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!

Great Board Games for Family Vacations

Sometimes when you’re out on vacation you just want to stay in, order takeout, and do something together. This can especially be true when you stay in comfortable, homey beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many of them.

And even though there are so many amazing things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, we understand the impulse to have “a night in.” 

Or, if you had plans for an outdoor excursion, but the weather doesn’t quite cooperate, you’ll be glad you’re staying in one of the great beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.

And during those nights in, many families enjoy a good board game to pit wits, test strategies, inspire conversation, and just have a good time together. Here are some suggestions for board games that would be a hit during a comfortable evening in Oregon vacation rentals.

First is Ticket to Ride. This comes in two versions, one featuring a game map of the United States and the other a game map of Europe. Players take turns building railroads and completing routes between far-flung destinations. The game is for 2 to 5 players, and it gets more complex and difficult with more players. But it is fast-paced, and groups can play multiple sessions in one evening. The drawback is this is a large-box game, so it would be better suited to those who drive to their Oregon coast beach house rentals.

Our second suggestion is Mille Bornes, which is a fairly old card game. Players draw cards and attempt to “travel” 1000 miles more quickly than their opponents. But opponents can cause havoc on the roadway or cause each other to run out of gas, or other calamity. This comes in a small enough box that it can be suitable for air travel, but since it is a game about driving, perhaps you should insist on making the breathtakingly beautiful drive to your beach condo rentals!

A third suggestion is Unexploded Cow. This is the most easily packed game among all of our suggestions, so it can travel with you no matter how you come to your Oregon beach vacation rentals. In Unexploded Cow you amass herds of mad cows and march them through the French countryside in search of unexploded ordnance from the First and Second World Wars. When one of your cows explodes, you get money. It’s a very fun game for groups of two to six, and each round goes only about 25 minutes.

Our fourth and final suggestion is Settlers of Catan. A global sensation when released, it pits settlers against each other to have the most dominant settlement on a deserted island. This game can be somewhat more cutthroat than the others, so it is a great one for families and friends who like some more intense competition over something that ultimately doesn’t matter — so it’s great for a “night in” at your cozy, homey beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has a lot to recommend it as a destination, and our many beach rentals are on that list!

So be sure to book your stay today!

Hiking and Other Winter Outdoor Activities

If you like hiking and other outdoor activity but don’t like doing it in sub-freezing temperatures, then you should come stay in a beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts plenty of hiking trails and other outdoor adventures that remain available throughout the winter.

Oregon can provide this because the temperatures along the Oregon coast stay above freezing. Average temperatures around your Oregon coast vacation rental remain in the 35 to 50 degree range all winter long, which means there remain many outdoor things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

Naturally the beaches along the Oregon coast remain a popular and relaxing place to take a stroll during the winter months. When you stay in Lincoln city, Oregon lodging you’re never far from a beach where a stroll alone or with loved ones can help clear the mind and refresh the heart. Who knows, you might find some shells!

Winter months also bring some spectacular winter storms to the area around Lincoln City, Oregon. Vacation rentals in the area provide great views to watch the clouds, hear the wind, and, if you have oceanfront property in Oregon, you’ll be able to see the mighty power of the crashing of the surf.

But for those who enjoy hiking, there remain three great hiking trails nearby Oregon beach rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

The first we’ll mention is the Drift Creek Falls trail. A few miles inland from Oregon coat vacation rentals, trees and topography protect hikers from the more unpredictable and severe weather of the coast. This trail is well maintained and easy to walk, and leads to the Drift Creek Falls, which is a spectacular 75-foot waterfall. Be sure to take a selfie with the falls in the background!

The second is the well-known Cascade Head Trail. Two trails wind their way to the terminus where hikers get a great payoff: on a clear day you can see nearly 30 miles out to sea! Bring your sturdy hiking boots for this one, because it does include some steeper rocky ascents.

The third is the most accessible, both because it is an easy walk, and also because it is very nearby your Oregon beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon, Devil’s Lake, and the Ocean, can all be seen from the summit of The Knoll. Whether you visit once or every day, you’ll get many beautiful views of the area near Oregon vacation beach rentals.

So if you’re looking for some outdoor activities in the winter that won’t freeze the bones, don’t miss an opportunity to stay at t aOregon coast vacation rental!

