Top 5 Things To Do In Oregon

We didn’t come close to doing it all, but if you happen to be near Lincoln City, here are a few suggestions.

  • 1IMG_20150827_125246_hdrDune buggying. Ok, this is a no brainer. If you are anywhere near any place that has dunebuggy tours, go on one. Go on the wildest one. Zip up and the over the dunes, slide-slip down a slope, skid over a crest, and watch in amazement and horror as some bright spark decided it was a good idea to picnic in a dune buggy and ATV area.
  • IMG_4209Visit a beach. Cannon Beach. Florence. Lincoln City. Any of the beaches are fantastic. Build a sandcastle or dig a canal. Bury someone in the sand, preferably for fun and, you know, not to dispose of a body. Dare the waves to knock you off your feet. Surf. Feel the salty spray on your face. Listen to the thunderous roar as waves crash onto the rocks.
  • IMG_7441Ok, I get that the cheese factory might not be everyone’s most amazing adventure, but you can eat your weight in cheese samples, you can watch them cut cheese into blocks for hours and they make the best grilled cheese sandwich anywhere. And while you’re nearby, check out the hangars at the NAS air museum. Plus, you get to say Tillamook to your friends. A lot (if they annoy you.)
  • IMG_7398Wander a seaside town. Oh, there are so many, but on this trip, I loved Newport with its sea lions. Eat fish and chips. Check out the little gift shops. Smell the tar and wood. Listen to the sea lions croak. Watch the ships come in. Listen to the gulls.


  • IMG_7425Go for a hike. Hey, even if you’re not a hiker, there’s something for everyone!

Even if you get a bit lost along the way, there’s so many amazing walks, from the simple to the complex, from the easy to the challenging. Try one.

Hey, that’s not all. There’s outlet malls, museums, glass blowers, farmer’s markets, more quaint towns, even an old movie theater or two. The fun is in the discovering and exploring.

Dune buggy: Sandland Adventures

Hikes: Drift Creek Falls, 10 Best Hikes on the Coast, Lonely Planet Hikes.

Our Place: Admiral’s Beach Retreat

What to see and do: Near Lincoln City

Tillamook Air Museum. Tillamook Cheese Factory

Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Newport Beach

Trip Adviser Oregon Activities

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About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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