Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Oregon Coast

Some of you may be wondering why in the world I have all this Oregon stuff on here. Well, Alex's ENTIRE family of 29 people will be taking a trip to the coast in June. We are staying in Lincoln City in a big house. There will be 17 adults and 12 children under the age of 9 I think. I love the coast and came up with a list of things to do. I have posted it here for all to enjoy.

Oregon Coast Activities
There is so much to do, there is no way you can do it all. Here is a simple list of just a few things you may be interested in. I put a (*) next to my favorites.

Average Weather for June: High 63 degrees
Low 48 degrees
Rain 2.7

On the Drive into or out of Oregon:
*Multnomah Falls just off Hwy 84 headed into Portland (a great bathroom stop)

Lincoln City:

Best place to Fly Kites
*there are a lot of kite shops or you can bring one.
*cost: free (except cost of kite)

Bowling, Movies, a Lake w/a beach near town

Lincoln City Community Center
-swimming pool
-rock climbing wall
-fitness center

One Use Admission Rates
YOUTH ( TO 18) $1.75
ADULT $3.50
SENIOR $3.25
SHOWER $3.50

POOL RENTAL Planning a party? Lincoln City maintains one 25 meter pool and one small instructional pool. The pools are available for rent during off hours for the following fees.
$50.00 per hour for 1-25 people
$65.00 per hour for 26-50 people
For additional people, please add $15.00 per hour

BASKETBALL GYM Rental of the gym during non-operating hours is subject to a two hour minimum. Please note that no street shoes are allowed on the gym floor. Only non-marking soles are permitted.
Non-profit organization - $30.00 per hour or $500.00 per day

Chinook Winds Golf & Casino

Winter Rates: I’m not sure on the summer rates…sorry
9 Holes $20
18 Holes $35
Friday-Sunday & Holidays
9 Holes $25 18 Holes $40

Buffet Hours & Prices

Monday through Saturday 7am to 11am
$6.95 Adult
$5.95 Senior (55+)
(Tuesday & Friday are Senior Days: $4.95 Breakfast Buffet)
Sunday through Thursday 11am to 4pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 3:30pm
$7.95 Adult
$6.95 Senior (55+)
Monday through Thursday 4:30pm to 10pm
$11.95 Adult
$10.95 Senior (55+)
Friday Seafood Buffet & Saturday BBQ Buffet: 4:30pm to 11pm
$14.95 Adult
$13.95 Senior (55+)
Children's prices:
Under 5 years old $1.50
5-10 years old
Breakfast $3.95
5-10 years old
Lunch $4.95
5-10 years old
Dinner $6.95

Factory Outlet Stores
*Eddie Bauer, Gap, Columbia, Carters, ect..
*1500 SE Devil’s Lake Rd.
Grocery Stores: Grocery Outlet
*Eating Out: Siletz Bay Buffet @ Chinook Winds Casino & much more

Lincoln City Historical Museum
Summer Hours: May 15 – October 15
Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. (except major holidays)
$2 per person over age 12
$1 per child 12 and under
$5 Family (any size)

Teach your children the lost art of the strike at Delake Bowl, 316 SE Highway 101 (billiards, too), or the gentleman's game of miniature golf at All-American Putt-N-Bat. For a smorgasbord of athletics, head to Chinook Winds Golf Resort (just north of town), which offers one-day memberships that include basketball, racquetball, Nautilus equipment, aerobics, free weights, and an indoor driving range, one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest.

North of Lincoln City

Tillamook Cheese Factory
Driving north to Tillamook on Highway 101 you'll see the Tillamook Cheese Factory, which is owned and operated by local dairy farmers. See cheese being made and packaged in the short self-guided tour, then sample the ice cream and other products in the extensive gift shop. On the way home, see the Tillamook Air Museum, a former blimp construction hangar that now houses World War II-era and other vintage aircraft on display.

South of Lincoln City

Devil’s Punch Bowl
Great place for Whale watching
Free Picnic area

Between Depot Bay and Newport

*Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Parking $3.00/vehicle
Lighthouse tour is Free and runs from 10:00am-4:00pm
The lighthouse is 93feet high with 114 stairs to climb
For those who don’t want to climb the stairs there is a walkway down to the shore and beautiful scenery with benches for sitting.


Coastal Boat tour
“The Discovery”
Adults $32
Youth age 4-13 $16
Under 3 Free

Hours 9-6pm
Adults $13.25
Youth 3-12 $7.75
Children 0-2 free

Mariner Square:
Undersea Gardens
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Wax Works
Three Attractions:
Adults $21.90
Children $12.90
Age 4 and under free
One Attraction:
Adults $9.95
Children $5.95
Age 4 and under free

South of Newport

**Hecita Head Lighthouse
Tours are Free and run 11-5pm
Parking is $3.00
Keepers House tour Thur.- Mon. 12-5pm
Hiking trail or drive to Lighthouse

Sea Lion Caves
*Adults $10.00
*Children 3-6 $6.00
*Age 2 and under Free
*Group Tour pricing call 541-547-3111
*More info www.sealioncaves.com


Sandland Adventures
Dune buggie tours 7-10 passenger
*½ hour tour $25/person
*1 hours tour $45/person
Go Cart tracks
Bumper Boats
Train Ride

*Sand Boarding (cost of renting a Sandboard)
*rentals made in Florence


  1. Toby's family is doing the EXACT same thing in August. There will be 18 Adults and 20 kids all in one big crazy house! Thanks for more info on what to do there!

  2. HI Anna! I can't wait to keep up with your little family!! Those girls are so cute!!!

    Jamie & Justin

  3. BRILLIANT ideas! Im glad you have some fun ideas, im starting to get excited!! I forgot how Beautiful oregon is!!!!

  4. Fun list! Also, Multnomah Falls takes me back to choir days! :-)