Earth Day and Easter Celebrations Abound in Lincoln City

Spring is in the air and there are still a few beach condo rentals available in Lincoln City, Oregon if you’re hoping to make the most of this Earth Day and Easter Weekend! Properties such as the one-bedroom ‘Nantucket’, two-bedroom RSS Royal Pacific, and three-bedroom ‘Seamist’ are sure to be booked before the weekend is up, though. With so much going on in and around Lincoln City, and a beautiful 7½ mile stretch of coastline to explore, what are you waiting for? Book your beach house rentals today and get out of town this weekend! Here’s a small taste of the fun you’ll find in Lincoln City for Easter and Earth Day.

With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, the city’s 7½ miles of beautiful beaches are always waiting for you.

Starting on Friday, April 19th, Lincoln City’s neighborhoods will be bustling with the Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale. There will be roughly 100 different garage sales throughout the area on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – a picker’s paradise! This weekend is also a great time to explore the beach in hopes of finding your own colorful glass float, as there will be a special drop of 20 glass floats on Saturday, April 20th. This special drop is part of the 20 Years of Finders Keepers celebration and the floats represent the new ‘Explore Lincoln City’ branding. In addition, there will be 50 glass globes hidden along Lincoln City’s public beaches between April 20th and 22nd as part of a Special Glass Drop in Celebration of Earth Day. If you’re not lucky enough to find your own float on the beach, though, you can pick up an exclusive float by artist Ro Purser at the opening of the ‘American Made Glass Fishing Float Exhibit’ at North Lincoln County Historical Museum from 11am-3pm on the 20th.  

If cooking is more your thing, book your place now for Saturday’s Hands-on Balkans Cooking Class from 11am-2pm at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center. Explore the food traditions of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia with a delicious meal at the end for only $75 per person. Dog lovers will also be well-served this Saturday, April 20th with DOGgone Crazy Day at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. From 11am-5pm you’ll find everything from games and agility obstacles to trainers and K9 units to booths and pets up for adoptions from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

If you’re planning on taking the family out for some Easter fun, start with Lincoln City Kiwanis Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Regatta Grounds Park starting at noon on Saturday, April 20th. And if you don’t feel like cooking your own Easter meal, Marci’s Bar & Bistro will be serving Easter Brunch with Cosmic Strings as musical accompaniment from noon to 3pm. There’s Easter fun just for grownups as well, including the EGGcentric Adult Science Night presented by the Driftwood Library at Black Squid Beer House. This 21+ event starts at 4pm on Easter Sunday and will teach you about chemical reactions and osmosis – all using eggs! And if you’re still in town on Easter Monday, make sure to stop by the Tide Pool Clinic at 9:30am at the Northwest 15th Street Beach Access area. A local expert will be on hand to teach beachgoers about all the fascinating creatures living in these pools, free of charge.

Of course, you never need any special reason to visit Lincoln City. With some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, the city’s 7½ miles of beautiful beaches are always waiting for you. This stretch of coastline is especially brilliant in the springtime, though, so why not make this Earth Day and Easter Weekend your time to get away from it all!

Get to Lincoln City in Time for Beachcombing Season

With some of the state’s best seaside attractions and beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is known for its 7½ miles of beautiful beaches that attract visitors throughout the year. This is why it’s the perfect setting for Laura Joki’s beachcombing clinics that started in January of this year and are wrapping up at the end of April. If you want to catch one of these fun and free beachcombing clinics while they last, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to get away from it all, it’s about time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to show you all the treasures that its beaches hold.

When to Visit and What to Expect

This year’s season of weekly beachcombing clinics started on New Year’s Day, and there are only four sessions left in 2019. Weather permitting, these clinics will take place at the SW 33rd Street beach access point on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.

The clinics each begin with a short orientation followed by a walk along the beach with stops to guide you through the process of hunting for seaside treasures such as gemstones, fossils, agates, shells, rocks, minerals, jasper, and petrified wood. Beachcombers are advised to follow strict beach safety precautions, wear good outdoors shoes, and to bring a raincoat, a pair of gloves, and a sturdy container or bag for collecting all your treasures. Over the course of the two-hour clinic you are also encouraged to ask lots of questions, so that next time you go to the beach, you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for.

