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  1. Ultimate South Coast Road Trip

    Posted by OCVA / May 16, 2018

    It’s Oregon Coast road trip time! You may have heard of the rugged cliffs, secret coves and forested sea stacks along the remote stretch of shoreline here on the South Coast, but haven’t been able to swing a visit. Don’t despair — a road trip along these 134 glorious miles from Reedsport to Brookings is easy, with enough inspiration. Here are some of those sites…

  2. Lesser-Known State Parks on the Central Coast

    Posted by OCVA / May 16, 2018

      Sit back, close your eyes and think of your happy place. Chances are, it just might involve a secluded beach, glowing sunset, the sound of birds overhead and a waterfront picnic with your favorite people. Oregon State Parks has got what you need — especially on the Central Coast, where you can find less crowded parks for beachcombing, hiking, whale watching, tide pooling and…

  3. Destination Tillamook

    Posted by OCVA / May 16, 2018

    Yes, Tillamook is where you go for cheese tasting, ice cream cones and melty grilled cheese sandwiches any time of year. But there’s much more than just dairy cows here. An hour west of Portland, this lush coastal gateway is a hotspot for fishing, paddling, foraging, camping, hiking and dining with a true sense of place. It’s also a dreamy spot to have a picnic…

  4. How to Tour Seaside’s Timeless Charms

    Posted by OCVA / May 2, 2018

    Good old-fashioned fun never goes out of style, especially here in Oregon’s original beach resort. Seaside has charmed sightseers for more than a century, and it remains the North Coast’s see-and-do hub. You only need to stroll the city’s compact downtown to get a sense of what keeps beachgoers coming back year after year. Here is a stop-by-stop, east-to-west walking tour of the classic Seaside…

  5. Top Ways to Do Nothing At All in Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / May 2, 2018

    The neighboring cities of Astoria and Warrenton do not skimp on adventure. But let’s be clear: These aren’t the kinds of places where you merely tick a bunch of stuff off a bucket list. No, Astoria and Warrenton are conducive to slowing your roll, to easing your foot off the gas, to pressing pause, and to making it delightfully easy for you to do nothing…

  6. Can’t-Miss Spring Events in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / March 7, 2018

    Chances are most Oregon Coast travelers this spring and summer will find their way to Cannon Beach. For good reason: from celebrated art openings to a fat-bike festival, this scenic city’s fair-weather months offer an action-packed calendar. Here’s a seasonal preview. Fat Biking Festival Lately, fat biking has become sort of an outdoor sensation. What is it, exactly? Bikes with oversize (i.e., fat) tires help…

  7. Easy Spring Break in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 7, 2018

    Stress should get nowhere near your family’s spring break plans. As Oregon’s original classic see-and-do coastal resort city and one of the West’s oldest waterfront destinations, Seaside knows how to make the fun flow. It’s a quick and favorite destination for Portlanders, and a top choice for your last-minute spring fling — loaded with indoor and outdoor activities. (And heaps of sweets: Phillip’s Candies, Seaside…

  8. Fat Biking the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 6, 2018

    Just a decade ago, fat-tire bikes were a brand-new iteration of mountain biking, hardly part of anyone’s lexicon or vacation plans yet. Today, fat biking is becoming a favorite way to explore the natural beauty and geography of the Oregon Coast. With wider, grippier tires than mountain bikes, fat-tire bikes are sheer fun to ride for all skill levels on all sorts of terrain —…

  9. Exploring Nature on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 6, 2018

    How much do you know about Oregon’s state animal, the industrious beaver? On International Beaver Day (April 7, 2018), you can head to Tillamook County on the North Coast to tour sites where active beavers are working, see other sites that can be restored for better habitat, and then wrap up your day with a evening documentary about these fascinating critters. Free and open to…

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