Christmas Vacation On The Oregon Coast

You still have time to book a relaxing getaway Christmas time vacation in an Oregon beach rental! Lincoln City, OR welcomes visitors year-round who are looking for a place to relax, take in nature, and experience some top-notch entertainment and shopping experiences.

Some beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, OR even take care of decorating for you, presenting a well-appointed, welcoming atmosphere for your holiday festivities. You get to stay in a beach condo rental, and the host takes care of the decorating!

But apart from the comfortable and clean vacation rentals, Lincoln City, OR has many other reasons to stay in town during the holidays — whether Hannukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or whatever your holiday — Lincoln City events don’t stop. 

Various venues have musical acts or productions of the musical Elf, Jr. to entertain. Many local shops have special holiday displays and sales, and some local organizations host bazaars where one-of-a-kind items may be found for that hard-to-shop-for person who seemingly has everything.

But entertaining shows and excellent shopping aren’t the only reason to stay for the season at an Oregon vacation rental. There are many other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Don’t forget: nature doesn’t take a holiday.

And the Oregon coast is a marvelous place to experience nature. December frequently presents some of the most spectacular winter storms you’ll see anywhere. The clouds, the stormy seas, the wind howling all present an opportunity to enjoy some hot cocoa in your cozy Oregon vacation beach rental with loved ones. 

Or you might go for a stroll along the beach when the weather is calm and the seas are gently lapping along the shore — there is little more relaxing than the sound of the sea, with gulls calling overhead. And who knows, you may even spot a whale! 

Beach home rentals along with the Oregon oceanfront property often give a great view to see whales flippering or even breaching! 

December holidays provide lots of reasons to book your stay at Oregon coast vacation rentals, whether you’re coming to spend a quiet, low-stress holiday, or just coming to get away and relax. Don’t miss the opportunity! Book today.

“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Welcomes Visitors From Oregon Beach Rentals

Mild year-round weather means there’s never a bad time for an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers many activities and attractions during the fall and winter. And with temperatures staying well above freezing even in the coldest part of winter, there is never a worry about the outdoors around your beach condo rental being too cold for pleasant outdoor activities.

One outdoor activity that you shouldn’t miss, and it won’t be too far from most beach home rentals near Lincoln City, OR, is the temporary “Washed Ashore” exhibit. This exhibit is a collection of large sculptures made using materials — debris, trash, and many items that were lost at sea or simply discarded —  that were found along Oregon beaches.

The sculptures have natural themes, as in a large bald eagle with its wings spread, a parrot fish, a marlin, a penguin, and other aquatic animals. 

The sculptures have traveled the country, including being displayed for a time at the Smithsonian, but they are back home in Oregon, along the coast where the debris was originally found. 

When you rent Oregon vacation homes you are just a short drive away from this cool display with a message of environmental responsibility. The display will be available, free of charge, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, which is centrally located along highway 101.

Incidentally, the Lincoln City Cultural Center is a great place to find art exhibits, and art classes, all year round. This “Washed Ashore” exhibit is just the current installation. So be sure to include it in your plans whenever you rent lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon.

You’re also a short drive, or even just a short walk, from the beaches where some of this debris was collected when you stay at Oregon vacation beach rentals. Lincoln City, OR has some beautiful beaches that are suitable for walking year-round, even in the winter. Even the coolest time of day isn’t too cool to stroll along the beach while wearing a jacket, and perhaps sipping on some coffee or hot cocoa. 

So don’t let the onset of winter keep you from visiting Oregon vacation rentals! There are lots of winter-time things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including things involving the beach.

Thanksgiving at an Oregon Beach Vacation Rental

Thanksgiving may be the best time of year to gather with family at an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers fantastic options for gathering as a family for this important holiday, whether the family wishes to cook Thanksgiving dinner together, or go out together and let someone else do the cooking.

But whichever way you go, book beach home rentals along the Oregon coast to make this holiday a memorable one. Many will have full kitchens where a marvelous Thanksgiving meal can be prepared. Some allow family pets to join — because they’re part of the family too!

Nearly all Oregon beach rentals will have a television with multiple networks and cable service so those who wish to can watch the parades in the morning, and football the rest of the day! 

