THE GREAT GIRL GETAWAY! - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


Posted by OCVA / October 25, 2011

Oh boy! November is “Girls Getaway Month” on The People’s Coast and, ladies, you’ll go absolutely gaga over all the girl-centric goings-on here this month. Women-only fetes and special spa rates. Getaway lodging and casino deals. Holiday bazaars and chowder cook-offs. Parades and wine walks. It’s enough to make a girl swoon! So get together with your best gal pals, leave the guys behind, and plan your great escape to The People’s Coast!

Why settle for a single girls’ night out when you can enjoy a full month of getaway fun here on the Oregon Coast? Check out the community-wide “Women Only Weekend” celebration and enjoy the special rates at The Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach. Pamper yourself and your girlfriends with a relaxing massage and other spa packages at Overleaf Lodge & Spa in Yachats or the Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City.

Double down with a girls-only getaway package at Liberty Inn in Lincoln City, where you’ll also luck into a $40 voucher and free 24-hour shuttle service to Chinook Winds Casino. Sounds like a safe bet to us.

There’s plenty more competing for your attention this month! How about the annual Chowder Cook-Off or an authentic salmon bake during the Native American Heritage Celebration in Lincoln City? The annual Veterans’ Day Parade in Florence or the Parade of Lights in Seaside? The Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach?

Fishing for more? Hook up with a girlfriend for a fishing trip and land a free paddleboat ride, home-cooked breakfast and a 20 percent discount at the Hidden Cove Bed & Breakfast in Lincoln City. Slip into some comfortable shoes and kick up your heels on the First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay, the Sip ‘n’ Stroll events in North Bend, or the First Saturday Art Walk or Downtown Wine Walk in Seaside.

And if you find that your boots aren’t as meant for walking as they once were, retire to Butterfield Cottage in Seaside for a rejuvenating Gingerbread Tea. Then put your feet up and repeat after us: “Ahhhhhhhh.”

Take a hands-on cooking class or hunt for hidden floats in Lincoln City. Celebrate the Arts and mingle with actual artists in Florence. And we know this may sound bizarre, but the fact is the holidays are just a calendar page away. You’ll find a treasure trove of unique gifts at the Craft Show & Holiday Bazaar in Florence and the Big ‘N’ Better Christmas Bazaar in Lincoln City. There’s even a special “Let’s Go Shopping” package complete with champagne, dinner for two and discount coupons available from Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City.

If you’re still shopping for bargains, you’ll find hefty discounts and special getaway deals at the pet-friendly Sea Horse Motel in Lincoln City, Lands End Motel in Cannon Beach, Pacific Reef Resort in Gold Beach and Oregon Beach House Rentals on the Central Coast.

So why spend your time pretending to be interested in the third football game of the day? Call a time out, liberate your inner princess and make your getaway to The People’s Coast!


Can we talk? If you’ve enjoyed a tremendous time with your favorite gal pals on The People’s Coast, why not share it with us online, on Facebook or with a brief tweet on Twitter. It’s no secret we’d love to hear from you.


Planning a getaway on The People’s Coast? Don’t forget to look into our free Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast. It’s full of useful information to help you plan a perfect escape. So check the Guide, set your date, and then just go, girl!

Featured Events

Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach will host three days of visual and musical arts entertainment. Friday features the festive “Quick Draw” event, where twelve artists have one hour to create an original piece to be auctioned off that night. Throughout the day on Saturday there will be musicians playing around town, while galleries will be sponsoring a wide range of art exhibitions, with receptions both Friday and Saturday evenings. The local Palette Puddlers will be featured at the Chamber Hall. Saturday evening acclaimed jazz pianist, Tom Grant, will be in concert at the Coaster Theater. A rich art feast for eyes and ears! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events.
November 4 – 6, 2011
For more information visit or call 503-436-2623

First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay

Wine walk starts in downtown Coos Bay at Express Blinds & Beyond, 147 S. Broadway on Hwy 101 or the Coos Bay Visitor Center at Central Ave & Hwy 101. Visit various downtown businesses to taste wine and shop. Commemorative wine glasses will be sold for $10 each with proceeds benefitting South Coast Food Share, RSVP, and SHAMA. Maps are available. For more information, contact Cindy Rawlings at The World.
November 4, 2011; 5pm – 7pm
For more information visit or call 541-269-1222 ext. 289

