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Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.
March 14, 2019

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.

Hopefully all of the strange late season snow flurries and snow storms are behind us and we can begin to enjoy daffodils, tulips and some sunshine!   Here are some ideas of things to do in Cannon Beach or in Seaside during Spring Break. These are organized by your traveler type or the goal of your vacation.    Take it easy: Sleep in, beach comb, or explore art galleries and tax free shopping. Visit Haystack Rock, enjoy a drive along the coastline, see a movie at the Tim...

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.
March 14, 2019

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.

Hopefully all of the strange late season snow flurries and snow storms are behind us and we can begin to enjoy daffodils, tulips and some sunshine!   Here are some ideas of things to do in Cannon Beach or in Seaside during Spring Break. These are organized by your traveler type or the goal of your vacation.    Take it easy: Sleep in, beach comb, or explore art galleries and tax free shopping. Visit Haystack Rock, enjoy a drive along the coastline, see a movie at the Tim...

Top 5 Spring events in Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon
April 29, 2019

Top 5 Spring events in Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon

This beautiful weather has us wanting to get out and about. Here are some local Cannon beach and Seaside events to help you enjoy your next beach trip. As always, find your accommodations here with us. Inn at Haystack Rock is a few minutes from the beach in Cannon Beach (this also includes the former Blue Gull Inn property) and a few blocks from downtown. Inn at the Prom in Seaside, is directly facing the Promenade and the beach and The Gilbert Inn is a historic, Victorian qhotel with full, com...

Summer events in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon
June 12, 2019

Summer events in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

Summer is here! The sun is out, school is out, and you may be showing signs of wanderlust (a strong desire to travel). It’s time to create your summer bucket list, and of course ‘The Oregon Coast’ needs to be on there. Several events in Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon should be on your list as well. Take a look at our hotel websites, book a stay with us and attend an event. Our Hotels: Inn at the Prom: beachfront inn, rooms with kitchens, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Gilb...

Summer Bucket List for the Northern Oregon Coast
August 03, 2019

Summer Bucket List for the Northern Oregon Coast

The summer heat is finally here! Come to the northern Oregon coast to escape the heat and check some of these things off your summer bucket list.   Take a look at our hotel websites, book a stay with us and enjoy exploring. Inn at the Prom: beachfront inn, rooms with kitchens, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Outdoor fire pit. Gilbert Inn: Historic, Victorian, boutique inn for guests 18+ with full breakfast. Enjoy our outdoor fire pit. Inn at Haystack Rock: A few blocks from town,...

Fall in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon
September 10, 2019

Fall in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

Just because the rain has started, school is in session and soccer games are in full force doesn't mean that we all have to go back to early bedtimes and that we have to stop adventuring and exploring. What do you love about fall? I love the arts events in Cannon Beach. I love warming up by the fireplace, storm watching, walking on fallen leaves and eating pumpkin muffins. Find more to love on your next fall trip! Below are some events to give you inspiration while planning your fal...

Summer on the north Oregon Coast
April 29, 2020

Summer on the north Oregon Coast

It is time to get out and explore! We all need rejuvenation and the outdoors and ocean are perfect for this. Below are some Summer Fun ideas to inspire you on your next trip to Seaside or Cannon Beach, Oregon. Fire If you're visiting one of our Seaside hotels, purchase our s’mores kit and enjoy an evening by our fire pits, or create a bonfire on the beach. This website from the Seaside’s Visitor’s Association has some great tips about where and where not to build fires....

Rainy day ideas for the North Oregon Coast
October 07, 2020

Rainy day ideas for the North Oregon Coast

It's raining, what should we do? Where do we go? As soon as fall comes, we find ourselves asking these questions. Luckily there is still plenty to do when visiting the north Oregon Coast. First on your list should be warming up in our bathrobes by our fireplaces and in our jacuzzi tubs. Storm watching from the safety of indoors can be awfully exciting. If you need some ideas to get yourself out and about in town, here are some starting with Seaside, and continuing on to Cannon Beach and a fe...

Rainy day ideas for the North Oregon Coast
October 07, 2020

Rainy day ideas for the North Oregon Coast

It's raining, what should we do? Where do we go? As soon as fall comes, we find ourselves asking these questions. Luckily there is still plenty to do when visiting the north Oregon Coast. First on your list should be warming up in our bathrobes by our fireplaces and in our jacuzzi tubs. Storm watching from the safety of indoors can be awfully exciting. If you need some ideas to get yourself out and about in town, here are some starting with Seaside, and continuing on to Cannon Beach and a fe...

A little gem: the town of Jewell, on the way to Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon
January 18, 2021

A little gem: the town of Jewell, on the way to Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon

Do you ever wonder what's off the beaten path in those beautiful evergreen forests on the way to the Oregon Coast? Enjoy a fun outdoor adventure this winter on your way from the Portland area and to Seaside, Cannon Beach, or Astoria.  Here is a mini winter itinerary that will help you appreciate the beauty that Oregon offers: If you're heading from Portland on Highway 26 to the coast, stop by Baker's General Store and Bakery for some morning refreshment and ba...

Spring Coast Adventure
February 25, 2021

Spring Coast Adventure

Spring is such a special time of year in Oregon. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining more, and people are itching to get out and explore. Here is some inspiration for your next trip to the Northern Oregon Coast. Please check with businesses in advance to check on their hours etc... especially with Covid guidelines changing.   Good ol' fashioned fun: Young at heart, or traveling with young kids? Visit the Seaside Carousel Mall, Seaside Aquarium, or Seaside Inverted Expe...

Summer Fun on the North Coast
May 25, 2021

Summer Fun on the North Coast

Summer is just around the corner, hopefully you have beach time booked! Food: Check out the >Oil and Vinegar Bar in Cannon Beach (delicious balsamic vinegar and oils from Italy), treat yourself to gelato from Sea Star Gelato in Seaside (so many delicious from-scratch flavors) and find some delicious sea food on the North Coast. Keep in mind that many restaurants have changed their hours, or are only open for to-go orders.  Explore: Ride a swan on the Necanicum river in S...

Fort Stevens Day Trip
July 28, 2021

Fort Stevens Day Trip

Fort Stevens Day Trip Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon is a perfect day trip from Portland, Oregon, or a trip to take while staying nearby in Seaside, Cannon Beach or Astoria. It's a great place to learn some history and to have fun exploring. Kids love running free here and there is plenty to do for adults as well. Some background on the park: The fort was built to guard the mouth of the Columbia River (where it meets the Pacific Ocean) and was in service from the Civil War to W...