When vacationing on the Oregon coast, we always recommend packing a raincoat. Book your cozy coastal vacation rental and get ready to explore these fun activities – come rain or shine!
Visit Coastal Museums
Explore local museums that showcase the region’s history, art, or maritime heritage. The Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, the Tillamook Air Museum, and the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport are great options for discovery and exploration.
Embrace the coastal weather by witnessing the power of the ocean during a storm. Find a safe and sheltered spot to observe the dramatic waves crashing against the shore. We have an amazing collection of beachfront rentals that will provide you with a safe & dry front row seat!
Insider’s Tip: The next Oregon King Tide is February 8-10, 2024. Book your ocean vacation rental today and witness this natural phenomenon.
The Oregon Coast has a vibrant arts community. Explore local art galleries and studios where you might discover a unique piece inspired by the coastal surroundings to take home with you – the perfect souvenir to remind your of an unforgettable getaway, or make your own piece of art at Lincoln City Glass Center. Sign up for a glassblowing class where you work with a friendly and knowledgeable instructor to create your own glass float, heart, votive candle holder, paperweight, jellyfish paperweight or a fluted bowl.
Cozy Cafés and Restaurants
Enjoy a warm drink or a cozy meal in a quant café or restaurant. It’s a great way to experience local cuisine while staying dry. Make sure and stop by Mo’s – a coastal institution for a bowl of clam chowder at various locations throughout the coast.
Spend a rainy day browsing through a local bookstore. Pick up a book about the region’s history, a novel by a local author, or the perfect page turner to enjoy back at your cozy rental in front of a roaring fire. Staying at one of our charming Cannon Beach vacation rentals? Pick up the perfect beach read at Cannon Beach Book Company.
Brewery and Winery Tours
Experience the local beverage scene by touring a brewery or winery. Many establishments offer tastings and tours of their facilities. Visitors and locals alike love sampling seasonal brews at Pelican Brewery and Rogue. Prefer to sip on some Pacific NW wine? Stop by The Winery at Manzanita. This pet and family-friendly winery is always the perfect way to end a perfect day. Cheers!
Explore the unique, quirky, and charming shops of the Oregon Coast where you can find souvenirs, art, locally made products, and antiques. Too wet to beach comb? Find a hidden treasure at The Antique Mall in Seaside, or the Little Antique Mall in Lincoln City
If you prefer staying in your car, take a scenic drive along the coast. Oregon’s Pacific coastline stretches for 363 stunning miles, and state law ensures every inch of it is open to the public. The views are spectacular … even through the drizzle.
The Oregon Coast has plenty of independently owned toy stores packed with toys, puzzles, books, and board games. Pick up a new or classic board game for a friendly (or competitive!) game night. Choose your teams, put on your comfy clothes, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a fun night in!
Book Your Getaway to the Oregon Coast!
We have an amazing collection of vacation beach rentals spanning from Yachats to Warrenton. Whether you are looking for a cozy beach bungalow or a sprawling oceanfront retreat – we have you covered! Whatever the reason or the season – a trip to the Oregon Coast always offers the perfect mix of rest and recreation. Come stay and play with us today!