Other benefits include the views — many have spectacular views out over the ocean, where the sunset will just take your breathe away — and the comfortable accommodations. Sitting rooms and living rooms where family can just relax, sip some wine, tea, coffee, or other beverage of choice, and share stories, remembrances, updates, and other chit-chat.

Whichever way, good Lincoln City, Oregon lodging can help make Thanksgiving weekend one to remember. 

And for those who choose not to cook at their Oregon vacation homes, restaurants in the area may be open for special Thanksgiving Day dinner reservations. Check listings to see who is open and serving turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and whatever other culinary delights you look forward to on Thanksgiving, because many may not be open, or may have limited seating for the holiday!

But whichever way you go for food, make the holiday one to remember by gathering all together as a family in one of the many comfortable, clean, and well-appointed Oregon coast beach vacation rentals. 

You will make memories for a lifetime, and might even start a new tradition that your family will cherish for years to come.

Don’t delay! Find your Thanksgiving dream house among the many Oregon beach condo rentals today!

Go Fly a Kite From an Oregon Beach Rental

Lincoln City, Oregon has been named the Kite Capital of the World by Kite Life Magazine, and for good reason. Those who are looking to enjoy some of the best kite flying conditions available on earth should consider Oregon Beach Rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has some great ones available.

Normally at this time of year the Fall Kite Festival provides delightful entertainment, breath taking demonstrations, and opportunities for fun for all members of the family staying at Oregon vacation beach rentals.

Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID pandemic has caused the cancellation of the 2021 Fall Kite Festival. However, this doesn’t mean that individuals and families who came for things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon can’t enjoy some kite flying on their own.

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In fact, provided all rules and recommendations about safety in the age of COVID are observed, there are ample opportunities within just a few miles of beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon are pretty much all within seven miles of the best places to fly kites. 

One of the most centrally located is the D River State Recreation Site. It is accessible from the center of Lincoln City, which makes it one of the most convenient. It is also the site of the Summer and Fall Kite Festivals — when they are held. 

But D River may be too centrally located, and therefore too crowded for COVID safety, or just for your own style of rest and relaxation when you come to stay in an Oregon coast beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon also has beach access at NW 26th Street, and at NW 15th Street. The latter allows visitors to drive right out onto the beach, while the former will involve navigating a long set of stairs. 

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A few miles north, those staying in beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon can find a great spot for kite flying at Road’s End State Recreation Site. This is a bit more secluded, and provides a better opportunity for space to spread out and try new things with your kites. 

And at the other end, if you’re staying at one of the available beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon at the southern end of town, public beach access is available at Taft Waterfront Park at SW 44th Street. 

But no matter which of the many Oregon beach house rentals you stay at, you will have ample opportunity to get out and enjoy safe kite flying with your whole family.

The Historic Communities That Make Up Lincoln City, Oregon

Today Lincoln City is known as a coastal destination with great beach vacation rentals. Oregon has changed a lot since settlers first started arriving in the 1800s, though, and the local traditions that make each of Oregon’s coastal communities unique have also changed. Tourism is now Lincoln City’s top industry with beach house rentals, blown glass studios, art galleries, eclectic shops, varied dining options, local wine, artisanal beer, and a variety of recreational activities, which is a big change from the days of fishing and logging. The bygone towns and distinct communities that melded together to make Lincoln City are worth also considering. Keep reading to learn more about these historic communities that each bring a unique flavor to modern-day Lincoln City and County.

The Beauty of Oceanlake

Long before any beach condo rentals were ever built, the first tourists to visit Oceanlake arrived in 1837, when two couples traveled from the Willamette Valley on horseback with a guide to enjoy the untouched coast. They set up tents in a grove of trees, bathed in the nearby sea, and made clam and fish bakes every night. It wouldn’t be until the 1920s that the tourism trade really started to take off in Oceanlake, when businessman Herbert Rexroad found success with a campground in roughly the same spot. The area became known as the town of Oceanlake when a post office opened in 1926 and is still home to a recreation area known as Devil’s Lake Park, the same name that Rexroad and his business partner gave to their land.

