Top Eight Hiking Trails in and Around Lincoln City, Oregon

The team at A1 Beach Rentals looks forward to welcoming you to our beach house rentals again once we’re on the other side of this. The truth is, we all need a few things to look forward to in the not-so-distant future. Hiking and beachcombing on the Oregon Coast are two great activities to look forward to because they are out in the open air where you can still socially distance while enjoying nature. Beaches and hiking trails throughout the Central Oregon Coast might be closed right now, but once they are reopened, we can all look forward to a long walk in a beautiful setting. In addition to the 7½ miles of pristine coastline (which is within walking distance from most of our beach condo rentals and vacation homes), there are also numerous hiking trails in and around Lincoln City, Oregon. Here are eight of the top hiking destinations in and around Lincoln City that are worth exploring once the trails reopen:

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1. Agnes Creek Open Space Loop. This moderately easy, 1.7-mile trail takes less than an hour to complete at a leisurely pace. The loop stretches through a serene forest setting and allows dogs as long as they are on a leash.

2. Alder Island Nature Trail. You can find this trail right within Lincoln City. The easy, 0.9-mile trail winds past Siletz Bay and can be completed in about 20 minutes plus the time it talks to walk from one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon walkers of all ability levels can enjoy this trail.

3. Cutler Wetlands Open Space Loop. The Cuter Wetlands Open Space features an easy, breezy 0.6-mile trail that is great for bird-watching or just enjoying a quick walk through nature in a forest setting. The walk can be completed in approximately 15 minutes.

4. Devils Lake Boardwalk Trail. Mere minutes from downtown Lincoln City, you can find yourself in the Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area and/or Devil’s Lake State Park. The recreation area is where you’ll find the campgrounds with access to the lake for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, and waterskiing. You can also take a lovely, 10-minute walk along the boardwalk with nature and water on either side of you. Just remember to watch out for the wildlife sharing this space with you!

5. Drift Creek Falls Trail. If you’re looking for a somewhat longer trail once the parks reopen, the Drift Creek Falls Trail in Siuslaw National Forest might be an ideal option for you. This 2.6-mile walk can be completed in about an hour and 20 minutes at a fairly leisurely pace. Just make sure to slow down enough to enjoy the beauty of this national forest!

6. God’s Thumb (via The Knoll). More experienced hikers may prefer the God’s Thumb trail, which is also located in Siuslaw National Forest with parking at Roads End State Recreation Site. The 4.4-mile, out-and-back walk is considered moderate in difficulty due to a steep climb at the end, but many people do take their children, and dogs are allowed on leashes. It is important to be cautious on this trail, as slips and falls have occurred in the past. 

7. Kirtsis Park Walk. This is a great trail if you’re looking for an easy, forest park walk that starts right at the edge of Lincoln City. The 1.6-mile, out-and-back walk takes you through a lush, green setting and is just long enough to feel like you’ve got a good bit of exercise in.

8. Spyglass Ridge Open Space. Another relatively easy but absolutely stunning walk near Lincoln City is the Spyglass Ridge Open Space. Most of the 1.3-mile trail takes you through a forested setting, but if you take your time and keep exploring, you will find yourself with a stunning view of the ocean. The walk can be completed in less than 45 minutes and dogs are allowed on leashes. Our beach house rentals will be waiting for you once all the parks and other facilities reopen. You can rest assured that you will find an exceedingly clean, sterile, cozy, and comfortable place to enjoy the Central Oregon Coast upon arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our home-away-from-home in Lincoln City again soon! 

More Top Summer Activities to Look Forward to in Lincoln City, Oregon

As detailed in our last blog post, there is plenty to look forward to once the beach house rentals are filled and the beaches open to visitors again in Lincoln City, Oregon. This stretch of the Central Oregon Coast is known for being particularly amenable to vacationers from far and wide thanks to its natural wonders and local culture that offers something for just about everyone. In the first part of this two-part blog series, we detailed the first five of 10 sensational summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City, including antiquing, art buying and viewing, beachcombing, boating and paddling, and glass blowing. Here are five more activities to look forward to when summer returns to Lincoln City, Oregon:

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  • Hiking. Lincoln City is an excellent home base for day trips to remote hiking areas all within a short drive from our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is filled with forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, and even giant craters to explore. There are also several great trails in and around the city itself. Siuslaw National Forest is home to the Drift Creek Falls trail, where you’ll find a lush rainforest and a waterfall reachable by a suspension bridge, as well as the short and family-friendly Hebo Lake Loop trail that encircles the lake. Cascade Head also boasts a treasure chest of wildflowers and wildlife along two different Nature Conservancy trails, and the Cutler City Nature trail offers a nice one-mile trail with lovely views of wetlands and woods. 

