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!

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.  

WWII Sub Lookout Could be Your Next Beach Rental!

Did you know there are beach house rentals on the Oregon Coast that used to act as World War II submarine lookouts? That’s right, you can experience a bit of history and relax in style at vacation homes such as The Submarine in Lincoln City, Oregon. This is just the ticket to a perfect weekend away whether you’re a history buff or just want to experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean right outside the door of a property known for its added style and charm. This historic property is unlike any other beach condo rentals on the Oregon Coast, but this deal won’t last as long as it has!

The Submarine- Sleeps 2-4 guests (2 queen rooms). Sweeping Oceanfront views from North- South. Beach access and glass enclosed hot tub perched overlooking Surf & Sand on a quiet beach. Used as Lookout during WWII .Wifi….

Historic Home Above the Sea

The Submarine is a two-bedroom property with its own private entrance, deck, and hot tub that are separate from those of the Anchor condo, which is the master suite that sits above the garage. During WWII, the entire house was used as a submarine lookout due to its strategic views of the oceanfront. It is also possible to book the two attached properties together as the Anchor and Sub House. With two queen bedrooms, a comfortable living room, sun room leading to a private deck, and recently remodeled kitchen, the Submarine alone offers plenty of room for four people to live in luxury. You can step outside to the private, glass-walled hot tub or enjoy the sunset and views of surfers at Nelscott wave from the comfort of a deck chair. When you’re ready to hit the sand and surf yourself, it’s only 90 stairs down from the deck (with resting benches along the way) to an almost private beach with tidepools to explore and plenty of picnic tables and BBQs. 

All the Amenities of Home and More!

The Submarine is fully furnished and ready to go with linens, towels, a starter kit of paper products, cookware, utensils, ironing board, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen that includes a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster. You will also find cable television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, VCR, and gas fireplace to keep everyone entertained and warm indoors. There might not be much time spent indoors, though, considering the view from the deck (complete with deck chairs) and private beach access right outside your door! And if you need to run a few errands or keep the kids occupied, nearby you will find gas stations, mini marts, grocery stores, ATM machines, medical services, a post office and FedEx, playgrounds, community center, fitness center, library, and more.

Beautiful Lincoln City Outside Your Door

Being close to the ocean is, of course, one of the main reasons people book beach vacation rentals. Oregon is dotted with all sorts of beautiful beaches along its west coast, and Lincoln City is famous for 7 ½ miles of the most stunning coastline in the state. You would not be unhappy if all you did during your stay was go to the beach. You can take a walk and visit a lighthouse, or go beachcombing, biking, boating, kite-flying, tide-pooling, whale-watching, crabbing at Siletz Bay, or deep-sea fishing at Depoe Bay. The town of Lincoln City is full of surprises worth straying from the beach for, though. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City Outlet Mall, gift shops, craft shops, antique shops, glass blowing studios, art galleries, museums, a golf course, a miniature golf course, a wide variety of restaurants, and other attractions are all nearby. It would be particularly fitting to visit local museums and learn more about the area’s history while you stay in this historic beach vacation rental!

It’s Not Too Late for New Year’s Deals on Oregon Beach House Rentals!

A1 Beach Rentals of Lincoln City, Oregon is offering a New Year Special for all beach house rentals during the month of January. All guests who book vacation homes or beach condo rentals for at least two nights during the month of January will be treated to an extra night free of charge! That’s right – the holidays might be over, but the 2019 coastal fun has only begun. Just make sure to mention this special during the booking process if you want to take advantage of the free third night. Here are a few of the fabulous rentals you can choose from for your January stay in Lincoln City, Oregon:

Pirates Lookout
Huge oceanfront deck & hot tub overlooking the ocean, as well as beautiful
ocean views from the family room and living room. Private beach access!

Starry Night (sleeps up to 11 guests)

This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath oceanfront home is one of our finest beach vacation rentals. Oregon and its beautiful coastline will be your playground as you enjoy the luxurious amenities, spacious floor pan, breathtaking views, and incredibly easy access to the beach at Roads End State Park. The first floor features a gourmet kitchen, pub table, dining table with seating for 10, entertainment system with multiple televisions and DVD player, gas fireplace, sleeper sofa, game room featuring a pool table and much more, and a half bathroom. The upper floor is where you’ll find four bedrooms with two king beds, one queen bed, three bunks, and four full bathrooms. There is also a beautiful deck, an outdoor hot tub, a laundry room, fresh linens, and parking for up to three cars. 

