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Great Day Trips from Lincoln City Lodgings

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.

Lincoln City Oregon Beach

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!

Beat the Heat With a Beach Rental in Lincoln City, Oregon

This is the perfect time of year to book your beach rental in Lincoln City, Oregon

There are lots of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon year-round, but this time of year is the best time because of the weather.

Most of the United States is entering the hottest part of the year right now, with temperatures well-above their yearly average. So no matter where you are, whatever you consider “the perfect temperature” is quite a bit cooler than what you’re experiencing right now.

But you’d be sitting comfortably if you’d booked a beach house. Lincoln City, Oregon never gets much warmer than 72 degrees this time of year. And the skies are mostly clear and sunny over your vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon also entices those who hate mosquitoes! Those blood-sucking pests are hardly a problem along the coast of Oregon, so you can sit out on the patio of your unforgettable beach condo, or walk along our miles and miles of sandy beach, and not worry about the bug spray or swatting all the time.

The climate around our beach condo rentals is so great because of the Pacific Ocean. That big mass of water maintains its own fairly consistent temperature, so the air coming off of it really is influenced by it. While other parts of Oregon can experience extreme temperatures, right here along the coast we keep it cool and comfortable. 

This favorable climate means that no matter what time of year you come to stay in lodging near Lincoln City, Oregon (our winters never get below 40 degrees), you’re guaranteed pleasant temperatures.

So whether your pleasure is strolling along the beach, searching for sea shells, whale watching, flying kites or watching others fly them, mountain biking, hiking, or just spending time in a great beach vacation rental in a pleasant and friendly place, Lincoln City, Oregon has the climate and the atmosphere for you.

walking on the beach

Or you might be the event type person, and prefer to find great restaurants, music, hands-on experiences, and other organized adventures. If you’re that sort of person Lincoln City has you covered also. From the glass floats to guided tours and ghost walks, from whale watching excursions to the kite festivals, Lincoln City is never a dull place. 

So before you spend one more day out in the intense heat — and sweltering humidity, in many parts of the country! — book your stay for next week, or next month, at one of our many Oregon vacation rentals. 

Come on out and relax! We’ll take care of the air conditioning.

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!

Accessibility to Beaches and Things to Do in Lincoln City

Oregon Beach House Rentals

You have another great reason to book a beach rental in Lincoln City, Oregon: Accessibility to the beaches.

If you have accessibility concerns when you go to the beach, you have even more reason to plan for a beach vacation rental and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Beginning this year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 450 feet of “mobi mat” will facilitate access to the beach! Those who stay in vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon have access to the seven miles of beaches along the nearby coast.

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Originally developed to aid those confined to wheel chairs, mobi mats also aid those who have difficulty walking in sand, and those who use walking aids like crutches or walkers. 

Mobi mats are made entirely of recycled material, aiding sustainability and our efforts to be environmentally conscious. They are made of polyester, and are thus resistant to damage from sea water. They are six and a half feet wide, and they ride over the sand, supporting the person walking or rolling along from sinking into the sand and possibly stumbling.

So if you or a loved one staying with you in one of the beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon have mobility issues, the beach is now more accessible than ever!

Of course, one need not have mobility challenges to take advantage of the mobi mats. Everyone is invited to use them to get way out onto the beach, closer to the water. The mats go out pretty far from the end of the boardwalk or parking lot, and then a second strip goes left and right a little ways from the end of it to help beach goers spread out a bit.

And the beaches are a big reason to come and stay in one of the great beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Sea shells, beautiful stones and rocks, the breeze, the calming sound of the surf, the beautiful sunsets, the glass floats, plus kites darting too and fro — all are ready to welcome you. 

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And all are more accessible between Memorial Day and Labor Day thanks to the mobi mats on the beaches by Lincoln City, Oregon.

Of course, this is just the latest effort to provide a fully accessible vacation experience for those who book lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Public displays, public parks, the community center, and most businesses and restaurants in the area, also make a point of being accessible. 

Book your stay at Oregon coast beach vacation rentals today by calling 1-503-232-5984.

Kite Festival Returns! Book Your Oregon Coast Beach Vacation House!

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It’s back! After a two-year hiatus, the Kite Festival returns, and you need to book your beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon has lots of great beach home rentals

But if you don’t book a beach condo near Lincoln City, Oregon soon, you’ll be forced to stay a lot further away.

Oregon Beach House Fall Rentals

And you don’t want to stay too far away from the things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon around the Kite Festival.

