Things To See And Do When Visiting The Oregon Coast

Oregon has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country. If you're looking for a fun, seaside vacation, and don't want to deal with the heat and humidity of a place like Florida or California, then check out Oregon. Below is a list of some best places to stay on Southern Oregon coast, Florida, and California. 

Fort Clatsop

The park is also known as the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks. This is an excellent stop for history buffs. This is the spot where Lewis and Clark spent the winter at the end of their trip before they turned around and headed back East. The park has replica of the original fort that was built to house the expedition. There is also a beautiful, 6.5 mile trail that takes you through the surrounding wilderness and affords you ocean views. The trail is called Fort-To-Sea because it takes you from the fort and down to Sunset beach. It's not a difficult hike, so you can do it during an afternoon without tiring yourself out.

Oregon Caves National Monument

This is an amazing cave system that is part of the National Park Service. The park has four types of guided tours of the cave system: basic, candlelight, haunted, and off-trail adventure. There are also above ground exhibits. If you want to explore the underground system, you must take a guided tour. It is dangerous to explore a tour without expert guidance because you could get lost.

If you want an easy, walking tour, then opt for the basic guided tour.  You will see gigantic flowstone walls, as well as exotic animals that live in the caves. It is a fun afternoon experience.

On the other hand, if you want to experience a really thrilling tour, then think about the off-trail adventure. This is definitely not for claustrophobic people, but if you are a thrill seeker, and love exploring nature, nothing is better. It is a three-hour adventure. You are provided helmets, protective knee and elbow pads, coveralls (so you clothes don't get filthy from crawling around) and heavy gloves.

Gold Beach

If you're looking for an awesome beach, great scenery, and tons of cool restaurants and bars, then head to Gold Beach. This is location is called "Gold" because miners discovered gold there during the mid 1800s. Even today you will see people panning for gold along the small rivers that feed into the ocean.

If you're not into panning for gold, then you could always surf, kayak or swim. The beach is beautiful and there are even occasions to spot sea lions swimming near shore.


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For our family, vacations are a great time to get out, go somewhere new, and experience and see new things. We like to pack as much as possible into each day of our vacation, and it often leaves us pretty tired by the end of the day. Come night time, it is great to be able to crash in a nice, comfortable hotel or other lodging. However, not all hotels and lodging are created equal, and it certainly helps to know how to get good deals on hotels that meet your quality and comfort standards. This blog is here to help ensure that you have a nice space to crash when you're on the road.


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