Hands-on Cioppino Class at The Culinary Center in Lincoln City

Cost: $50, meal and wine included. In this hands-on class you’ll learn to make this classic coastal stew with fresh local seafood. We’ll also prepare a salad and foccacia to go with it, and discover some great local wines to pair with our meal.
November 5, 2011; 11am – 2pm
For more information visit or call 541-557-1125 or 800-452-2151

First Saturday Art Walk in Seaside

Art in all forms is displayed inside locations- often you can meet the artist, see a work in progress, have a book signed or hear live music. “Art Walkers” are sometimes even given the change to help create a work of art. Artists range from those doing their first showings to nationally known and award winning. A wide variety of mediums are displayed: photography, watercolor, oils, acrylics, pottery, glass, textile, wearable art and more. Participating locations often provide tasty treats and beverages.
November 5, 2011
For more information visit or call 503-738-6391

Veterans’ Day Parade in Florence

The 6th annual parade to celebrate all of America’s Veterans. Experience a moving moment as the sound of Rolling Taps echoes up Bay Street accompanied by the silence of the crowd. Quince St., 6th St., & Bay Street.
November 11, 2011
For more information visit

WOW! Women Only Weekend in Cannon Beach

Effervescent Estrogen, Fabulous Food, Divine Wine, Sensational Shopping and Sparkling Conversation! Gather your women friends together and jump-start your holiday season of shopping in Cannon Beach. We have put together another fabulous weekend of fun with you in mind! Our town is going all out to get you in the holiday spirit while immersed in the magic of our unique beach community. You’ll find many creative ideas, fabulous guest speakers, one-of-a-kind gift items, spa pampering, live music and delicious food and wine. Cannon Beach has put forth some very creative gift ideas to make your holiday exchange unique and thoughtful. The town of Cannon Beach is throwing open it’s doors and staying up late! Check-out the complete listing of stores and service providers that are looking forward to seeing you at or visit the website for a complete list of all events.
November 11 & 12, 2011
For more information visit

Russ Dixon Artist Reception in Florence

Meet the featured artist and enjoy the wondrous array of art, jewelry, and handcrafted gifts and cards while enjoying delicious appetizers. Mingle with other co-op artists at the Backstreet Gallery.
November 12, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-997-8980

Chowder Cook-Off at The Culinary Center in Lincoln City

This annual event focuses on the comfort food of the Oregon coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest, will be yours for the tasting. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee.
November 12, 2011; 11am – 2pm
For more information visit or call 541-996-1274 or 800-452-2151

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk in Seaside

Wine Walk brings hundreds of people to the downtown area for an afternoon and evening of great wines, great food and of course, great fun! We set up three different locations to sell our commemorative wine glasses and check ID’s. The glasses are required and we sell them for $7.50 each, the ID bracelets are free (if you’re over 21)! Participants are given maps indicating in which business each winery is located. Then, promptly at 3:00pm the Wine Walkers are off and the fun begins! They can follow the map stop-by-stop or go any which way they want to! The event lasts for 4 hours, giving everybody plenty of time to visit each winery. The wineries are allowed to sell unopened bottles, so if you find a new favorite you can take a bottle home with you! Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee, making it an inexpensive way to experience new wines and check out what downtown Seaside has to offer. Some of our businesses have live music, so you can tap your toe while you taste your wine! Since all the wine must be consumed in the host business, it’s a great time for browsing the stores and maybe finding a special gift for that special someone!
November 12, 2011; 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For more information visit or call 503-717-1914

Sip ‘n Stroll! in North Bend

Downtown North Bend starting at Engle’s Furniture, 5pm-7pm. Sample and enjoy tastings from a variety of wine and beer amidst fine stores, restaurants and galleries throughout downtown North Bend. Purchase a souvenir wine glass for just $10. Don’t forget about the “after-stroll” at the Back Alley at North Bend Lanes.
November 18, 2011; 5pm – 7pm
For more information call 541-756-4613

