Top Travel Tips for Visiting the Central Oregon Seaside

So you’ve looked at all the Oregon beach rentals, chosen the perfect accommodations, plotted your driving route, and planned a few activities to spend your time during an upcoming vacation. It seems like you’ve thought of everything. We all know that things rarely turn out as perfectly in reality as we’d hoped, though, even with have the best laid plans. But no need to worry. With a little foresight you can make sure your Oregon coast vacation goes as seamlessly as possible, even if the unexpected occurs.

Booking Your Lodging
Oregon beach house rentals are probably the most popular form of lodging on the Oregon coast, offering privacy, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views, and a host of amenities. You don’t want to be hit with surprises when you go to check into your lodging, though, so always be sure to read the fine print. If you are under 25, you should be particularly careful before booking, because some lodgings don’t allow lodgers under 21, under 23, or under 25 without a parent or guardian. Also, make sure you know what amenities will be available onsite and never assume. That way you can pack or pick up anything you need before you arrive. 
Preparing for the Road Trip
There are all sorts of things that could go wrong on the road, such as running out of gas. What you think is enough gas may fall short. Or you may decide to go on a country drive and get lost or just stay out much longer than you expected. Most beach towns in Oregon have at least one gas station that’s open as late as 9 p.m. during the summer, although you may have a bit more of a problem late at night, in the off season, or when you get further from the beach. Even near the beach, there are long stretches without gas stations, such as the 40 miles between Portland and Tillamook on Highway 6. So, always make sure to gas up when you see a station, even if you think you have enough to make it. It’s always better to be sure you have enough! And if all else fails, make sure your phone is charged so you can call AAA or a cab.     
Packing Before You Go

Even if you’ve traveled countless times before and feel like a pro at packing, chances are you still often forget to pack at least one thing before you go. If you’re going to be staying at one of the quality Oregon coast house rentals on the beach, you will be fortunate to have many of the amenities of home and space to store everything you need to bring with you. The key here is actually remembering to bring everything you need. To avoid feeling uncomfortable or having to make unnecessary purchases while you’re away, make sure to bring plenty of layers so you’re ready for any weather, shoes for all the activities you plan on enjoying, sunscreen to protect your skin even when the clouds are out, toiletries to keep you feeling fresh and clean, and snacks to keep everyone happy on the road. Now you should be ready for your seaside getaway!

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