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!

Come for the Half Marathon & 10K, Stay for the Beach Vacation Rentals!

Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are filling up fast for the weekend of the upcoming Half Marathon & 10K, but there’s still time to secure your place in the race and find the right accommodations to make the most of your time on the Central Oregon Coast. The 10th Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K on March 4th is still accepting new registrations, and there are still available beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City will fill up fast on race weekend, though. Whether you want to run, jog or walk in the half marathon or 10K, or you just want to enjoy cheering on the participants and basking in the celebratory vibes afterward, you won’t be sorry – unless you wait too long and miss out.

Details of the Half Marathon & 10K

Every year around the start of March, the Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K returns to this beautiful stretch of Oregon coastline to kickstart spring, get people moving and raise some money for great causes. This year’s course starts at Taft High School at 9 am on Sunday, March 4th. The out-and-back course takes runners, joggers, and walkers through 13.1 or 6.2 miles of rural, scenic, two-lane roads peppered with rolling hills.

Registered runners and walkers can pick up their race packets with technical t-shirts on Saturday, March 3rd from noon to 3:00 pm at the Lincoln City Community Center, or from 7:00-8: 30 am on race day at Taft High School. All those who complete the race will receive a finisher medal, and additional prizes will be given to the top male and female finishers in five age groups for each of the two races. Contact the Lincoln City Community Center for more details and to register.

Beach Rentals to Make the Most of Race Weekend

The Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K makes for a great excuse to visit the Central Oregon Coast, whether you’re participating or supporting. And while you’re in town, why not make the most of your stay with a long weekend in one of our seaside homes or beach condo rentals? Lincoln City is full of great accommodations and A-1 Beach Rentals in here to help find the property that’s right for you and your family, friends, traveling partners and running buddies. The RSS Pacific in Depoe Bay offers an ideal condominium for up to four guests, while the Whispering Sands, Seashells, and Miracles in Lincoln City offer excellent condo rental opportunities for couples or singles. The Nantucket in Lincoln City is also an ideal cottage just for two. If you prefer a roomy duplex or beach house, the Sea Star North in Lincoln City sleeps up to six people and the Sea Mist in Lincoln City sleeps up to eight. You may also prefer to stay just outside of Lincoln City in Kristy’s Cottage, A-1’s recently added property located in the picturesque nearby town of Gleneden Beach.

The choice is yours – just don’t wait too long to book your stay or register for the race! The Half Marathon & 10K always brings a great deal of fun, energy, and spirit to Lincoln City, and the area’s beach vacation rentals are always wonderful places to stay. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Why You Should Find Yourself in Lincoln City in 2018

What better way to recharge in the New Year than to book one of our Oregon beach house rentals and unwind on the beaches of Lincoln City. When it comes to beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon boasts one of the state’s best selections of properties with a wide range of amenities and easy access to the beach, tidepools, mountains and other local attractions. The best news is that A-1 Beach Rentals is treating its customers to three nights for the price of two at any of its vacation rentals until the end of January. If that isn’t enough reason, here are a few more reasons why you should find yourself in Lincoln City in this New Year of 2018:

Unbelievable Beaches & Tidepools

Lincoln City is best known for its 7½ miles of beaches that stretch from Siletz Bay Park in the southern end of town to Road’s End State Recreation Site in the north. Secluded beach access is available from many of A-1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches are known for their rugged beauty and abundant wildlife, and Lincoln City’s beaches are among the best examples to be found in the state. They also offer something for everyone.

You can discover an array of plants and sea creatures at the tide pools, which can be accessed at Road’s End, 15th Street and the Inn at Spanish Head. You can also take leisurely strolls and perhaps take home one of the colorful, hand-crafted glass floats that are hidden along Lincoln City’s coastline between May and October for visitors to find. Sunset viewing is another popular pastime on clear days, or if the weather is frightful you can always light a fire and watch the waves crash on the beach from the comfort of your beach home rental.