The Kite Festival has been one of the premiere events of the Oregon coast for many years. The pandemic forced it to be canceled the past two years for health and safety reasons. But this year, with reasonable precautions still in place, the Kite Festival is back! 

What is the Kite Festival? Well, it is two days of fantastic kite displays and brilliant kite flying technique. Demonstrations and kite building activities will delight kids of all ages! 

On June 25 and 26 of this year, thousands of kite enthusiasts will come out to fly their kites and enjoy the display. Amateurs, newbies, professionals, and seasoned veterans will all come out. Kites of all shapes and sizes and colors will dazzle the eyes and lift the spirit to soar with them.

kite flying

The event takes place at the D River State Recreation Site. The site has plenty of parking for the thousands of visitors, and is easily accessible from many great Oregon coast vacation rentals. 

In fact, if you didn’t know, Lincoln City, Oregon is known as the kite capital of the world! The wind conditions and large expanse of beach provide excellent conditions for kite flying. Combine that with some truly lovely scenery, the always pleasing Pacific Ocean, and the raft of other things happening in Lincoln City, Oregon, and you have the perfect mix. The kite festival in Lincoln City, Oregon remains a lifetime experience not to be missed. 

Book your Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City today to make sure you don’t miss out on this summer’s installment of the Kite Festival!

Spring Means A Return to the Beach

walking on the beach

Winter is past, spring is here, summer is on the way. Don’t wait: book your vacation at a beach house rental. Lincoln City, Oregon waits for you with lots to do, and very pleasant weather to do it.

Now, winters in the Pacific Northwest aren’t exactly cold and snowy. The moderate, consistent weather really is one of the great things about this part of the country. Whenever you book beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon you’ll be guaranteed pleasant weather for a relaxing stay.

And when you’re staying in oceanfront property in Oregon you’ll have plenty to do right outside the front door of your your beach vacation rental.

walking on the beach

The seven miles of soft sandy beaches at Lincoln City, Oregon, are among the best on the Oregon coast. Early morning walks, tidepooling at low tide, seeking treasures washed up by the sea, and even crabbing or clamming in Siletz Bay, provide days of relaxation and fun for the whole family.

Many who stay in Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon enjoy tidepooling. This is the fun exploration of little pools left behind in basins of rock that gets exposed when the tide is out. These little microcosms of the life of the ocean provide a fascinating glimpse of the life that lives in the ocean. Starfish, anemones, sea urchins, and darting little fish fascinate and delight kids — no matter their age.

Siletz Bay, a short drive from the many beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, offers ample opportunities for crabbing and clamming — though both are subject to regulations, so be sure to check that out so you don’t run afoul of the law while catching your dinner!

The seven miles of beach also offer a wonderful place to just go for a stroll. Most of the historic districts that make up Lincoln City, Oregon can be access from the beach. So if you’re in no hurry — and if you’re staying in a beach vacation rental, why be in a hurry? — you can take in the sunrise or sunset, or just enjoy the breeze and pleasant weather, while walking to your next destination. 

kite flying

Another favorite pastime in Lincoln City, Oregon is kite flying. The sky fills with the colorful and interesting flyers, carried on the consistent and predictable breezes. The annual Kite Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. But you don’t need a festival to fly a kite when staying at lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Whether you bring your own, or buy one from a local shop, you’ll be shocked at how fast time will fly by as you’re having the time of your life flying a kite. 

And as the night comes along, you can end the day with a bonfire on the beach. Some s’mores, hot dogs, maybe a few beverages help to round out a day full of adventure before you return for a nice sleep at your vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Book you stay and find all of the great things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, today.

Spring Brings Things to Do on the Oregon Coast

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Spring is back in the air in the Pacific Northwest. That means prime vacation time for a great beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon lodging boasts many of these.

Whether you’re looking for beach condo rentals or beach home rentals, you’ll find a property to suit your needs. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon as spring sets in. All of them are within an easy drive of great beach rentals.

Oregon Beach House Rentals

If you’re looking to get down and stroll along the beach, make it a special search and find mission! Local glass artisans make special glass floats which they then hide all along our seven miles of beach year round. The year-round event is called “Finders Keepers,” because that’s exactly how it goes: if you find a treasure, it’s yours to keep! More floats, and special ones, are produced and hidden near special occasions and holidays. So get out and find your special, one-of-a-kind souvenir! 

