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Within Driving Distance from Lincoln City, Oregon Beach Home and Condos

Everyone should want to vacation at Oregon coast beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is the capital of these exquisite getaways. With seven miles of sandy beaches, miles and miles of great restaurants, museums, state parks, cultural experiences, and so much more, you should book your beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon today to have the most amazing time.

And Lincoln City, Oregon lodging is a reasonable drive from so many parts of Oregon — and even Washington State! But it’s far enough away for oceanfront property Oregon to be a fantastic vacation getaway.

On the other hand, if you’re from out of the region and you book your Oregon vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, you are close to lots of great west coast locations!

So how far are beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon from major cities?

From the center of Lincoln City, Portland is about 100 miles away. In good traffic that’s just under two hours. Portland, of course, is the capital of great coffee, great microbrew beer, and so many quirky cultural elements, you don’t want to miss that day trip.

Lincoln City is 108 miles — about two and a half hours — from Astoria, Oregon. So, if you want to see the house where the Walsh family lived in The Goonies, you’ve got a bit of a drive. But that drive is along the coast, so it promises to be one of the most beautiful, breathtaking, and memorable drives you’ll ever take.

The Oregon state capital in Salem is only 58 miles away. With good traffic that’s just over one hour.

Eugene, Oregon, home of the University of Oregon, is just 124 miles away, which is a little over two hours with good traffic. Eugene is a great college town along the Willamette River, with lots going on. Don’t miss it!

But if you’re more of an Oregon State University Beavers fan, you’re in luck.  Corvallis is just 74 miles away, or one and a half hours. Corvallis sits where Mary’s River empties into the Willamette, and if you enjoy a good time, you can’t do better than Corvallis.

Seattle is a bit out of reach as a day trip at 270 miles — four and a half hours – but if you are presently in Seattle, then beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is a great vacation option for you!

Don’t miss the opportunity to book with us soon!

Great Breakfast Options near your Oregon Beach Rental

Every day should start with a great breakfast when staying in our Oregon beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many, many great breakfast options.

In fact, with the number of great breakfast options in Lincoln City, we should probably be known as the Breakfast Coast! Guests in our Oregon beach home rentals can choose from among many options — from traditional breakfast fare done perfectly, to crepes and delicate offerings, to quirky and interesting. And with the large number of options, all Oregon coast vacation rentals are near at least a couple of great options.

Another feature of breakfast near Oregon vacation homes is the availability of fresh seafood options. Whether salmon, crab, or other fresh catch, our breakfast spots make good use of the fruit of the ocean.

We’ll share some of the great breakfast spots near our Oregon beach condo rentals, but by no means are these the only great one’s worthy of your taste buds.

First is Nelscott Breakfast House. Nelscott serves a wide array of omelettes, many different benedicts, and generously topped french toast, all with as much excellent coffee as you can handle. Nelscott’s has been a local favorite for many for a long time. Let them become your go-to spot for breakfast whenever you’re staying in Oregon vacation homes in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Our second option is the Wildflower Grill. Wildflower Grill offers a wooded creek side respite from the hustle and bustle of Highway 101 and Lincoln City in general. The menu also doesn’t disappoint. All baked goods, including the breads for toast, are made on-location daily. Don’t miss this little gem tucked away for your rest and relaxation.

Another great local breakfast spot is Zest Creperie & Boutique. If you’ve never had crepes for breakfast, you owe it to yourself to give them a try. Zest’s makes delicate crepes, and stuffs them to perfection with the most delectable combinations of flavors. Your mouth will thank you for giving Zest a try the next time you’re staying in beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.

Otis Cafe reopened after a devastating fire, and it’s a good thing! This beloved little restaurant has been a local favorite for a long time, and for good reason! The portions are large, and their cooking is some of the best on the Oregon coast. You’ll soon make Otis one of your family traditions when coming to the coast.

The last breakfast spot we’ll talk about today is Vivian’s Restaurant. Vivian’s windows and deck overlooks the water and a wooded landscape beyond. So, you can watch to see what wildlife might come around while you’re waiting for your smoked pork breakfast burrito or house-made bloody Mary.