Gem & Jewelry Lovers Are Always Welcome

Even when the beachcombing clinic season is over, visitors can always find Laura Joki at Rock Your World, a shop in Lincoln City’s Nelscott District run by her and husband Mike Joki. They sell all sorts of rocks, gems, fossils, and handcrafted jewelry made from these and other treasures from the seaside. It’s always worth a visit even if you just want to have a chat and see what they have in their collection. If you love shopping for unique and handmade items, there are also several other jewelry shops in Lincoln City as well as art galleries, glass and pottery studios, gift shops, and other unique stores where local artisans and antique dealers sell their wares. 

Catching the end of 2019’s beachcombing clinic season is one great excuse to book one of our vacation houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is always offering up fresh, new reasons to visit, from whale watching and storm watching to clamming and crabbing to kite-flying festivals and culinary cookoffs. There are also accommodations available to suit every visitor’s needs, from one-bedroom condos on the busy beachfront to secluded homes with space for an entire family reunion. And whenever you visit, Lincoln City’s 7 ½ miles of beaches are always full of treasures for you to explore.

Visit Lincoln City, Oregon for the Festival of Illusions!

It’s time to book your beach house rentals and get ready for Lincoln City’s annual Festival of Illusions! The city comes alive with magic and entertainment every year around spring break ever since the first festival took place in 2012. This year is the biggest, yet with 10 action-packed days of magic, comedy, juggling, escape artists, mind-reading, bubbles, and much more taking between March 24 and April 4. There are also plenty of great options for places to stay, including some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, but accommodations are filling up fast considering the increasing popularity of this family-friendly festival. Keep reading to learn more and book your accommodations today!

What, When, Where, and How

Amazing Lincoln City Sunset

All performances for the 2019 Festival of Illusions will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center starting on Sunday, March 24 and ending on Thursday, April 4. Performances take place during the evening with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and shows beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free for children age 4 and under, $8 for youth ages 5-18, $14 for students and seniors, and $16 for adults. Each performance is staged in two sets with an intermission and there will be sweets, nuts, sodas, beer and wine for sale. You can purchase your tickets directly through the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s website or over the phone. There will also be an ‘Abra Cadabra’ Open Art Space in the Cultural Center’s Conference Room with drop-in workshops March 25 – 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring paints, markers, paper, fabrics and more. Admission to the workshops is $5 and children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule & Description of Performances

  • March 24: Rudi Galindo – The opening night features an improvisational magic show in the Teatro Pachuco style, which combines elements of European and Mexican-American theatrical and circus traditions, starring Rudi Galindo and special guest.
  • March 25: Magician Jeff Evans – This critically acclaimed magician started performing at the age of 12 and has made it his full-time job since 1998. Jeff Evans is known for clean comedy and fantastic magic tricks including escapes from chains, locks, and ropes. 
  • March 26 & 27: The Amazing Bubble Man – You’ll have two opportunities to see Louis Pearl, aka the Amazing Bubble Man, perform his trademark combination of magic, comedy … and the art, science, and fun of bubbles! Eight years of sold out audiences at the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival couldn’t be wrong.
  • March 28: Mentalist Brian Ledbetter – This mind-blowing mentalist can read people’s minds, move objects around the room, make accurate predictions, and entertain you with his unique brand of magic. Be warned: audience participation is a big part of this act.
  • March 29: Iman Lizarazu – This magically poetic performance dubbed “Basquette Quese” tells the story of the classic clown Pierrot fighting a battle to fall sleep that includes everything from juggling and miming to dancing and physical comedy.
  • April 2: Stefano Iaboni – This Roman-born actor, comedian, and trained circus performer with years of experience throughout Europe takes audiences on an entertaining adventure that includes comedy, juggling, magic, and much more.   
  • April 3: Angel Ocasio – This bilingual show uses both the English and Spanish languages to bring audiences on a journey of laughs that is big on physical comedy as well as juggling, magic, and music. 

April 4: Henrik Bothe – This Danish-born entertainer specializes in physical comedy, juggling, comedic magic, and escape acts that include getting out of a straight jacket while riding a unicycle. He has performed in four languages in 22 countries and 50 states and been featured on television programs across the globe including the Tonight Show.  

WWII Sub Lookout Could be Your Next Beach Rental!

