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Great Day Trips from Lincoln City Lodgings

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Beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon give you the best opportunity for a great beach vacation. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including the longest stretch —seven miles! — of sandy beaches on the Oregon coast.

Day Trips

But once you choose from among our great beach home rentals and you get settled in, you can also choose any of a number of great day trips. Nearby to Lincoln City, Oregon lodging you’ll find hiking trails to breathtaking views, picture-perfect lighthouses, lovely coastal pathways, and more! Here are just a few day trip ideas for your Oregon coast vacation.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

First is the Yaquina Head lighthouse. Yaquina Head lighthouse was first lit in 1873, and its light was made in Paris in 1868. At 93 feet tall, Yaquina is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, and its light can be seen 19 miles out to sea. The lighthouse is still in use. The grounds include hiking trails to spots with great views, and an interpretive center to help visitors know more of the back story of this historic lighthouse. 

Depoe Bay Whale Watching

Another day trip destination — one that is actually on the way between vacation rentals in Lincoln City and Yaquina Head — is Depoe Bay. Depoe Bay has been the setting of scenes in a number of movies, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Depoe Bay also is considered the best place on the Oregon Coast to spot whales. 

Otter Crest Scenic Drive

In the same direction as Depoe Bay and Yaquina Head is the Otter Crest Scenic Drive. This four-mile one-way drive offers incredible views of some of the most beautiful natural formations and vegetation on the Oregon coast. Two spots to be sure to stop along the way are the lovely Ben Jones Bridge, and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This collapsed sea cave has waves from the Pacific come crashing in and swirl around, creating quite a scene of splash and mist and sea foam.

Drift Creek Falls

About a fifteen minute drive from most beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is Drift Creek Falls. The hike in and out is just over three miles, and the elevation gain is not much — about 540 feet — so the hike is not strenuous. But the payoff for that gentle walk really is spectacular. The trail winds through a forest of pine, ferns, and other lovely vegetation, until is comes out at a beautiful suspension bridge suspended about 100 feet above the forest floor. And the view from that bridge includes the spectacular Drift Creek Falls. The Falls fall 75 feet down a cliff face. 

These are just a few of the many great day trips available from Lincoln City, Oregon beach house rentals. Book your stay today so you can enjoy any or all of these wonders!

More Than Just the Awesome Beach Near Beach Condo Rentals

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When you come to the Oregon coast, the seven miles of sandy beaches aren’t the only reason to book beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has one of the best strands of sandy beach on the west coast. But that long beach on the Pacific is joined by other awesome aquatic opportunities to the north, south, and east. So when you book vacation house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, you’ll have lots of watery options.

To the south is Siletz Bay. A short drive from plenty of excellent beach condo rentals, Siletz Bay takes in the fresh water coming down the Siletz River. It is separated from the wide open Pacific by a narrow spit, and it is teeming with wildlife. Visitor have many opportunities to see shore birds, wading birds, perhaps some salmon, and many other forms of wildlife. Guided kayak tours of Siletz Bay bring the adventurer even closer to much that is inaccessible overland. 

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Siletz Bay is also great for clamming and fishing, according to all ordinances that help conserve the delicate ecosystem. But the rangers at the Siletz Bay National Widlife Refuge stand ready and willing to answer your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. The first step, of course, is getting there. Which means staying at beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Another great place for kayaking, watching wildlife, and other aquatic activities is Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake is to the east of Lincoln City, Oregon, and it empties into the Pacific through the very short D River. Like Siletz Bay, it is teeming with life and full of opportunities for freshwater fun. Kayaking, paddling, fishing, and other boating activities are very popular at Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area has great trails for hiking and biking, and some of the trails lead to places where you can get a great view of the Lake and the Ocean — perhaps even to see some whales! 