Kristy’s Cottage (sleeps up to 4 guests)

This beachfront home is one of A1’s newest listings available for rent. About a mile south of Lincoln City on Gleneden Beach you will find this 2-bedroom, 1-bath shingled cottage with the most stunning panoramic views from every angle of the window-lined great room. Whether it’s sunny or stormy outside, you will be treated to some of the most majestic sights of the Oregon coast from the comfort of plush furniture with a gas fireplace and entertainment system nearby. The rental includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining furniture, laundry room (also featuring ocean views), private courtyard, western-facing deck with wind screen, plenty of seating, two queen bedrooms on the quieter side of the property, luxury bathroom, and fresh sheets and towels.

Nantucket (sleeps 1-2 guests)

If you’re looking for a beach condo rental that’s perfect for a romantic getaway, a ‘best friends’ trip or even a solo adventure, this restored 1920s cottage just one block from the beach is it. The property is full of charm with a beautiful fireplace, comfy furniture, French doors opening onto the main deck, original wainscoting walls, and picturesque white trim. In addition to the main deck, where you will find a luxurious hot tub with ocean views, there is an observation deck with seating for two that is ideal for watching the sunset or sunbathing (when weather allows). You will also find a cozy bedroom with fresh linens, a laundry room, and a kitchen with all the amenities. And when you’re ready to get outdoors, you will find plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and the Chinook Winds Casino Resort all nearby.

There are many more beach rentals on the Central Oregon Coast to choose from, but you will need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal! Contact A1 Beach Rentals today for more information and to book your stay.

Stay in Lincoln City for “the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Thinking about getting away this season to one of our lovely beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon offers a charming atmosphere, abundant shopping options, delicious food and drink, and all the awe-inspiring, natural beauty that the Central Oregon Coast is known for. With third nights free on any two-night stay through the end of December, there are also great deals to be had on last-minute holiday getaways. And, in case you’re wondering: yes, there are still availabilities in some of our best beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting – here are a few of the festive activities you might soon be enjoying if you book your stay today.

Seasonal Celebrations for Winter’s Solstice

December 21st marks the official first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, otherwise known as Winter Solstice. Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City is celebrating the turning season with a free Winter Solstice Celebration from 6:30-8:30pm featuring music, poetry, stories, and yummy treats to nibble on. You might also enjoy staying warm on this wintry night with entertainment and libations at one of the area’s excellent bars and clubs. Left Edge Jazz will perform at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill will host its Christmas Hat & Ugly Sweater Karaoke party starting at 9pm, and DJ Andrew Eternity will provide tunes for the dancefloor at The Beach Club & Event Center starting at 10pm.

A Festive Weekend for Family & Friends

Whether you’re spending the holidays with the whole family, enjoying a romantic winter getaway with your special someone, or taking time out with friends, Lincoln City will provide the backdrop for a beautiful weekend with loved ones as Christmas week approaches. Everyone will enjoy Saturday Morning Cinema at the Bijou Theatre on the 23rd of December, when the holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ plays at 11am to benefit Lincoln City’s Warming Shelter. If you’re looking to laugh, then stop by Comedy Night at the Beach Club and Event Center from 8pm to 11pm Saturday for Amanda Arnold and special guest. There are also live music acts playing all over town this Saturday, including Sami Rouissi at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, Bryan Nichols at MIST Restaurant & Lounge from 7-10pm, Ronnie Jay Duo at Black Squid Beerhouse from 8-10pm, and Brett Lucich at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill at 9pm.

The Calm of Christmas on the Oregon Coast

Restaurants, bars, and other businesses start winding down on the 24th of December, and Lincoln City is filled with a sense of calm as Christmas approaches. You can still enjoy the beach and strolls through town, though, and will even find that many businesses keep their doors open throughout the holiday. On Christmas Eve, Brett Lucich will put on one more show at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, starting at 8:30pm. If you’re in town for Christmas but don’t want to cook, you can even visit Fathoms Restaurant & Bar at the Inn at Spanish Head for their Christmas Day Buffet from 12-7pm on December 25th, but make sure to call ahead for reservations. And if you still have energy to go out the day after Christmas, head over to the Ugly Sweater Glow Bowl Party at Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen from 6-8pm on the 26th, and make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater!