  • Kite-Flying. Lincoln City really is famous for many things, and that includes the flying of kites. Every year locals and visitors alike partake in the Annual Fall Kite Festival and Annual Summer Kite Festival at Lincoln City’s D River Beach Wayside. Don’t worry if you’re not in town for these stunning displays of fanciful kites; it’s always a good time to bring your kite or buy a new one to fly on the coast here. The conditions are perfect most days to fly a kite through the skies for long stretches of time.

  • Relaxing. Even if you do nothing but relax in and around your beach house rental, you can still have an amazing time doing next to nothing in Lincoln City. Many of our beach homes and beach condo rentals are mere steps from the sand and sea, and all are close enough to easily get to the beaches on a daily basis. Lincoln City boasts 7½ miles of beautiful beaches to explore at your own pace. Our vacation rentals also boast impressive features such as gourmet kitchens, entertainment centers, game rooms, hot tubs, ocean views, and more. Just think about your favorite ways to relax and make sure you choose a rental that accommodates your needs.

  • Seafood Sampling. The Pacific Northwest is also known for fresh seafood, and local spots such as Mo’s Restaurant overlooking Siletz Bay offer an excellent sampling of the sea’s bounty with beautiful views of the ocean while you dine. From clam chowder and fresh oysters to an array of creative dishes using crab, cod, shrimp, and more, you might find it hard to sample it all. The Pacific Northwest is known for using a variety of local produce in exceedingly creative ways, though, so even if you’re not into seafood you’re sure to find plenty of delicious things to eat.

  • Shopping. Many out-of-state visitors flock to Oregon for the tax-free shopping, and Lincoln City is an excellent place to score some bargains or one-of-a-kind finds. The Lincoln City Outlets offer discounted merchandise from top brands including American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Lane Bryant, Levi’s, Old Navy, The North Face, and many more. There are also countless local artisans, gift stores, craft shops, and other unique vendors to find exceptional items that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whatever time of year you next find yourself in Lincoln City, there will always be plenty to do. The team at A1 Beach Rentals also wants to remind you that we’re going the extra distance in cleaning our rental homes, so when the beaches do reopen, you can rest assured that everything from the large surfaces and appliances to the small doorknobs and light switches will be sanitized. Stay safe and remember that we’ll be here when it’s safe to visit once again.

Top Summer Activities to Look Forward to in Lincoln City – Part 1

You’re not alone if you’re looking forward to summertime and beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon will be waiting for you when the summer arrives, and when people return to the local beaches and businesses. From secluded coves and seaside cliffs to local arts and culture, there is something for everyone in Lincoln City when summer rolls around. We have narrowed down 10 sensational summer activities in Lincoln City to look forward to, starting with these fabulous five:

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  • Antiquing. Lincoln City is known for its high concentration of antique shops and its popular Antique Week that takes place every February. The Little Antique Mall houses 80 dealers, the Taft District and Oceanlake District both have a number of antique shops, and several other antique dealers do business at other locations around town. Antique collectors are bound to leave with something special after visiting this stretch of the Central Oregon Coast.
  • Art Buying and Viewing. There are also countless art dealers, galleries, museums, and studios throughout Lincoln City. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is always a great place for art lovers to start. You could also spend more than a day perusing galleries and studio spaces such as the Artist’s Co-Op Gallery, Artist’s Studio Association, Freed Gallery, Hawk Creek Gallery, Matthew’s Galleries, Mossy Creek Pottery, Ryan Gallery, and The Sparks Gallery. In addition, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum showcases artworks made by indigenous peoples and other cultural artifacts.   
  • Beachcombing. One of the most popular activities in Lincoln City doesn’t cost a thing. There are 7½ miles of spectacular beaches along Lincoln City’s stretch of the Oregon Coast that visitors can spend all day walking on. You can always find a plethora of beautiful agates, fossils, petrified wood, rocks, and shells if you are a patient beachcomber. During certain times and days of the year, though, you can also find colorful glass floats made by local artisans that are dropped in easy-to-find hiding spots by volunteers in the early morning hours. If you find one, make sure to register it and receive a certificate of authenticity!
  • Boating and Paddling. If you’re staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be your home base for a number of water sports, including boating and paddling. Head to nearby Devil’s Lake for the day or for overnight camping and partake in a wide array of water sports and recreations, including canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and water skiing. Siletz Bay is also home to a wildlife refuge where paddlers can take a guided trip through the bay. Equipment is available for rent at Siletz Crabbing & Kayak Rentals, Two Seven Zero Stand Up Paddle Sports, and other local businesses.
  • Glassblowing. Blown glass is a local passion in Lincoln City. Alder House Glass Blowers are the oldest glassblowers in the Pacific Northwest and are known for allowing visitors to watch artists at work. They offer a variety of pieces for sale as well as custom pieces made to your specifications. Volta Glass Gallery also allows you to blow your own glass if you want to have the experience of making it yourself. Other blown glass galleries and shops include Flannigan’s Glass Gallery, Lincoln City Glass Center, Summer Gap, and more. You can even find a blown glass float for sale if you aren’t lucky enough to find one on the beach.

