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?

Prepare for a Stress-Free Day on the Beach with the Whole Family

 

Every year, families of all sizes flock to the Oregon beach house rentals in Lincoln City to enjoy a few perfect days (or weeks) along this beautiful stretch of coastline. With such a gorgeous setting and wide array of beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal setting for a family-friendly vacation. Whether your clan is large or small, though, you will need to do some planning before you set off from your rented beach house for a day at the beach.
Getting Ready – What to Bring for Family Fun
Whether you’re walking or driving to the beach, you will need to pack smart if you want your kids to stay happy and safe while you retain your sanity and even have a bit of fun yourself. The essentials include a mesh beach bag, water shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, plenty of water, towels for drying off and big towels for sitting on (also consider yoga mats and foldable chairs for extra comfort), an extra bag for trash, any medications your family may need and, if you have a baby, whatever you’d normally pack in the diaper bag for a day out. If you’re bringing a picnic, also pack napkins, try to pack different foods in separate containers to avoid a sandy mess and consider a folding table for a clean place to eat. Here are a few more things you may want to pack for an extra touch of fun and cosiness:
·      a pop-up beach tent to provide shelter from the sun and sand;
·      a waterproof and/or washable toy for your little ones to cuddle while taking a nap;
·      a blow-up pool that will be your “front yard” for the kids to play in; and
·      toys such as noodles for the water, buckets and spades for building sandcastles, and whatever else will keep your kids entertained while you steal a moment to relax.
How to Keep Safe and Sane on the Beach
A day at the beach can quickly turn ugly if you’re not careful. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance to think about safety when you’ve got a family in tow along the Central Oregon Coast. Firstly, try chilling your sunscreen to help cool down hot bodies and reapply about every 30 minutes to avoid cancer-causing rays. Pack some loose clothes and baby wipes as well, so you can help cool down any potential victims of sunburn as the day goes by. To avoid unnecessary hassle, think about things like going to the bathroom, keeping everyone well-fed and hydrated throughout the day, how the adults are going to carry everything to the beach, and how you’re going to get everyone off the beach when the day is winding down. And, finally, be wary of the waves and try to choose a spot where you can see a lifeguard.
You’re much more likely to have a full, happy and satisfied day along the Oregon Coast if you plan a few activities that everyone will enjoy. Exploring the local tide pools is a great idea, as you can teach your kids about respecting wildlife and show them magical creatures such as mollusks, snails and starfish that share the sea. Most importantly, let your kids be themselves as long as they aren’t putting themselves or anyone else in danger. A day on the beach should be fun for all!

With the right beach vacation rentals, Oregonand its majestic coastline is the perfect setting for a family vacation. And with the right planning you can create wonderful memories for years to come.

How to Pack for Your Upcoming Summer Vacation in Lincoln City

Lincoln City boasts some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, with miles of pristine coastline within walking distance and an array of local treasures to explore during a short stay or a longer getaway. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful seaside town along the Central Oregon Coast, you can consider yourself lucky! You may also be thinking about all the work that lies ahead in preparing for your vacation, but remember that this is supposed to be a time to relax and have fun. So, follow these simple steps and your packing should be done in no time, so you can sit back and relax as your trip gets underway. 

1.     Pack according to how long you’re staying. Think about how many shirts and other essential articles of clothing you would normally wear in that period of time, then pack one extra. Most Oregon beach house rentals have laundry facilities on-site, but who wants to spend their vacation doing laundry? Keep it simple but avoid packing every possible thing that you might want to wear.

2.     Bring something you’ll feel confident wearing on the beach. Whether you’re wearing board shorts, a one-piece swimsuit or two-piece bikini, you should feel comfortable and confident when you’re enjoying some fun in the sun, sand and waves. Make sure you have some go-to beachwear as well as a casual pair of shorts. Some jeans or sturdy trousers and a light jacket are also a good idea, so you can enjoy walks on the beach later in the evening when it gets cooler.