Did you know there are beach house rentals on the Oregon Coast that used to act as World War II submarine lookouts? That’s right, you can experience a bit of history and relax in style at vacation homes such as The Submarine in Lincoln City, Oregon. This is just the ticket to a perfect weekend away whether you’re a history buff or just want to experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean right outside the door of a property known for its added style and charm. This historic property is unlike any other beach condo rentals on the Oregon Coast, but this deal won’t last as long as it has!

The Submarine- Sleeps 2-4 guests (2 queen rooms). Sweeping Oceanfront views from North- South. Beach access and glass enclosed hot tub perched overlooking Surf & Sand on a quiet beach. Used as Lookout during WWII .Wifi….

Historic Home Above the Sea

The Submarine is a two-bedroom property with its own private entrance, deck, and hot tub that are separate from those of the Anchor condo, which is the master suite that sits above the garage. During WWII, the entire house was used as a submarine lookout due to its strategic views of the oceanfront. It is also possible to book the two attached properties together as the Anchor and Sub House. With two queen bedrooms, a comfortable living room, sun room leading to a private deck, and recently remodeled kitchen, the Submarine alone offers plenty of room for four people to live in luxury. You can step outside to the private, glass-walled hot tub or enjoy the sunset and views of surfers at Nelscott wave from the comfort of a deck chair. When you’re ready to hit the sand and surf yourself, it’s only 90 stairs down from the deck (with resting benches along the way) to an almost private beach with tidepools to explore and plenty of picnic tables and BBQs. 

All the Amenities of Home and More!

The Submarine is fully furnished and ready to go with linens, towels, a starter kit of paper products, cookware, utensils, ironing board, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen that includes a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster. You will also find cable television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, VCR, and gas fireplace to keep everyone entertained and warm indoors. There might not be much time spent indoors, though, considering the view from the deck (complete with deck chairs) and private beach access right outside your door! And if you need to run a few errands or keep the kids occupied, nearby you will find gas stations, mini marts, grocery stores, ATM machines, medical services, a post office and FedEx, playgrounds, community center, fitness center, library, and more.

Beautiful Lincoln City Outside Your Door

Being close to the ocean is, of course, one of the main reasons people book beach vacation rentals. Oregon is dotted with all sorts of beautiful beaches along its west coast, and Lincoln City is famous for 7 ½ miles of the most stunning coastline in the state. You would not be unhappy if all you did during your stay was go to the beach. You can take a walk and visit a lighthouse, or go beachcombing, biking, boating, kite-flying, tide-pooling, whale-watching, crabbing at Siletz Bay, or deep-sea fishing at Depoe Bay. The town of Lincoln City is full of surprises worth straying from the beach for, though. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City Outlet Mall, gift shops, craft shops, antique shops, glass blowing studios, art galleries, museums, a golf course, a miniature golf course, a wide variety of restaurants, and other attractions are all nearby. It would be particularly fitting to visit local museums and learn more about the area’s history while you stay in this historic beach vacation rental!

Celebrating 20 Years of Finders Keepers on the Beaches of Lincoln City, OR

Looking for an excuse to get away to one of A1’s fabulous beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon residents are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Finders Keepers, a tradition in which “Float Fairies” hide blown-glass floats along the city’s beaches in a nod to the colorful spheres that used to float ashore from Japanese fishing boats in the days of yore. The “20 on the 20th” celebration kicks off on February 20th with a special drop of 20 limited edition glass floats, which will be a recurring event on the 20th of each month until May. If you’re itching to get away to Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of beautiful coastline, there’s never been a better time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to share this special tradition with you.

Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon.

20 Years of Glass Floats on the Beach

Although Finders Keepers was first imagined by a local blown-glass artist in 1997, it was not until 1999 that Lincoln City sponsored the initial season of glass floats on the beach. The artist was inspired by tales and images of lustrous, blue and green, blown-glass floats that used to wash up on Oregon’s shores from Japanese fishing crews that used them to keep their nets afloat. The project was meant to mark the coming millennium and attracted tourists from across the country. Now, 20 years on, the tradition has cemented itself as a part of Lincoln City’s unique local culture and is sure to remain so for many years to come.

