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  1. Must-Do Fall Events on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    You won’t need to worry about traffic, parking or long waits for dining on the North Coast in the fall, when these popular summertime destinations slow down and return to their rejuvenating roots. Need a special reason to visit? Time your trip around a food, drink, arts or outdoor-focused event. Here’s what’s going on this fall in this dreamy northwest corner of the state.  …

  2. Destination Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA / September 5, 2018

    If you fancy yourself a fan of cranberries, candy, fresh crab and oysters, pub food, live music, farmers markets and easy access to the water, you might like what you find in Coos Bay. This working port city on Oregon’s South Coast makes for a happy family retreat any time of year, with plenty to keep busy. Here’s what to eat, what to see and…

  3. 6 Adventures from Portland to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2018

      Did someone say road trip? Oregon’s bountiful North Coast is bursting with adventure all year-round, but who says you have to wait ‘til you hit sand to have fun? Here are six spots along Highways 6 and 26, from Portland to the Coast, where you can climb out of the car, stretch your legs and have a blast before you breathe in that ocean-fresh…

  4. Roadtrip Secrets from Corvallis and Eugene to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2018

    Heading to the Coast from Corvallis or Eugene? There’s plenty to do along Highways 20, 34 and 126 to make the journey just as fun as the destination. Check out these inspired stops and have your camera and sense of adventure ready.   Hike the falls Eleven magical falls await visitors at Sweet Creek Falls in Mapleton, about seven miles off Highway 126, 14 miles…

  5. Stop Here for Fun from Southern Oregon to the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 9, 2018

      Driving to the South Coast from Roseburg and other cities along I-5 means you get to travel on Oregon Route 42, which leads to Bandon, or Oregon Route 38, which leads to Reedsport. This latter 66-mile corridor, also known as the Umpqua River Scenic Byway, is unendingly scenic, nestled between the dense Coast range forests and alongside the clear-flowing Umpqua River. Both routes are…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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