3.     Picture yourself out on the sand. Getting all the way to your vacation home and walking to the ocean with your beach bag, only to realize you’ve forgotten something essential at home, can put a real damper on a sunny seaside day. So, before you take off, imagine that you are at the beach with everyone who will be joining you during your time away. What will you need to have with you? Sunscreen is an obvious one, but also think of whether you’ll want oversized beach towels, water canteens, buckets and spades, windbreakers, beach umbrellas or any other gear you normally use.

4.     Pack some first-aid essentials. This is especially important if you are traveling with children. If an accident happens, you’ll be glad you packed those bandages, antibiotic ointments, medicated creams and sunburn-relieving Aloe Vera products.

5.     Prepare for the amenities on-hand. Luckily, there are kitchens or kitchenettes in all of A-1’s beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon offers a wide range of options for groceries and other conveniences, so you won’t need to pack much in the way of food since you can purchase it all once you arrive. You may want to bring some specialty items to feel more at home, though, and you will definitely want to leave room in your budget for dining out at some of the delectable local restaurants. 

6.     Keep your paperwork in a safe place. The final step you will want to take before heading off for a stress-free summer break on the Central Oregon Coast is getting all your paperwork in order. If you have printouts of online bookings, rental car paperwork, important medical forms or other critical documents, keep them in a clear plastic bag in a safe place where you will remember it.

Now that you’ve finished packing with these six fool-proof steps, you’re ready to enjoy a wonderful time in Lincoln City! With the arrangements out of the way you will only need to “worry” about having fun

Plan Your Romantic Summer Getaway in Lincoln City, Oregon!

Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are all booked up for the upcoming 4th of July festivities, but the good news is that it’s not too late to plan an awesome romantic getaway on the Oregon Coast this summer. There are still several beautiful properties available for stays in July and August that are just perfect for couples. So, start planning now and rekindle that spark in one of the most beautiful stretches of sea and sand in the Pacific Northwest! Here are a few suggestions to help get you and your better half started on your seaside journey. 

Enjoy the Beaches After the 4th of July Festivities
After the big rush of activity for the Independence Day celebrations, it might be nice to get away to the Oregon Coast for a few days of fun on the beach once the crowds have thinned a bit. SOLVE Oregon hosts a beach cleanup on the 5th of July, which is a magnificent event to get involved in if you’re able. It also means you can count on the coast being in its natural state whenever you arrive, with more than seven miles of sand, sun, waves and cool breezes to explore. And with the easy ocean access from one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will be yours to discover for however many days and nights you decide to stay.
Have Some Fun at the Beach, Bacon and Brews Fest
If you’re the kind of couple that likes to play together, you might be interested in the Beach, Bacon and Brews event taking place at Lincoln City’s Chinook Winds Casino on Saturday, July 15th. The name says it all – locally brewed beers, sumptuous bacon-infus

Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are all booked up for the upcoming 4th of July festivities, but the good news is that it’s not too late to plan an awesome romantic getaway on the Oregon Coast this summer. There are still several beautiful properties available for stays in July and August that are just perfect for couples. So, start planning now and rekindle that spark in one of the most beautiful stretches of sea and sand in the Pacific Northwest! Here are a few suggestions to help get you and your better half started on your seaside journey.
Enjoy the Beaches After the 4th of July Festivities
After the big rush of activity for the Independence Day celebrations, it might be nice to get away to the Oregon Coast for a few days of fun on the beach once the crowds have thinned a bit. SOLVE Oregon hosts a beach cleanup on the 5th of July, which is a magnificent event to get involved in if you’re able. It also means you can count on the coast being in its natural state whenever you arrive, with more than seven miles of sand, sun, waves and cool breezes to explore. And with the easy ocean access from one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will be yours to discover for however many days and nights you decide to stay.
Have Some Fun at the Beach, Bacon and Brews Fest
If you’re the kind of couple that likes to play together, you might be interested in the Beach, Bacon and Brews event taking place at Lincoln City’s Chinook Winds Casino on Saturday, July 15th. The name says it all – locally brewed beers, sumptuous bacon-infused foods to pair them with, and a whole lot of beach to enjoy nearby. If you’re in town for the brews, though, you’ll need a place to stay the night. And if you’re with your special someone, you’ll love staying somewhere like The Anchor. This is one of the best beach condo rentals Lincoln City, Oregon offers for couples. You’ll enjoy a private, glass-enclosed hot tub and an ocean-facing deck, as well as many other amenities such as a kitchenette and entertainment center to make you feel right at home during your fun-filled stay.
Enjoy a Hot-Tubbing Excursion
Hot-tubbing is one activity that is always perfect for romantic summers on the Oregon Coast. If you’re planning a late-summer excursion this August, you might want to enjoy the hot tub at a vacation rental like The Nantucket. This quaint cottage was built in 1927 and more recently restored and refurbished, with new features such as the hot tub and various modern appliances, while keeping the charm of the old fireplace, French doors and observation deck.