What to Expect on the Hunt for Glass Floats

The glass floats hidden on Lincoln City’s beaches are meant to be found, with their bright colors and inconspicuous positioning below the beach embankment and above the high tide line. The Float Fairies come along several times a day during daylight hours between October and May to place blown-glass floats made by local artisans in fairly conspicuous spots where visitors like you might find them. Barring extreme and unsafe weather conditions, these drops go on as scheduled rain or shine, and there are also special drops to commemorate holidays and other celebrations. If you’re lucky enough to find one, just make sure to register it online through the Explore Lincoln City website. You’ll be able to register your float with its unique number, learn about the artist, and get a Certificate of Authenticity.

More Special Glass Float Drops in 2019

The fairies drop a few floats every day during Finders Keepers season, and 20 limited edition Explore Lincoln City floats will be dropped on the 20th of each month for the rest of the season, so there’s always a chance to get your hands on one. There are a few other special drop dates to look out for as well if you’re thinking of booking a vacation home or one of A1’s cozy beach condo rentals. Lincoln City Float Fairies will be doing a special drop of 50 pink, red, and white floats February 16-17 for Valentine’s Day; 300 extra floats between March 23rd and April 7th for Spring Break; 50 Earth floats April 21-22 for Earth Day; 50 extra floats May 11-12 for Mother’s Day; and 50 red, white, and blue floats May 25-27 for Memorial Day.  Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Start Planning Now for Valentine’s Day on the Central Oregon Coast

With one of A1’s cozy beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be the perfect place to spend a weekend away for Valentine’s Day. The awe-inspiring coastline alone is reason enough to visit this bustling seaside town for a romantic getaway, plus the fact that A1 Beach Rentals offers a host of charming and luxurious beach condo rentals. Lincoln City will also be buzzing with dreamy activities to keep you and your special someone busy (should you even decide to leave your snug cottage or condo for the day!). Here are a few of the top date-friendly options for an idyllic Valentine’s Day getaway in Lincoln City, Oregon:

The Classic “Long Walk on the Beach”

Easy access to beautiful beaches is one of the main reasons people book our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is home to 7½ miles of beaches from Road’s End State Recreation Site in the north to Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge in the south. So, wherever you’re staying, you are sure to be near a beach to start walking hand-in-hand with your better half. Whether you’re in the mood for a pleasant stroll or a more challenging trek, the natural environment of the Central Oregon Coast will accommodate you. There are even ample pieces of driftwood to sit and watch the tide roll in when you’re in the mood for a little break.

Antique & Collectibles Week

Lincoln City is marking Oregon’s 160th anniversary of becoming a state with a special week to spread the city’s story and celebrate antiques and collectibles that bring us back to those early days. There will be special deals and offers at the city’s 15 antique stores representing 100 different dealers, an icon exhibit courtesy of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club, an appraise-a-thon, a new pop-up Antique Faire, and a special Glass Float Drop just for this week! An extra 300 glass floats – all Japanese antiquities like the original glass floats that washed up on Lincoln City’s beaches more than a century ago – will be hidden along the beach for finders to keep.

Valentine’s Demo Class at the Culinary Center

Book your tickets now and make your way to the Lincoln City Culinary Center at 6pm on February 14th for a special cooking class in honor of Valentine’s Day. This fun, two-hour event will begin with a demonstration of how to cook a delectable supper, ending with a meal including wine for you to taste the finished product for yourself. Bring your date or simply bring yourself and meet other foodies along the way.

Live Music Throughout Valentine’s Weekend

There is always something musical going on during the weekends in Lincoln City, and the weekend following Valentine’s Day (which falls on a Thursday this year) will be no different. Salishan Resort will host two Music is Instrumental events over the weekend: a live piano recital with Mei Ting on Friday the 15th at 7:30 pm and a silent auction featuring Ural Thomas and the Pain on Saturday the 16th at 4pm. The Beth Willis Rock Duo will also perform at Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 8pm to midnight in Chinook’s Seafood Grill.  

In addition to everything named so far, there is a host of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, brewpubs, museums, shops, and other pleasant places to spend time with someone special in Lincoln City. There will also be an additional Valentine’s Day Glass Float Drop on February 16th and 17th with 50 red, white and pink floats hidden along the beach for you to discover during a leisurely walk. Just don’t leave your Valentine’s Day plans to chance – book your beach house rental now and secure your place in the most romantic city on the Central Oregon Coast.

It’s Not Too Late for New Year’s Deals on Oregon Beach House Rentals!

