have to check out. Bonus? They’re all inexpensive or free! If you and your family love spending time outdoors and exploring what the natural Oregon coast has to offer, come check out the following attractions: The Hatfield Marine Science Center, Donald A. Davis Park, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park. All of these places are within minutes of your vacation rental in Newport, South Beach, and even fairly close to Depoe Bay.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is the perfect place for young scientists to explore and learn about the natural life surrounding the ocean and the animals that inhabit it’s deep watery recesses. The people at the Hatfield Marine Science Center will help you learn all about sustainable fishing, tidal pools, erosion, and much more. Outside of the center, look for whales and other marine animals, or watch the sunset as it settles over the Pacific. Located at 2030 SE Marine Science Dr in Newport, Oregon, you can walk down to the beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge and take amazing photos of the waterfront or get food and drinks at Rogue Ale’s Brewery while you’re waiting for your group to exit the center.

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Solar Eclipse – Oregon – August 2017

Government Point - Depoe Bay
Government Point – Depoe Bay

The total solar eclipse, happening on Monday, August 21st 2017, has been a topic of interest for many years. It’s presumed to be the most viewed eclipse ever, in part due to blogs like this. It’s also happening during the summer, with optimal viewing areas from many large cities across the United States. The best part about this upcoming eclipse? It’s going to be starting right here in Oregon, just two minutes north of Depoe Bay at the Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint Area, also known as Government Point.

At precisely 10:15:56.5 AM PDT, you’ll want to be in this exact location to watch the solar eclipse begin. Bring some snacks and cold drinks while you wait, along with sunscreen. Seeing as it will be August, summer will be in full swing and you’ll be thankful for the refreshments. Look around you before the solar eclipse is set to happen. In the sky surrounding you, you’ll be able to witness a sunset in every direction, because that is essentially what’s happening with the solar eclipse. If you are prone to light sensitivity, see about picking up some Mylar eclipse glasses or a #14 welder’s glass to witness this amazing event with comfort. Also, and maybe this goes without saying, but hit the restroom before the big event so you’re sure to catch the entire thing!

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Hiking Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon

The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.
The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.

If you’re staying at one of our Oregon beach vacation homes this summer and looking for a tough but beautiful hike to go on, why not check out Cascade Head in Otis! Just 25 minutes north of Lincoln City, this beautiful hike takes you through thick forest on a well marked path until you finally reach Cascade Head, a beautiful hilltop covered with long grasses and colorful flowers with views for miles in every direction.

Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head
Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head

You’re going to want to bring a water bottle with you for this hike and possibly a light snack too. Don’t forget your camera to take plenty of photos and videos of your long trek through the woods and to record the impressive views from the top of Cascade Head! Continue reading Hiking Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon

Panoramas – Oregon Coast

Incoming storms on the beach - Lincoln City
Incoming storms on the beach – Lincoln City

Are you and your family traveling to the Oregon coast in the near future? Maybe you’ve thought about it but just haven’t been convinced on whether or not it’s the right place for you? Maybe you’re just not sure what part of the coast is the best place to explore? Perhaps these beautiful panoramas can help make up your mind! With so many places to explore and see, the Oregon coast has something for everyone.

We at Oregon Beach Vacations have homes from Gearhart all the way down to Yachats. With hundreds of things to see and do along scenic Hwy 101, you and your family will find a new adventure awaiting you every day. Come check out the Rogue Brewery in Newport, or fish in the Yaquina Bay. Explore miles of coastline, or go surfing in Beverly Beach. Hike the Knoll in Roads End, or head out to Otis and hike Cascade Head.

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19 Ways to Have the Best Vacation Ever

Sunset on the beach - Lincoln City, Oregon
Sunset on the beach – Lincoln City, Oregon

Is it difficult for you to relax and unwind while on vacation with your family? Is it impossible for you to put down work and spend time with the relatives? Are you constantly thinking about getting back to the daily grind instead of focusing on the here and now? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then let this how-to guide show you how to have your best Oregon coast vacation ever! Continue reading 19 Ways to Have the Best Vacation Ever

June Summer Vacation – Lincoln City

View of the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon
View of the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon

Lincoln City is the number one vacation destination on the central coast of Oregon. With thousands of vacation rentals on the beach or with gorgeous ocean views, why not come to the most relaxing place in Oregon with your family this June? When you get to your Oregon Beach Vacation rental, you’ll find that you have plenty of things to do while staying in Lincoln City. From walking the seven long miles of beautiful sandy coastline to dining at all sorts of different and exciting restaurants to trying your hand at crafting a blown glass creation to take home as a souvenir, you won’t get bored here.

D River in the middle of Lincoln City
D River in the middle of Lincoln City

With five districts named after the original settlements of the town, this stretch of the Oregon coast is all located right off of Hwy 101, both to the west and the east. Devil’s Lake, located to the east of Hwy 101, has plenty of vacation homes in the area if you’d prefer a lake view. The Lincoln City Outlets has newer shopping outfits at discount prices with stores to interest everyone in your family. Chinese food, frozen yogurt, and a snack bar are all available to dine at while spending some vacation time away from the beach.

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15 Commonly Forgotten Vacation Items

It’s that time of year again! Long summer nights, breezy days on the beach, and warm sunshine licking at your ice cream cone. Summer weather is a great reason to come down to the Oregon coast, soak up some sun, and leave your stress behind. But what about when you forget to pack that most necessary item for your long trip away from home? We’ll show you a list of 15 commonly forgotten vacation items and offer advice on how to help you remember them!

Make a list – The first thing to do when preparing for vacation packing is to make a list of everything you need to bring. Once an item has made it into the car or luggage, cross it off your to-do list. Make sure the list is in a place that is frequented and can’t be lost. Try the fridge, or write it on a white board if you have one.

Bathroom items – Toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, floss, toiletries, soap, etc. These items are some of the most forgotten items on vacations, and it makes sense. These items are used on such a daily basis that they become a normal part of our routine. And since we leave them in the bathroom, as that’s the only place they are used, no wonder we forget them. Hmm. At least this stuff is cheap to buy and can be found anywhere!

Vision items – Glasses, contacts, contact solution. While many people won’t forget glasses or contacts if they wear them on a daily basis, contact solution often gets left behind. If you’ve already put your contacts in, why would you need that big bottle? People who need glasses for reading also tend to forget these at home. While putting on your glasses or contacts, remove them from the bathroom and into your bag or an area with more traffic. You’re more likely to glance down in that room than the bathroom and see the stuff you still need to move it into your luggage. Continue reading 15 Commonly Forgotten Vacation Items