There are still some beach house rentals left in Lincoln City this summer, but time is certainly running out! You will need to act fast if you want to plan a romantic getaway along the Oregon Coast while the sun and fun are upon us this season.
ed foods to pair them with, and a whole lot of beach to enjoy nearby. If you’re in town for the brews, though, you’ll need a place to stay the night. And if you’re with your special someone, you’ll love staying somewhere like The Anchor. This is one of the best beach condo rentals Lincoln City, Oregon offers for couples. You’ll enjoy a private, glass-enclosed hot tub and an ocean-facing deck, as well as many other amenities such as a kitchenette and entertainment center to make you feel right at home during your fun-filled stay.

Enjoy a Hot-Tubbing Excursion
Hot-tubbing is one activity that is always perfect for romantic summers on the Oregon Coast. If you’re planning a late-summer excursion this August, you might want to enjoy the hot tub at a vacation rental like The Nantucket. This quaint cottage was built in 1927 and more recently restored and refurbished, with new features such as the hot tub and various modern appliances, while keeping the charm of the old fireplace, French doors and observation deck.

There are still some beach house rentals left in Lincoln City this summer, but time is certainly running out! You will need to act fast if you want to plan a romantic getaway along the Oregon Coast while the sun and fun are upon us this season.

The Top 10 Attractions to Visit in Lincoln City, Oregon This Summer

Lincoln City is known as a quaint seaside town with a wide range of Oregon beach house rentals bringing visitors to its 7½-mile stretch of coastline throughout the year. With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregonhas to offer and some of the best beaches that are open to the public year-round, many visitors don’t see much more than the sand and sea. There is much more to Lincoln City than the beach, though. The following 10 attractions are all worth a visit if you want to get a sense of this town’s true identity this summer:
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1.     Alderhouse Glass Blowers – Lincoln City is well-known for the glass-blown artwork that appears magically along the coast during the annual Finders Keepers season. Local artisans have perfected their craft and this is one of the best places to see it done and bring home your own piece of glass-blown art.  

2.     Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center – The Chinook Winds is a superb destination for live entertainment, sumptuous dining and a wide range of gaming possibilities.

3.     Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy – This garden and conservancy is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and learn about some of the local plant-life from this coastal region.

4.     D River State Recreation Site – Did you know that Lincoln City’s D River is officially known as the shortest river in the world? It’s also a wonderful place to visit if you’re looking for a family-friendly spot to spend a day outdoors.

5.     Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio – If you want to create your own blown-glass artwork while visiting Lincoln City, you can have your chance Wednesday through Sunday at Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio.

6.     Lincoln City Outlets – Is shopping more your thing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that Lincoln City boasts one of the best outlet malls in Oregon for your retail pleasure.

7.     Mossy Creek Pottery – Blown glass isn’t the only kind of artwork on display in Lincoln City. This local gallery celebrates clay art with works from more than 40 Oregonian artists on display.

8.     North Lincoln County Historical Museum – This museum’s mission is to “Preserve the History of North Lincoln County” and they do a fantastic job with a permanent collection of artifacts and displays that are regularly augmented with temporary exhibits.

9.     Prehistoric – The whole family will enjoy a trip to Prehistoric for the opportunity to shop for and learn about fossils, meteorites and minerals. 

