Finish Summer Strong on the Oregon Coast

Summer may be almost over, but with plenty of sun and beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City is still a vacation wonderland for those looking to get away. The weather forecast is pleasant with temperatures in the 70s for at least the next couple of weeks and kids are going back to school. There are still plenty of activities for grownups to enjoy during the week, though, and fun for all ages on the weekends. It might just be the perfect time to book one of A1’s fabulous beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is offering up a variety of options to finish summer strong and enjoy a little time away before the fall.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Enjoying local food and drink is one of the top reasons why visitors flock to our summer homes and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City offers a virtual cornucopia of regional produce to enjoy, from sumptuous seafood to beer and wine to seasonal fruit and vegetables. There are many ways to enjoy this bounty, starting with the city’s wonderful outdoor Farmer’s Market that runs nearly every Sunday from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. If you want a more hands-on experience, you may prefer a demonstration followed by a meal at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. August 17’s Slow and Smoky Demo Class, for example, features a menu of cornbread, Panzanella salad, smoked beef brisket, two different BBQ rubs, peach bourbon BBQ sauce, sweet & spicy BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and strawberry shortcake on homemade biscuits. Or, perhaps you might prefer focusing on the libations with a side of scandal at Lincoln City’s Gin & Sin Tour on Aug 23 starting at 8 PM, where you’ll visit three watering holes (with a designated driver) to meet the proprietors and hear some sinful stories form the city’s past while enjoying perfectly paired cocktails.

Summer Morning Matinees

Lincoln City’s Bijou Theater is known for its Saturday Morning Matinees, where classic films are screened in a classic theater for a low price every Saturday morning. During the summer months, this weekly event changes to the Summer Morning Matinee with additional dates to suit summer vacationers while school’s out. This summer season is wrapping up with The Lost Boys (1987) on August 17 at 11 AM & 10 PM and August 19 & 20 at 11 AM; The Secret of Nimh (1982) on August 24, 26 & 29 at 11 AM; and Annie (1982) on August 31 and September 2 at 11 AM. All shows are only $3.

Get to Know the Great Outdoors

If you’re in Lincoln City, you simply have to go to the beach. It’s what the city’s known for. If you want to get to know the Great Outdoors and learn more about the local culture, though, you’ll want to dig a little bit deeper. For instance, Finders Keepers on the Beach is a part of the Lincoln City culture where “float fairies” hide colorful glass orbs along the beach during designated times in a nod to the glass floats that once washed ashore from Japanese fishing ships. Now visitors have a chance to find their own glass float made by local artisans throughout the year. From now until October 12, you’ll have your chance to search above the high tide line during daylight hours for your very own float that you can register for a Certificate of Authenticity. Informative clinics, such as the upcoming free Crabbing Clinic on August 28 at the SW 51st Street Pavilion at 3:30 PM, are also a great way to get to know the outdoors in this area. The August 28 clinic will start with a brief orientation followed by crabbing on Siletz Bay. Now, the question is, what are you waiting for? Book your beach house rentals today and enjoy your stay in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors this Summer in Lincoln City, OR

Lincoln City, Oregon offers one heavenly slice of the Great Outdoors with a wealth of beach house rentals that allow you to enjoy every inch of it from the moment you step out the door. Once you book one of our oceanfront homes or beach condo rentals, you will quickly find that there is something for everyone in this beautiful patch of the Central Oregon Coast. Here are a five of the best ways to explore the Great Outdoors in Lincoln City this summer.

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5. Crabbing and Tide-Pooling Clinics

With 7½ miles of stunning beaches to explore, Lincoln City is one of the best examples of the Central Oregon Coast. There are even local experts who are more than willing to share their knowledge of coastal activities such as crabbing, clamming, tide-pooling, and beachcombing at free clinics throughout the year. An upcoming tide pool clinic on July 19 (starting at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln City’s Northwest 15th Street Beach Access) will give attendees a chance to learn about the colorful sea creatures that live in the rocky intertidal pools along the beach. If you’re in town on July 25, you can also learn more about the local beaches while crabbing on Siletz Bay following a brief introduction starting at 11 a.m. at the pavilion on Southwest 51st Street.

4. Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market

The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market takes over the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday during the summer with a wide range of items for sale. The outdoor market only features items that were homegrown or handmade, so whatever you buy, you can be sure it’s fresh and local. Prepared food, beverages, and entertainment are also offered.