So, book your stay on the Oregon coast and find a new favorite breakfast spot! With as many options as we have, you’ll have to come back to the Oregon coast many times!

Have a Spooky Time with Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Fall is a great season to spend some time at beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon puts on its fall colors and dresses up spooky as the temperature starts to dip.

Truth be told, the temperature doesn’t vary much in these parts, never getting too hot nor too cold. But beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon are always cozy. 

And as the days grow shorter and the nights longer, out come the ghosts and ghouls. At your Lincoln City, Oregon lodging you can warm up the cider, wear a comfortable sweater, and prepare for some spooky outings with your friends and loved ones.

Walking Ghost Tour

One of the most popular things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon is our walking ghost tour. Hear about pirates hiding their treasure — and the things they do to keep the secret safe. Look out for skeletons, and even sasquatch, sneaking among the trees, graves, and houses. Hear about bootleggers and settlers and their mysterious stories. 

A recent addition to the shopping options in Lincoln City, Oregon is the Harry Potter-themed Cheeky Cauldron. Find your wand, pick up some potions, and get your robes for your Halloween festivities. The staff greet you and help you find your wizarding supplies while they themselves are in full costume. And if you time your Oregon coast vacation rentals time well, you’ll be able to join them for pumpkin carving. 

For Late Night Party Owls

For the grownups looking for festivities well into the wee hours, the Chinook Winds Casino will host a costume party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Prizes will be passed out for various costume categories, and the night will feature themed drinks, great music, and lots of chances to win! 

Fun for the Family

But your Oregon vacation beach rental will also give you plenty of family-friendly fun, also. The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City puts on a great time every year with the Spooky Spectacular. Trick or treating, a scary fun house, photo booth, and plenty of candy. The whole family can come out, don that costume, and enjoy a spooky family time!

walking on the beach

And the best part of it all is that the weather always cooperates on the Oregon coast. Our weather is never too hot for that bulky costume, but never too cold for something thinner. So spend some time with Oregon vacation rentals this fall and have a great, spooky, family friendly, relaxing, unforgettable time. 

Find Oregon beach house rentals that match your tastes, fit your budget, and suit your family’s needs, and then come out to one of the best vacation spots on the Oregon coast, Lincoln City.

Book any of our Oregon beach rentals today.

Great Board Games for Family Vacations

Sometimes when you’re out on vacation you just want to stay in, order takeout, and do something together. This can especially be true when you stay in comfortable, homey beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many of them.

And even though there are so many amazing things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, we understand the impulse to have “a night in.” 

Or, if you had plans for an outdoor excursion, but the weather doesn’t quite cooperate, you’ll be glad you’re staying in one of the great beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.

And during those nights in, many families enjoy a good board game to pit wits, test strategies, inspire conversation, and just have a good time together. Here are some suggestions for board games that would be a hit during a comfortable evening in Oregon vacation rentals.

First is Ticket to Ride. This comes in two versions, one featuring a game map of the United States and the other a game map of Europe. Players take turns building railroads and completing routes between far-flung destinations. The game is for 2 to 5 players, and it gets more complex and difficult with more players. But it is fast-paced, and groups can play multiple sessions in one evening. The drawback is this is a large-box game, so it would be better suited to those who drive to their Oregon coast beach house rentals.

Our second suggestion is Mille Bornes, which is a fairly old card game. Players draw cards and attempt to “travel” 1000 miles more quickly than their opponents. But opponents can cause havoc on the roadway or cause each other to run out of gas, or other calamity. This comes in a small enough box that it can be suitable for air travel, but since it is a game about driving, perhaps you should insist on making the breathtakingly beautiful drive to your beach condo rentals!

A third suggestion is Unexploded Cow. This is the most easily packed game among all of our suggestions, so it can travel with you no matter how you come to your Oregon beach vacation rentals. In Unexploded Cow you amass herds of mad cows and march them through the French countryside in search of unexploded ordnance from the First and Second World Wars. When one of your cows explodes, you get money. It’s a very fun game for groups of two to six, and each round goes only about 25 minutes.

