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A Night Out on the Oregon Coast

Things are a little different when it comes to socializing, thanks to Covid! Live music has been put on hold, local events and gatherings are limited and dining out on vacation has a whole new set of rules. But … if your Oregon Coast vacation itinerary includes a night out on the town, it’s not all doom and gloom. While our quaint coastal villages shut down early compared to city life, there are plenty of fun places to gather with friends, meet the locals, enjoy a sundowner, experience the laid-back nightlife, and even bar-hop on the Oregon Coast! Set the [...]

Grocery Shopping for your Vacation on the Oregon Coast

Dining out on the Oregon Coast looks a little different this year. Some of our favorite restaurants have sadly closed down for good, others remain open for take-out and curbside pick up only and many are struggling to open with a severe labor shortage on the coast. Staying in a vacation rental gives you the freedom of choice to eat out or enjoy the luxury of sunrise coffees, gourmet meals, family gatherings, alfresco patio dining and smores around the outdoor fire pit, all from the comfort of home.  We’re all spending a little more time at home and enjoying quality [...]

A Romantic Getaway on the Oregon Coast During COVID

Home is where the heart is so why not fill up your tank and take your sweetheart on a romantic (and socially distanced) road-trip this Valentine’s Day! The dramatic Oregon coast is lined with charming coastal villages, spectacular scenery that will sweep you off your feet, and natural attractions that allow you to social distance in secluded scenic spots with your loved one. Love is not the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day! Coronavirus is looming large throughout the US and while it may have changed the way we go about our daily lives, it cannot (and must [...]

Home for the Holidays

The festive season is a time to cherish those close to you, share much-loved traditions, indulge in festivities, and keep the holiday spirit alive. This year has seen the unexpected, the unprecedented, and a whole lot of chaos, so let’s make it a festive holiday season to remember.  Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Joy This Festive Season! We all know the iconic tale about the Grinch that stole Christmas! The Grinch stole Christmas out of a deep sense of loneliness and isolation, which may have encountered during this strange and unexpected pandemic. This season looks a little different for [...]

8 Tips for Finding the Best Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals

Dust off your suitcase, fill up your tank, and start making travel plans, it’s time to take a road trip! The beginning of 2020 suddenly turned tipsy-turvy on the entire world, the summer vacation plans you’d been anticipating were abruptly canceled, stay-at-home orders were put in place and we all very quickly understood the true meaning of ‘Cabin Fever’.  Moving Swiftly Along! Let’s leave that in the rearview mirror! Travelers are hitting the road again and there has been a definite shift in the style of travel as a result of this sudden global pandemic. An AirDNA survey shows that [...]

Hop the Bars of Cannon Beach

The great, infinite ocean, the white, sandy beaches, and the cool breeze you feel under the hot Oregon sun is the perfect excuse to hold an artisanal beverage in your hand. Being next to the ocean, especially in or near paradisiacal Cannon Beach, can feel like paradise. There are plenty of Cannon Beach bars that agree! If you’re on vacation and in the mood for some 21+ fun, the bars near Cannon Beach should be #1 on your Coastal Oregon vacation bucket list. The 3 Hippest Bars in Cannon Beach If you’re planning on sipping and savoring some local wine [...]

Beach Day: Fun Things to Do in Cannon Beach

Summertime means beach days! Cannon Beach is the most popular beach in the Pacific Northwest, and for good reason. Its picturesque sandy beach punctuated by Haystack Rock, charming shops, and scenic hikes check all the boxes for summer fun. In fact, with so much to do and see, you’ll probably want to make a vacation out of it. Luckily, Starfish Vacation Rentals has luxury properties in Cannon Beach and neighboring coastal towns, so you’ll never be far from a fun-filled afternoon. Here are The Top Fun Things to Do and See in Cannon Beach Whether you’re a foodie, an art [...]

Horseback Riding on Oregon’s Beaches

Visiting Oregon is always a treat, with its beaches, natural beauty, and gorgeous coastline and ocean. Exploring and spending time on the beach is a must. And, when you stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals, you’re just a few minutes away from the beach, no matter which coastal town you choose to stay in. Consider exploring Oregon’s beaches on horseback during your next vacation. The Best Stable for Horseback Riding Oregon’s Beaches and Trails Oregon Beach Rides is the best destination if you want to explore Oregon’s beaches on horseback. As the stables are located right on the coast, you’ll be [...]

Cannon Beach Golf

Spending time on a golf course is a great way to get active and enjoy the outdoors while you’re visiting Cannon Beach and staying at Starfish Vacation Rentals. There are many beautiful golf courses within driving distance of Starfish Vacation Rentals, so it will be an easy trip to spend a few hours in the sun swinging away! Golf Courses Near Cannon Beach Below are the three best golf courses near Cannon Beach. Each course is unique and ready to welcome you and your group to an Oregon coast golf experience.  Manzanita Links This 9-hole course in Manzanita features 2,192 [...]

Surf Lessons in Oregon: Test the Waters

Oregon’s gorgeous coastline creates ample opportunities for surfing. If it’s been on your bucket list, or you think it could be a fun family activity, consider testing the waters with a surf lesson in Oregon!  The Ultimate Surf Lessons in Oregon These companies will cater to your every need when teaching you to surf, whether that be skill level, group size, or your comfort level. Each place has an assortment of lessons to choose from so that you get the most out of your experience, making them the ultimate surf lessons of Oregon! Oregon Surf Adventures Oregon Surf Adventures instructs [...]