3. Finders Keepers on the Beach

Beachgoers from far and wide come to Lincoln City in the hopes of finding their very own blown-glass float hidden on the beach by “float fairies” between October and Memorial Day each year since 1999. The tradition began as a celebration of the new millennium inspired by the colorful globes that used to wash ashore from Japanese fishing boats sailing the sea around the turn of the previous century. The city will be celebrating 20 years of this ongoing tradition, known as Finders Keepers, by “dropping” 20 unique floats inspired by the new Explore Lincoln City brand along public beaches between Siletz Bay and Roads End on the 20th of each month.

2. Local Summer Festivals & Special Events

Lincoln City and its surrounding areas are buzzing with local festivals and special outdoor events this time of year. The popular Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival that took place in June was one of the most successful yet, but don’t worry if you missed it – there are still plenty of fun fests to enjoy! The Dory Days Festival in Pacific City, for example, will take place the weekend of July 19-21 with a fish fry, parade, and much more to celebrate the local dory fishing culture. The Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (north of Depoe Bay) will also take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 27 and 28. The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts this event and volunteers will be on hand to help you better understand the local wildlife and make the most of your time outdoors.

1. Have it Your Way

One of the best things about Lincoln City is that you don’t even need an itinerary or plan of any sort to enjoy a wonderful week (or weekend) away. It all starts once you book your beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches, rivers, mountains, trails, wildlife, and culture of all sorts will be at your fingertips. Whether you want to walk on the beach, do a bit of shopping, go wine tasting, enjoy al fresco dining, or simply sit on the deck of your beach rental and watch the waves crashing on the beach, you can have it your way. The best things to do in and around Lincoln City are what things you want to do. Lucky for you, there are plenty of options to choose from. Book your stay today and get outdoors!

Music, Movies, and More to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

With a host of cultural events and fabulous beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal destination during the summer months. Lincoln City is well-known for its 7½ miles of pristine beaches, of course, but there is much more to this area than fun in the sun, sand, and surf. Once you’ve booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will be yours to explore with music, movies, theatre, art, culture, and so much more to delight your senses. Here are a few of the local venues where you are likely to find something to tickle your fancy this summer:

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Chinook Winds Casino Resort

The Chinook Winds Casino is always a great destination to visit in Lincoln City with a wide range of gaming options and multiple restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Chinook’s Seafood Grill is hosting a variety of music acts this summer, for example, including Cool Breeze Band on July 19-20 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight and The Perry Gerber Band on July 26-27 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort will also be hosting The Guess Who on July 26-27 at 8:00 p.m. with presale tickets for $20-$35. Check their events calendar and you’ll see there’s always something on!

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is another great venue for local entertainment on the Central Oregon Coast. This month the cultural center is hosting the vaudevillian, accordion-playing, cowboy Sourdough Slim on July 19 at 7 p.m. and folk musicians Donnie Macdonald of Scotland and James Keigher of Ireland – known collectively as Men of Worth – on July 24 from 7-9 p.m.

Salishan’s Summer Concert Series

The Salishan Spa Golf Resort is hosting a summer concert series with new performers every week. On July 20 you can catch the fun-loving sounds of The Junebugs, and on July 27 you can enjoy Kalimba (The Spirit of Earth, Wind, and Fire). All summer concert series shows start at 7 p.m. and are free for all ages. Even if you’re not going to a show, Salishan is always a great place to play a round of golf, indulge in a spa treatment, eat a delicious meal, or meet for a sumptuous cocktail or glass of wine.

Summer Morning Matinees at the Bijou Theater

The Bijou Theater is a favorite among locals and a real treat for visitors looking for an authentic cinema experience. The Summer Morning Matinees are a longstanding tradition that returns every Saturday at 11 a.m. throughout the season, so if you’re visiting Lincoln City over a weekend you have a great opportunity catch a classic flick on the big screen. This summer, the theater is even adding extra weekday screenings, so you won’t have to miss out if your schedule conflicts. Upcoming screenings include the 1986 film Castle in the Sky on July 20, 22 and 25 and the 1988 film The Land Before Time on July 27 & 29 and August 1.