A1 Beach Rentals of Lincoln City, Oregon is offering a New Year Special for all beach house rentals during the month of January. All guests who book vacation homes or beach condo rentals for at least two nights during the month of January will be treated to an extra night free of charge! That’s right – the holidays might be over, but the 2019 coastal fun has only begun. Just make sure to mention this special during the booking process if you want to take advantage of the free third night. Here are a few of the fabulous rentals you can choose from for your January stay in Lincoln City, Oregon:

Pirates Lookout
Huge oceanfront deck & hot tub overlooking the ocean, as well as beautiful
ocean views from the family room and living room. Private beach access!

Starry Night (sleeps up to 11 guests)

This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath oceanfront home is one of our finest beach vacation rentals. Oregon and its beautiful coastline will be your playground as you enjoy the luxurious amenities, spacious floor pan, breathtaking views, and incredibly easy access to the beach at Roads End State Park. The first floor features a gourmet kitchen, pub table, dining table with seating for 10, entertainment system with multiple televisions and DVD player, gas fireplace, sleeper sofa, game room featuring a pool table and much more, and a half bathroom. The upper floor is where you’ll find four bedrooms with two king beds, one queen bed, three bunks, and four full bathrooms. There is also a beautiful deck, an outdoor hot tub, a laundry room, fresh linens, and parking for up to three cars. 

Kristy’s Cottage (sleeps up to 4 guests)

This beachfront home is one of A1’s newest listings available for rent. About a mile south of Lincoln City on Gleneden Beach you will find this 2-bedroom, 1-bath shingled cottage with the most stunning panoramic views from every angle of the window-lined great room. Whether it’s sunny or stormy outside, you will be treated to some of the most majestic sights of the Oregon coast from the comfort of plush furniture with a gas fireplace and entertainment system nearby. The rental includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining furniture, laundry room (also featuring ocean views), private courtyard, western-facing deck with wind screen, plenty of seating, two queen bedrooms on the quieter side of the property, luxury bathroom, and fresh sheets and towels.

Nantucket (sleeps 1-2 guests)

If you’re looking for a beach condo rental that’s perfect for a romantic getaway, a ‘best friends’ trip or even a solo adventure, this restored 1920s cottage just one block from the beach is it. The property is full of charm with a beautiful fireplace, comfy furniture, French doors opening onto the main deck, original wainscoting walls, and picturesque white trim. In addition to the main deck, where you will find a luxurious hot tub with ocean views, there is an observation deck with seating for two that is ideal for watching the sunset or sunbathing (when weather allows). You will also find a cozy bedroom with fresh linens, a laundry room, and a kitchen with all the amenities. And when you’re ready to get outdoors, you will find plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and the Chinook Winds Casino Resort all nearby.

There are many more beach rentals on the Central Oregon Coast to choose from, but you will need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal! Contact A1 Beach Rentals today for more information and to book your stay.

Stay in Lincoln City for “the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Thinking about getting away this season to one of our lovely beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon offers a charming atmosphere, abundant shopping options, delicious food and drink, and all the awe-inspiring, natural beauty that the Central Oregon Coast is known for. With third nights free on any two-night stay through the end of December, there are also great deals to be had on last-minute holiday getaways. And, in case you’re wondering: yes, there are still availabilities in some of our best beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting – here are a few of the festive activities you might soon be enjoying if you book your stay today.

Seasonal Celebrations for Winter’s Solstice

December 21st marks the official first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, otherwise known as Winter Solstice. Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City is celebrating the turning season with a free Winter Solstice Celebration from 6:30-8:30pm featuring music, poetry, stories, and yummy treats to nibble on. You might also enjoy staying warm on this wintry night with entertainment and libations at one of the area’s excellent bars and clubs. Left Edge Jazz will perform at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill will host its Christmas Hat & Ugly Sweater Karaoke party starting at 9pm, and DJ Andrew Eternity will provide tunes for the dancefloor at The Beach Club & Event Center starting at 10pm.

A Festive Weekend for Family & Friends

Whether you’re spending the holidays with the whole family, enjoying a romantic winter getaway with your special someone, or taking time out with friends, Lincoln City will provide the backdrop for a beautiful weekend with loved ones as Christmas week approaches. Everyone will enjoy Saturday Morning Cinema at the Bijou Theatre on the 23rd of December, when the holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ plays at 11am to benefit Lincoln City’s Warming Shelter. If you’re looking to laugh, then stop by Comedy Night at the Beach Club and Event Center from 8pm to 11pm Saturday for Amanda Arnold and special guest. There are also live music acts playing all over town this Saturday, including Sami Rouissi at Salishan’s Attic Lounge from 6-9pm, Bryan Nichols at MIST Restaurant & Lounge from 7-10pm, Ronnie Jay Duo at Black Squid Beerhouse from 8-10pm, and Brett Lucich at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill at 9pm.