If you’re staying at an Oregon coast beach vacation rental, this may mean just walking out your door and right down to the sand — you may even spy the artisans hiding their treasures!

Also all along the beach, and all year round, is an exciting and interesting beach combing experience. The Pacific Ocean is very generous, and it is known for sharing its own treasures. The trained eye can find natural treasures like gem stones, agates, petrified wood, jasper, and other coastal jewels. 

So when you book Oregon coast vacation rentals, bring along your sharp eye and your beach walking shoes. You never know what unique treasures you’ll go home with.

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

But wonderful sights can be found if you raise your eyes also. If you head to one of the great vantage points along the coast you’ll be able to look out for the thousands of grey whales passing by.

In the fall these majestic creatures migrate south to Mexico to breed, and then come spring they are migrating north again to Alaska. Oregon coast vacation rentals give visitors the best opportunity for spotting their backs, tails, and spouts as they make their biannual trek. 

The higher you get the better view you’ll have, and a good set of binoculars could come in handy to see this special show.

Spring also is a great time to visit the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. This public access garden is open year round, but spring brings some of the most spectacular blooms. Stop by and let the glorious spring blooms fill your mind and their sweet smells fill your nostrils. 

You won’t believe how many varieties of rhododendron the Hansen Garden keeps. And they’re perfectly framed by azaleas, and irises. All of these love to flower in spring and into the summer. Don’t miss it!

All of this natural beauty is available when you stay nearby at Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. Book your stay online or by calling 503-232-5984 soon!

Plan Your Spring Getaway with Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Can you feel spring coming? It’s in the air. Things just start to smell different. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest, and the perfect places to enjoy the coming of spring are Oregon coast beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has loads of them. 

Whether you stay north of town or south, whether you have a beach vacation rental on oregon beachfront property, or your vacation rental in Oregon has more of a mountain view, there are many great springtime things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Day trips include heading toward the mountains or along the coast for a hike. Plenty of the hiking trails in the area are accessible to those with disabilities or those who are just looking for a leisurely stroll for an hour or two. But there also are more rigorous hikes which can include quite a bit of change in elevation! The climb is difficult, but the views from the top are a great payoff. And then you’ll return to your Oregon coast beach vacation rentals ready for a shower and a calm night in. 

For those who still like nature but who are more in tune with city life, Lincoln City has a few outdoor park and recreation spaces right in town. The beach is always a popular place to stroll — though the water is a bit cold for swimming most of the year. And as you’re strolling you may find a treasure in the form of sea shells, or a glass ornament left over from our most recent “Finders Keepers” event.

Finders Keepers is an annual event where some of our local glass artisans craft glass balls and other items and hide them along the beach and send them out to sea. They float along and come upon shore where those who come out for the fun can claim them for their own. A unique memento of your time staying in Oregon and your beach condo rentals!

Speaking of glass blowers, those on spring vacation or spring break in Oregon can book a time with a glass blower in town to have a class in the art of glass blowing. This ancient craft produces some of the most beautiful and cherished keepsakes. The experts in town will gladly help you choose a project and colors, and help you execute your one-of-a-kind souvenir from your spring break on the Oregon coast. 

And last but certainly not least is the culinary scene and night life. Lincoln City has you covered on those scores as well. Lincoln City is happily a family-friendly town, but that doesn’t mean the restaurants all emphasize their kiddie menus, nor that the sidewalks roll up at 10 pm. From incredible seafood fresh from the Pacific, to Asian fusion combinations you never imagined, to good hearty Americana, and featuring plenty of organic, ethical, and special diet needs, the food scene in Lincoln City, and all up and down the Oregon coast, will satisfy every palate. 

Book your spring vacation or spring break vacation at Oregon beach rentals!

Catch a Film At the Bijou While Staying At Oregon Vacation Rentals

Yes, you’ll have many reasons to just stay put at your clean, comfortable beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many great beach home rentals to choose from, and when you book through A1BeachRentals you can be sure your vacation rentals will be among the best available. 

You’ll enjoy a great location, easy access to amenities, attractions, nature, shopping, and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Your lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon will have its own draw, with well-appointed accommodations, and, depending on which one you choose, a great view of the ocean or the mountains.

Sunset in Lincoln City, Oregon

Many Oregon vacation homes even have great audio-video setups with great entertainment systems where you can watch a film in the comfort and privacy of your own space.

Sometimes You Just Want to Go Out

But even with all that comfort and convenience, sometimes you still just want to go out and catch a flick in a quirky, beloved historic theater. 