The Early Town of Taft

The first town in what is now known as Lincoln City was Taft, which was established years after its first residents – Sissie and Jakie Johnson Jr. – were given a 160-acre allotment to compensate for their reservation land being taken away. People were always coming through the area because of its location on Siletz Bay along a major transportation route that provided access to the ocean as well as the coastal towns. It quickly became an economic and social hub. By 1906 it even had its own post office named after William H. Taft, making it the first official town in the area.  

The “D” River in Delake

If you find yourself at the “D” River in Lincoln City, you are in the center of what was once known as the town of Delake. It was settled by homesteaders as early as 1910, but it wasn’t until 1924 that Delake got its own post office and was established as a town. Rumor has it that the name came from early settler from Finland who would say they’re “going to de lake,” but it might also be a version of “près du lac,” or “by the lake” in French. Who knows!

Nelson + Scott = Nelscott

The first European settlers arrived in Nelscott in 1910, but it wasn’t known by that name just yet. The dense spruce and hemlock forests kept this area from being developed as quickly as others, but two men by the name of Charles P. Nelson and Dr. W. G. Scott took notice when they spotted the lovely valley dipping into the sea as they explored the coast between Taft and Cloverdale. They came back years later to purchase the land when it came up for sale and combined their names as they developed a town that was booming by the late 1920s.  

Preserving Plants in Cutler City

Cutler City was the third town developed in North Lincoln County when Mary and George E. Cutler of Dallas, Texas purchased land in 1913 that was once part of an allotment owned by a Siletz Indian named Charlie Depoe. One historic moment that put Cutler City on the map was the establishment of the Rhododendron Society in 1938 to celebrate and preserve these native plants. Cutler City was chosen as the “rhododendron capital” because of the huge number of blooms that arrive between May and June every year, which is still a great time to visit.

Due to shared needs for fire and police departments, hospitals, and street improvements, these five small towns incorporated to form Lincoln City in 1965. The name was chosen by school children in honor of Abraham Lincoln. What a story, and what a great place to look forward to visiting in the future! The beach house rentals will be here waiting for you.

Top 10 Attractions That Make Lincoln City a Destination to Look Forward to!

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our beach house rentals in 2021 when it’s safe to reopen. Travel might currently be restricted, but there is plenty to look forward to when visitors can once again check into our beach vacation rentals. Oregon locals are also fortunate to have a world-class destination at their fingertips once we’ve turned a corner. To celebrate the good news on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 attractions in Lincoln City, Oregon that make this special part of the Pacific Northwest a great destination. Here are 10 excellent reasons to visit Lincoln City once travel restrictions are lifted:

  1. Chinook Winds Casino and Resort Center. This popular resort operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz includes a 35,000 square foot convention center, two floors of gaming, an arcade, live entertainment, multiple restaurants, a hotel with 227 rooms, daycare services, an immaculate golf course, and much more.

  2. Mossy Creek Pottery. Located in a quaint farmhouse cottage down a picturesque, forested lane off Highway 101, Mossy Creek Pottery is a destination for ceramic art lovers. More than 40 ceramic artists from the Pacific Northwest region display and sell their works here. A wide range of styles, techniques, and glazes are represented.

  3. Alderhouse Glass Blowers. Visitors are treated to a unique experience at Alder House, where experienced glass blowers work their magic right in front of your eyes and not behind a glass wall like some other blown glass studios. You can ask as many questions as you’d like, and of course, buy something before you leave! Lincoln City is known for blown glass, so you don’t want to leave without a unique glass piece.

  4. Lincoln City Outlets. Shopping is one of the top reasons to book one of our vacation homes or beach condo rentals. The Lincoln City Outlets ought to be the first stop on any future retail therapy excursions. The outlets offer dining, entertainment, and shopping from 49 top retailers ranging from American Eagle to Van Heusen.

  5. Siletz Bay Park. This park might just be a small patch of grass with a gazebo and education center, but it offers access to one of the most beautiful bays on the Oregon coast with amazing views of the Pacific. Siletz Bay is an ideal spot for clamming, crabbing, beach bonfires, and other seaside activities.  

  6. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. Visitors are invited to enjoy this beautiful garden from dawn to dusk seven days a week once it reopens. Wheelchair users and pets on leashes are also welcome. As you explore the grounds you will find many enchanting lanes and charming areas to sit, plus a gift shop where you can shop for plants and souvenirs. Purchases and donations also help support public access to the gardens.