More Events Around Town

There are plenty of other upcoming events all over Lincoln City at a wide range of bars, clubs, restaurants, and many other venues as summer rolls on. For example, Oregon State University’s After Dark Dance Team will be performing everything from the Lindy to Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at Driftwood Library if you’re looking for something really lively and unique. Black Squid Beer House is also celebrating its two-year anniversary July 25-27 with a special edition of Thursday Trivia, a Buoy Beer Company tap takeover and Black Squid IPA tapping on Friday, and Retroactive Gamma Rays performing live on Saturday night. The sun will continue through August and beyond, so book now and secure your oceanfront homes or beach condo rentals! Lincoln City has so much to do for everyone – you won’t be disappointed.

Deep Summer Discounts still Available on our Prime Beach House Rentals

It’s not too good to be true – one of the most unique beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is really available at discounted rates of up to $100 off per night through the end of August. The multiple-level Anchor House & Submarine (which was used as a lookout during World War II) offers three different accommodations in one large, connected home. While many long-term bookings have already been made, this fabulous grouping of accommodations connected by one huge deck overlooking the sand and surf still has many shorter “gap” bookings in between. These are where you will find the deals … and the Anchor & Submarine is where you will find a peaceful abode for a summer getaway. Keep reading to learn more, but don’t wait, because this beach house rental is sure to book up fast.

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Perfect for Larger Groups

The Anchor & Submarine’s unique setup makes it the perfect space for large families, reunions, multiple families, and groups of friends. While the area also offers a variety of beach condo rentals for couples and smaller groups, larger rentals like this can accommodate as many as 10 guests and four cars at one time. There are four queen-sized bedrooms plus one comfortable, queen-sized murphy bed for additional guests. There are also three living rooms – each with their own fireplace – and three separate kitchens. This is the perfect arrangement when multiple generations are vacationing together and ideal for any large group that wants some private, breakout spaces.

The Finest Amenities

The Anchor & Submarine is not only like a home-away-from-home – it’s better than home! The property offers a hot tub with glass walls sitting on the edge of the deck with panoramic ocean views from north to south, perfect for sunsets and whale-watching. Not to mention the gas fireplace that makes for a romantic place to sit and relax in the evenings. The home also comes completely furnished with multiple gourmet kitchens stocked with everything from coffee makers to toasters and all the modern appliances as well as a starter kit of paper products, towels and linens, cable television, washer and dryer, central air, deck chairs, and entertainment centers.

Something for Everyone to Do

When you’re traveling with a large group, it’s important to have a lot of different activities near your beach vacation rentals. Oregon is an active place in general, but Lincoln City is particularly well-positioned with a casino, fitness center, hiking trails, shopping, golf, spas, entertainment venues, cinema, theatre, museums, playgrounds, recreation and cultural centers, art galleries, culinary delights ranging from cafes to fine dining, wine bars and breweries, and so much more. And that doesn’t even take the main attraction – the beach – into consideration. From the Anchor & Submarine it’s only a 90-step downhill walk to the beach with benches along the way. Once near the water you can enjoy beachcombing, boating, crabbing, deep-sea and fly fishing, kite flying, swimming, sunbathing, tide-pooling, whale-watching, and the classic walk on the beach.  Whatever you do, don’t deliberate too long on whether to book this unique beach house rental at its discounted summer rates. There are only a few gap days left between bookings, and this summer sizzler is sure to be booked up before you know it!

Book Now While the $50-Off Summer Special Lasts!

A1 Beach Rentals is offering a huge “fill in the gaps” discount on one of the best beach condo rentals Lincoln City has to offer. The quaint Seabird Cottage, which still has several shorter bookings available in between longer bookings throughout July and August, is now discounted by $50 per night for all of these remaining dates. With a view that has been described in the guestbook as “awesome,” “marvelous,” “fantastic,” and “spectacular,” there’s no wonder why so many guests leave Seabird Cottage happy. The question is: will you book while this deal lasts? Here are a few reasons to book your discounted summer getaway ASAP.

Seabird Cottage Breathtaking oceanfront views from this private, beautifully crafted Beach home sitting on a quiet dead end. There are 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths.

