How to Enjoy Autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon

Book your beach house rentals now, it’s time to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City! As the new season gets underway and with Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of awesome autumn activities to get you in the mood for falling leaves and pumpkin patches. All you have to do is pick an event and pack for a fun and relaxing getaway. With A1 Beach Rentals’ awesome selection of beach vacation rentals, Oregon has never been such an appealing destination for coastal travel. Keep reading to learn more about some top ways to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon this year.

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Fall Kite Festival

It’s that time of year again: the Fall Kite Festival returns to Lincoln City. Head on down to the beach at D River State Recreation Site between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, October 5 or Sunday, October 6 with your favorite people and your favorite kite to fly high. Or, just bring yourself and check out all the high-flying fun! This biannual tradition is fun for the whole family with plenty of kite-flying activities to enjoy. It’s a great excuse to visit Lincoln City for the weekend.

Dark & Stormy Nights at Driftwood Public Library

“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” as the saying goes. This is also the theme of Driftwood Public Library’s series of autumn author events that return each year as the days get shorter and darker. A new author will read and share their work every Thursday afternoon in October starting at 4 PM at 801 Southwest Highway 101. Author Dana Haynes will be the first presenter on October 3, Christa Yelich-Koth will be the second presenter on October 10, Valerie Davisson will be the third presenter on October 17, and Alexandra Mason will be the fourth presenter on October 24. The library has been bringing Pacific Northwest mystery writers to the Central Oregon Coast with this special series of readings since the late Marcy Taylor started the tradition in 2002. There is no charge for any of these “mysterious” literary events.

Haunted Taft Tours

If you love a good scary story, then you will want to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals during an upcoming weekend in October and book your spot on one of the Haunted Taft Tours. Local storytellers will take you through town on an hour and a half walk while listening to spooky lore from the Oregon coast, such as the tale of the Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay, bigfoot sightings, and more. Tours cost $10-$20 and will take place Friday, October 4 at 6 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, October 5 at 6 PM; Friday, October 11 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Saturday, October 12 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. There will also be a special Full Moon Tour on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30 PM with Lincoln City Council Members doing the storytelling. Attendees must be at least eight years old and must contact Shellie Stuart at Shellie@TaftBeach.com to reserve a spot on the tour in advance.

Finders Keepers Kickoff Weekend

Lincoln City is known for its Finders Keepers on the Beach, where glass floats are hidden by “float fairies” for members of the public to find and take home. There will be an additional 100 glass floats hidden around the beach on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the return of Finders Keepers for its 20th anniversary season. The floats are hidden along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline throughout the year, though, and even if you don’t find one you can always purchase a glass float made by a local artisan at one of the city’s many gift shops. Autumn is awesome in Lincoln City, and these festive fall events are just a glimpse of what’s in store when you visit after the heat of summer starts to cool down. Contact A1 Beach Rentals today to book your beach rental and let this magical part of the Central Oregon Coast do the rest!

Book Your Beach House for Fun in Lincoln City This Fall

It’s time to book your beach house rentals – Lincoln City, Oregon is gearing up for a season of fun this fall! Summer is officially over, which means the crowds have thinned out at the beaches and the sizzling sun is cooling down, but the bounty of the harvest awaits with a host of upcoming autumn activities to choose from. Just don’t wait until the last minute to book your beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City has plenty in store for visitors and locals alike, and you don’t want to miss out on these fun fall events!

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A Tour to Die For

Start getting in the mood for the Halloween season with “A Tour to Die For” this Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Local experts will tell tales of famous and infamous cemetery residents, as well as a few mysterious occurrences, with actors bringing the stories to life before your eyes. The spooky tour is hosted collaboratively by the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association, and Theatre West. Tours run every hour from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Artisan Faire at Salishan

The Shops at Salishan Resort is hosting a weekly Artisan Faire featuring vendors from all around Oregon offering unique crafts and handmade artisan products, including some great gift ideas for the upcoming winter holidays and other special occasions. The faire runs on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with upcoming dates confirmed on September 27 and October 4.

Oktoberfest at Beachcrest Brewing

If you love beer, food, music, and games, then you are in luck. Beachcrest Brewing is celebrating Oktoberfest this Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 with multiple seasonal beer releases, delectable dishes to sample, fun games for all ages, and loads of live music with no entry fee. Saturday’s music acts include John Bringetto playing polkas and German beer drinking favorites on the accordion from 2:00 to 4:00 PM; Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts playing old-time, new-time, ragtime, blue-time, and country-blues encrusted with country-gold from 4:30 to 6:30 PM; and Run and Tell That Duo playing favorite singalong tunes from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. John Bringetto will play again on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, followed by Sitka Band playing jazzy, trippy, folkadelic rock from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.  