From expansive vacation homes to cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will have all your accommodation needs covered when summertime comes. For now, though, we can all keep dreaming of summer nights and sunny days. Check back soon for part two of our top 10 picks of summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City! For now, stay safe and we’ll see you when the beach reopens.

Create a Dreamy Winter Experience on the Central Oregon Coast

Booking one of our cozy beach house rentals is your first step to a dreamy winter experience in and around Lincoln City, Oregon. The Central Oregon Coast comes alive with stormy weather during the winter months, making it an excellent time to enjoy the local food and drink indoors, and after storms, you will find ideal opportunities for beachcombing and exhilarating walks. With the right beach vacation rentals, Oregon can be a winter wonderland for visitors from near and far. Let us take care of your accommodations – we’ll make sure you have a better home away from your home – then Lincoln City and its surrounding areas will be yours to explore. Here are just a few of the exciting events coming up in Lincoln City to keep your winter spirits warm.

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2020 Beachcombing “Exploriences”

Over the next few months, visitors are welcome to stop by the SW 33rd Street Beach Access in Lincoln City at specified dates and times to embark on a beachcombing “explorience” in search of agates, gemstones, jasper, petrified wood, and other oceanic treasures that wash ashore. A local expert will guide you during the approximately one-hour clinic, which does not require any sort of fees or pre-registration. Just show up ready to explore! The 2020 Beachcombing Exploriences are set to take place on February 1 at 9AM; Wednesday, February 5 at 1PM; Saturday, February 15 at 9AM; Thursday, February 20 at 2PM; Sunday, March 1 at 9AM; Saturday, March 7 at 2PM; Sunday, March 15 at 10AM; Saturday, March 28 at 8AM; Wednesday, April 1 at noon; and Saturday, April 4 at 2PM.

Winterfest Siletz: River of Dreams

The famous Siletz Bay Music Festival takes place in Lincoln City every summer and the organizers of this event have expanded to form a nonprofit that puts on musical events throughout the year to fund the big summer festival. This year’s Winterfest event is expanding on this tradition with a Siletz Sampler of festival musicians at Lincoln City Cultural Center on February 1 at 5 PM with dinner at 6 PM for $95. For more information about this gala fundraising event, call (541) 264-5828 or search for Siletz Bay Music online.

54th Super Bowl Parties Galore

With the 54th Super Bowl set to take place this February 2, there are sure to be countless viewing parties in every town and city across the country. Lincoln City will be no different – if you are in town on Superbowl Sunday you will have numerous options to choose from, ranging from restaurants and breweries to house parties and community gatherings. The Super Party 54 at Chinook Winds Convention Center is one of the most popular options, with parties starting one hour before the 3:30PM kickoff time and 12 giant screens to ensure every seat is a good one. All guests will receive one entry ticket for the virtual drawings that will take place throughout the afternoon, a no-host bar will be available, and there will be stadium-style food for sale.

Before you can enjoy any of this winter fun, though, you must first book a stay in one of our beach vacation rentals. Then Lincoln City, Oregon will be yours for the taking!

Winter Deals Entice Storm Watchers to Lincoln City, Oregon

With the excitement of winter weather and our current New Year’s Special on beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City is calling your name! Any A1 Beach Rentals booking of two nights or more made by the end of January will come with a third night free, which is already reason enough to plan a trip to Lincoln City. January and February are also fantastic months to watch the storms pass by from the comfort of our cozy beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon may be known as a popular beach destination in the summer, but many people prefer the magnificent display of nature’s power during storm season when the summer crowds are a distant memory. If you’re not convinced yet, though, consider a few more reasons why this winter special on beach house bookings could be your best reason yet to start storm watching on the Central Oregon Coast.