It’s All About the Views

As already mentioned, the breathtaking views set this cottage apart from other beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is already known for its 7½ miles of stunning beaches that are easily accessible and viewable from countless locations, but not all locations offer floor-to-ceiling windows with 180-degree views of the surf, sand, sea creatures, and (most importantly) sunsets. You can also choose to relax in comfort on the oceanfront deck, patio, and hot tub while enjoying these views – talk about a picture of paradise!

A Home Away from Home

With a wide variety of hotels and beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon has its fair share of accommodations for visitors to choose from. Few accommodations offer the beauty, style, and comfort of a home, though. Seabird Cottage offers all that and more with custom trim, hardwood floors, tongue-and-groove white wooden walls, a ‘great room’ with a granite slab kitchen and island, 4 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, an oceanfront deck/patio, and a hot tub. There’s also a media room with WIFI, two televisions, DVD/VCR players, and a music center. There’s a good chance you won’t even notice these creature comforts, though, because beach access is just a few minutes away from the front door.

Amenities Galore

It’s true that beach access is the best amenity that money can buy in Lincoln City, but you’ll get a few more amenities to make your stay worthwhile at Seabird Cottage. It’s the little things that make a stay great, after all. That includes things like beach chairs, cable television, Internet access, utensils and cookware in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, modern appliances such as a dishwasher and icemaker, washer and dryer, gas fireplace, fresh linens, and much more.

So Much to Do

You might find that the perfect weekend at Seabird Cottage consists of nothing more than walking and beachcombing during the day, enjoying the sunsets in the evening, and cooking gourmet meals with locally sourced ingredients in the fully appointed kitchen. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! There is so much to do, though, if you’ve got a little bit of adventure in mind. If you’re looking to play on (or around) the water, there is boating, boogie boarding, crabbing, clamming, fishing, hiking, surfing, whale-watching, tide-pooling, and more. Local businesses also offer craft shopping, outlet shopping, golf, movies, sight-seeing, art, fine dining, wine tasting, plenty of fun for the kids, and a world-class casino resort.  What more could you ask for when all of this is available at a discounted rate throughout the end of summer? Don’t wait until every last date is booked up, though – contact A1 Beach Rentals today and look forward to your future stay at Seabird Cottage.

Make a Plan for Memorial Weekend and Beyond in Lincoln City, Oregon

With plenty to do and amazing beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a magnet for beach lovers on the Central Oregon Coast all summer long. Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, and with this holiday weekend around the corner, it’s time to start planning your summer fun in Lincoln City! There will be all sorts of activities to enjoy this weekend if you’re able to get away for Memorial Day and a host of reasons to visit as the summer continues. Here are a few top picks to get you started.

Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd free at Kristy’s Kottage.
Beach house with an amazing panoramic ocean view!
*Applies to a beach stay 5/1- 5/30

Bird Watching, Tide Pooling, and Hiking

There is much for nature lovers to look forward to in Lincoln City as the summer gets underway, such as the Lincoln City Audubon Society’s series of Bird Watching Walks. The next walk takes place on Friday, May 24 from 9-11 AM at The Villages Open Space and Road’s End State Recreational Area, and it should be a great way to start the Memorial Weekend. If you want to enjoy the beach to the fullest, you may also want to attend the Tide Pool Clinic on May 24 at 11:30 AM starting at the Northwest 15th Street beach access area in Lincoln City. Athena Crichton of the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Fawn Custer of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition will give a series of these free clinics throughout the summer and they’re a great way to better understand the landscape just beyond your beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is also home to a rich network of hiking trails worth exploring on your own while enjoying everything the area has to offer.

Culinary Demos, the Farmer’s Market & More for Foodies

The culinary scene is thriving in Lincoln City, and the warmth of summer makes an excellent setting to enjoy it in. Eating out is always an adventure with a range of options including cafes, bistros, wine bars, breweries and gastropubs, fine dining establishments, and several restaurants within the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The Culinary Center in Lincoln City also hosts cooking demos and classes throughout the year and is kicking off summer with a Japanese Demo on Saturday, May 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM that ends with an opportunity to eat the foods you’ve just seen prepared. Classes taking place later in the summer will also provide a more hands-on approach and often include a wine pairing. If you want to meet the growers and producers who put this delicious food on the table while sampling and shopping in a jolly atmosphere, you’ll also want to visit the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. The markets will take place every Sunday from 9 AM to 11 PM all summer long, including Memorial Weekend, and you can rest assured that everything for sale was either homegrown or handmade by the seller.  