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The third great place to kayak and experience aquatic fun that isn’t affected by ocean winds and waves is the Salmon River Estuary. This one is to the north, but still fairly near most Lincoln City, Oregon lodging. The Salmon River is a narrow channel for most of its run, but it widens considerably for a stretch before narrowing again to empty into the Pacific. This forms almost a lake, but it has all of the benefits of being a freshwater river flowing by. Fishing, boating, and hiking around the estuary will bring some unforgettable memories. 

Of course, the Pacific Ocean has its many opportunities to offer. Learn to surf. Watch for whales. Find shells or glass floats. Or just walk along the seven miles of sandy beach. Find your favorite thing to do, and find it close to Oregon beach rentals!

There are lots of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including aquatic activities that do not involve the ocean! So take the first step: book Oregon coast vacation rentals and come stay near Lincoln City, Oregon!

Spring Flowers Near Vacation Beach Rentals

The Pacific Northwest never has extreme weather. Winters are mild and summers don’t get hot. These predictable, and generally comfortable, conditions make it an ideal place to book for an easy-to-plan stay at any of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts a climate typical of the region.

But this climate also means the conditions are great for some kinds of vegetation and flowers all along Oregon oceanfront property

Those who stay at Oregon coast beach condo rentals will be able to enjoy spectacular views at the Connie Hansen Gardens. The namesake, Connie Hansen, collected many different varieties of rhododendrons. You probably didn’t know there were so many types of “rhodies”! But the Oregon coastal climate is perfect for these flowering shrubs. And at the Connie Hansen Gardens, a short drive from Lincoln City, Oregon beach home rentals, you’ll see all sorts of rhodies — from tiny ones with delicate flowers and small leaves, up to massive ones that are more like trees.

But rhododendrons aren’t all you’ll see at the Connie Hansen Gardens. Lots and lots of azaleas accent the rhodies and giving their own vibrant splashes of color. joining the rhodies and azaleas, and also blooming big in the spring, are irises and other lower flowering plants. Ornamental trees and ground-covering plants complete the look, and guarantee that you’ll love your visit to the Connie Hansen Gardens. 

Connie Hansen is an easy drive from Oregon coast vacation rentals, right in Lincoln City, Oregon.

But while the Connie Hansen Gardens provides the best planned and tended garden views  you’ll see, you don’t need to go to a garden to be wowed by the spring flowers. The Oregon oceanfront property and even a mile or five inland sport many species of wild flowers. All along the roadways, across fields, and everywhere the landscape is left to its own devices, flowers will find a way.

You’ll see spectacular species as you go out from your comfortable Oregon vacation home. These include daffodils, crocuses, purple camas, pond lilies, wild iris, coast fawn lilies, Hartwig’s wildginger, and so many others. 

Many places along the Oregon coast host events around their flowers. Connie Hansen Gardens  host various events throughout the year, but they’re not alone. Take a look around for other public gardens and communities in easy driving distance from your beach rental — in Eugene, Corvalis, or even Portland, for example — to find events and opportunities. 

But lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon is a great place to start. It also is a great place to use as a base for exploring further up and down the Oregon coast. Book your stay at a vacation beach home today, and get ready for a peaceful and colorful vacation! 

Romantic Things To Do Near Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

The Oregon Coast is a romantic destination all by itself. All you need to do for a romantic trip is book an Oregon beach home rental. Lincoln City, Oregon ups the ante, however. 

Couples looking for a bit of romance and unforgettable experiences could hardly do better than staying in Lincoln City, Oregon lodging. Not only are there many, many vacation rentals in Lincoln City to choose from, but Lincoln City offers a large number of things for couples to do to make their stay even more remarkable and memorable.

Romantic Settings In the Outdoors

During warmer weather, the natural beauty of the Oregon coast draws you out of your cozy and comfortable beach condo rentals. Couples can spend a leisurely time on any of the many footpaths that wind their way through the nature preserves and state parks. Or, if a playful stroll isn’t your speed, just sitting on a high lookout point offers breathtaking vistas of the wild and wonderful Pacific Ocean. Maybe even a whale will put on a show to make the trip extra special!