Our fourth and final suggestion is Settlers of Catan. A global sensation when released, it pits settlers against each other to have the most dominant settlement on a deserted island. This game can be somewhat more cutthroat than the others, so it is a great one for families and friends who like some more intense competition over something that ultimately doesn’t matter — so it’s great for a “night in” at your cozy, homey beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has a lot to recommend it as a destination, and our many beach rentals are on that list!

So be sure to book your stay today!

“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Welcomes Visitors From Oregon Beach Rentals

Mild year-round weather means there’s never a bad time for an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers many activities and attractions during the fall and winter. And with temperatures staying well above freezing even in the coldest part of winter, there is never a worry about the outdoors around your beach condo rental being too cold for pleasant outdoor activities.

One outdoor activity that you shouldn’t miss, and it won’t be too far from most beach home rentals near Lincoln City, OR, is the temporary “Washed Ashore” exhibit. This exhibit is a collection of large sculptures made using materials — debris, trash, and many items that were lost at sea or simply discarded —  that were found along Oregon beaches.

The sculptures have natural themes, as in a large bald eagle with its wings spread, a parrot fish, a marlin, a penguin, and other aquatic animals. 

The sculptures have traveled the country, including being displayed for a time at the Smithsonian, but they are back home in Oregon, along the coast where the debris was originally found. 

When you rent Oregon vacation homes you are just a short drive away from this cool display with a message of environmental responsibility. The display will be available, free of charge, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, which is centrally located along highway 101.

Incidentally, the Lincoln City Cultural Center is a great place to find art exhibits, and art classes, all year round. This “Washed Ashore” exhibit is just the current installation. So be sure to include it in your plans whenever you rent lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon.

You’re also a short drive, or even just a short walk, from the beaches where some of this debris was collected when you stay at Oregon vacation beach rentals. Lincoln City, OR has some beautiful beaches that are suitable for walking year-round, even in the winter. Even the coolest time of day isn’t too cool to stroll along the beach while wearing a jacket, and perhaps sipping on some coffee or hot cocoa. 

So don’t let the onset of winter keep you from visiting Oregon vacation rentals! There are lots of winter-time things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including things involving the beach.

Sea Lion Caves Provide Year Round Entertainment

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. The restaurants, the kites, the beaches, looking for shells, heading out to the wineries, and so, so much more for those staying in Oregon beach rentals.

But if you’re looking for something new for a day trip, one truly unique place to drive to from Oregon vacation rentals is the Seal Lion Caves which are about 90 minutes from Lincoln City, just north of Florence, Oregon.

Lincoln City Oregon Beach
Sand Water Coast Oregon Lincoln City Ocean Beach

Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea caves. It is a natural wonder, with the main cave more than twelve stories tall and a football field long.  The group of caves t is called “Sea Lion Caves” because it is the year-round home for the wonderful and entertaining sea lion. But the sea lions are always in the cave. In fact, they spend the majority of the spring and summer on the rocks outside the cave along the coast. 

But that means that if you come in the winter, you’ll be treated to the sight of hundreds of sea lions all around the caves.

What a wonderful way to spend a day or two when at Oregon coast vacation rentals!

But sea lions aren’t the only wildlife that you’ll have a chance to see when you’re at Sea Lion Caves.

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

But not only will you see sea lions in Sea Lion Caves, you’ll also be able to observe many sea birds as they fly in and out of the cave, plus, if you’re there at the right time, you’ll even see some whales off the coast. 

Now, Sea Lion Caves does require a bit of walking up and down hills and sets of stairs, so if you go there from Oregon beach vacation rentals, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. But the sights and sounds will be very worth the effort. 

Sea Lion Caves is open year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you should check their website or call ahead to make sure they’re open, and what might be going on. 

It’s just one more reason to look for beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon! 

