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There’s just something about Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston that folks love unconditionally! Guess you could say that “love is in the air” around here! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought this would be a great time to share some ideas on how to impress your significant other on Oregon’s Adventure Coast.
#1- If you’re going to be in town the weekend of February 12, 2022- you’re going to want to experience the Annual Charleston Crab Feed happening that Saturday from 11am-3pm at the North Bend Community Center. Get tickets now before it sells out!
#2- Enjoy a romantic dinner at a local restaurant with ambiance or beautiful views like 7 Devils Waterfront Alehouse , Hilltop House , The Portside Restaurant , The Plank House and Restaurant O (we recommend reservations). Download our Local Restaurant Guide guide to help you choose the right spot!
#4- Enjoy a stroll through the gardens and amazing views of the ocean at Shore Acres State Park , the crown jewel of the Oregon Coast.
#5- Taste handcrafted rum, vodka, and whiskey at Stillwagon Distillery (by appointment only).
#6-If weather allows, go on a romantic picnic on the beach at Sunset Bay State Park to watch the sun set over wine and cheese.
#7- Go on an adventurous drive and spend the day exploring the beaches and state parks along the Cape Arago Highway. Watch the seals and sea lions on Simpson Reef and Shell Island , part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge . Download this guide to help you on your route and choose your own experience.
#8-Treat yourselves to a one-of-a-kind tasting adventure you can only find along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail .
#9- Hunt for treasures in one of our local antique shops. The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston have a rich and unique history, making this region a treasure trove for collectors.
#10- Experience nature at it’s best on a romantic daytime hike through lush coastal forests to Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area , two magnificent waterfalls here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast.
#11- Learn something new together as you explore art, history and culture in some of our museums and galleries like the Coos History Museum , Coos Art Museum , and the Charleston Marine Life Center (currently operating with limited hours). Click here for more info about local museums and galleries we recommend visiting.
#12- Enjoy a fresh, hot cup of coffee and a delicious pastry at a local coffee shop like Bayside Coffee & Tea , So It Goes Coffeehouse , The Grounds Cafe (located inside the Books by the Bay Bookstore ) and more.
#13 Explore the mysterious history of our region on a self-guided walking tour of Historic Coos Bay & North Bend.
#14 Take a romantic walk along a beautiful, pristine beach . Watch the surfers on Bastendorff Beach, or search for natural treasures in tide pools in the protected beach in Sunset Bay State Park.Visitors going to the beach should be aware of coastal safety hazards with the potential danger of undertows, sneaker waves, and rolling logs. Click here for Beach Safety Tips .
#15 Spend the night gaming in one of our casinos ! Whether it’s slots, cards, or games, you’ll find plenty of round-the-clock adventure, fun, and (fingers crossed) good luck!
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 !
As the developments with COVID-19 continue to unfold, please follow the direction of our public health authorities, including the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and Coos Health & Wellness, to protect yourself, our community and our visitors. Face coverings are mandatory for all when inside a public space, AND outdoors when 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained. If you are ready to travel, we are ready to welcome you back to Oregon’s Adventure Coast. However, if you are feeling ill or not comfortable traveling right now, we encourage you to stay home and stay healthy. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Visit the state’s **Safe+Strong Oregon ** page for more information.