10.  Roads End State Recreation Site – This state park is the perfect location for a romantic walk with your significant other. Make sure to explore the headland’s hidden cove, the islands and the tidepools while you’re there.

As soon as you book one of our beach rentals Lincoln City, Oregon will be yours to explore. These 10 attractions are merely scratching the surface of everything there is to see and do in this town, so book your stay today and get ready to see a whole other side of this quaint seaside town!

Summer is Around the Corner in Lincoln City, Oregon

Summer is the perfect time to get away from it all in one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals, and there’s no time like today to book your stay. The best beach vacation rentals Lincoln City has to offer will fill up fast as the weather warms up and popular summertime activities get underway. There are many annul events that attract visitors to Lincoln City year after year, so make sure to plan ahead and don’t miss out on all the fun! Here are a few of the most popular activities to squeeze into your summer vacation itinerary in this heavenly stretch of the Central Oregon Coast: 

Finders Keepers Closing Weekend. The annual Finders Keepers tradition draws to a close in Lincoln City on the weekend of May 27-29, so book a last-minute trip if you want your chance to find a handcrafted glass float on the beach and take it home with you!

Crabbing and Clamming Clinics. A series of clinics with expert crabbers and clammers at Siletz Bay will run from June 2nd to September 26th.

Siletz Bay Music Festival. You’ll be lucky to find yourself in Lincoln City between June 21st and July 4th, when the city will come alive with live music from acclaimed international artists and community outreach programs throughout the city.

Summer Kite Festival. The annual Summer Kite Festival returns to D River Wayside in Lincoln City this June 24-25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., so book your stay now and don’t forget to bring your kite!

Pixiefest. This two-day event on June 24th and 25th is a fun way to appreciate Lincoln City’s history with the whole family. Event organizers recreate the old Pixieland and Pixie Kitchen with all sorts of entertainment, games, rides and food. 

Annual 4th of July Celebration. Don’t miss Lincoln City’s fabulous 4th of July celebration with a family-friendly parade, day of fun at Gleneden Beach and fireworks display over Siletz Bay.

Beach, Bacon and Brews. If you love beer and bacon you won’t want to miss this brew-fest featuring meaty food served alongside craft beers from the Pacific Northwest’s best brewers with a backdrop of live music at Chinook Winds Casino Resort this July 15th.

Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest. The Annual Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest returns to Lincoln City’s Historic Taft District on August 12th, which will be a day of fun for the whole family whether you participate or just enjoy watching the magic being made.

Solar Eclipse. The Great American Eclipse will take place on August 21st, and Lincoln City’s coastline is the perfect place to watch the shadow of the eclipse travel across the sky as your summer comes to an end. 

Whether you stay with the whole family in a four-bedroom home or with your significant other in one of our beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is the ideal destination for your summer vacation. Just don’t wait too long to book your stay, as accommodations will fill up fast as summer gets closer!

May is the Month to Book a Culture Trip in Lincoln City, Oregon

There is no more perfect month than May to book one of our Oregon beach house rentalsfor a culturally rich vacation around Lincoln City. There’s always a reason to get away from it all, and this famous stretch of coast never ceases to offer a bounty of beauty, but May is particularly special. After booking one of our beach rentals Lincoln City,Oregon will be your playground to explore the cookery, comedy, crafts and culture of this deceptively quaint seaside town.  

Culinary Demos and Cooking Classes

The Lincoln City Culinary Center will be hosting plenty of demonstrations and hands-on lessons for curious cooks this May, so if you’ve got a hankering for some new kitchen skills then this is the ideal time to visit the Oregon Coast. You can learn how to make your own homemade pasta at the Italian Demo on Friday, May 5th from 6pm – 8pm, or learn how to make your favorite Indian classics from scratch on Saturday, May 13thfrom 11am – 2pm. And if you want a full Latin culinary experience that includes making Arepas (South American cheese-filled corncakes) with a meal and beverage afterwards, make sure to book your place for the Hands-On Latin on Saturday, May 20th from 11am-2pm. Demos and classes range from $40 to $75 and should be booked with the culinary center ahead of time.  
 

