All aboard a ride that’ll take you back to the early 20th century! The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a volunteer-operated non-profit that offers excursions in its vintage steam locomotives. Since 2003, locals and visitors have been hopping on and joining this fantastic organization for a relaxing trip! Preview the available excursions below to get started and get your ticket today! The Best Trips on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad’s weekend service runs from May 19th until the end of September, and their daily service runs from May 28th to September 14th. Tickets are just [...]
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Flanked by two well-known state parks, Ecola State Park and Oswald West State Park, you may be tempted to drive right by Hug Point when visiting Cannon Beach and Manzanita. But then you would miss seeing the beautiful waterfall, exploring mysterious caves, and searching for starfish among the tide pools teeming with sea life. Hug Point State Park is located five miles south of Cannon Beach and just north of Arch Cape. Read on to discover why you should visit this gorgeous stretch of coastline during your next vacation at the Oregon Coast! Spend an Afternoon Exploring Hug Point State [...]
Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast! After all, it’s the most important meal of the day. Whether you enjoy a hearty meal that gives you tons of energy or you’re just looking for a great cup of coffee and pastry, you’ll be able to find it in Cannon Beach. Discover where to find the best breakfast in Cannon Beach! We’ve listed our picks for the best attractions, cafes, shops, and art galleries along the Oregon Coast! Planning your trip is easy when you use our free Vacation Guide. The Best Breakfast in Cannon Beach: A Guide Lazy Susan [...]
Enjoy friendly folks, beautiful views, and plenty of delicious crabs when you attend the Kelly's Brighton Marina Crab Derby! This great annual contest takes place every year in early June. With plenty of great prizes, including the top prize of $1,000, it’s no wonder that this family-friendly event brings visitors every year! Find out everything you need to know about the festivities! Attend the Kelly's Brighton Marina Crab Derby The 2018 Nehalem Bay Crab Derby is happening on June 2nd, 6-9pm at the marina. The derby is held during one of the free fishing days in Oregon, so even if [...]
There’s something so magical about seeing children experience something new for the very first time. Every child deserves to experience building their first sand castle, or riding their first wave -- let us help you find the perfect beach to spend your days, and the perfect home to spend your nights here on the Oregon Coast. Become a kid again yourself, when you visit the best beaches in Oregon for kids. Sometimes planning vacations that the whole family will enjoy can be challenging, but the Oregon Coast offers so many opportunities for a variety of activities, there will be no [...]
If you’ve never visited the Oregon Coast in the December, you’re missing out on one of the best times of year. Some call it the "off" season, however, the magic here truly has no off-season. Between holiday celebrations, whale watching adventures, and (of course) those spectacular winter storms, December is the perfect time to get a real understanding and grow a true appreciation for the changes in weather that this area experiences through the winter months, while getting to enjoy the local events that exude holiday spirit. How to Experience the Oregon Coast in December 1. Attend Haystack Holidays Haystack [...]
The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of year. Family and friends are near, there’s joy in the air, and everything seems to sparkle and shine! This is especially true on the Oregon Coast, where millions of dazzling lights welcome Santa and his sleigh. From parades to family-friendly festivals, there are plenty of places to admire Oregon Coast Christmas lights. Here are some of our favorites. Where to Experience Oregon Coast Christmas Lights 1. Cannon Beach in Lights Celebrate the holidays in Cannon Beach, Oregon! Cannon Beach in Lights is a festive decorating contest that gives residents [...]
It’s official: summer is over and the holidays will soon be upon us. While many consider this their favorite time of year, preparing for Thanksgiving can often be more nerve-wracking than it is enjoyable. Between getting the house ready for guests, purchasing necessary food and drinks, and coordinating travel plans, a single day can quickly turn into a week of stress! This year, give yourself the gift of relaxation and spend Thanksgiving on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Below are some hints to help you plan your trip: Experience Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast Play Football There’s nothing better than some [...]
When you visit the Oregon Coast, the stunning natural landscapes invite you to get out and enjoy nature. But if you have kids tagging along for the adventure, you may need to tailor some of your activities so everyone has a great time. (Like going for a mile hike instead of an hours-long trek, for example). Luckily, our region has something for everyone! From the whimsy of watching taffy being pulled to the thrill of the ocean, there are plenty of Oregon Coast attractions for kids. Here are some of our favorites. Top 5 Oregon Coast Attractions for Kids 1. [...]
Early in the morning, you hit the beach with your board and catch the perfect wave for surfing. Where are you? The Oregon Coast! Did you know the Oregon Coast boasts several awesome year-round surfing locations? We asked Micah Cerelli, owner of NW Surf Lessons, what you should know before surfing Oregon Coast. Micah is an Arch Cape local who's been sharing the thrills of riding waves with beginning surfers for more than a decade! Here’s what she had to say. Why should beginners or even experienced surfers consider surfing Oregon Coast? The Oregon Coast offers some of the most [...]