Spring may be the most beautiful time of the year to experience the Central Oregon coast we love. In addition to beach walks and agate hunting, whale watching, crabbing, hiking, fishing, and kayaking, here are other coastal adventures you and your family will be sure to enjoy.
Newport Discovery Zoo
Have a Sloth encounter at the Newport Discovery Zoo, a nonprofit shelter that rescues exotic animals and provides a place for the public to learn about nature and experience amazing creatures up close with hands-on fun.
Fat-tire bikes are made for riding on sand, built with more suspension, like mountain bikes, and giant 4-inch tires so they don’t sink in. Bike Newport offers hourly or full-day rentals with a shuttle, too, so be sure to stop by while you’re on the coast.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Travel back in time to the coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska when you visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s newest exhibit: Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline! This all-ages exhibition introduces species and environments that existed millions of years ago.
The Kite Company, the largest kite shop in the Pacific Northwest, carries a large variety of delta kites, diamond kites, dragon kites, box kites, Parafoil kites, and stunt kites, also known as sport kites or trick kites. They are located in Newport and test fly everything they sell (tough job but someone has to do it!).
Escape Rooms Newport
An escape room is a fully immersive live adventure game in which players of all ages can attempt to solve a series of puzzles and other challenges using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the room. Escape Rooms Newport provides challenges, some physical, some mental, but all fun!
Dune Buggy Rides
When it comes to fun and excitement, Sand Dunes Frontier in Florence can make Spring Break a memorable one! Some of the world’s largest and most beautiful dunes are located on the Central Oregon Coast. Glistening valleys, vast hills of shifting sand, And desert atmosphere make the dunes truly a must-see!
Marine Discovery Tours
Marine Discovery Tours, located in Newport, offers whale watching and sea life cruises daily from March through October. Look for everything from gray whales to tiny plankton. They deliver fun, narrated ocean, bay, and river cruises with friendly naturalist guides aboard the 65-foot Discovery, the largest cruiser on the coast.
Captain Clameron, aka Cameron Rauenhorst, provides high-quality educational programs, demonstrations, guided tours, & informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Oregon Coast, from tidepool tours to clamming and mussel excursions.
The best part of Spring Break is getting a chance to relax and spend time as a family. We want you to make the most of your time together whether that means sitting down in a cozy living room to play board games or cooking a hearty breakfast to fuel your day of exploring. No matter what you’re after, Sweet Homes Vacation Getaways has homes available to fit your needs.