  7. Taft Bay. If you’re visiting Lincoln City, you have to stop at the historic bayfront district on the southern side of the town known as Taft Bay. During a typical day, visitors can find artists, galleries, independent merchants, shops, bars, restaurants, and special events throughout the buzzing commercial district. The bay itself also offers a great place to take a walk, sit on a piece of driftwood, enjoy the view, and light a bonfire after dark.  

  8. Prehistoric. This is one of the most unique shops and education centers on the Oregon Coast, offering an impressive selection of fossils, meteorites, and minerals with a highly knowledgeable staff on hand to ask questions and provide information.

  9. Roads End State Recreation Site. When the beaches are too windy or crowded, head to the calm shelter of Roads End State Recreation Site to take a stroll, explore the tidepools, and discover a hidden cove at the end of a short path starting at a creek in the headlands. Just make sure to leave the cove before high tide, or you might find yourself stuck!

  10. Lincoln City Glass Center. Anyone exploring the blown glass traditions of Lincoln City should visit the glass center before leaving town. Here you can learn all about glass blowing and even learn how to create your own blown glass creation, which you can purchase and take home with you.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for anyone planning a trip to our beach house rentals in 2021. Lincoln City is a beach destination with virtually endless ways to spend your days at a safe point in the not-so-distant future. We look forward to welcoming you then!

Lincoln City’s Public Parks Offer an Array of Activities and Possibilities

With a booking at one of our beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon becomes your wonderland to explore. The public parks in and around Lincoln City are among the area’s greatest treasures for the public to enjoy and this continues to be true even in the autumn and winter. The local parks are still wonderful to explore even as the weather gets colder and rainier, as long as everyone bundles up and prepares for the elements. Whether you’re looking for a forest full of ancient spruce trees, a family-friendly recreation area, or a skatepark to hop on your board, you’ll find it in Lincoln City. Here are a few of the top picks for public parks in this area:

Kirtsis Park. This recreation area on Northeast 22nd Street offers a skateboard park, basketball court, baseball fields, and picnic shelter where you can enjoy a packed lunch even when the weather is frightful.

Dorchester Park. If you’re looking to get in a game of tennis while staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will not disappoint you. Dorchester Park on Northwest 28th Street is an ideal spot to enjoy a game of tennis or a picnic lunch when the weather allows.

Regatta Grounds. This family-friendly park is known for its large wooden play structure, but it also features a beach, swimming area, boat ramp, fishing dock, views of Devils Lake, walking trails, and a covered picnic area that protects picnickers from the elements.

Holmes Road Park. This scenic park on West Devils Lake Road also offers a boat ramp, fishing dock, and beautiful views of Devils Lake. If you’re out on the water, though, you really get a sense of how beautiful this park is.

Josephine Young Park. If you want to enjoy a wooded area that instantly makes you feel like you’re in nature without leaving Lincoln City, this beautiful park on Southwest 65th Street with bay access and picnic tables is right up your ally.

Sandpoint Park. Whether you’re planning a large family reunion or a romantic weekend in one of our beach condo rentals, Lincoln City can be a great place for a barbeque when the weather is right. Sandpoint Park offers picnic tables, barbeques, views of Devils Lake, and a beach with a swimming area for the warmer months. 

Taft Waterfront Park. Even when it’s raining you can still enjoy a picnic at Taft Waterfront park on Southwest 51st Street, thanks to the covered picnic area. This park also offers easy access to the beach, lovely views of Siletz Bay, and a dock for crabbing and fishing. If you don’t feel like eating outdoors, there are also many delicious restaurants nearby where you can taste the bounty of the sea.

Siletz Bay Park. This small, intimate park off Highway 101 near Schooner Creek Bridge also offers beautiful views, bay access, and picnic tables. There are several smaller parks in Lincoln City, as well as larger state parks in nearby areas that make for perfect day trips. Once you book your beach house rental, you can start planning your outdoor adventure. Just make sure to pack winter clothes, sturdy shoes, and a raincoat so you’ll be ready for anything! It’s never a bad time to enjoy the public parks in and around Lincoln City, Oregon.