Craft Show & Holiday Bazaar in Florence

An annual holiday bazaar that will get you a head start on your Christmas shopping list. The show includes artists and crafters from Florence, Mapleton and many other coastal communities. Everything offered for sale is hand-crafted and many items are originals and one-of-a-kind pieces. Located at the Florence Events Center.
November 19, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-997-1994

Italian Autumn Feast Demo class at The Culinary Center in Lincoln City

Cost: $50, meal and wine included. We’ll merge Pacific Northwest ingredients and Italian traditions together to create a delicious fall menu paired with Italian wines. Instructor: Pati D’Eliseo. Menu: Ravioli di Mele (apple ravioli), Bresaola con Radicchio e Parmigiano Reggiano, Porchetta con Fagioli e Vendure Verde (stuffed pork roast with white beans and greens), and Torta di Cioccolato (chocolate almond tart).
November 19, 2011; 11am – 2pm
For more information visit or call 541-557-1125 or 800-452-2151

Pacific Power Parade of Lights & Community Tree Lighting in Seaside

Join us for this annual yuletide event. Local groups and organizations march in this night time parade. Join in with the caroling as the end passes you, ending in Downing Square (between the West side of the Carosel Mall and ” The Old Crab “/ “The Beach Club”) more caroling, the lighting of the Seaside Tree and complimentary cookies and warm beverages served from the patio of Pudgy’s.
November 25, 2011; 7pm
For more information visit or call 503-738-6391

Big ‘N Better Christmas Bazaar in Lincoln City

Local, national and international vendors with something for everyone! Christmas trees, wreaths, books, cards, gifts for the home. Lots of special bargains and gift ideas. There will be door prices, food and music. Come and enjoy a festive atmosphere and ring in the spirit of the Holiday Season. Entry fee of $2.00 refundable with first purchase.
November 25 – 27, 2011; 10am – 4pm
For more information visit or call 541-994-9994

Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage in Seaside

The Seaside Museum & Historical Society presents their annual Gingerbread Tea on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and on the first three Saturdays in December, each year. Tea times are from 2pm – 4pm.
November 26, 2011; 2pm – 4pm
For more information visit or call 503-738-7065

Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast

Celebrate Arts! in Florence

Annual juried art show featuring paintings, sculpture, and photography at the Florence Events Center.
November 4 – 12, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-997-1994

Taste of Bliss Special Package at Overleaf Spa in Yachats

Celebrate life with a friend by sharing Overleaf Spa’s November Special Package! Each guest receives a Relaxation Massage (30 min.), Salt Glow Exfoliation (45 min.), Mini Aveda Facial (30 min.), and Tea. Package for two people ~ $340. (A $386 Value, offer not good with other offers and no substitutions to the package.)
November 1 – 30, 2011
For more information visit or call 800-338-0507 ext.440

Finders Keepers on the Beach in Lincoln City

Weather and ocean conditions permitting, every day colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach. If you find a float, bring it to the Lincoln City Visitors Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist who made the float.
Now – Memorial Day 2012
800-452-2151 or 541-996-1274
For more information visit or call

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in Lincoln City

This city-wide celebration will feature culinary classes, a salmon bake, workshops and art exhibits.
November 1 – 30, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-994-9994

Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast

Babes at the Beach Package – Inn at Cape Kiwanda & Cottages at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City

A little pampering, a little relaxing and a whole lot of girl talk. Quality time with the girlfriends – that’s just what the “Babes at the Beach” package will provide. Call up your mom, daughters, sisters, or gal pals and start making plans. No men, no children, no worries and nothing but fun times. Enjoy two nights in a Kiwanda Guest Room, a bottle of Oregon wine and box of Moonstruck Truffles at time of arrival, and a box of Table Topics to get the conversation started. During your stay, purchase any spa service* at the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda mini spa and receive a second spa service for half price – spoil yourself or share with your girlfriend. You deserve it! *Spa services require 48-hour advance booking. Call for rate information.
Now – December 31, 2011
For more information visit or call 503-965-7001

WOW! Women Only Weekend Special – The Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach

Ocean front lodging starting at $199. Included in your stay is a lovely complimentary breakfast and special Women Only Weekend gift bag. For more WOW event details, please see us on
Available during WOW weekend, November 11 & 12, 2011
For more information visit or call 888-777-4047