Out-of-This-World Hiking Trails

Lincoln City is perfectly positioned to put you close to the beach as well as several excellent hiking trails that give you stunning views of the ocean and other magical sights. Whether you are interested in a challenging trek, a moderate hike or a pleasant walk in beautiful surroundings, one of these trails should suit you:

  • Cascade Head is home to numerous trails, including the Nature Conservatory Trail (Lower and Upper Trailhead), Harts Cove and Cascade Head Inland Trail
  • Drift Creek Falls is a stunning, 3-mile, out-and-back hike that includes a waterfall
  • The Knoll takes you through a scenic meadow, ending with great Pacific Ocean views
  • Other Short Hikes include Agnes Creek, Alder Island Nature Trail, Cutler City Nature Trail, Friends of the Wildwood Trail, Regatta Grounds Park, and Spring Lake Trail.

Shopping, Casino, Cuisine, Arts & Culture

If you’re looking for arts, culture, fun entertainment and shopping, Lincoln City is also a wonderful place to find yourself. The Lincoln City Outlets offer some of the best shopping in the area with stores such as American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi’s, Nike, The North Face and many more offering deals on their premium merchandise. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort also offers premium entertainment venues, conferencing centers, dining and, of course, top-notch gaming. There is plenty of arts and culture to be found as well, from culinary classes and wine tasting to art galleries and museums to theatre and other performing arts.

These are just a few of the reasons why should find yourself in Lincoln City this year. With three nights for the price of two until the end of the month, why not make it this weekend?

What’s Happening for New Year’s in Lincoln City, Oregon

The New Year is just around the corner, but there are still Lincoln City beach vacation rentals available if you’re planning an excursion to the Oregon Coast! Lincoln City will offer something for everyone this New Year’s Eve, and there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy on New Year’s Day. Just don’t wait to book your beach vacation rentals – Lincoln City will fill up fast as the big event approaches!

 

Whether you prefer a fancy night on the town surrounded by people in their finest attire, a quiet night in front of the fire with your special someone and a bottle of bubbly or a more casual celebration with good music and food, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Lincoln City. Here are a few of the most popular events bringing visitors and locals together in celebration:

New Year’s Eve Bash with the Lincoln Pop Orchestra

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the glitzy New Year’s Eve Bash at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The Lincoln Pops Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop to this glamourous event that includes a champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight and light hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening for $45 per person or $80 per couple.

“Studio 18” Party at Chinook Winds Casino Resort

The ever-popular Chinook Winds Casino Resort will host a New Year’s Eve “Studio 18” Party with different festivities taking place throughout the premises after 9 p.m. Top Shelf will play party music in the expansive Convention Center; Ty Curtis band will bring its fusion of blues, rock and funk to Aces Sports Bar & Grill; the Beth Willis Rock Duo will be rocking out in Chinook’s Seafood Grill; and DJ Metal will provide music to celebrate the New Year in the Chinook Winds Showroom. Make sure to make your way to the Showroom at midnight for the champagne toast! Admission is free.

Cherry & the Lowboys at Rusty Truck Brewery

If you’re looking for a fun, casual and lively party on New Year’s Eve, then find yourself a spot in the crowd for Cherry & the Lowboys live at Rusty Truck Brewery on the 31st of December. The brewery, located in the Roadhouse 101 restaurant, will have live music from 9 p.m. onwards and offers a wide selection of craft-brewed beer to complement a full menu of satisfying pub food with modern twists.

Final Nights of the Christmas Light Show

The Christmas Light Show at 2642 NE Holmes Road in Lincoln City will sparkle for the last time on New Year’s Day after running every night from 5 to 10 p.m. since the 7th of December. If you’re in town for the New Year’s celebrations, make sure to catch this festive experience while you can! The nightly event is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring donations for the Food Pantry.

Special New Year’s Glass Drop

Lincoln City’s famous “Finders Keepers on the beach” – a daily event between mid-October and Memorial Day in which hand-blown glass floats are dropped along the city’s 7½-mile stretch of coastline – will be bigger than ever on New Year’s Day. The Float Fairies will drop 100 colorful glass floats along the beaches for walkers to discover during daylight hours. Anyone lucky enough to find a float will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and information about the artist who created it as soon as they register it online, over the phone or in person at the Lincoln City Visitor Center.