Day Trips From Lincoln City, Oregon Beach Rentals

Oregon Wine Festival

Lincoln City, Oregon beach rentals provide the best accommodations for your stay in Lincoln City, of course. And we’ve talked about many places to go and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, and within a few miles of beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, OR.

But Oregon vacation homes near Lincoln City, OR are within a short drive of many great sites and experiences that make for nice day trips. So the next time you stay in one of the many Oregon coast beach rentals in Lincoln City, OR, you might want to try one or more of these great day trips!

First we go east, toward the mountains and wine country. The towns of McMinnville, Dayton, Carlton, and Dundee are all about a one-hour drive from beach home rentals near Lincoln City, OR. In each of them you’ll find welcoming, charming downtowns with interesting shops and winery tasting rooms. But don’t just stay to the downtown area, head out into the hills to find the wineries themselves, where you can see the grapes and see where the magic happens.

Second, don’t miss the majestic lighthouses along the coast. Driving in either along the stunning Oregon coast from the Oregon vacation rentals in Lincoln City, OR will bring you to both the shortest and the tallest lighthouses on the Oregon coast — among others. 

Hiking trails and lighthouses are nearby Oregon beach vacation rentals

About an hour and a half north you’ll find the shortest, Meares Head. This is just 38 feet tall, but in its day its light could be seen 21 nautical miles across the sea. But if you go just 40 minutes south from Oregon beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, OR, you’ll find the tallest lighthouse along the Oregon coast. This one, at Yaquina Head, stands a mammoth 93 feet tall. This lighthouse is still in use, but tours are available, as is an interpretive center. 

Also within an easy drive, visitors to Lincoln City, OR beach vacation rentals are many natural wonders that visitors shouldn’t miss. These include — but are certainly not limited to — Proposal Rock (you get one guess how it got that name!), Neskowin Ghost Forest, Munson Creek Falls, Haystack Rock, Sea Lion Caves, Cape Perpetual Scenic Area, Thor’s Well, and so many more. 

Suffice to say, while you could spend your entire vacation enjoying Lincoln City, the Oregon coast boasts enough sights and sounds and wonders to bring you back to Oregon vacation beach rentals time and time again.

Go Fly a Kite From an Oregon Beach Rental

Oregon Beach House Fall Rentals

Lincoln City, Oregon has been named the Kite Capital of the World by Kite Life Magazine, and for good reason. Those who are looking to enjoy some of the best kite flying conditions available on earth should consider Oregon Beach Rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has some great ones available.

Normally at this time of year the Fall Kite Festival provides delightful entertainment, breath taking demonstrations, and opportunities for fun for all members of the family staying at Oregon vacation beach rentals.

Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID pandemic has caused the cancellation of the 2021 Fall Kite Festival. However, this doesn’t mean that individuals and families who came for things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon can’t enjoy some kite flying on their own.

Oregon Beach House Fall Rentals

In fact, provided all rules and recommendations about safety in the age of COVID are observed, there are ample opportunities within just a few miles of beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon are pretty much all within seven miles of the best places to fly kites. 

One of the most centrally located is the D River State Recreation Site. It is accessible from the center of Lincoln City, which makes it one of the most convenient. It is also the site of the Summer and Fall Kite Festivals — when they are held. 

But D River may be too centrally located, and therefore too crowded for COVID safety, or just for your own style of rest and relaxation when you come to stay in an Oregon coast beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon also has beach access at NW 26th Street, and at NW 15th Street. The latter allows visitors to drive right out onto the beach, while the former will involve navigating a long set of stairs. 

Oregon Vacation Condo Rentals

A few miles north, those staying in beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon can find a great spot for kite flying at Road’s End State Recreation Site. This is a bit more secluded, and provides a better opportunity for space to spread out and try new things with your kites. 

And at the other end, if you’re staying at one of the available beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon at the southern end of town, public beach access is available at Taft Waterfront Park at SW 44th Street. 

But no matter which of the many Oregon beach house rentals you stay at, you will have ample opportunity to get out and enjoy safe kite flying with your whole family.