But for those seeking indoor romantic recreations nearby their beach home rentals, here are some romantic things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Unique Glass Mementos

One popular option is the Lincoln City Glass Center. The Lincoln City Glass Center offers a wide selection of lovely handmade glass items. The colors are vibrant, and the patterns attractive. One of their lines pre-made products is a series of hearts — what’s more appropriate for a romantic gift than a lovely heart? And with the imaginations at the Lincoln City Glass Center, you’ll be able to find a heart as unique and interesting as your true love.

Another option at the Lincoln City Glass Center is to make your own glass creation. By appointment, you and your significant other can have a truly special experience, creating your own glass creation that bespeaks your love. 

Once you’ve satisfied your glass itch, you and your love can saunter on over to Mossy Creek Pottery. Their eclectic selection of handmade pottery items ranges from more traditional items and decoration styles to truly modern and exotic. You’ll be sure to find a piece — or a set — that will be treasured for years. And as with all good pottery, it will be as useful as it is beautiful all its life long.

Take In a Memorable Show

And after you’ve found those one-of-a-kind items that will always remind you of your love, you can take in a live performance at Theater West in Lincoln City. Not too far from your Oregon vacation beach rentals, Theater West has been delighting audiences since 1975, and if you come while a show is running you’ll be sure to see why. 

We hope these suggestions help, but no matter what your ideas of romantic excursions might be, Lincoln City, Oregon will have something for you. So book your stay at an Oregon beach vacation rental to start your romantic getaway!

Sometimes You Just Want Takeout at your Beach Vacation Rentals

We get it: there are times when you’re on vacation when you don’t want to go out to dinner, no matter how good the restaurants are. The weather may not be pleasant, or you may just want to spend more time with family and friends (or alone!) at your beach home rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has you covered on that score, as well.

We’ve written about the great dining options near Oregon vacation rentals — Lincoln City, Oregon has its fair share of them. But what about great takeout options? Great restaurants don’t always mean great takeout options.

Well if you’re staying at beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you’re in luck. 

We’d like to share with you some of the great takeout options nearby when you’re staying at Oregon beach rentals.

The first we’ll mention is Tastebuds Bistro. Tastebuds offers a wide array of delicious breakfast options. For lunch and dinner they have an array burgers and enormous sandwiches, as well as scratch-made soups and generous salads. They’re easy to get to, and the price is right. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Another great takeout option is Best Thai. If you like Thai food, this one is Best! (Sorry, easy joke). Best Thai offers all of the great Thai food options you expect — fresh flavors, hearty curries, soups with flavors that just burst in your mouth. One reviewer called Best Thai, “Thai comfort food.” Give them a chance when you’re staying at Oregon vacation homes near Lincoln City, Oregon and you will not be disappointed! 

A third option is The Grill 1646. From Thai comfort food to all-American comfort food. Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, wings, and subs. You won’t be left hungry! And with their takeout options you can order an adult beverage for pickup, like beer or a hard seltzer. Be sure to look through the list — you might find something you’ve never had before and really like!

Our fourth great takeout option is Gallucci’s Pizzeria. This isn’t just a pizza delivery or pickup place, it is a classic pizzeria — soda served in pitchers, an arcade room, the whole nine yards. Their takeout options are even more than you’d expect from such a place: all of the great pizza pie options you’re looking for, plus appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, soups, and salads! Guaranteed satisfaction for everyone in the family! And who doesn’t love when the smell of a great pizza fills the air at your beach condo rentals? 

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There are lots of other options for takeout among the things to eat and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. So when you’re staying in one of our many beach rentals along the Oregon coast, try out some of the local cuisine. You’ll want to come back just to try another one!  Book your stay today!

