My husband and I get away about twice a month. Our get aways "always" include an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inn. We have already planned our next trip if you call jumping in your car and heading for the coast for a fun road trip planning. I was all set in my mind to fly to San Antonio, Texas for a few days of sun and board walking and shopping and eating, etc. However, we love it here in Oregon and have decided to stay local and see more of what we haven't seen yet since we moved here a little over a year ago. I think we could stay here the rest of our lives and not see everything that we want to.
We have been to the Oregon Coast from Newport north to Astoria. So, our next trip to the coast, we go South. Growing up in SoCal, we have always loved our coastal towns and beaches and enjoyed the warmth and sand. But, oh my gosh, the Oregon Coast that we have seen so far is absolutely breathtaking and we really want to see more!
Gold Beach, Bandon, Yachats, Florence and Coos Bay are just a few of the cities along the Southern Oregon Coast that we want to see. In Coos Bay, we are planning to stay a night or two at the Coos Bay Manor. This Oregon Coast Lodging facility is a Colonial-Style house built in 1912 and close walking distance to to restaurants, shops and a historic walking area. Along the Southern Oregon Coast, this Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild inn also offers a central location to see and do all the things the Oregon coast is known for.
Visiting lighthouses, birdwatching the Tufted Puffins, hiking, fishing, and golfing are all on the list of things we want to do on the coast. Yachats, Oregon is near Cape Perpetual which is the highest peak along the Oregon Coast. Florence, Oregon is known for its sand dunes, fishing, and an annual rhododendron festival. Bandon, Oregon is known for its seaside beauty, rolling pastureland, forests, and it's an easy drive to the California coast as well. Bandon is also known world wide for it's golf courses as well as being the cranberry capital of the world. (Reminds me of the cranberry hazelnut scones I made a few weeks ago. Recipe to follow!)
With 350 miles of coastline from Astoria to the California border, the Oregon coast is graced with quaint seaside towns, historic villages and a sweet inn now and then ready to check us in for our coastal get away.
Don't forget: golf clubs, hiking boots, running shoes, camera, fishing gear, binoculars and a really good bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir.