It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next big adventure. Multiple studies have shown that taking time off from work has many positive benefits for one’s mental health and productivity. Yet, many of us STILL neglect to take all our vacation days! The U.S. Travel Association says Americans are more likely to use all their paid time off when they plan their vacation days at the beginning of the year. To encourage us to take time off and recharge, they have designated January 31, 2023 National Plan for Vacation Day !
So, if you want to be happier with your job, health and wellbeing in 2023, make a plan to use all your time off this year. Here are some tips to help you plan your vacation to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston.
Because of our temperate marine climate, Oregon’s Adventure Coast is an all-season destination. There is a magnificent adventure waiting for you here any time of the year. Summer and fall are our most popular months for visitors, but there are advantages to visiting other times of the year, as we point out in our recent post, Reasons to Visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast in the Off-Season .
To determine the best time for you to visit, we recommend researching annual events that are happening, along with various adventures and experiences you’d like to have. For example, if Winter Storm Watching and/or Whale Watching appeals most to you, we recommend planning your trip during the months of November, December and January. Or, if you’ve always wanted to try stand-up paddle boarding or salmon fishing, you may want to consider taking your trip during the warmer months of June-September.
Research Upcoming Events
The best time of year to visit could depend on specific events on Oregon’s Adventure Coast . For example, we often get an influx of travelers during the holidays here for the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Park. We also attract visitors to some of the food and music festivals that happen throughout the year.
Here are some annual events expected to happen in 2023. Events are added to this calendar throughout the year, so check back often. Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, some of these events may change without notice. You should always call in advance to confirm whether the event is still happening.
Visit our Calendar page for more events happening in Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston!
Determine What Adventures You’d Like to Try
When you come depends on what you’d like to experience on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. Here are some examples of adventures locals and visitors can enjoy at any time of the year. You never know what the weather or conditions will bring, so we recommend being flexible and putting multiple options on your itinerary.
Year-Round Adventures on Oregon’s Adventure Coast
Visit our lodging page to research hotels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, and RV park options. Once you have found options that will suit your needs and preferences, make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Please contact the hotel directly and ask if there are discounts, packages or other specials available for the time you are staying.
You should never feel guilt or shame for requesting time off - you have earned it! However, do not wait until the last minute to inform your unsuspecting boss that you will take time off! The sooner you request and inform your superiors of your travel plans, the more likely it will be granted to you. Make sure you know your company’s vacation policy, and that your duties and responsibilities will be covered while you are gone.
Be sure to read Oregon’s Adventure Coast Traveler’s Information to help you plan.
Visit our featured adventures page and our trip ideas page to find more travel ideas and inspiration, and/or contact the Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau .
You can also follow Oregon’s Adventure Coast Facebook , @travelcoosbay on Instagram , Twitter and TikTok to find inspiration on the best spots to visit, eat, stay and explore any time of the year. Request your FREE visitor’s packet today