Lincoln City Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market

The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market is always a great place to enjoy the local bounty with all items for sale being either homegrown or handmade by its seller in a festive, outdoor marketplace setting. The market runs on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Northeast Highway 101, with upcoming dates confirmed on September 29 and October 6.

Whether you book one of our grand beach houses or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will offer no shortage of fun fall activities to make your upcoming getaway more than worthwhile. Book your beach rental today and enjoy an amazing autumn retreat on the Oregon coast!

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors this Summer in Lincoln City, OR

Lincoln City, Oregon offers one heavenly slice of the Great Outdoors with a wealth of beach house rentals that allow you to enjoy every inch of it from the moment you step out the door. Once you book one of our oceanfront homes or beach condo rentals, you will quickly find that there is something for everyone in this beautiful patch of the Central Oregon Coast. Here are a five of the best ways to explore the Great Outdoors in Lincoln City this summer.

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5. Crabbing and Tide-Pooling Clinics

With 7½ miles of stunning beaches to explore, Lincoln City is one of the best examples of the Central Oregon Coast. There are even local experts who are more than willing to share their knowledge of coastal activities such as crabbing, clamming, tide-pooling, and beachcombing at free clinics throughout the year. An upcoming tide pool clinic on July 19 (starting at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln City’s Northwest 15th Street Beach Access) will give attendees a chance to learn about the colorful sea creatures that live in the rocky intertidal pools along the beach. If you’re in town on July 25, you can also learn more about the local beaches while crabbing on Siletz Bay following a brief introduction starting at 11 a.m. at the pavilion on Southwest 51st Street.

4. Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market

The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market takes over the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday during the summer with a wide range of items for sale. The outdoor market only features items that were homegrown or handmade, so whatever you buy, you can be sure it’s fresh and local. Prepared food, beverages, and entertainment are also offered.

3. Finders Keepers on the Beach

Beachgoers from far and wide come to Lincoln City in the hopes of finding their very own blown-glass float hidden on the beach by “float fairies” between October and Memorial Day each year since 1999. The tradition began as a celebration of the new millennium inspired by the colorful globes that used to wash ashore from Japanese fishing boats sailing the sea around the turn of the previous century. The city will be celebrating 20 years of this ongoing tradition, known as Finders Keepers, by “dropping” 20 unique floats inspired by the new Explore Lincoln City brand along public beaches between Siletz Bay and Roads End on the 20th of each month.

2. Local Summer Festivals & Special Events

Lincoln City and its surrounding areas are buzzing with local festivals and special outdoor events this time of year. The popular Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival that took place in June was one of the most successful yet, but don’t worry if you missed it – there are still plenty of fun fests to enjoy! The Dory Days Festival in Pacific City, for example, will take place the weekend of July 19-21 with a fish fry, parade, and much more to celebrate the local dory fishing culture. The Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (north of Depoe Bay) will also take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 27 and 28. The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts this event and volunteers will be on hand to help you better understand the local wildlife and make the most of your time outdoors.

1. Have it Your Way

One of the best things about Lincoln City is that you don’t even need an itinerary or plan of any sort to enjoy a wonderful week (or weekend) away. It all starts once you book your beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches, rivers, mountains, trails, wildlife, and culture of all sorts will be at your fingertips. Whether you want to walk on the beach, do a bit of shopping, go wine tasting, enjoy al fresco dining, or simply sit on the deck of your beach rental and watch the waves crashing on the beach, you can have it your way. The best things to do in and around Lincoln City are what things you want to do. Lucky for you, there are plenty of options to choose from. Book your stay today and get outdoors!

Music, Movies, and More to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

With a host of cultural events and fabulous beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal destination during the summer months. Lincoln City is well-known for its 7½ miles of pristine beaches, of course, but there is much more to this area than fun in the sun, sand, and surf. Once you’ve booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will be yours to explore with music, movies, theatre, art, culture, and so much more to delight your senses. Here are a few of the local venues where you are likely to find something to tickle your fancy this summer:

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Chinook Winds Casino Resort

The Chinook Winds Casino is always a great destination to visit in Lincoln City with a wide range of gaming options and multiple restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Chinook’s Seafood Grill is hosting a variety of music acts this summer, for example, including Cool Breeze Band on July 19-20 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight and The Perry Gerber Band on July 26-27 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort will also be hosting The Guess Who on July 26-27 at 8:00 p.m. with presale tickets for $20-$35. Check their events calendar and you’ll see there’s always something on!

