You’re not alone if you’re looking forward to summertime and beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon will be waiting for you when the summer arrives, and when people return to the local beaches and businesses. From secluded coves and seaside cliffs to local arts and culture, there is something for everyone in Lincoln City when summer rolls around. We have narrowed down 10 sensational summer activities in Lincoln City to look forward to, starting with these fabulous five:
- Antiquing. Lincoln City is known for its high concentration of antique shops and its popular Antique Week that takes place every February. The Little Antique Mall houses 80 dealers, the Taft District and Oceanlake District both have a number of antique shops, and several other antique dealers do business at other locations around town. Antique collectors are bound to leave with something special after visiting this stretch of the Central Oregon Coast.
- Art Buying and Viewing. There are also countless art dealers, galleries, museums, and studios throughout Lincoln City. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is always a great place for art lovers to start. You could also spend more than a day perusing galleries and studio spaces such as the Artist’s Co-Op Gallery, Artist’s Studio Association, Freed Gallery, Hawk Creek Gallery, Matthew’s Galleries, Mossy Creek Pottery, Ryan Gallery, and The Sparks Gallery. In addition, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum showcases artworks made by indigenous peoples and other cultural artifacts.
- Beachcombing. One of the most popular activities in Lincoln City doesn’t cost a thing. There are 7½ miles of spectacular beaches along Lincoln City’s stretch of the Oregon Coast that visitors can spend all day walking on. You can always find a plethora of beautiful agates, fossils, petrified wood, rocks, and shells if you are a patient beachcomber. During certain times and days of the year, though, you can also find colorful glass floats made by local artisans that are dropped in easy-to-find hiding spots by volunteers in the early morning hours. If you find one, make sure to register it and receive a certificate of authenticity!
- Boating and Paddling. If you’re staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be your home base for a number of water sports, including boating and paddling. Head to nearby Devil’s Lake for the day or for overnight camping and partake in a wide array of water sports and recreations, including canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and water skiing. Siletz Bay is also home to a wildlife refuge where paddlers can take a guided trip through the bay. Equipment is available for rent at Siletz Crabbing & Kayak Rentals, Two Seven Zero Stand Up Paddle Sports, and other local businesses.
- Glassblowing. Blown glass is a local passion in Lincoln City. Alder House Glass Blowers are the oldest glassblowers in the Pacific Northwest and are known for allowing visitors to watch artists at work. They offer a variety of pieces for sale as well as custom pieces made to your specifications. Volta Glass Gallery also allows you to blow your own glass if you want to have the experience of making it yourself. Other blown glass galleries and shops include Flannigan’s Glass Gallery, Lincoln City Glass Center, Summer Gap, and more. You can even find a blown glass float for sale if you aren’t lucky enough to find one on the beach.
From expansive vacation homes to cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will have all your accommodation needs covered when summertime comes. For now, though, we can all keep dreaming of summer nights and sunny days. Check back soon for part two of our top 10 picks of summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City! For now, stay safe and we’ll see you when the beach reopens.