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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 [...]
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 [...]
The Oregon Coast has always been a well-loved destination for Fourth of July celebrations with marching bands, community cook-outs, small-town parades, National Guard flyovers, and big displays of fireworks. Visitors are drawn to the traditions, beloved pastimes and patriotism, as well as unlimited access to secluded beaches, beautiful state parks and endless natural attractions that punctuate the Pacific Coast Highway. Things may look a little different this year as Oregon’s Governor has limited large events due to Covid. While parades and city sponsored fireworks have been put on hold, celebrating Independence Day on the Oregon Coast is still a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Researching Oregon Coast vacation rentals for your next family vacation can be exciting—perusing pictures of cozy bedrooms with homey wall art, spotless kitchens, and various oceanfront views. Luckily for you, there are so many excellent Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Arch Cape, and Cannon Beach vacation rental options to choose from at Starfish Vacation Rentals. However, most people don’t realize that vacation rentals do not operate in the same way as hotels. Sure, you’re going to have a lot more privacy, space, and the opportunity to make a few homemade meals, but there are a few amenities that hotels offer that may [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]