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is another great venue for local entertainment on the Central Oregon Coast. This month the cultural center is hosting the vaudevillian, accordion-playing, cowboy Sourdough Slim on July 19 at 7 p.m. and folk musicians Donnie Macdonald of Scotland and James Keigher of Ireland – known collectively as Men of Worth – on July 24 from 7-9 p.m.

Salishan’s Summer Concert Series

The Salishan Spa Golf Resort is hosting a summer concert series with new performers every week. On July 20 you can catch the fun-loving sounds of The Junebugs, and on July 27 you can enjoy Kalimba (The Spirit of Earth, Wind, and Fire). All summer concert series shows start at 7 p.m. and are free for all ages. Even if you’re not going to a show, Salishan is always a great place to play a round of golf, indulge in a spa treatment, eat a delicious meal, or meet for a sumptuous cocktail or glass of wine.

Summer Morning Matinees at the Bijou Theater

The Bijou Theater is a favorite among locals and a real treat for visitors looking for an authentic cinema experience. The Summer Morning Matinees are a longstanding tradition that returns every Saturday at 11 a.m. throughout the season, so if you’re visiting Lincoln City over a weekend you have a great opportunity catch a classic flick on the big screen. This summer, the theater is even adding extra weekday screenings, so you won’t have to miss out if your schedule conflicts. Upcoming screenings include the 1986 film Castle in the Sky on July 20, 22 and 25 and the 1988 film The Land Before Time on July 27 & 29 and August 1.

More Events Around Town

There are plenty of other upcoming events all over Lincoln City at a wide range of bars, clubs, restaurants, and many other venues as summer rolls on. For example, Oregon State University’s After Dark Dance Team will be performing everything from the Lindy to Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at Driftwood Library if you’re looking for something really lively and unique. Black Squid Beer House is also celebrating its two-year anniversary July 25-27 with a special edition of Thursday Trivia, a Buoy Beer Company tap takeover and Black Squid IPA tapping on Friday, and Retroactive Gamma Rays performing live on Saturday night. The sun will continue through August and beyond, so book now and secure your oceanfront homes or beach condo rentals! Lincoln City has so much to do for everyone – you won’t be disappointed.

Book Now While the $50-Off Summer Special Lasts!

A1 Beach Rentals is offering a huge “fill in the gaps” discount on one of the best beach condo rentals Lincoln City has to offer. The quaint Seabird Cottage, which still has several shorter bookings available in between longer bookings throughout July and August, is now discounted by $50 per night for all of these remaining dates. With a view that has been described in the guestbook as “awesome,” “marvelous,” “fantastic,” and “spectacular,” there’s no wonder why so many guests leave Seabird Cottage happy. The question is: will you book while this deal lasts? Here are a few reasons to book your discounted summer getaway ASAP.

Seabird Cottage Breathtaking oceanfront views from this private, beautifully crafted Beach home sitting on a quiet dead end. There are 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths.

It’s All About the Views

As already mentioned, the breathtaking views set this cottage apart from other beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is already known for its 7½ miles of stunning beaches that are easily accessible and viewable from countless locations, but not all locations offer floor-to-ceiling windows with 180-degree views of the surf, sand, sea creatures, and (most importantly) sunsets. You can also choose to relax in comfort on the oceanfront deck, patio, and hot tub while enjoying these views – talk about a picture of paradise!

A Home Away from Home

With a wide variety of hotels and beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon has its fair share of accommodations for visitors to choose from. Few accommodations offer the beauty, style, and comfort of a home, though. Seabird Cottage offers all that and more with custom trim, hardwood floors, tongue-and-groove white wooden walls, a ‘great room’ with a granite slab kitchen and island, 4 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, an oceanfront deck/patio, and a hot tub. There’s also a media room with WIFI, two televisions, DVD/VCR players, and a music center. There’s a good chance you won’t even notice these creature comforts, though, because beach access is just a few minutes away from the front door.

Amenities Galore

It’s true that beach access is the best amenity that money can buy in Lincoln City, but you’ll get a few more amenities to make your stay worthwhile at Seabird Cottage. It’s the little things that make a stay great, after all. That includes things like beach chairs, cable television, Internet access, utensils and cookware in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, modern appliances such as a dishwasher and icemaker, washer and dryer, gas fireplace, fresh linens, and much more.