Special Holiday Celebrations and Glass Drops Galore!

Lincoln City marks its summer holidays in style from Memorial Day to 4th of July to Labor Day. Numerous festivals also take place during the summer, such as the beloved Kite Festival on June 22. This Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) the city will host its 74th Annual Fleet of Flowers Ceremony in Depoe Bay starting at 11 AM, which honors those lost at sea with a fishing fleet that sets sail bedecked with flowers followed by a festive reception. Special Glass Drops will also take place throughout the weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with 50 red, white & blue floats to be hidden along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of public beaches for all you beachcombers to discover. These “hidden” glass floats are part of a tradition going back 20 years, when it started as a public arts project to celebrate the new millennium, inspired by the glass floats left behind by Japanese fishing boats more than a century ago.

There will be so much to do all summer and fine accommodations to suit your needs whether you’re looking for family-sized vacation homes or cozy beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is a top destination on the Central Oregon Coast, though, and beach house rentals are booking up fast! Make your plan now and start dreaming of summer fun in one of the most beautiful shorelines along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

Fabulous Beach Rental Deals and Fun for All Await in Lincoln City

With deals on select beach condo rentals and springtime fun in full swing, it’s a fabulous time to visit Lincoln City, Oregon. Just consider the fact that you can enjoy a third night free at Kristy’s Kottage if you book a beach stay of two nights or more between now and May 30. That’s quite a deal, considering the amazing panoramic ocean views that come standard! But there is much to be impressed by, regardless of where you stay in Lincoln City. Spring is here, the beach is calling, there are many beach house rentals to choose from, and there is plenty of fun for friends and families to enjoy. Now consider the possibilities.

Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd free at Kristy’s Kottage.
Beach house with an amazing panoramic ocean view!
*Applies to a beach stay 5/1- 5/30

Fun for Art Lovers

Art lovers always have plenty of great choices at their fingertips in Lincoln City, with a plethora of galleries, museums and shops featuring arts and crafts from local makers. Those who find themselves in town May 17-19 will be in for an especially artful treat as the ‘Art on the Edge’ Annual Central Oregon Coast Art Studio Tour returns. The Lincoln City Cultural Center’s Chessman Gallery hosts this annual event, which allows visitors to peruse the studio spaces of celebrated visual artists from Oregon’s Central Coast. Artists will be inviting the public into their private studios, demonstrating their creative processes, and offering work for sale between 10am and 5pm each day.

Fun for Beach Combers

If you are in town on May 20, you may also be lucky enough to find a piece of art right on the beach that you can take home with you! Lincoln City is celebrating 20 years of its unique Finders Keepers tradition, where colorful glass floats are “hidden” by float fairies along the city’s beaches between Roads End and Siletz Bay during designated times of year. As part of the celebration, an extra 20 floats decorated with the new Explore Lincoln City branding will be hidden along the beach on the 20th of each month.  

May 21 will also be a great day to explore the beach for crabs and possibly catch your own dinner! A free crabbing clinic will take place at the pavilion on Southwest 51st Street, in the Historic Taft District, starting at 1:45pm. The clinic will begin with a brief orientation, then you’ll walk down to Siletz Bay to get the crabbing underway. No registration is required but you might want to visit the Explore Lincoln City website for more details.

Fun for Music and Movie Lovers

There are so many upcoming music performances at various venues around Lincoln City that it would take pages to list them all, so you can rest assured that whenever you’re planning on visiting something will be on. One popular recurring event will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on May 19; the latest installment of the center’s Coffee Concerts series features local musicians with free pastries and coffee for all attendees. And if movies are more your thing, you also won’t be disappointed if you’re in town on a Saturday. The Bijou Theater’s Saturday Morning Cinema series features classic films every Saturday morning at 11am, such as the Sandlot on May 18. 

Fun for Foodies

There’s always fun for foodies in Lincoln City, including events at the city’s culinary center, cookoff competitions and a variety of options for eating out, from gastropubs to fine dining. If you’re a foodie in town on a Sunday and you want to see the best produce and artisan products the Central Oregon Coast has to offer, then you simply must stop by the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market between 9am and 3pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Every item for sale was either homegrown or handmade by its local seller. Don’t miss out! With spring weather emerging and great deals on beach vacation rentals, Oregon and its Central Coast is calling your name! Book your beach rental today and see what kind of fun you can get into.