Happy New Year Special!
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The Best Booking Deals of 2020

If you want to take advantage of this excellent winter deal on beach house rentals, you will just need to remember to mention the free third night when booking your stay. A1 Beach Rentals offers 26 properties in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, which range from cozy condos for couples to expansive homes that sleep up to 16 people. Homes and condos also come with extra perks such as private beach access, hot tubs with ocean views, and close proximity to local attractions such as Chinook Winds Casino and the tide pools and beaches of the Roads End neighborhood. A1 properties also come equipped with fully stocked gourmet kitchens, fresh linens, and other amenities to make you feel right at home. Once you’ve viewed the available rental homes, simply call the team at A1 Beach Rentals or book directly online – either way, just remember to mention the free third night when you place your booking by January 31st!

The Beauty of Storm Watching

The Central Oregon Coast is alive with Mother Nature’s ferocity during the winter months as waves roll in all the way from Japan to a magnificent ending along Oregon’s many miles of Pacific coastline. Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline sees waves as high as 30 feet and peak winds of more than 100 miles per hour during the height of the season. If you are feeling brave you can get your rain gear on and walk down to D River Wayside or Roads End State Park, or you can view the stormy weather from the comfort of one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City also boasts a wide variety of restaurants with excellent coastal views, including The Bay House, Chinook Seafood Grill at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Fathoms at Inn at Spanish Head, Mist at Surftides, and many more. If you do decide to venture out during a storm, remember to pay careful attention to the weather conditions and heed any safety warnings.

The Calm After the Storm

The beach conditions can be particularly beautiful following a storm. There are always all sorts of treasures that wash up on the shore for beachcombers to discover as well. Seashells and agates are sure to wash up, and occasionally antique glass floats from Japan still wash ashore. Just make sure to use common sense when beachcombing after a storm, just as you should when going out during bad weather. Don’t try to walk down to the waterfront in the middle of a dangerous storm and don’t pick up anything if you don’t know what it is first. That way you can ensure happy memories and enjoy the best that Lincoln City has to offer for many years to come! If this deal on winter bookings in Lincoln City is calling your name, you will need to act fast to get the property and dates you desire. Call or go online today and start planning your stay!

October Special on Huge Beach Front Lodge and Loft Located in Lincoln City, OR

If you’re shopping around for group-getaway-ready beach house rentals, Lincoln City Oregon could just be your dream destination this October. For the rest of the month, A1 Beach Rentals is offering $50 off weekend bookings and $25 off weekday bookings when you and your loved ones choose the Beach Front Lodge and Loft, making it an excellent time to indulge. This property can sleep as many as 16 people comfortably, which also makes it the perfect choice for a reunion or just a little time away with the gang. And with 7½ miles of gorgeous beaches at your doorstep, a world-class casino and entertainment venues, a rich arts and culture scene, and countless ways to enjoy Mother Nature, Lincoln City truly is a wonderland. You’re sure to be tempted once you read more about this magnificent beach house rental.

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Newly Remodeled and Ready for Renters

When visiting the Central Oregon Coast this fall, you might find that there is no shortage of beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City alone offers many rental options to choose from. Not all vacation homes are created equal, though, especially when compared to the Beach Front Lodge and Loft. This oceanfront property offers wraparound views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the living spaces, a private viewing deck, a private grassy yard perfect for playing croquet or barbequing, a giant media room with 75-inch TV, and family room with games for all ages. The five bedrooms in this lodge-style home can sleep as many as 16 people and include a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin bedroom with foosball. The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to feed an army, but there is also a kitchenette in the upper family room. Everyone is sure to enjoy the gazebo, cigar house, and Adirondack chairs for outdoor lounging, but if the weather outside is ghastly then you and your loved ones can enjoy the large stone mantel with gas fireplace while the kids might enjoy the secret attic and window boxes.

Property Features Galore

In addition to the property features described above, you will also enjoy the following comforts and conveniences at the Beach Front Lodge and Loft:

  • Media and family rooms include cable television, CD player, DVD player, flat screen TV, foosball table, kids’ games, and more.
  • Full kitchen includes a gas grill, stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffeemaker, cookware, crockpot, toaster, and utensils.
  • Additional features include a modern shower and bathtub, separate bathroom in the master suite, Wi-Fi throughout the property, washer and dryer, linens, ironing board, and parking for as many as six cars.

