10 Destinations Your Kids Will Love on the Oregon Coast

Vacations aren’t always as fun for the kids if they don’t have anything special to do! Don’t let that happen on your next trip down to the Oregon coast! Check out these ten kid friendly destinations to make sure you and your family have your best vacation yet!

1) Check out Game Over in Lincoln City! This arcade has everything for kids, including food and drinks! The kid in you will also enjoy their wide variety of arcade games! Make sure to come during the day, as Game Over is open for adults only at night.

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Game Over in Lincoln City, Oregon

2) Whale Watching in Depoe Bay is a great way to introduce your kids to the ocean safely and learn about marine life at the same time! There are plenty of tour guide services to choose from, including Dockside Charters, Inc and Whale Research ExoExcursion, LLC. Book your tour today!

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Whale Watching in Depoe Bay, Oregon

3) Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is located in Newport. This museum is fun for the whole family. You’ll be able to see several curiousities from across the globe represented here. Come learn more about the world in ways you never even imagined!

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Newport, Oregon

4) The Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio lets you blow your own glass object right alongside the professionals! Choose your piece, your colors, and get started. The professional glass blowers will be with you every step of the way. Book early as they tend to be very busy during the summer months!

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Glass blowing at Jennifer Sears in Lincoln City, Oregon

5) The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is the perfect place to bring your sealife loving kids! With interactive exhibits and live animals around every corner, you and your family will want to make this a regular part of your Oregon coast vacations for years to come!

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Watching the sea life at Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon

6) Up in Seaside, check out the Seaside Carousel Mall! With over 20 great stores, including a candy shop, this mall is perfect for the kids on a rainy day! Collect some souvenirs to take home to your friends and family, or just to remember your vacation on the Oregon coast!

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Riding the carrousel at Seaside Carousel Mall in Seaside, Oregon

7) Vacationing on the Oregon coast means you’ll have your fair share of rainy days. Why not catch a movie during one of these times? The Seaside Cinema in Seaside is the perfect place for the family to watch a flick you’ve been meaning to see anyway!

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Seaside Cinema in Seaside, Oregon

8) Arcades never get boring, no matter your age! Check out the Finland Arcade up in Seaside! Food, games, and more await! After the rain clears, you can go spend some quality time searching the beach for random treasures!

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Funland Arcade in Seaside, Oregon

9) Every year, from mid October to late May, Lincoln City hides hundreds of glass floats on the beach for you to find! Why not take a long walk during this annual event and try your hand at finding a free glass float to keep? It’s fun for the whole family!

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Finders Keepers in Lincoln City, Oregon

10) If you’re looking to make some memories exploring the Oregon coast, why not travel to Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi? You can fish and crab to your hearts desire, or even ride the Oregon Coast Explorer antique train during the summer! There are plenty of places to hike in the nearby area as well!

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Oregon Coast Explorer in Garibaldi, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, or something to do on those typical rainy Oregon coast days, you’re sure to find the perfect activity for your family’s needs! We’ll see you on the coast!

5 Couple’s Retreats – Oregon Coast

Searching for a beautiful home this fall just for the two of you? Planning an anniversary to the Oregon coast but don’t need all that extra space that most vacation rentals offer? Check out these 5 gorgeous homes with room for 2 to 4 guests! A few are even pet friendly, and perfect for bringing the pups on your getaway to the coast this fall! Have your best couple’s getaway yet with Oregon Beach Vacations!

1. Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage – This beautiful townhouse in Newport with an ocean view has one bedroom and two baths and can accommodate up to four guests. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, this home is perfect for you! This stylish and classy vacation home has the most beautiful view of the Oregon Coast! You’ll want to come back again and again! Book today!


Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon
Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon

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10 Pet Friendly Vacation Homes

Finding a beautiful vacation home for 4 or more guests and a dog can sometimes be a challenge. Here at Oregon Beach Vacations, we want you to get the most out of your precious vacation time without the stress of figuring out what to do with the pups. Check out these ten beautiful dog friendly vacation rentals on the Oregon coast, and have your best vacation yet!

1. Barry’s Fishing Peer – This gorgeous home located in Garibaldi is perfect for 8 guests and 2 dogs with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! A fenced in yard is available to keep an eye on both the pups and the children, while also enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific from the deck. You’ll have the time of your life here at Barry’s Fishing Peer! You can even rent out the adjoining building, Rick’s Fishing Peer, for more guests! Book today!

Barry's Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon
Barry’s Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon

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10 Storm Watching Homes – Oregon Coast

Storm season is finally upon us, and that means getting the best seat in the house to watch the Pacific ocean get swept about while waves crash against the Oregon coast and lighting and thunder spread across the grey skies! If you’re searching for a vacation rental with the best views of Oregon winter storms, look no further! We’ve listed ten beautiful homes for you to explore with your family this winter season! Stay safe and dry with Oregon Beach Vacations! Click on a photo to book or get more information on the home you’re interested in!

1. Bay Echo – Nestled right in front of Hwy 101, right across from Depoe’s Bay Spouting Horn, is Bay Echo. This beautiful townhouse is perfect for catching Oregon’s winter storms, along with giving you the best seat in the house for witnessing the sprays of water coming off the Spouting Horn at high tide. With two bedrooms and two baths, this vacation rental is perfect for 8 guests!

View of Spouting Horn from Bay Echo - Depoe Bay
View of Spouting Horn from Bay Echo – Depoe Bay

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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!

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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