By LaFleur Magazine

When planning a trip to the Oregon Coast, there is a lot to consider. Will you be planning a couples getaway, or mini family vacation? Are you purposely avoiding plans to see what the ocean air inspires each day, or thinking ahead to make the most of each moment. Either way, we recommend these 5 things to make the most of your trip:


A getaway at the Oregon Coast calls for starting the day with relaxing, leisurely coffee dates complete with ocean front views. The Coho Oceanfront Lodge's comfortable Adirondack seating, private patios and balconies are ideal for soaking in early morning views.


Oceanside fire pits are a romantic spot to enjoy sunsets with aperitif of wine, local ciders or craft brews from The Coho Oceanfront Lodge's exceptional selection.


To make the most of the beautiful ocean views, a beach bonfire is hard to beat. For an easy-to-manage, romantic beach bonfire at sunset, we recommend picking up a campfire kit from The Coho Oceanfront Lodge lobby along with a six pack of local cider or craft brew for two.

Packing functional all-weather gear is also a must as Oregon Coast weather is unpredictable. To keep feet warm and dry, UGG’s rain-boots are a great option for all-day comfort. Petunia Picklebottom offers a variety of functional backpags and bags that aren’t just for packing mom gear. Try the Inter-Mix Collection's Axis backpack, in Trio, for a beach-ready option. It’s our top pick for versatility, space and function with a built-in insulated base to keep extra drinks and food, while the top compartments stow extra layers within easy reach (and we all know how important layers are at the Oregon Coast!).

Another top pick for beach bonfires is the Rob Roy Tartan, roll-up blanket, in red and black buffalo check, by Pendleton Woolen Mills. This blanket is the perfect go-to for any adventure. This wipe-clean, nylon-backed blanket has a functional roll-up design and convenient carrying handle. It is light to carry and easy to stow in the car for impromptu beach adventures.

Flying kites on the Oregon Coast, at sunset, is also a must-do. Whether sharing a romantic kite flying moment, or a competitive family kite flying competition, making lasting memories won't be a problem.

For even more kite flying fun, take in the local Kite Festival, held every June at D-River Wayside next to Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill Restaurant in Lincoln City. The Kite Festival rotates kite themes each year, features flyers from around the world, and offers fun for everyone. The festival offers family-friendly activities such as face painting, kite making, a kid’s kite parade, and a mass ascension. The event hosts some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world.


A quiet reading area with two Adirondack chairs and a small beverage table is located on the ground level, which is an ideal spot for a a quiet read, catching up on emails, a romantic toast, or gazing over the ocean whale watching. Pick up a bottle of rosé in the lobby and make it a restful afternoon spot to unwind.


When staying at the Oregon Coast, why not treat yourself with an onsite spa. You won’t even need to leave the hotel! A variety of spa services are available at The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, ranging from full body massages to botanical mud wraps, seaweed gel wraps, and green clay algae wraps. Each service utilizes a variety of natural elements and ingredients that are sure to invigorate and revitalize your body. Check with the hotel staff about making a reservation prior to your stay.

When staying at The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, we also recommend relaxation in the indoor rec area, which offers a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise facility and sauna. Warming up and relaxing indoors is a nice treat after cool, windy beach days.


The Coho Oceanfront Lodge

Petunia Picklebottom

Pendleton Woolen Mills


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