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.

Five Nearby Cities to Visit While Staying in Lincoln City, Oregon

There is so much to do when you’re staying in one of A1’s beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Frequent visitors know that Lincoln City is famous for things like kite-flying, fresh seafood, saltwater taffy, and hand-crafted glass floats on the beach. It would be easy to spend a week here and do something different every day without leaving town or even leaving the beach area. But there are many nearby towns in Lincoln County and surrounding counties that are well worth visiting next time you stay in one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon coastal towns and inland villages such as Depoe Bay, Newport, Pacific City, Siletz, and Toledo should be on the top of your list. 

  1. Depoe Bay

If you’re staying in one of our beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, it’s only a short drive south along the 101 to this charming bayside village in Lincoln County. The bay itself is a six-acre harbor that attracts many visitors, as it is known as “the smallest navigable harbor” with some of the best whale watching opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. It is home to the Whale Cove Habitat Refuge, Dockside Charters and Whale Watching Tours, and several scenic viewpoints.

  • Newport

The city of Newport, Oregon is definitely worth a visit if you’re in this part of the world. Newport is home to the famously recognizable Yaquina Bay Bridge, the Yaquina Bay State Park with its famous lighthouse built in 1871, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and a beautiful basalt rock beach where a variety of marine life and sea birds can be seen.

  • Pacific City

While Pacific City is technically an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, its more than 1,000 residents certainly consider it their hometown. This delightful place is known for the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and is home to the Twist Wine Company and Pelican Brewing. Pacific City is only a 30-minute drive north from Lincoln City, so it can easily be added to your itinerary while visiting.

  • Siletz

If you drive about 45 minutes southeast of Lincoln City on Route 229 you will find yourself in Siletz, which is perfectly positioned on the Siletz River in Lincoln County’s coastal mountain range. Every August the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow takes place at the nearby Siletz Reservation, so it is a great place to learn about local Native American cultures and traditions. It is also known as a “fisherman’s paradise” so anglers will definitely want to pay a visit.   

  • Toledo

The city of Toledo, Oregon is a somewhat longer drive from Lincoln City, but if you’re already visiting Newport it’s only about 10 minutes east on Route 20 and well worth adding to your day trip itinerary. Toledo sits on the Yaquina River and is home to the Yaquina River Museum of Art and the Port of Toledo. It was also a finalist in the 2009 All America City Award competition and is a fine example of a quintessential American town.

These five cities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possible day trips from Lincoln City. This part of the Oregon coast boasts many charming towns and cities as well as lakes, mountains, and other natural wonders. Book your beach house rental and start planning today!

Recurring Outdoor Events Bring Weekly Fun Back to Lincoln City, Oregon

Recurring events have long brought visitors to Lincoln City’s beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has had to put most of these events on hold over the last year, but we’re glad to announce that several of the city’s most popular recurring events are back this spring and summer. Outdoor tours, fairs, and markets are among the first recurring events to return due to the relative safety of gathering in the open air. Outdoor events are also among the most popular activities in Lincoln City that attract many visitors to local beach vacation rentals. Oregon coast visitors and locals alike are welcome to explore these fun outdoor events this spring and summer:

Artisan Faire at Salishan

Shopping is one of the most popular pastimes for guests of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is an excellent destination for a wide range of shopping from major name outlets to independently owned craft shops. The Artisan Faire at The Salishan Marketplace offers an opportunity to partake in a day of artisanal shopping with the area’s best local vendors all in one place. The Artisan Faire will return to Salishan (located at 7755 N. Hwy 101 in Gleneden Beach) on May 7 and take place every Friday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM as long as the weather permits until November 13. Many of the items for sale are handmade and/or one-of-a-kind, so you’re sure to find something unique for yourself or a gift for someone special. 

Haunted Taft Spring Tours

The Haunted Taft Tour is among the most popular activities around Halloween time, but organizers were not able to walk large groups through the historic Taft district last autumn like they normally would. The tours are back this spring and summer, though, and all you ghost hunters out there are now invited to book your spot on this spooky adventure. The walking tours will take place every Saturday night from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM between April 17 and June 26 for guests at least eight years of age. Make sure to book in advance and learn more at HauntedTaft.com, bring your face masks, be ready for the evening weather, and brace yourself for a trip through haunted locations with plenty of ghost stories along the way.

Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market

The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market is back by popular demand! This beloved outdoor market will return to the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101 on Sunday, May 16. The farmer’s and crafter’s market will then return every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (weather permitting) until October 24. Remember to bring your face mask and your appetite for delicious local foods and unique local goods, and as always please stay home if you aren’t feeling well.

There is plenty to look forward to in Lincoln City, Oregon this summer. If you plan on visiting to enjoy any or all of these recurring outdoor events, just make sure to book your beach house rentals as soon as possible, as weekends are always a popular time to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Lincoln City soon!