Earth Day and Easter Celebrations Abound in Lincoln City

Spring is in the air and there are still a few beach condo rentals available in Lincoln City, Oregon if you’re hoping to make the most of this Earth Day and Easter Weekend! Properties such as the one-bedroom ‘Nantucket’, two-bedroom RSS Royal Pacific, and three-bedroom ‘Seamist’ are sure to be booked before the weekend is up, though. With so much going on in and around Lincoln City, and a beautiful 7½ mile stretch of coastline to explore, what are you waiting for? Book your beach house rentals today and get out of town this weekend! Here’s a small taste of the fun you’ll find in Lincoln City for Easter and Earth Day.

With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, the city’s 7½ miles of beautiful beaches are always waiting for you.

Starting on Friday, April 19th, Lincoln City’s neighborhoods will be bustling with the Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale. There will be roughly 100 different garage sales throughout the area on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – a picker’s paradise! This weekend is also a great time to explore the beach in hopes of finding your own colorful glass float, as there will be a special drop of 20 glass floats on Saturday, April 20th. This special drop is part of the 20 Years of Finders Keepers celebration and the floats represent the new ‘Explore Lincoln City’ branding. In addition, there will be 50 glass globes hidden along Lincoln City’s public beaches between April 20th and 22nd as part of a Special Glass Drop in Celebration of Earth Day. If you’re not lucky enough to find your own float on the beach, though, you can pick up an exclusive float by artist Ro Purser at the opening of the ‘American Made Glass Fishing Float Exhibit’ at North Lincoln County Historical Museum from 11am-3pm on the 20th.  

If cooking is more your thing, book your place now for Saturday’s Hands-on Balkans Cooking Class from 11am-2pm at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center. Explore the food traditions of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia with a delicious meal at the end for only $75 per person. Dog lovers will also be well-served this Saturday, April 20th with DOGgone Crazy Day at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. From 11am-5pm you’ll find everything from games and agility obstacles to trainers and K9 units to booths and pets up for adoptions from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

If you’re planning on taking the family out for some Easter fun, start with Lincoln City Kiwanis Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Regatta Grounds Park starting at noon on Saturday, April 20th. And if you don’t feel like cooking your own Easter meal, Marci’s Bar & Bistro will be serving Easter Brunch with Cosmic Strings as musical accompaniment from noon to 3pm. There’s Easter fun just for grownups as well, including the EGGcentric Adult Science Night presented by the Driftwood Library at Black Squid Beer House. This 21+ event starts at 4pm on Easter Sunday and will teach you about chemical reactions and osmosis – all using eggs! And if you’re still in town on Easter Monday, make sure to stop by the Tide Pool Clinic at 9:30am at the Northwest 15th Street Beach Access area. A local expert will be on hand to teach beachgoers about all the fascinating creatures living in these pools, free of charge.

Of course, you never need any special reason to visit Lincoln City. With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, the city’s 7½ miles of beautiful beaches are always waiting for you. This stretch of coastline is especially brilliant in the springtime, though, so why not make this Earth Day and Easter Weekend your time to get away from it all!

Get to Lincoln City in Time for Beachcombing Season

With some of the state’s best seaside attractions and beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is known for its 7½ miles of beautiful beaches that attract visitors throughout the year. This is why it’s the perfect setting for Laura Joki’s beachcombing clinics that started in January of this year and are wrapping up at the end of April. If you want to catch one of these fun and free beachcombing clinics while they last, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to get away from it all, it’s about time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to show you all the treasures that its beaches hold.

When to Visit and What to Expect

This year’s season of weekly beachcombing clinics started on New Year’s Day, and there are only four sessions left in 2019. Weather permitting, these clinics will take place at the SW 33rd Street beach access point on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.

The clinics each begin with a short orientation followed by a walk along the beach with stops to guide you through the process of hunting for seaside treasures such as gemstones, fossils, agates, shells, rocks, minerals, jasper, and petrified wood. Beachcombers are advised to follow strict beach safety precautions, wear good outdoors shoes, and to bring a raincoat, a pair of gloves, and a sturdy container or bag for collecting all your treasures. Over the course of the two-hour clinic you are also encouraged to ask lots of questions, so that next time you go to the beach, you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for.