The Calm of Christmas on the Oregon Coast

Restaurants, bars, and other businesses start winding down on the 24th of December, and Lincoln City is filled with a sense of calm as Christmas approaches. You can still enjoy the beach and strolls through town, though, and will even find that many businesses keep their doors open throughout the holiday. On Christmas Eve, Brett Lucich will put on one more show at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, starting at 8:30pm. If you’re in town for Christmas but don’t want to cook, you can even visit Fathoms Restaurant & Bar at the Inn at Spanish Head for their Christmas Day Buffet from 12-7pm on December 25th, but make sure to call ahead for reservations. And if you still have energy to go out the day after Christmas, head over to the Ugly Sweater Glow Bowl Party at Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen from 6-8pm on the 26th, and make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater!

Whatever you have in mind for your winter getaway, just make sure to act fast if you want to book one of the remaining beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is a wonderful place to spend this holiday season – whether you fill your time with activities or take it easy, there is more than one way to create magical memories on the Central Oregon Coast!

Shop Until You Drop in Lincoln City, Oregon

December is a good month for shopping since Christmas is just around the corner. While in town book one of our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon comes alive with the holiday spirit in fall and winter, especially for the time-honored tradition of Christmas shopping. From outlets to craft shops, Lincoln City is a unique retail haven surrounded by inimitable natural beauty on the Central Oregon Coast. If you’re thinking of getting away for a shopping retreat in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will not disappoint! Here are just a few examples of how Lincoln City, Oregon has everything you need to cross everyone off your list:

Antiques

With a cluster of 19 different antique shops found on and around Highway 101 in Lincoln City, you can peruse and shop the day away from morning to night and still not see them all! Lovers of antiquities, and those who love them will have no problem finding unique gifts while enjoying the quaint charm of this seaside town.

Arts & Crafts

Lincoln City is also home to 13 art galleries specializing in everything from blown glass and gemstone jewelry to paintings and sculptures, where you can purchase a truly one-of-a-kind piece for someone special on your gift list. The city is particularly well-known for the colorful blown glass floats that are hidden along the coast in the summertime, which you can also purchase at galleries such as Alder House Glass and Flanigan’s Glass Gallery.

Books & Music

If you’ve got a literature lover or music fanatic on your gift list, Lincoln City will also not disappoint you. The city’s variety of independent shops such as Beach Bum Thrift, Bob’s Beach Books, Media Mogul, North by Northwest Books & Antiques, Pacific Coast Books, and Robert’s Book Shop have got you covered.

Outlet Shopping

Lincoln City is well known for its Outlet Mall featuring high-quality, discounted merchandise from fine retailers such as Bath & Body Works, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Hollister, Levi’s, Nike, North Face, Oshkosh B’Gosh, Reebok, Toys “R” Us, Van Heusen, Zale’s, and many more. You could literally get all your Christmas shopping done in one day and get some amazing deals at the Lincoln City Outlets.

Surf Stuff

If you’ve got a surfer in your life, Lincoln City also boasts three shops where you can find just the right gift: Lincoln City Surf Shop at 4792 Southeast Highway 101, Safari Town Surf Shop at 3026 Northeast Highway 101, and Zuhg Life Surf Shop at 3219 Southwest Highway 101.

Unique Gifts

With kite shops, flower shops, crystal and gem shops, a culinary shop, and even a shop called the Christmas Cottage that’s dedicated to December 25th year-round, Lincoln City is one of the best places to find unique gifts along the Oregon Coast. Many shops are even dedicated to gifts and keepsakes, including Coastal Creations, 101 Inspirations, Barefoot at the Beach, Beachcomber Gifts, Cap’n Gull’s Gift Place, Oregon Country Arts, Treasures of the Sea, and many more.

Don’t delay – call today to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City might just be the perfect place on the Oregon Coast to get away for a couple of days and get all your Christmas shopping done without the stress of a big city.

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!