Whatever you have in mind for your winter getaway, just make sure to act fast if you want to book one of the remaining beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is a wonderful place to spend this holiday season – whether you fill your time with activities or take it easy, there is more than one way to create magical memories on the Central Oregon Coast!

All are Welcome for Thanksgiving in Lincoln City

With a small number of beach condo rentals still available on select days throughout the long Thanksgiving weekend, it’s not too late to spend this bountiful holiday in Lincoln City, Oregon! Whether you’re a local, a frequent visitor, or just passing through for the first time, there is so much to do here for the whole family. The following are just a few of the activities that make Lincoln City a welcoming place for all this Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving Day: Morning to Night

Residents and visitors of Lincoln City can choose exactly how they want to spend their Thanksgiving, from morning to night. If you’ve booked a stay in one of our beach house rentals, your family will love spending the day cooking, eating, and enjoying entertainment on the big screen TV. However, you might also love getting out and enjoying some time amongst your neighbors. You can start the day the healthy way by running in the 5k Turkey Trot Race at Salishan Resort’s Golf Shop; just make sure to wear your running shoes and bring some canned food for those in need! Salishan Resort is also offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 11 am to 4 pm, which is the perfect, hassle-free way to spend Thanksgiving Day with the whole family. There are plenty of other eating-out options as well. Just make sure to call ahead about pricing and reservations for these delectable options if you want to avoid cooking on turkey day.

  • 3-course Thanksgiving buffet at Surfside Resort’s MIST Restaurant from noon-6pm
  • ‘Thanksgiving Harvest’ at Siletz Bay Buffet in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 11 am
  • 3-course turkey dinner at Chinook Winds’ Rogue River Steakhouse from 11am-10pm
  • 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Side Door Café from noon-6pm

Black Friday Your Way

The day after Thanksgiving has come to be known as Black Friday because it’s the biggest shopping day of the year for many retailers. With a renowned outlet mall and a huge variety of local, artisanal shops, Lincoln City certainly offers many choices for those who want to shop the day away. There are also plenty of alternatives for those who’d rather spend the day outdoors or with family. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched its #OptOutside campaign to encourage people to spend Black Friday outdoors by offering free fishing, crabbing, and clamming – with no license of any sort needed – the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Community Tree Lighting at the Lincoln City Cultural Center is also a great way to get outside with loved ones on the 23rd. The annual event features carolers, a visit from Santa Claus, and hot chocolate, coffee, and apple cider.

Thanksgiving Weekend Continues!

If you haven’t gone into a food and shopping coma by Saturday, you’ll find plenty of activities as the Thanksgiving weekend continues. If you’re looking for unique gifts that you won’t find at any shopping mall, the Santa Sale at the Lincoln City Cultural Center is an ideal way to spend Saturday perusing vendor stalls offering handmade candles, décor, jewelry, textiles, and more. The Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center rounds out the holiday weekend with homegrown and homemade items of all sorts for sale on Sunday from 10am-3pm in the center’s auditorium.

This pristine patch of the Central Oregon Coast truly has something for everyone, and with such cozy yet indulgent beach vacation rentals, Oregon is worth visiting any time of year. Book your stay today and see how much there is to do in and around Lincoln City, OR!

Book Your Beach House Stay for Whale Watching Today!

With such perfect conditions this season, nature-lovers ought to book their Lincoln City beach vacation rentals today and catch the exciting whale watching down in Depoe Bay. This quaint bay on the Central Oregon coast is known as “the whale watching capital” and is only a short drive from all of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of beautiful beaches and countless amenities are perfectly positioned for whale watchers heading out for their morning expeditions. Whale-watching excursions leave from Depoe Bay every day when weather permits for roughly 10 months out of the year, and spring brings clearer and calmer days to see more whales. Keep reading to learn more about the whale-watching possibilities along Oregon’s majestic coastline this spring.

Spring Brings Whales in Mid-Migration

The beautiful Pacific Gray Whale is the most commonly spotted on the Central Oregon Coast. The whale-watching season typically runs from December to October, but there are two parts of the season. From December to May, Pacific Gray Wales in the midst of their migration are constantly passing through the Oregon Coast. Most whales spotted in the spring are on the northern end of their migration path, but there are also some heading south. By mid to late May, however, you can also catch the approximately 20 “resident whales” that return every year to Depoe Bay.