Nearby Attractions to Make Your Trip

The beach is probably the biggest local attraction with opportunities for beach walking, beachcombing, boating, kite flying, lighthouse visiting, whale-watching, and more. The Beach Front Lodge and Loft offers easy access to tide-pooling from right outside the front of the house, but it’s also only a short drive for crabbing at Siletz Bay and deep-sea fishing at Depoe Bay. After driving 20 miles south, you will also find the famous Newport Aquarium. Other nearby natural wonders include rivers, hiking trails, biking trails, and a playground for the kids. You could do nothing but enjoy nature while visiting Lincoln City and leave very happy, but there are many additional attractions and local services to make your stay picture perfect:  

  • Chinook Winds Casino, golf courses, miniature golf, and a movie theatre are all nearby.
  • An area fitness center and community center offer swimming and much more.
  • Local library, museums, theatre, art galleries, culinary center, and sightseeing are nearby.
  • You’ll find craft shopping, outlet shopping, and numerous gift and arts/crafts shops.
  • There is a wide variety of restaurants, bars, breweries, and cafes in the area.
  • The property is also close to gas stations, mini marts, grocery stores, ATM, FedEx, post office, and medical services.

The Central Oregon Coast is home to a variety of beach houses and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City in particular is home to one of the biggest, most luxurious, and most charming of them all. The Beach Front Lodge and Loft is perfect for large families, groups of families, reunions, groups of friends, and groups of couples. If you have a big trip planned this October, it’s the perfect place for the whole gang at a great price. Book today to make sure you enjoy these savings on this magnificent property.

How to Enjoy Autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon

Book your beach house rentals now, it’s time to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City! As the new season gets underway and with Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of awesome autumn activities to get you in the mood for falling leaves and pumpkin patches. All you have to do is pick an event and pack for a fun and relaxing getaway. With A1 Beach Rentals’ awesome selection of beach vacation rentals, Oregon has never been such an appealing destination for coastal travel. Keep reading to learn more about some top ways to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon this year.

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Fall Kite Festival

It’s that time of year again: the Fall Kite Festival returns to Lincoln City. Head on down to the beach at D River State Recreation Site between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, October 5 or Sunday, October 6 with your favorite people and your favorite kite to fly high. Or, just bring yourself and check out all the high-flying fun! This biannual tradition is fun for the whole family with plenty of kite-flying activities to enjoy. It’s a great excuse to visit Lincoln City for the weekend.

Dark & Stormy Nights at Driftwood Public Library

“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” as the saying goes. This is also the theme of Driftwood Public Library’s series of autumn author events that return each year as the days get shorter and darker. A new author will read and share their work every Thursday afternoon in October starting at 4 PM at 801 Southwest Highway 101. Author Dana Haynes will be the first presenter on October 3, Christa Yelich-Koth will be the second presenter on October 10, Valerie Davisson will be the third presenter on October 17, and Alexandra Mason will be the fourth presenter on October 24. The library has been bringing Pacific Northwest mystery writers to the Central Oregon Coast with this special series of readings since the late Marcy Taylor started the tradition in 2002. There is no charge for any of these “mysterious” literary events.

Haunted Taft Tours

If you love a good scary story, then you will want to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals during an upcoming weekend in October and book your spot on one of the Haunted Taft Tours. Local storytellers will take you through town on an hour and a half walk while listening to spooky lore from the Oregon coast, such as the tale of the Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay, bigfoot sightings, and more. Tours cost $10-$20 and will take place Friday, October 4 at 6 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, October 5 at 6 PM; Friday, October 11 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Saturday, October 12 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. There will also be a special Full Moon Tour on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30 PM with Lincoln City Council Members doing the storytelling. Attendees must be at least eight years old and must contact Shellie Stuart at Shellie@TaftBeach.com to reserve a spot on the tour in advance.

Finders Keepers Kickoff Weekend

Lincoln City is known for its Finders Keepers on the Beach, where glass floats are hidden by “float fairies” for members of the public to find and take home. There will be an additional 100 glass floats hidden around the beach on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the return of Finders Keepers for its 20th anniversary season. The floats are hidden along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline throughout the year, though, and even if you don’t find one you can always purchase a glass float made by a local artisan at one of the city’s many gift shops. Autumn is awesome in Lincoln City, and these festive fall events are just a glimpse of what’s in store when you visit after the heat of summer starts to cool down. Contact A1 Beach Rentals today to book your beach rental and let this magical part of the Central Oregon Coast do the rest!

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.