Gem & Jewelry Lovers Are Always Welcome

Even when the beachcombing clinic season is over, visitors can always find Laura Joki at Rock Your World, a shop in Lincoln City’s Nelscott District run by her and husband Mike Joki. They sell all sorts of rocks, gems, fossils, and handcrafted jewelry made from these and other treasures from the seaside. It’s always worth a visit even if you just want to have a chat and see what they have in their collection. If you love shopping for unique and handmade items, there are also several other jewelry shops in Lincoln City as well as art galleries, glass and pottery studios, gift shops, and other unique stores where local artisans and antique dealers sell their wares. 

Catching the end of 2019’s beachcombing clinic season is one great excuse to book one of our vacation houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is always offering up fresh, new reasons to visit, from whale watching and storm watching to clamming and crabbing to kite-flying festivals and culinary cookoffs. There are also accommodations available to suit every visitor’s needs, from one-bedroom condos on the busy beachfront to secluded homes with space for an entire family reunion. And whenever you visit, Lincoln City’s 7 ½ miles of beaches are always full of treasures for you to explore.

Visit Lincoln City, Oregon for the Festival of Illusions!

It’s time to book your beach house rentals and get ready for Lincoln City’s annual Festival of Illusions! The city comes alive with magic and entertainment every year around spring break ever since the first festival took place in 2012. This year is the biggest, yet with 10 action-packed days of magic, comedy, juggling, escape artists, mind-reading, bubbles, and much more taking between March 24 and April 4. There are also plenty of great options for places to stay, including some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, but accommodations are filling up fast considering the increasing popularity of this family-friendly festival. Keep reading to learn more and book your accommodations today!

What, When, Where, and How

Amazing Lincoln City Sunset

All performances for the 2019 Festival of Illusions will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center starting on Sunday, March 24 and ending on Thursday, April 4. Performances take place during the evening with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and shows beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free for children age 4 and under, $8 for youth ages 5-18, $14 for students and seniors, and $16 for adults. Each performance is staged in two sets with an intermission and there will be sweets, nuts, sodas, beer and wine for sale. You can purchase your tickets directly through the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s website or over the phone. There will also be an ‘Abra Cadabra’ Open Art Space in the Cultural Center’s Conference Room with drop-in workshops March 25 – 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring paints, markers, paper, fabrics and more. Admission to the workshops is $5 and children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule & Description of Performances

  • March 24: Rudi Galindo – The opening night features an improvisational magic show in the Teatro Pachuco style, which combines elements of European and Mexican-American theatrical and circus traditions, starring Rudi Galindo and special guest.
  • March 25: Magician Jeff Evans – This critically acclaimed magician started performing at the age of 12 and has made it his full-time job since 1998. Jeff Evans is known for clean comedy and fantastic magic tricks including escapes from chains, locks, and ropes. 
  • March 26 & 27: The Amazing Bubble Man – You’ll have two opportunities to see Louis Pearl, aka the Amazing Bubble Man, perform his trademark combination of magic, comedy … and the art, science, and fun of bubbles! Eight years of sold out audiences at the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival couldn’t be wrong.
  • March 28: Mentalist Brian Ledbetter – This mind-blowing mentalist can read people’s minds, move objects around the room, make accurate predictions, and entertain you with his unique brand of magic. Be warned: audience participation is a big part of this act.
  • March 29: Iman Lizarazu – This magically poetic performance dubbed “Basquette Quese” tells the story of the classic clown Pierrot fighting a battle to fall sleep that includes everything from juggling and miming to dancing and physical comedy.
  • April 2: Stefano Iaboni – This Roman-born actor, comedian, and trained circus performer with years of experience throughout Europe takes audiences on an entertaining adventure that includes comedy, juggling, magic, and much more.   
  • April 3: Angel Ocasio – This bilingual show uses both the English and Spanish languages to bring audiences on a journey of laughs that is big on physical comedy as well as juggling, magic, and music. 

April 4: Henrik Bothe – This Danish-born entertainer specializes in physical comedy, juggling, comedic magic, and escape acts that include getting out of a straight jacket while riding a unicycle. He has performed in four languages in 22 countries and 50 states and been featured on television programs across the globe including the Tonight Show.