GET AWAY, GIRLS! - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by The Oregon Coast / October 26, 2010

November is Girls Getaway Month on The People’s Coast, so enough with the Domestic Goddess routine already! It’s about time all you Cinderellas out there put down the dustbusters, break away from your everyday confines and have yourselves a ball!

Before you find yourself chin deep in Thanksgiving cooking, dirty dishes and the inevitable L-Tryptophan stupor, make some time just for yourself and your very best gal-pals this month and rediscover your wild sides on the Oregon Coast. Don’t worry; the boys won’t turn into pumpkins while you’re gone. We think there may be a football game somewhere on TV they can watch.

Just wanna have fun? Then get out and have some on us! We’ve got a Wine Walk in Coos Bay and an Art Walk in Astoria, guided birding tours in Charleston and a Scandinavian Festival in Astoria, The Holiday Parade of Lights in Seaside, and the Veterans’ Day Parade in Florence.

Brew up some fresh memories with an old gal-pal in Pacific City over a five-course dinner for two paired with six specialty beers. Pamper yourselves with Japanese foot soaks, bath salts, votive candles, a bottle of wine and dinner for two in Cannon Beach. Escape to Yachats or Lincoln City for a selection of special Girls Getaway packages and plenty of gal-pal partying. It’s enough to make a girl drop her glass slipper!

Thinking about the upcoming holidays? Discover unique handcrafted gifts at this month’s Holiday Gift Fair in Seaside. Make plans now to witness the dazzling displays coming in early December to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay and the Lighted Boat Parade in Newport.

From Brookings to Astoria, The People’s Coast has everything it takes to rock a girl’s world. It’s all available now in real time and ultra-fabulous 3D! And remember, you can discover even more getaways in our Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast. It’s free, so request your copy today.


What happens in Neskowin stays in Neskowin? Well, only if you don’t Share Your Stories of coastal adventure, marine biology and quality face time on Facebook, Twitter or, better yet, The People’s Coast website. You could win a one-night stay in a Whale Watch room with a Girls Getaway Spa Package at Overleaf Lodge & Spa in Yachats. That’s a real gem of an offer.

Featured Events

First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay

Visit various downtown businesses to taste wine and shop. Wine walk starts at Shark Bites, located on Highway 101. Maps are available. Commemorative wine glasses will be sold for $10 each and proceeds will benefit South Coast Food Share.
For more information, contact Cindy Rawlings at The World, 541-269-1222 ext. 289

Pelican Pub’s Fall Brewers Dinner & Lodging Special in Pacific City

Pelican’s Fall Brewers Dinner is taking place Saturday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. and the theme is regional mushrooms. The dinner will feature five courses paired with six Pelican beers. Weekend packages are available for purchase through the Inn at Cape Kiwanda and the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda. The package is for two people and includes accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, tickets to Friday’s “Meet the Brewers” reception as well as Saturday’s Brewers Dinner, breakfast at the Pelican on Sunday morning and a 750ml bottle of Pelican Belgian-style ale upon arrival.
November 6, 2010
For more information or to purchase a package, please contact the Inn at Cape Kiwanda at 888-965-7001 or visit

Annual Veterans’ Day Parade in Florence

This parade honoring veterans and current service men and women features military vehicles, vintage cars, Coast Guard, floats, music and static displays of memorabilia. Attend the honors ceremony at the Elks Lodge at 11 a.m. and open house at Coast Guard station at 2 p.m.
November 06; Saturday 1 pm
For more information visit or call 541-997-1200

South Slough Birding at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Join a South Slough interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder and Intepreter, binoculars and spotting scopes are provided. Meet at the Charleston Visitors Center.
November 6; 8am – 10 am
For more information call 541-888-5558

Seaside Holiday Gift Fair in Seaside

The Annual Seaside Holiday Gift Fair has been a seasonal event for over 30 years. The show is juried and limited to handcrafted items only. It’s a great holiday shopping stop for toys, jewelry, hand made fashions and home decorating items as well as tasty foods and a wide array of art. This year a new gingerbread house show presented by the Seaside Museum and Historical Society has been added. Admission is free. Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 First Avenue. A large public parking lot is adjacent to the Center.
November 26, 1 pm – 7 pm; November 27, 10 am – 6 pm; November 28, 11 am – 3 pm
For more information visit or call 503-738-6391

Pacific Power Annual Holiday Parade of Lights in Seaside

The Pacific Power Holiday Parade of Lights leads off the Seaside seasonal festivities on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful show of floats, people, pets, musical groups and of course Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus. The Parade moves through the downtown streets and across bridges that are decorated with lighted starfish, seasonal banners and garlands. Marchers distribute candy and the group grows ever larger as spectators join the back of the parade to where it ends in the park at Broadway and the Carousel Mall. The official lighting of the community tree is followed by carol singing and awarding of the parade prizes. Santa talks to the kiddies and cookies and hot cider are served.
November 26; 7 pm
For more information call 503-738-6391

St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Astoria

A true Scandinavian tradition!
November 26
For more information visit or call 503-325-6311