Pacific Gray Whales tend to stay around Depoe Bay for extended periods when they are in the midst of their northern migration. This is because their migration is so long – all the way from the Bering Sea between Asia and North America down to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez before heading north again. As they head down, many of the cows (female whales) are pregnant. The cows eat very little in order to reach their destination in the warm lagoons of Baja to give birth, as their calves are not born with enough blubber to survive in cold waters. On the way back up north for summer, though, the emaciated female cows will stop and stay for a while to fill up their bellies and regain their blubber in Depoe Bay.

Stay and Play after a Whale-Watching Day

Whether you choose one of our large coastal houses or cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon will put you in a perfect position to see your share of migrating or resident whales. And why not extend your stay after whale-watching day? There are countless attractions that bring visitors to Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and the surrounding areas throughout the year. The coast alone can offer days of activities from long walks and pleasant picnics to kite festivals and chili cook-offs to crabbing and clamming clinics so you can catch your own dinner and cook it up in the gourmet kitchen of your beach rental home. If culinary delights are your thing, you’ll also find a wide range of restaurants, wine bars and even fun cooking classes with acclaimed chefs that include a delicious meal at the end. The Lincoln City Cultural Center and Culinary Center are great places to start.

Just don’t wait too long to book your rental home and plan your whale-watching day, then discover all the other activities to round out your stay. Lincoln City and Depoe Bay are home to some of the most beautiful natural spaces and creatures along the Oregon Coast. Whales are just the beginning – and what a beginning they are!

Why You Should Find Yourself in Lincoln City in 2018

What better way to recharge in the New Year than to book one of our Oregon beach house rentals and unwind on the beaches of Lincoln City. When it comes to beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon boasts one of the state’s best selections of properties with a wide range of amenities and easy access to the beach, tidepools, mountains and other local attractions. The best news is that A-1 Beach Rentals is treating its customers to three nights for the price of two at any of its vacation rentals until the end of January. If that isn’t enough reason, here are a few more reasons why you should find yourself in Lincoln City in this New Year of 2018:

Unbelievable Beaches & Tidepools

Lincoln City is best known for its 7½ miles of beaches that stretch from Siletz Bay Park in the southern end of town to Road’s End State Recreation Site in the north. Secluded beach access is available from many of A-1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches are known for their rugged beauty and abundant wildlife, and Lincoln City’s beaches are among the best examples to be found in the state. They also offer something for everyone.

You can discover an array of plants and sea creatures at the tide pools, which can be accessed at Road’s End, 15th Street and the Inn at Spanish Head. You can also take leisurely strolls and perhaps take home one of the colorful, hand-crafted glass floats that are hidden along Lincoln City’s coastline between May and October for visitors to find. Sunset viewing is another popular pastime on clear days, or if the weather is frightful you can always light a fire and watch the waves crash on the beach from the comfort of your beach home rental.

Out-of-This-World Hiking Trails

Lincoln City is perfectly positioned to put you close to the beach as well as several excellent hiking trails that give you stunning views of the ocean and other magical sights. Whether you are interested in a challenging trek, a moderate hike or a pleasant walk in beautiful surroundings, one of these trails should suit you:

  • Cascade Head is home to numerous trails, including the Nature Conservatory Trail (Lower and Upper Trailhead), Harts Cove and Cascade Head Inland Trail
  • Drift Creek Falls is a stunning, 3-mile, out-and-back hike that includes a waterfall
  • The Knoll takes you through a scenic meadow, ending with great Pacific Ocean views
  • Other Short Hikes include Agnes Creek, Alder Island Nature Trail, Cutler City Nature Trail, Friends of the Wildwood Trail, Regatta Grounds Park, and Spring Lake Trail.

Shopping, Casino, Cuisine, Arts & Culture

If you’re looking for arts, culture, fun entertainment and shopping, Lincoln City is also a wonderful place to find yourself. The Lincoln City Outlets offer some of the best shopping in the area with stores such as American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi’s, Nike, The North Face and many more offering deals on their premium merchandise. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort also offers premium entertainment venues, conferencing centers, dining and, of course, top-notch gaming. There is plenty of arts and culture to be found as well, from culinary classes and wine tasting to art galleries and museums to theatre and other performing arts.

These are just a few of the reasons why should find yourself in Lincoln City this year. With three nights for the price of two until the end of the month, why not make it this weekend?