Land’s End Motel – Mid-Week Special in Cannon Beach

Gather the Girls and take advantage of our Mid-week special – Stay 2 or more nights and receive a 25% discount on your stay, Sunday – Thursday.
Now – April 2012
For more information visit or call 503-436-2264

Girlfriends Gather Here – Oregon Beach House Rentals on the Central Coast

Grab your Gal Pals & Sister Friends and escape to the central Oregon coast for a getaway full of fun and games. Give us a call, or visit our website, for special rates.
Now – May 2012
For more information visit or call 888-755-7783

20% Discount for a Two Day Stay – Hidden Cove Bed & Breakfast in Lincoln City

Come to the lake with your girl friend, rent a boat, bring your kayaks, paddle around in our complimentary Hidden Cove paddle boat, bring your fishing poles, bring a favorite book and sit out on the dock, or try out the only Swim Fit swim spa in Lincoln City! Swim Fit spas are giant exercise machines! Tether up and swim, swim, swim, as you gaze at the lake water from above…or just lounge and turn on the massaging jets. Sitting in the spa on a starry night is mesmerizing! All packages include complimentary beverages, and a full, sterling silver, home cooked breakfast for two. This is a hidden oasis waiting just for you.
Now – November 30, 2011
For more information visit or call 541-921-9754

Let’s Go Shopping! – Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City

Package includes: Oceanfront Lodging for two, Dinner for two, Bottle of Champagne in your room upon arrival, Discount Coupons for Tanger Outlet Center in Lincoln City. One night package starts at $ 175, plus room tax. Shop ‘ till you drop at more than 60 stores at the Tanger Outlet Center in Lincoln City.
Then return to the Inn, relax, take in the ocean view and enjoy a leisurely dinner at Fathoms, our penthouse ocean-view restaurant and lounge. There’s no better way to shop.
Now – June 2012; Valid Sunday – Friday
For more information visit or call 800-452-8127

Fall/Winter Special – Sea Horse Motel in Lincoln City

Enjoy stunning views from Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging! Stay two or more nights Sunday – Thursday and get 50% off! Stay just one midweek night or weekends at 30% off. Pets welcome in select rooms. Call or visit the website for details and reservations. Some restrictions apply, not available during holidays or special event dates.
Now – January 31, 2012
For more information visit or call 800-662-2101 or 541-994-2101

Double Down Special – Liberty Inn in Lincoln City

Grab you best gal-pal and head to the coast for a girl’s only getaway at the Liberty Inn. The Freedom to Relax on the Oregon Coast. The Liberty Inn offers you a great midweek (Sunday – Thursday) rate of 2 nights for $179.00 plus tax, which includes a $40.00 voucher valid at Chinook Winds Casino. Enjoy our daily hot and cold breakfast buffet, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room and complimentary 24 hour casino shuttle (provided by Chinook Winds Casino), then head over to the casino and use your voucher any way you want! Please call our toll free line and request the Double Down Special when making your reservation. Rate based on 1-2 persons in standard room, with 1 or 2 beds. Additional charges apply for additional guests. Rates are subject to availability and are not valid with other discounts, coupons or promotions. Taxes not included. One casino voucher per reservation.
Now – November 30, 2011
For more information visit or call 877-994-1777 or 541-994-1777

20% Off Special – Overleaf Lodge & Spa in Yachats

Visit the coast in the quieter season and receive 20% off your room rate. Just bring a can of food to donate to the local Lincoln County Food Share for each night of your stay and let the front desk know you would like our 20% Off Food Donation Special. Offer is not good with other offers and call for some restricted dates.
Now – March 15th, 2012; Sunday – Thursday
For more information visit or call 800-338-0507

4 for 3 Special – Pacific Reef Resort in Gold Beach

We would like to extend a special, limited time offer to our most valued guest – YOU! By staying three consecutive nights you will get the fourth night FREE. The best news of all: it applies to all rooms including our Luxury Ocean Front Rooms, Condos and Beach Lovers Cottage! In order to take advantage of this special please call our front office. Now you can really unwind and enjoy the Oregon Coast for an extended period of time. Come Relax Explore and Create at Pacific Reef in Gold Beach, Oregon.
Days exclusions are: Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve and Day. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or coupons.
Now – January 31, 2012
For more information visit or call 541-247-6658

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