There’s plenty to do during this festive time, but don’t delay in booking your vacation homes or beach condo rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon will be full of life and holiday revelers into the New Year.

A Winter Wonderland for Visitors to Lincoln City

With so many outstanding beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a haven for winter travelers looking to get away to a beautiful patch of the Pacific Northwest during December and January. With a special deal going on – 3rd nights free at any beach home or condo during the month of December – new and repeat visitors are already enjoying everything that this 7½-mile stretch of beach and quaint surrounding towns have to offer. Lincoln City is particularly magical in the winters when the powerful oceans and stormy skies set a wondrous scene that makes those evenings by the fire even more special. Here are a few of the many reasons why Lincoln City, Oregon is a winter wonderland for coastal travelers:

Accommodations to Suit Every Traveler

A-1 Beach Rentals offers 26 of the best Oregon beach house rentals in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay. This includes cozy condos, modern townhouses, delightful craftsmen and historic homes ranging in size from one bedroom to seven bedrooms and offering a host of unique features and amenities. Whether you’re a couple on a romantic getaway, a young family, a group of friends or a clan of 16 reuniting in style, you can find the appropriate accommodations to suit your needs. A-1’s beach rentals are also located in different areas to suit your plans. So, whether you want private beach access, an effortless walk to the nearby Chinook Winds Casino or close proximity to the tide pools of the Road’s End area, there’s a beach vacation rental to make it possible.

Wild Weather for Adventure-Seekers

Many people visit Lincoln City, Oregon, and the surrounding areas during winter to catch sight of the thrashing winds, pounding waves and general excitement of the seasonal storms. It can be especially exciting for those who have wraparound windows and easy access to the seaside from their beach vacation rentals. Oregon coastal towns like Lincoln City also offer access to wild and rugged landscapes ranging from seaside tidepools to winding rivers to fascinating mountainous areas perfect for hiking and exploring.

Calm Days and Quaint Indoor Pursuits

Although winter storms do appear every year on the Central Oregon Coast, there are also a surprising number of calm days with blue skies during these colder months. If you stay a week here in the winter, there’s a good chance you’ll see both sides of the weather spectrum during your stay. The calmer days provide a perfect backdrop for leisurely walks on the beach and visits to local shops, art galleries, museums, theatres and cultural centers. This area is also a mecca for food and wine lovers, with fine restaurants and wineries offering up a range of delightful products to sample.

Outlet Shopping, Casino Action & More

While Lincoln City has the feel of a small town, it also offers big city pursuits such as the Lincoln City Outlets premier shopping mall and Chinook Winds Casino Resort with its many venues for gaming, live entertainment, dining, and conventions. There are also plentiful local activities throughout the year, including the winter months, which range from cooking classes for adults to art and craft classes for kids to fun festivals for the whole family.

You don’t need any special reason to visit Lincoln City this winter season, but as you can see there is plenty going on. Book your accommodations today and see what this winter wonderland is all about!

Winter Storm-Watching is Happening Now in Lincoln City, OR!

There’s no time like the present to book your Oregon beach house rentals if you’re looking to do some storm-watching this winter. Storm-watching is one of the biggest attractions along the Central Oregon Coast during the late-autumn and winter months, bringing scores of visitors and locals to the beach areas for a wild and spectacular event. This sort of viewing party doesn’t have to take place outdoors in the elements, though. From the comfort of one of our fully equipped beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon will come alive with Mother Nature’s wrath right outside the ocean-facing windows. If you’re still not sure about this storm-watching thing, though, keep reading to learn what it’s all about!

Why Storm-Watching?

