8 Ways to Enjoy Spring Break on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 27, 2015

Spring Break will be here before you know it, why not plan a family getaway to the Oregon Coast? The mild Pacific air brings so much to do and see for people of all ages. Here are some fun Spring Break ideas and activities the whole family can enjoy.

1. Whale Watching Week at Cape Arago

Spring Whale Watching Week is March 21-28, 2015. Visit trained “Whale Watching Spoken Here” volunteers at Shore Acres State Park from 10am to 1pm (or one of the 26 locations on the Oregon Coast) to learn more about migrating Gray whales.

2. Ride the Oregon Dunes

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a favorite among adventure seekers and it is no wonder! This natural wonder extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast and is like no other in the world. The Sand Dunes are very popular with sports enthusiasts who enjoy taking on the challenge in an ATV or Dune Buggy, and there are plenty of places who will them to you!

3. Stroll along the Beautiful Beaches

Whether you want to swim, walk, surf, paddle board or just sit watch the tide; Oregon’s Adventure Coast is the most versatile coastal destination on the Oregon Coast! Visitors come to watch the seals and hope to catch a glimpse of migrating whales! Check out our many beaches and choose your own experience!

4.Visit Shore Acres State Park

Thousands of visitors come to Shore Acres each year to take in the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. This spring we can expect to see thousands of tulips (thru April); Hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas (April thru mid-May) and 5,000 flowering annuals/perennials (May thru Sept).

5. Visit South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Enjoy one of the many educational events for the whole family at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 5,000 acre natural area located south of Charleston, Oregon. Visit their official Website for details.

6. Visit The Coos Art Museum

The Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay has been the cultural hub of Oregon’s scenic South Coast since 1950. See the work from local and national artists and special exhibits throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Prefontaine Gallery where you will find an numerous photographs and tributes to this hometown hero.

7. Eat some seafood

No trip is complete without a seafood meal!

  • There are numerous local restaurants to get a fresh seafood meal to remember
  • Go Crabbing & Clamming! The South Oregon Coast is a great place to go on a clam digging adventure or try catching your own crab Dungeness crab from the waters of lower Coos Bay
  • Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm You don’t want to miss this one! There’s no better way to celebrate Oregon’s Bounty! Oysters will be prepared in a variety of ways and served with dipping sauces, beans, coleslaw, and rolls. Gourmet hotdogs are available for the non-oyster fan. Wine & Desserts sold separately. Click here for more info. 63466 Boat Basin Charleston, OR 97420 (541) 269-0215

8. Catch a movie at Egyptian Theatre

The newly renovated historic Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association is a performing arts and entertainment center in downtown Coos Bay. The theatre shows classic and award winning movies every weekend. Click here for the current movie schedule.

Spring Break on the Oregon Coast

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