So Much to Do

You might find that the perfect weekend at Seabird Cottage consists of nothing more than walking and beachcombing during the day, enjoying the sunsets in the evening, and cooking gourmet meals with locally sourced ingredients in the fully appointed kitchen. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! There is so much to do, though, if you’ve got a little bit of adventure in mind. If you’re looking to play on (or around) the water, there is boating, boogie boarding, crabbing, clamming, fishing, hiking, surfing, whale-watching, tide-pooling, and more. Local businesses also offer craft shopping, outlet shopping, golf, movies, sight-seeing, art, fine dining, wine tasting, plenty of fun for the kids, and a world-class casino resort.  What more could you ask for when all of this is available at a discounted rate throughout the end of summer? Don’t wait until every last date is booked up, though – contact A1 Beach Rentals today and look forward to your future stay at Seabird Cottage.

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.

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.

Book Your Summer Stay in Lincoln City Today!

With 7½ miles of pristine beaches and an eclectic range of beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal location to get away from it all with family and friends this summer. If you want to find the accommodations that suit your needs at the price that suits your budget, now is the time to plan and book your stay. These are just a few of the finest beach vacation rentals Lincoln City has to offer this summer:

 

The Anchor House & Submarine

Families and groups of friends looking for beach access during the day and a little privacy at night will appreciate the divided accommodations of the Anchor House and Submarine, plus who wouldn’t want to stay in a house with so much history? This beach house was a submarine lookout during World War II, but now it is appointed with four queen bedrooms, a queen loft, two kitchens with modern amenities and two separate living rooms with cozy fireplaces.

The Beachfront Lodge and Loft

If you’re planning a big family reunion in Lincoln City this summer, the Beachfront Lodge and Loft is perfect for your large group! The cigar house and gazebo are great venues for a big picnic, casual dinner or other sizeable gathering, and the house sleeps up to 16 people with room for 6 cars. This historic home offers something for everyone with ocean views, quick access to the beach, a gourmet kitchen, room for entertaining and plenty of places for the kids to play.

Miracles

Couples in search of a romantic getaway and beach access just steps from the door will fall in love with Miracles. Who knows, you might even find a colorful glass float as a memento during one of your romantic walks on the beach! Miracles is truly one of the finest beach condo rentals Lincoln City has to offer so you will need to book fast before this one gets away.

Moonbreaker

Whether you’re planning a grownup getaway with two or three of your favorite friends, or want to have a nice trip with the kids but still want to enjoy some private time in a luxurious master bedroom, the Moonbreaker beach house rental is just right for you. The master bedroom comes equipped with a relaxing Jacuzzi tub that comfortably fits two adults, and everyone will enjoy the fire-pit that looks over the beach from the deck.

The RSS Royal Pacific

This luxuriously appointed two-bedroom condo provides oceanfront views and a range of modern amenities. If you stay here you may feel swept away by the antique touches and fine wood furnishings that celebrate the luxury of classic ocean liners, and you will definitely feel the power of the ocean just a short walk away. The RSS Royal Pacific is perfect for small groups of 2-4 people.

Shoreline Chateau

If you want a comfortable and well-appointed beach house that’s big enough to accommodate two small families, then the Shoreline Chateau is ideal for you. This oceanfront home sleeps as many as ten people and accommodates three small cars or two larger vehicles. The outdoor hot tub, amazing ocean views from the deck, living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, bonus living room with TV and DVD player and refurbished kitchen will make it better than home.

Lincoln City is an idyllic destination for a summer vacation whether you’re looking for relaxation along the sand and surf, moonlit walks and romantic sunsets, fine wine and dining or adventurous excursions. Groups of all sizes and people from all walks of life will find something to make their days here – but don’t wait too long to book your getaway or it might be too late.

Plan Your Spring Break in Lincoln City, Oregon

With so many Lincoln City beach vacation rentals to choose from in this idyllic seaside town, there is always a good reason to visit the Central Oregon Coast. Now that Spring Break is around the corner, there is more reason than ever to visit Lincoln City! Luckily, there are still rentals left in late March and early April, and there are even deals to be had on exclusive beachside homes if you book now. There is also plenty to do around Lincoln City this Spring Break season. We’ve gathered a few of the most exciting and relaxing events coming up in Lincoln City to keep you busy over the Spring Break.

Special Spring Break Glass Drop

Finders Keepers on the Beach is one of the most popular reasons to visit Lincoln City. Colorfully decorated, hand-blown glass floats are dropped in hiding spots above the tide throughout Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of beaches by “Float Fairies” every day between October 14th and May 28th. Many visitors come to Lincoln City for their chance to find a float of their own, which they can then register and receive a Certificate of Authenticity for. There are also many hand-blown glass floats made by the same artists available at local shops. Chances are you can find one on the beach this Spring Break, though, because 300 additional pieces of glass art will be dropped between March 24th and April 8th.