Simply put, the winter storms that roll into Lincoln City and the rest of the Oregon Coast during November and December are exciting to watch. The wild wave action and fierce winds put on a good show, and it’s fun to snuggle up next to a warm fire with a glass of wine or mug of hot cocoa while you watch the storms roll in from the safety of your beach rental. The storms come and go quickly, but they can be seen approaching from miles out. Massive, dark clouds and rough, choppy seas creep closer and closer as viewers stare in awe of nature’s power.

The storm isn’t the end of the party, though. Once a storm has receded and the tide is out, it’s treasure time! Just make sure to bring a good raincoat and pair of waterproof boots so you can head out to the beach and see the aftermath that the storm has left behind. You’ll find plenty of foam, driftwood, small rocks, crab shells and all kinds of other treasures littered throughout the sand.

What Else Besides Storms?

Of course, there’s always a chance that the storms will pass you by when you’ve planned a whole weekend around storm-watching. Not to worry. In Lincoln City, which is famed for its ‘Glass Floats on the Beach’, you might find a hand-blown glass float hidden in the grass line after a storm has passed you by. If you’re not so lucky, you can always pick up a hand-blown glass float made by one of the area’s local artists at a reputable art gallery or shop. Either way, you will have a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your time in Lincoln City, whether you were caught up in a storm or not.

There are plenty of other things to do besides storm-watching as well, because even those that catch a storm don’t necessarily want to spend the entire weekend inside their beach vacation rentals. Oregon is known for fantastic produce, so you can fill your time with fine dining, local wine and craft-brewed beers if that’s your sort of thing. If it’s shopping you desire, you will want to explore the Lincoln City Outlets and the numerous quaint shops dotting the main streets. Culture vultures will also find plenty to do, with local theatre productions, museums, galleries and more.

The storms aren’t the only reason to visit Lincoln City and the rest of the Central Oregon Coast during the winter, but they’re certainly one exciting show. A-1 Beach Rentals are filling up fast, though, so book your place today and find yourself in the eye of the storm!

October is the Perfect Month for a Couples’ Getaway in Lincoln City

With lighter crowds, the last gasps of warm weather and plentiful beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon makes an ideal destination for a couples’ getaway this October. Sure, summer is great for family-friendly days in the sand and sea, but once the kids are back in school it’s the perfect time to rekindle some romance. And what a place to remember that spark. Whether you’re a new couple or celebrating decades of marriage, this picturesque coastal town offers something to help you feel the love. Here are a few ideas if you need inspiration.

Choose a Cozy Place to Stay

The first step to planning your perfect getaway is to book one of the most romantic beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer. The Miracles vacation rental condominium is a prime example of what you might find in Lincoln City, offering a two-person hot tub with panoramic ocean views and beach access mere steps from the property. When you return from your starry-eyed stroll you will also enjoy amenities such as a wood-burning fireplace and LED electric fireplace, 42” television with DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ. The comfortable queen mattress topper, ivory leather love seat, pub-style glass topped table at a window overlooking the ocean and other little extras add to the ambiance. Whether you’re looking for a home-base to begin your adventures or just want to enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sunset, this cozy apartment has you covered.

Plan Around Your Shared Interests

Aside from offering some of the best Oregon beach house rentals along the coast, Lincoln City also boasts a diverse range of activities and environments to suit the wants and needs of virtually any couple. If you’re a rugged sort of couple that lives for the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of parks and trails to enjoy. The Cascade Head Trail, for example, takes hikers through temperate rainforest, up challenging hills and to the top for views of the ocean and rocky coastal terrane. Wine lovers, on the other hand, have plenty of options for wine-tasting such as the Flying Dutchman Winery or the Depoe Bay Winery. And if you’re looking for sumptuous romance at new heights, why not pop a bottle of bubbly while looking down on the world below from a hot air balloon? There are several companies offering hot air balloon rides in and around the area so you can be sure to book an excursion on a day that suits you.

There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit Lincoln City, Oregon, but October might just be the perfect month for couples to get away. This idyllic 7½-mile stretch of coastline with an inland area offering everything lovers might want and need reaches its peak of picturesque walks, stunning sunsets and sumptuous local delicacies as the harvest season approaches. So, why not book your beach house or condo today and start planning?