Get Away to One of the Coziest Beach Condo Rentals in Lincoln City, OR

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome guests back to our cozy condos offered at our Oregon beach rentals. Lincoln City reopened access to open spaces, trails, beaches, and parking lots as of May 19, and lodgings that meet county guidelines were allowed to reopen June 1. Wondering what this looks like? With rigorous cleaning procedures, contactless check-in, and other features to enhance your safety and convenience, guests can simply arrive at the coast and unlock one of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is, of course, a great destination for families of all sizes, but the Oregon coast is also ideal for couples and small groups of friends looking to getaway. Today’s blog post will highlight one of A1 Beach Rentals’ most charming (and potentially romantic) beach condo rentals that friends, couples, and small families can escape to this summer: The Nantucket house.

We hope to welcome you soon and look forward to hearing more positive reviews from our guests as the summer continues! Book your stay today, and get away from it all with a beach house rental along the wide-open spaces of the Oregon Coast.

Cozy Charm and Rustic Romance at The Nantucket

The Nantucket is located at 1724 NW Harbor Avenue in Lincoln City and can accommodate up to four guests with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a cozy sleeper sofa in the open living space. You’ll also find much more than the basics here, especially when compared to other beach condo rentals. Lincoln City visitors will enjoy all the quaint details of this refurbished 1927 beach home such as original wainscoting walls and white trim, as well as all modern amenities and luxuries such as a hot tub with beautiful views. When it’s cold outside you can be nice and toasty indoors, enjoying a drink next to the fireplace, but when it’s warm outside you can walk through the French doors and find a barbeque on the fabulous lower deck. And if sunbathing is your thing, head straight up to the second observation deck to soak in as many rays as possible.  

One of the best things about staying at The Nantucket is the ideal location. The beach is only a block away, so you can be on the sand in minutes, but you’re still tucked away when you retreat back to your home base. This condo is also close to the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, a variety of shops and shopping centers, restaurants for takeout and/or dining, and grocery stores where you can pick up a few things if you prefer to cook from the comfort of your beach rental. With such a wonderful bounty of local produce, fine wines, and coastal catches, foodies are definitely in their element here.

A Few Final Notes to Make the Most of Your Stay

The Nantucket comes fully furnished and is equipped with a variety of convenient amenities such as a washer/dryer and a full kitchen featuring a microwave, oven, stovetop, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, crockpot, utensils, and more. You can also rest assured that all linens have been washed and all surfaces have been cleaned before your arrival. A1 Beach Rentals has always taken cleaning seriously, but the team is working harder than ever to sanitize every surface and not only meet but exceed, the CDC’s Covid-19 guidelines. We hope to welcome you soon and look forward to hearing more positive reviews from our guests as the summer continues! Book your stay today, and get away from it all with a beach house rental along the wide-open spaces of the Oregon Coast.

Make a Plan for Memorial Weekend and Beyond in Lincoln City, Oregon

With plenty to do and amazing beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a magnet for beach lovers on the Central Oregon Coast all summer long. Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, and with this holiday weekend around the corner, it’s time to start planning your summer fun in Lincoln City! There will be all sorts of activities to enjoy this weekend if you’re able to get away for Memorial Day and a host of reasons to visit as the summer continues. Here are a few top picks to get you started.

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Bird Watching, Tide Pooling, and Hiking

There is much for nature lovers to look forward to in Lincoln City as the summer gets underway, such as the Lincoln City Audubon Society’s series of Bird Watching Walks. The next walk takes place on Friday, May 24 from 9-11 AM at The Villages Open Space and Road’s End State Recreational Area, and it should be a great way to start the Memorial Weekend. If you want to enjoy the beach to the fullest, you may also want to attend the Tide Pool Clinic on May 24 at 11:30 AM starting at the Northwest 15th Street beach access area in Lincoln City. Athena Crichton of the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Fawn Custer of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition will give a series of these free clinics throughout the summer and they’re a great way to better understand the landscape just beyond your beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is also home to a rich network of hiking trails worth exploring on your own while enjoying everything the area has to offer.

