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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

Oregon Beach House Rentals

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!

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? 

Sandgate Oregon Beach Rental

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.