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Coastal Comedy and Classy Casino Fun

The Chinook Winds Casino Resort is one of Lincoln City’s major attractions where you can play tables and slots, enjoy a fine meal, meet with friends and family, conference with coworkers, or soak in some of the area’s best entertainment. It just so happens this May is one of the best months to visit the casino, as it becomes home to some of the country’s funniest comedians on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th for the annual Comedy on the Coast event. For only $15 you can enjoy the comedic stylings of Larry Omaha, Susan Jones, Benji Wright and more. Just be sure to book your tickets in advance!

Local Arts, Crafts, Produce and More

The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market is one particularly good reason to book some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer for a Lincoln City getaway in May. The market returns to the Lincoln City Cultural Center for the 2017 season on Sunday, May 7th from 9am to 3pm. After that, you can expect to find the farmers and crafters market at the cultural center most Sundays throughout the rest of the summer.  

Indian Culture at the Cultural Center

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will also host “an evening of Indian culture” with the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company on Saturday, May 13thstarting at 6 pm. Peruse attractive goods and appealing services, enjoy Indian delicacies, sip on sumptuous wine and watch the skilled dancers, all while benefiting the St. James Santiago School with your ticket purchase. Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for children under 12. 

There are many more surprises waiting for you upon arrival in Lincoln City, Oregon. One thing is certain – this cultural hotspot is certainly not your average sleepy, seaside town!

Closing Weekend Coming Up for Lincoln City’s Glass Floats on the Beach

If you’ve been thinking about booking one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals and finding one of the famous glass floats hidden on the beach, May is your last month to do so before the summer’s done. Colorful works of blown glass art inspired by the old glass floats washed ashore from bygone Japanese fishing vessels are only “dropped” on the beach here between the end of October and Memorial Day. So, now is your chance to take part in the tradition, get a glass float of your own, and find a few more reasons to keep coming back. Keep reading to learn more. 
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The Annual Lincoln City Tradition Lives On
Glass Floats on the Beach, Finders Keepers, Special Glass Drops and Float Faeries have been part of an annual tradition along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline for nearly two decades. This year, the first “drop” of hand-blown glass floats took place on October 22nd and, as every year, the last drop will take place on Memorial Day. With each special drop, the volunteer “Float Faeries” set forth during daylight hours to place a series of official floats above the tidal line, all of which have been created and numbered by local artists. You can even have yours registered and receive a Certificate of Authenticity.

A Special Drop for Mother’s Day and More

This year Lincoln City is hosting a “Special Glass Drop in Celebration of Mother’s Day” on Sunday, May 14th that will include 100 additional floats to be carefully placed in safe hiding spots along the beach between Siletz Bay and Roads End. With a selection of luxurious beach vacation rentals Lincoln City really is an ideal setting to treat any mother, and while you’re here for the glass art you might as well enjoy a little extra fun! Whether you’re a mother yourself or celebrating the special mothers in your life, New Mexico Restaurant’s “Mother’s Day Painting Party” will be a treat to enjoy. Stop by the restaurant on Southeast Highway 101 from 4pm to 6pm to enjoy margaritas, munchies and your fill of painting fun for only $40. And don’t worry – complete amateurs are not only welcome but encouraged!

Memorial Day & Closing Weekend Festivities

The Closing Weekend of Finders Keepers will begin on Saturday, May 27thwith another 100 floats dropped and an extra-special, “jumbo” float making its way to the beach in a flurry of activity. Whoever finds the jumbo float will also win a weekend getaway package, so it’s worth your while to get out there early! The weekend will culminate on Monday, May 29th with events including the 72nd Annual Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 11 am in Depoe Bay. Organizers of this Memorial Day event honor the lives of those lost at sea by sailing a fishing fleet adorned with flowers out to sea, followed by a reception.

May is the last month where glass floats will be “dropped” on the beach for finders to keep until this colorful annual tradition begins again next October, and the end of the month is known as the unofficial start of summer. With accommodations ranging from massive family homes to beach condo rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is also a perfect place for travelers to stay. So why not book your holiday rental today?