Benefits of a Beach Vacation in Lincoln City, Oregon

With restrictions on travel relaxing, now is a great time for a beach vacation. Lincoln City, OR remains a great destination for a month, a week, or even just a weekend, of time away for some much-needed rest and relaxation. 

And the reason to book your Oregon vacation rentals at the beach aren’t just because you or a loved one “really likes the beach,” it’s also science.

There are real health and well-being benefits to staying at a beach condo rental. Lincoln City, OR is well-situated to provide all of them. 

Better Sleep

First, you’ll sleep better. The air coming off the ocean has more oxygen and is generally cleaner. This certainly is true here in Oregon. Vacation rentals are a great place for a restful night, or a quick nap on the shady porch.

Oregon beach vacation

Cleaner Air Means Better Breathing

Second, your respiratory ailments will find relief. Since the air is coming off the salty sea, the air has far fewer irritants like mold and other organisms that make breathing ailments harder to deal with. So you’ll literally breathe easier at an Oregon beach rental.

De-Stress

Third is the mental ease that comes from being near the ocean. The regular rhythm of the waves and the beauty of the sunset has a way of calming the mind and slowing the heart. You’ll destress as you slow down at your Lincoln City, Oregon lodging at the beach.

Immune System Boost

Fourth is an improved immune system. Vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun, and there are few places where sun exposure is more common than at the beach! But beyond sun exposure, sea water also helps because it is infused with magnesium, which has a number of health benefits itself.

More Exercise, Unintentionally!

And as you’re either walking along the beach, letting the gentle surf lead you on a leisurely stroll, or you’re enjoying the waves with a little swimming or playing around with family, you’ll likely get in more exercise than you intended while staying at Oregon beach vacation rentals.

So book your beach home! Lincoln City, OR is a great place to experience life and the many benefits of a beach vacation, and A-1 Beach Rentals has many great options for you to choose from among.

New Guidance Means a More Relaxed Atmosphere on the Oregon Coast

It’s a great time to check into one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently issued a press release announcing that the state is loosening its COVID-19 restrictions following CDC guidance. This means that fully vaccinated people in Oregon no longer have to wear masks or physically distance except for when required by federal, state, and local regulations. Aside from certain settings such as public transportation, nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare centers, vaccinated people in Oregon are free to go out to places such as restaurants and entertainment venues without a mask and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. For those who have been fully vaccinated, it’s a wonderful time to get out and enjoy everything the Oregon coast has to offer without impediments. Here are a few ideas to inspire you if you’re ready to visit Lincoln City and enjoy this new relaxed atmosphere safely and comfortably.

Take in a Live Show

Live entertainment has always been a popular reason for booking our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon saw its live venues shut their doors in the last year, but now that restrictions are loosening there are events popping up around town. Chinook Winds Casino Resort has a schedule of upcoming events, while bars and restaurants such as Beachcrest Brewing Company and Marci’s Bar & Bistro are offering live entertainment for their patrons outdoors and now indoors as well. Upcoming performances such as The Perry Gerber Duo live at Beachcrest Brewing Company on May 22 are sure to draw a crowd.     

Appreciate Local Art

Lincoln City has long been known as an artists’ town with many opportunities to view and purchase locally made artworks. While virtual events have pretty much been the only option during the last year, art is better enjoyed in person rather than on a computer screen, whether it’s blown glass, pottery, paintings, or sculptures. Now you can see it all when staying in one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City visitors and locals alike are sure to enjoy upcoming events such as the Art on the Edge 2021 self-guided art tour of well-known visual artists’ studios.

Enjoy a Delicious Meal

The Oregon coast offers a bounty of fresh produce and seafood, so local restaurants have a wealth of resources to work with and visitors have a variety of dining options to choose from. Whether you want to sample a flight of wine and cheese pairings, enjoy locally sourced seafood chowder, or try some freshly prepared Mexican or Thai cuisine, Lincoln City’s culinary masters have you covered. And now that masking and social distancing restrictions are being lifted for vaccinated people in Oregon, the atmosphere is going to be much more relaxed.