Astoria Art Walk in Astoria

Art Openings and special exhibits, hors d’oeuvres, wine at participating downtown businesses
November 13
For more information call 503-325-1566

Sea of Lights at Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport

Ring in the holidays as the Aquarium becomes a winter wonderland surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. Festive caroling, a Christmas village and a visit with Saint Nick by the big Christmas tree in the lobby. Hot chocolate and holiday treats. Many unique gift ideas in the Aquarium gift shop.
December 3 – 4
For more information visit

Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast

Shore Acres Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago Highway

Famous for its beautiful 7 acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond. The gardens shine with over a quarter million lights.
November 25 – December 31; 4 pm – 10 pm
Call Shore Acres for more information 541-888-3732

Christmas Train Display in Charleston

Located at Charleston Rural Fire Department, 92342 Cape Arago Hwy. More than 200 little buildings representing the small towns of Coos County. Complete with fishing village, dairy barns, farmer’s market, casino and more. If the building’s dark, don’t leave! The lights in the train room are dim so that visitors can see the displays better. FREE to the public. Coffee and cookies will be available.
November 29 – December 24; 6 pm 10 pm nightly
For more information call 541-269-0215 or 541-888-3268

Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging – Gather the Gals in Lincoln City

Grab your gal-pals and enjoy stunning views from Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging! Stay two or more nights Sunday – Thursday and get 50% off our regular rate! Stay just one midweek night or weekends at 30% off. Call us toll free or visit our website for more details and reservations. This offer cannot be combined with any other specials or offers. Some restrictions apply, not valid holidays and special event weekends.
Now – February 28, 2011
For more information visit or call

Overleaf Lodge & Spa – Girl’s Getaway Package in Yachats

Girls just want to have fun ~ and spa treatments! Grab your sister, mother, aunt, cousin, or friend for a relaxing getaway to the coast. Two $90.00 Overleaf Spa Vouchers will let you each decide which spa treatment is best for you. Package also includes two specialty teas (while at the spa), and gourmet chocolates to share. This package may be added to any room reservation at the Overleaf Lodge. Lodging price is not included…..$190*
For more information visit or or call 800-338-0507

Liberty Inn – Girl’s Getaway 2-night Special in Lincoln City

Ladies, it’s all about you and your girlfriends throughout November at Liberty Inn! We’re offering a two night stay for just $159 + tax (Sunday – Thursday) or $179 + tax (Friday and Saturday nights) for a double room (2 Queen Beds) based on double occupancy. Our complimentary services include 24 hour shuttle service to/from the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and exercise room, high speed Internet, a full hot and cold breakfast buffet, unlimited complimentary DVD movies and a special gift tray for you and your girlfriends. So grab your gal pal and come to the coast and enjoy the best of the great outdoors — and the great indoors. There’s fresh ocean air and gorgeous beach scenery for the nature lovers, there’s the excitement of the casino for nightlife lovers, and of course, there’s retail therapy by the bagful at the Tanger Outlet Center, home to leading designer labels and brand names such as Coach, Jones New York, Liz Claiborne, and dozens more. Think of it as a pajama party for grown-ups!
November 1 – November 30, 2010
For more information visit or call 877-994-1777

The Ocean Lodge – Girlfriends Getaway Package in Cannon Beach

Come soak, sip, dine and indulge yourselves with this all-inclusive Girlfriend’s Getaway Package at The Ocean Lodge. You will leave the beach feeling bright, shiny and refreshed. Package includes: dinner for two at acclaimed cooking school and restaurant EVOO, Japanese Foot Soak at Cannon Beach Spa, Pacific NW Wine and keepsake wine glasses, chocolates, therapeutic bath soak, votive candles and two novels by author Susan Wiggs.
Available Anytime
For more information visit or call 888-777-4047

Girls Only Weekend Getaway in Lincoln City

You’re all grown up now, so it’s time to leave the slumber parties in the past and take a real vacation with your favorite ladies. Plan a weekend with your sister, once-in-a-lifetime trip with mom, or a bachelorette party for your best friend or reunite with your college pals – no matter the occasion, there’s nothing like a girls’ getaway to bond women together. Whether it’s art, surfing, night time entertainment, gaming at the casino, pampering, cooking, or shopping that gets you and your friends going, you’ll find it here. You can even schedule a glass blowing or cooking class that you can take together; that’s a memory, for sure. We have the special places for you to share special times. And all that, right here in Lincoln City!
Available Anytime
For more information visit or call 800-452-2151

Inn at Cannon Beach – BFF – Best Friends Forever in Cannon Beach

Come soak, sip, dine and indulge yourselves with this all-inclusive Girlfriend’s Getaway Package at The Ocean Lodge. You will leave the beach feeling bright, shiny and refreshed. Package includes two gift certificates towards dinner at the acclaimed locals favorite – The Driftwood Restaurant, Japanese Foot Soaks at Cannon Beach Spa, bottle of Pacific NW wine and keepsake wine glasses, bath salts, votive candles and two novels by Joan Anderson titled, “A Year By the Sea”.
Available Anytime
For more information visit or call 800-321-6304

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