Festival of Illusions at the Cultural Center

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will play host to the Festival Illusions between March 25th and April 5th this year. Once you’ve booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will become your most magical home away from home. Kids who love magic and mayhem will thrill at the chance to join the special day camp, and the whole family will enjoy magic performances for all ages in the evenings.

Easter Egg Hunts Galore

If you’re in town for the Easter weekend with the kids, you’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to sacrifice the traditional Easter Egg Hunt just because you’re on a vacation away from home. The Lincoln City Community Center will host an “Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool” on Friday, March 30th at 1:30 p.m. with hunts for different age groups in both pools. The Lincoln City Kiwanis Club will also host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st at Regatta Park from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Busy Beachcombing Clinics

There are numerous clinics that start from the Southwest 33rd Street Beach Access in Lincoln City throughout the year, from clamming and crabbing to beachcombing. Spring Break may be your perfect time to join a beachcombing clinic and learn from an expert how to search the sand and sea for petrified wood, jasper, gemstones, fossils, and agates. This free clinic will start at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31st.

Saturday Morning Matinees at the Bijou Theatre

This historic theatre often hosts Saturday Morning Matinees starting at 11:00 a.m. with classic films in a classic setting for only $2. On Saturday, March 31, the 1945 classic “Sherlock Holmes Pursuit to Algiers” will bring this beloved character to Algeria along with the trusty Mr. Watson to protect the heir to the throne after the King of Ravenia is assassinated. If you’re in Lincoln City on Saturday, April 7th, you can also catch the comedy/mystery “My Favorite Brunette” starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney.

With the right beach house or beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon will be your home for Spring Break. Book today and start planning your week of fun!

Book Your Beach House Stay for Whale Watching Today!

With such perfect conditions this season, nature-lovers ought to book their Lincoln City beach vacation rentals today and catch the exciting whale watching down in Depoe Bay. This quaint bay on the Central Oregon coast is known as “the whale watching capital” and is only a short drive from all of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of beautiful beaches and countless amenities are perfectly positioned for whale watchers heading out for their morning expeditions. Whale-watching excursions leave from Depoe Bay every day when weather permits for roughly 10 months out of the year, and spring brings clearer and calmer days to see more whales. Keep reading to learn more about the whale-watching possibilities along Oregon’s majestic coastline this spring.

Spring Brings Whales in Mid-Migration

The beautiful Pacific Gray Whale is the most commonly spotted on the Central Oregon Coast. The whale-watching season typically runs from December to October, but there are two parts of the season. From December to May, Pacific Gray Wales in the midst of their migration are constantly passing through the Oregon Coast. Most whales spotted in the spring are on the northern end of their migration path, but there are also some heading south. By mid to late May, however, you can also catch the approximately 20 “resident whales” that return every year to Depoe Bay.

Pacific Gray Whales tend to stay around Depoe Bay for extended periods when they are in the midst of their northern migration. This is because their migration is so long – all the way from the Bering Sea between Asia and North America down to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez before heading north again. As they head down, many of the cows (female whales) are pregnant. The cows eat very little in order to reach their destination in the warm lagoons of Baja to give birth, as their calves are not born with enough blubber to survive in cold waters. On the way back up north for summer, though, the emaciated female cows will stop and stay for a while to fill up their bellies and regain their blubber in Depoe Bay.

Stay and Play after a Whale-Watching Day

Whether you choose one of our large coastal houses or cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon will put you in a perfect position to see your share of migrating or resident whales. And why not extend your stay after whale-watching day? There are countless attractions that bring visitors to Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and the surrounding areas throughout the year. The coast alone can offer days of activities from long walks and pleasant picnics to kite festivals and chili cook-offs to crabbing and clamming clinics so you can catch your own dinner and cook it up in the gourmet kitchen of your beach rental home. If culinary delights are your thing, you’ll also find a wide range of restaurants, wine bars and even fun cooking classes with acclaimed chefs that include a delicious meal at the end. The Lincoln City Cultural Center and Culinary Center are great places to start.

Just don’t wait too long to book your rental home and plan your whale-watching day, then discover all the other activities to round out your stay. Lincoln City and Depoe Bay are home to some of the most beautiful natural spaces and creatures along the Oregon Coast. Whales are just the beginning – and what a beginning they are!