Lincoln City can accommodate that, too.

Built in 1937 and originally called “Lakeside Theater,” the Bijou Theater originally help 270 people. Situated right on the main drag of 101 in Lincoln City, the Bijou screens film festivals and art films, plus the occasional big ticket show. 

“Bijou,” French for “jewel,” is a fitting name for this gem of a theater. Built as the Great Depression was still going and before World War II had started in Europe, the Bijou showed some of the great films of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Stars like Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, and so, so many others graced this space with their great performances. 

Several Owners Made Various Changes

The Bijou went through several owners, and more than one facelift, but the current owners have put in a good amount of work to restore many of the original art deco interior design elements, as well as expanding its seating capacity. 

Concessions at the Bijou also are something different. To be sure, they have all your favorite movie house favorites — buttery popcorn, Milk Duds, Sno Caps, and all those classic candies, plus fountain drinks galore. But you can also order an Oregon craft brew beer, and something more substantial to eat, delivered straight from a nearby restaurant. This is a movie-lovers happy place.

The Bijou is presently — March of 2022 — still operating under COVID protocol, with reduced capacity, social distancing requirements, and regular cleanings, but the days are fast approaching when we will once again be able to share the cultural experience of a packed movie theater, with a tense or emotional scene drawing us all into the action flickering on the screen. 

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a great film in a great venue when you stay at any of the many great beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Book your stay today, online or by calling 503-232-5984!

Delicious, Easy-to-Cook Meals Delivered to your Oregon Beach Rental

Fresh, delicious meals makes such a huge difference while staying at Oregon Home Rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts a good number of great restaurants. Those staying at Lincoln City, Oregon lodging will certainly have their choice of excellent restaurants. 

But sometimes guests just want to stay at their cozy, comfortable, clean beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon and cook a delicious meal on their own.

Enjoy a Full Kitchen

Most Oregon beach house rentals will have full kitchens with everything needed to prepare a simple meal. And when the food is delivered by a meal delivery service, nearly all of the ingredients come right to you — no need for a major trip to the grocery store!

Meal delivery services have really become more eclectic and sophisticated in recent years. Some offer more high-end meals that could require slightly more cooking expertise and more pots and kitchen tools. Some cater to specialized diets, whether vegetarian or vegan, gluten free, or other. Most have options, so the customer can find the cuisine that suits their needs and treats their taste buds. 

Likewise, there is a range of prices, from about $5 per meal, to more than $10 per meal.

Shipped Right to your Vacation Beach Rental Door

And when you put in your order, they will ship to whatever destination you tell them — even Oregon vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon travelers will enjoy this convenience, especially those flying in from far away. They’d rather just enjoy their time at their Oregon coast beach rentals, without the hassle of finding a grocery store. Also, with a meal delivery service, just the food needed to cook the meal comes to your Oregon coast vacation rentals. No need to buy a whole head of broccoli, or a whole bag of potatoes, carrots, onions, or similar, when you just need a couple. 

Meal Recipe Delivery Services

Some meal delivery services to consider include Every Plate, Blue Apron, Thistle, and Hello Fresh.

Every Plate delivers a box weekly with nearly all the ingredients you will need to make delicious, simple meals. All you’ll need to provide will be eggs, salt, pepper, oil, butter, and a few condiments here and there. But the meals are simple, incredibly delicious, and, starting at just $5 per meal, very affordable. Every Plate offers a number of options to choose from every week, and they can accommodate special dietary needs.

Blue Apron Was The First

Another that delivers food which you need to cook is Blue Apron. Blue Apron really developed the recipe delivery market a number of years ago, and they remain one of the best. Blue Apron is similar to Every Plate, but they take a slightly more sophisticated approach. This means the meals can be more adventurous and complex, and, yes, a bit more expensive. Meals begin at $9 each with Blue Apron. 

A third recipe delivery service to consider is Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is very similar to Every Plate, with many options, and low cost.

Meals Fully Prepared and Cooked

We have one more option to recommend: Thistle. For those who do not want to cook, and don’t just want typical takeout, Thistle will deliver meals fully prepared and ready to eat right to the door of your beach rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Naturally this means they’ll be a bit more expensive than the previous ones we mentioned, but not having to cook just might be worth it!

Whichever way you go, you will have great food to enhance the experience of staying at your oceanfront property in Oregon. Book your stay, and order your meals today!