While we may think of summertime when we think of adventures and getaways, winter can be the best time to plan a vacation to one of our beach house rentals. Oregon coast
is an ideal destination, and winter can actually be an ideal season to visit. Many of us have extra time off during the winter holidays, and even if you have to use some vacation time in January, it’s worthwhile because the summer crowds are conspicuously absent from most destinations. The winter weather may scare some folks off from destinations such as the Oregon Coast, but if you’re creative about activities and enjoy beautiful scenery, it could be your ideal place to get away and enjoy some special time with loved ones. Not to mention the beauty and charm of our Oregon coast house rentals on the beach
. Here are three winter activities on the Oregon Coast if you’re still curious about what this wintry vacation might look like:
1. Find World Class Entertainment at the Casino
Chinook Winds Casino is conveniently located in walking distance to many of the Oregon coast beach house rentals
in Lincoln City, and an easy drive from many popular accommodations in the surrounding areas. The casino features frequent tournaments and promotions, but it’s about much more than just gambling, so if you’re not the betting type don’t be put off by the title of this entertainment destination. Chinook Winds also offers world-class golf, concerts and comedy shows with performers from far and wide, a play palace and games for kids, and all sorts of special events throughout the year. A variety of dining options are also available, ranging from buffets and casual fare to fine dining, delectable seafood, and swanky lounges.
2. Stroll the Beach or Main Promenade
While you may think a coastal town will be all shut down during the winter, coastal Oregon towns such as Lincoln City are home to local residents and visitors year-round, so most businesses are still open on the main street. In Lincoln City, Highway 101 is the main street, where you will find everything from gift shops to glass blowers to charming eateries to enjoy. And with more than 20 beach access points from central Lincoln City, this is a great place to start a stroll on the beach as well, which is equally beautiful in the winter as the summer, as long as you have a coat.
3. Catch Your Dinner by Digging for Clams
Razor clamming by lantern is a popular activity on the Oregon coast this time of year, due to the frequent minus tides. There are still several days to enjoy minus tides this winter, including those from December 30 – January 3 and January 28 – February 2. There are even clam digging lessons available for beginners. Or if you’re not interested in digging for your own dinner, most Oregon coast beach rentals are within walking distance of local restaurants where you can let someone else do the work and simply enjoy the delicious results.