Artsy, Beachy, Spring-Break Fun in Lincoln City

If you’re looking for spring break beach vacation rentals Oregon is full of appealing possibilities across the state. If you’re looking for the most pristine shores and unique art pieces, though, you won’t need to look further than Lincoln City. Tourists flock to this seaside town that sits along a seven-mile stretch of crisp, clean coastline all year long. Not only is this view of the Pacific Ocean beautiful, but if you’re lucky you’ll find one of more than 2,000 glass floats that are “dropped” on the beach periodically between mid-October and Memorial Day. Spring break is a particularly good time to visit, as a special “drop” of 300 handmade pieces of glass art will be made between the 19thand 27th of March. And that’s not the end of the artsy, beachy fun! Keep reading to learn more about how you can participate in this distinctive local ritual. 

Find Your Float First

You’ll probably want to search for your very own glass float as soon as you’ve checked into your rented house, cottage, or condo. Fortunately, when it comes to beach home rentals Lincoln City offers no shortage of opulent options. Whether you’re staying right along the sand, or at one of the charming rentals within walking distance, you’ll find it easy to reach the area of the beach below the embankment but above the tide line where glass floats are “dropped.” (In actuality these unique pieces of glass art are carefully placed on the beach, but the locals playfully refer to these placements as “glass drops.”) Whatever you do, though, do not search for glass floats on cliffs or during a storm. Drops never take place in dangerous places or under dangerous weather conditions.

Make Your Float Official

If you are lucky enough to find a glass float, remember one simple step to take once you’ve returned to your beach rental and cleaned your treasure to remove any sand or debris. Make sure to register your float by calling the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau at (800) 452-2151. This way you will learn the name of the artist who created the float by hand, and when you return home your Certificate of Authenticity should soon be waiting in the mailbox.

Learn More about the Float Artists

Numerous local artists participate in the “Glass Floats on the Beach” in Lincoln City each year, and 2016 is no different. This year you may find handcrafted floats on the beach created by artists from Alderhouse Glassblowing, Fernhill Glass, Flanigan’s Glass Gallery, Gathering Glass Studio, Glass Oasis, Glass Quest Studio, Lincoln City Glass Center, and Ocean Beaches Glassblowing and Gallery. You’ll also find additional glass art available for sale from Alderhouse Glassblowing, Flanigan’s Glass Gallery, Lincoln City Glass Center, and Mor Art as you peruse the local shops and galleries.

Once you have booked your beach homes or condo rentals Lincoln City will be your spring break destination for the most pristine seven miles of coastline and the most unique of local rituals concerning handcrafted blown glass. See you there – and finders keepers!

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