Culinary Demos, the Farmer’s Market & More for Foodies

The culinary scene is thriving in Lincoln City, and the warmth of summer makes an excellent setting to enjoy it in. Eating out is always an adventure with a range of options including cafes, bistros, wine bars, breweries and gastropubs, fine dining establishments, and several restaurants within the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The Culinary Center in Lincoln City also hosts cooking demos and classes throughout the year and is kicking off summer with a Japanese Demo on Saturday, May 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM that ends with an opportunity to eat the foods you’ve just seen prepared. Classes taking place later in the summer will also provide a more hands-on approach and often include a wine pairing. If you want to meet the growers and producers who put this delicious food on the table while sampling and shopping in a jolly atmosphere, you’ll also want to visit the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. The markets will take place every Sunday from 9 AM to 11 PM all summer long, including Memorial Weekend, and you can rest assured that everything for sale was either homegrown or handmade by the seller.  

Special Holiday Celebrations and Glass Drops Galore!

Lincoln City marks its summer holidays in style from Memorial Day to 4th of July to Labor Day. Numerous festivals also take place during the summer, such as the beloved Kite Festival on June 22. This Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) the city will host its 74th Annual Fleet of Flowers Ceremony in Depoe Bay starting at 11 AM, which honors those lost at sea with a fishing fleet that sets sail bedecked with flowers followed by a festive reception. Special Glass Drops will also take place throughout the weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with 50 red, white & blue floats to be hidden along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of public beaches for all you beachcombers to discover. These “hidden” glass floats are part of a tradition going back 20 years, when it started as a public arts project to celebrate the new millennium, inspired by the glass floats left behind by Japanese fishing boats more than a century ago.

There will be so much to do all summer and fine accommodations to suit your needs whether you’re looking for family-sized vacation homes or cozy beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is a top destination on the Central Oregon Coast, though, and beach house rentals are booking up fast! Make your plan now and start dreaming of summer fun in one of the most beautiful shorelines along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

Celebrate the Start of Summer in Lincoln City, Oregon

Whether you’re coming for the day or planning a longer stay in one of our beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon offers plenty to do in summer. With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, there’s never really a bad time to find yourself in this part of the world. Here are a few activities in case you’re still looking for some ways to fill your time in this beautiful stretch of the Central Oregon Coast as summer begins.

Closing Weekend of Finders Keepers

Visitors flock to Lincoln City between October and May each year for their chance to find one of the colorful, handcrafted glass floats “hidden” by volunteers known as float faeries along the city’s 7½ miles of coastline. While the average glass drop might only consist of a handful of floats on the beach, an additional 100 glass treasures will be dropped on the public beaches between Siletz Bay and the Roads End area over Memorial Day Weekend.

Art on the Edge Studio Showcase

The Art on the Edge Studio Showcase is essentially a tour of local artists’ studios around the Lincoln City area, so members of the public can see how these masters create their works of art. The 2nd annual installment of this eclectic and artful event kicked off on Friday, May 11th with an Opening Reception at the Chessman Gallery, and you can still check out the art until June 4th.

Live Music in Lincoln City

If you find yourself in one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals for a fun-loving weekend, why not check out some live music in Lincoln City? On May 26th at 9 PM, you can enjoy classic rock with Revolving Door at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill or classic blues and rock with Garry Meziere & Joanne Broh at Rusty Truck Brewing. On the evening of May 27th, the Memorial Day Weekend continues with Neil Young tribute band Harvest Gold at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, as well as Unplugged at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill at 8:30 PM and the electric blues of Hippie Love Slave at Rusty Truck Brewing at 8 PM. The Snug Harbor Bar & Grill will also host Curtis Interruptus at 9 PM the following Saturday, June 2nd, and Zuhg at 8:30 PM on June 3rd.

Summer Morning Matinees

The Bijou Theatre continues its Saturday Morning Cinema series on May 26th with the 1939 film “They Made Me A Criminal” at 11 AM for only $2. The classic movie stars John Garfield as a boxer on the run after being accused of murder, who finds himself at a working farm where he meets The Dead End Kids. The theatre will also host a special Memorial Day Summer Morning Matinee with the beloved 1991 animated film “An American Tail 2” at 11 AM for $2.

Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market

Summer Sundays in Lincoln City are made for the farmer’s and crafters market, where everything is either home-grown or hand-made by the people selling it. On May 27th, June 3rd and other upcoming Sundays, you will find the market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Local Players Perform at Theatre West

Borderline Crazies is playing at Theatre West from May 31st to June 2nd with doors at 7 PM and curtains at 7:30 PM. The play takes place in and around a rustic Lake Tahoe cabin, which has been double-booked for a snowy weekend. Just as everyone is fighting over who gets to stay, a snowstorm seals everyone inside – and to make matters worse, an ax murderer is on the loose!

Free Fishing Weekend

If you love to fish and you find yourself in Lincoln City on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd, you will definitely want to take advantage of a free fishing weekend! This is when the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife gives visitors and residents of the state an entire weekend of free fishing, crabbing and clamming with no license required.

This is just an example of how you might fill your time in Lincoln City. There is truly something for everyone, including doing nothing as you relax on the beach! However you find yourself here, just know that there are many ways to enjoy everything this coastal city has to offer.

Pack and Plan for a Perfect Beach Trip in Lincoln City, Oregon

Once you’ve chosen the dates and booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of coastline will be yours to explore upon arrival. Whether you’re looking forward to a weekend of fun or planning to stay in one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals for a week or longer, there is sure to be some beach time in your itinerary. But what if your seaside excursion goes awry and ruins an otherwise idyllic holiday? Not to worry. The following tips will help ensure that you make the most of your time in this coastal paradise and enjoy a perfect day at the beach every time. 

Start Off by Packing Right

The first step to a perfect day at the Oregon Coast is the right beach bag to pack all the essentials. Make sure you find a bag that is big enough to fit everything you need, and that won’t easily fill with sand which you will inevitably track all over the place. A mesh tote is a good option for this. Also, if you’re packing sandwiches for lunch, make sure to pack each one in a separate container or wrapper, so if one is lost to the sand you’ll still have the rest intact. Now, on to the rest of the packing. Here’s what you’ll need to feel great all day:

·      Sunblock with at least 15 SPF (so you don’t get burned)

·      Bug spray (so you don’t return home covered in bites)

·      Any medications or inhalers that your family needs (in case of an emergency)

·      Bottled water to drink (to keep everyone hydrated)

·      A spray bottle of water with optional green tea bag (to keep your skin cool)

·      Lip balm with SPF (to keep your lips moist and protected from the sun)

·      A piece of cork or flotation device for your keys (so you don’t lose them underwater)

·      Water shoes (so you don’t cut your feet on the rocky ocean floor)

·      Yoga mats for sitting and towels for drying (to provide maximum comfort)

·      Reusable shopping bag or plastic bags for trash (so you don’t litter on the beach)

·      A dust broom if you’re driving (to sweep out sand)

Plan for Safety in Any Situation

If you plan ahead and learn a few helpful facts, you’re much more likely to keep yourself and those around you safe on the beach. Start off by learning about the local rip currents: how to identify them, how to avoid them and how to react if you or someone else is caught in them. Rip currents can often be identified by a break in the waves where you see foam, seaweed, a line of rubbish, choppy water, or different-colored water coming towards you. It’s best to swim where there’s a lifeguard, but if you get caught in a rip current and no one’s around, try to swim parallel to the seashore to avoid the current until you are safely closer to land. And, if you see someone else caught in one, call 911 immediately rather than trying to be a hero.

Health and safety should always be a concern when staying in one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregonis a safe, fun and welcoming place – but the ocean and the rest of Mother Nature are not always so predictable. While this might sound like a lot of planning and worrying for a day on the beach, it only takes a few extra minutes to make sure you’re ready for every possibility. That way, you can sit back and relax once you get there.

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